Mini Turkey with ANZAC Day

Perfectly timed to coincide with commemorative ANZAC Day services at ANZAC cove, Mini Turkey provides the opportunity to experience the highlights of Turkey and to pay your respects and give thanks for the sacrifices of the ANZAC and Turkish soldiers who fought and died during the Gallipoli campaign.

Tour Highlights

  • ANZAC Day Commemorative Service
  • Full day visiting sites of Gallipoli Peninsula
  • Traditional Turkish Food
  • Hagia Sofia, “The Blue Mosque”
  • Topkapi Palace Museum Hippodrome
  • Yerebatan Cistern “The Grand Bazaar”
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Ancient Troy and the Trojan Horse

ANZAC commemorative services have strictly limited places. Attendance at ANZAC commemorative services must be applied for in advance by registering online at https://overseascommemorations.ticketek.com.au/ Attendance at commemorative services not guaranteed. Early registration advised. 

Departing
20/04/2018
Duration
7 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground.
Transport
Tour Coach

Day 1: ISTANBUL – Friday 20 April 
Arrive and transfer to your centrally located accommodation in Istanbul. Meet your tour group, Tour Manager and Local Tour Guide at the hotel.

Day 2: ISTANBUL - Saturday 21 April 
Take a half day tour of Istanbul visiting the stunning Hagia Sofia basilica, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Grecian stadium, the amazing underground Yerebatan Cistern and the Grand Bazaar. Continue your touring after lunch and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus river. Spend the rest of the day shopping or exploring at your leisure. Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner tonight. (BD)

Day 3: CANAKKALE - Sunday 22 April 
Visit Topkapi Palace Museum, the largest palace in Istanbul. After lunch, depart Istanbul and drive to the popular summer tourist region of Kesan and later arrive at the Gallipoli Peninsular. (BD)

Day 4: CANAKKALE - Monday 23 April 
Take a full day tour of the numerous battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit Anzac Cove, the Beach Cemetery, Brighton’s Beach, Shrapnel Valley, the Nek, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine. Also visit the Turkish Memorial at Cape Helles. Have a special picnic lunch at Gallipoli with a toast to our diggers who fought and died half a world away, fighting for their king and country. (BL)

Day 5: CANAKKALE - Tuesday 24 April 
Visit the city of Troy, built upon layers of ancient cities from centuries past. See the impressive replica of the  Trojan horse. This afternoon, return to Canakkale to explore or rest. Have an early night to prepare for an early start tomorrow. (BLD)

Day 6: ISTANBUL – Wednesday 25 April 
Make a very early departure to arrive at Anzac Cove in time to attend the Dawn Service. Then, take a walk to the special Australian Anzac Day Service at Lone Pine memorial. This will be a big and emotional day of visiting memorial sites and paying our respects. In the late afternoon, your group will return to Istanbul for the final night of the tour. A group Farewell Dinner will be held tonight. (BD)

Day 7: TOUR END – Thursday 26 April 
After breakfast, the tour will be at an end and you will depart for your next destination. (B)

 

Meals: 6 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 4 Dinners

Flights: No flights included

Accommodation: 6 Nights Hotel Accommodation

Activities:

  • ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

  • Full day sites of Gallipoli Peninsula tour

  • Traditional Turkish meal experience

  • Entry to Hagia Sofia, “The Blue Mosque”

  • Entry to Topkapi Palace Museum Hippodrome

  • Entry to Yerebatan Cistern

  • Entry to The Grand Bazaar

  • Bosphorus River Cruise

Departing
20/04/2018
Duration
7 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground.
Transport
Tour Coach
Price
AUD $2,875.00
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