7 Days Anzac Tours / per person
- All accomodation B&B at choise of selected 4-5 star, boutique or cave hotels
- All seightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program
- All meals where shown in the itinerary with this legend (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
- Domestic flight tickets (May be operated by Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet, Atlas Jet, Sun Express, Onur Airlines or Pegasus Airlines)
- All tours with English speaking guidance licenced by ministry of culture and tourism
- All transport with new & AC vehicles
- All airport transfer throughout the trip
- All parking fees, ferry tools and petrol
- All entrance fees and taxes
- International airfare to Turkey
- Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personel expenses, posters, tips
Welcome to Istanbul. Our driver will meet you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Pick up at 6:00 pm we will start our conference about ANZAC Dawn Service and Turkey (Duration approx 1 hour). The conference is held by our professional Turkish ANZAC tour guides. Welcome cocktail, coffee, tea, and snacks are included. You will meet your fellow ANZAC Day Gallipoli tour members and the Smart Turkey Tours staff. We recommend you arrange your international flights, to be at Ataturk airport in time and check-in your hotel prior to our ANZAC conference starts.
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar.
We depart for Gallipoli at 7:00 am (4.5 hours distance). On the way, we will watch the latest documentaries about the Gallipoli campaign. We arrive in Gallipoli for lunch on the coast of Kabatepe. After lunch, we start our tour of the Gallipoli peninsula. Visit Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australias Memorial and Cemetery, Quinns Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, the Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery.
The governments of Australia and New Zealand have announced that the Gallipoli peninsula will be closed on 24th April 2017 for safety and security purposes, cemeteries and memorials cannot be visited as in previous years. Therefore, we have visited the Gallipoli peninsula and done our guided Gallipoli tour yesterday already.
Today we will visit the Trojan horse and the ancient city of Troy, located on the other side of the Dardanelles (approx. 1.5 hours distance including ferry).
Troy is one of the most famous cities in history, remembering us Hector, Achilles, and Achaean Greeks, the sake of Helen, Paris, Agamemnon, and Priam. Your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse, and Helen of Troy.
If you wish to buy snacks for the overnight camp, today is the best time to do it. There are also some food and drink stalls available at ANZAC Cove. Tonight at 5:30 pm we will meet at the hotel for our buffet dinner before heading to ANZAC Cove for the Dawn Service. Overnight at ANZAC Cove.
If you don’t wish to stay outside at the ANZAC Commemorative Site overnight, we provide optional hotel accommodation in Çanakkale. This option is not available after your arrival in Turkey, pre-booking is required.
Please note: In 2017 the ANZAC Commemorative Site will open later than it has in previous years. The new opening time will be 1800hrs (6:00 pm) on 24th April, the ANZAC Commemorative Site will not open before the designated opening time.
Don’t forget your warm clothes, sleeping bags, wet weather gear, torches, hat, sunscreen, and good walking shoes because Gallipoli is still as cold and dark as it was 99 years ago! Optional we provide sleepings bags, please let us know at the time of booking.
05:30-06:15 Dawn Service, ANZAC Commemorative Site, North Beach
Australian Memorial Service, Lone Pine canceled by DVA
11:15-12:00 Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial Service
12:30-13:15 New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair
After attending the ANZAC services, at approx. 3:00 pm we will travel back to Istanbul (4.5 hours distance).
After breakfast tour to Pergamon which is one of the seven churches of revelation and famed for amazing temples in ancient times. You visit one of the oldest medical centers in history as well. Absorb yourself in history today. Today you visit Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Feel the mystical atmosphere of ancient times. Ephesus is one of the most important ancient cities in the World and it was the capital of Asia Minor.
After breakfast, our tour concludes. We say goodbye and transferred to the airport.
End of the Service !!
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Entertainment
We will pick you up from Hotel at approximately 07:45 pm and transfer you to the Istanbul Kabatas Port from where your Dinner Cruise will commense.
You are in for a treat with our exciting dinner Cruise that presents you the beauty of Istanbul at night while
cruising the Bosphorus. You will dine on a delicious assortment of authentic Turkish Cuisine, PLUS you enjoy an outstanding Turkish Night of entertainment which will feature traditional dances from the seven different regions of Turkey as well as an oriental belly-dance show. Your performance will include Ottoman dancers, Romany Gypsy Girls, belly dancers, and the Asuk Masuk comedy team, etc. This is a night you will not forget and one loved by ALL our customers who have attended previous cruises. Your dinner cruise ends at about midnight,
at which time we will transfer you to the Hotel. .(50Euro Per Person)
Well, the ritual is simple. You will find yourself in the warm Hamam ,a room filled with the sound of splashing water, the scent of soap, and wafting steam through which daily concerns and worries cannot penetrate. In the gentle moist heat your body relaxes, and your nerves are soothed. You sit down at one of the marble wash basins which line the walls, and adjusting the temperature of the water to a delicious warmth, dip the copper bathing bowl into the basin and tip the water over your head and body. Waves of relaxation seem to pour right through you as the water envelops your body.
Laying on the warm stone in the center of the room, your attendant will pour hot water on you and begin to scrub every square inch of your body. Basically, every millimeter of dead and dirty skin is scrubbed off, even the skin between your fingers and toes.Then you are given fresh towels and again brought to Sogukluk (the cool room) to rest, dry off and marvel at your glowing, soft as a baby’s skin.
Hodja Pasha Dervish Show Istanbul
Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.
Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage
of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love-a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.
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