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15 Days Anzac Dawn Service

Duration:15 Days

Departure:22nd April

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This tour is for Anzac day and 15 days long, covering the Anzac Dawn Service package covers the major sites in Turkey and offers great variety of tours such as guided Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya Tours and Blue Cruise between Fethiye and Olympos.We provide the accomodations, flight tickets and all the transportations.You will visit the most important sights and meet different people in Turkey with our 15 Days Anzac Dawn Service Package in a relaxed and comfortable way.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 -22nd April Arrive in Istanbul

When you arrive in Istanbul Airport, the representative of Turkey Travel Bazaar will be waiting for you with your name sign.He will meet you at the airport and then you will be transferred to your hotel.You will check into the hotel and have a refreshment.Today you will have leisure time for relaxing and resting. We have a memorable offer for tonight.You can join Turkish Night Show and Dinner. We pick you up from the hotel at 20:00 Pm and drop you off at the hotel at 23:45 Pm.The show includes all meals, two local drinks, belly dancers, Anatolian Folklore groups, featuring popular instruments and Turkish singers.

Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 2 -23rd April Byzantian & Ottoman Relics Tour       (Breakfast/Lunch)

At 08:30 Am after breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and start a full day of sightseeing tour of Istanbul old city, discover the Byzantine and Ottoman Relics, visit Saint Sophia Museum, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. It is one of the architectual marvels of all time, then visit the Sultanahmet Cami (Blue Mosque), built in the 16th century, unique with 6 minarets and its magnificent interior decoration of the blue Iznik tiles. The Ancient Hippodrome, was the scene of chariot races and constains three monuments: Obelisk of Theodosius,bronze serpentine column and German Fountian of Wilhelm II. Before lunch visit the Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) one of the oldest and biggest Bazaars in the world with more than 4,000 shops selling souvenirs, rugs & kilims, jewelry, pottery, leather and almost everything. Visit Royal Topkapi Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. As a last, Suleymaniye Mosque will be viseted. Little Hagia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed – basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empire and now is used as a mosque since 1497. At the end of the tour, you will be droped off your hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 3 -24th April Troy Tour / Commemorative Site       (Breakfast/Lunch)

Early in the morning at 06:30 Am, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Troy.When we get there, we have lunch and then start for Ancient City of Troy Tour. Visiting on the Troy Tour; A replica of the wooden horse that you can climb into for a photo, Excavation information centre which holds exhibits from the work underway, The fortification walls of Troy Vl with its tower and gateway entrance, Temple of Athena - the focal point of a great annual festival in honour of the goddess Athena, Schliemann’s trench, the discoverer of Troy, The entrance ramp to Troy ll., The sanctuary - an important religious centre of its time, The odeon – intended for the presentation of musical performances, Current excavations in progress. After the tour, you will be dropped off in Canakkale for self exploration. At 19:00 Pm we will depart from Eceabat to the commemorative Site to get your spot till the dawn service. If you would like to stay outside at Commemorative Site, we can provide optional hotel accomodation for that night. You should inform us about this inquire before you come to Turkey.


Day 4 -25th April Anzac Dawn Service      (Breakfast/Lunch)

The first hours of this day were the longest hour for your ancestors.Today you will have the same feelings.

05:30-06:15 Dawn Service, ANZAC Commemorative Site, North Beach

10:00-10:45 Australian Memorial Service, Lone Pine

11:15-12:00 Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial Service

12:30-13:15 New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair

After Anzac Dawn Service we will drive to Canakkale and drop you off at your hotel.

Overnight in Canakkale.


Day 5 -26th April Gallipoli Tour     (Breakfast/Lunch)

After breakfast, we will start for Gallipoli Battlefields Tour. Visiting in the tour; Beach Cemetery ( John Simpson's Grave ), Anzac Cove, Ari Burnu ( First Anzac landing place ), Lone Pine Cemetery ( Australian Memorial ), Johnston's Jolly ( Walk in the Anzac trenches ), View Shrapnel Valley * Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker's Ridge, Chunuk Bair ( Main New Zealand Memorial ). At the end of the tour transfer to the bus station and bus to Kusadasi.We will meet you at the bus station and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Kusadasi.


Day 6 -27th April Ephesus Tour     (Breakfast/Lunch)

You will be pick up from your hotel at 08:30 and continue to meeting point. Met the group and start with Isa Bey Mosque, then drive to an ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor which called Ephesus, stroll past the celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus.After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon will visit the carpet coorperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary,it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Ephesus Archeological Museum to see findings of Ephesus excavations and Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to hotel.

Overnight in Kusadasi.


Day 7 -28th April Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour       (Breakfast/Lunch)

Breakfast at your hotel and check out. 08:30 You will be picked up and transferred to meeting point. You will meet with other tour participants and tour guide then start the tour by driving to Pamukkale that has the meaning of the Cotton Castle in English. Once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and masterpiece theater. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 metres (1,050 ft) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 metres long covering an expanse of 240 metres to 300 metres. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool’s hot spring mineral Waters. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 8 -29th April Bus to Fethiye        (Breakfast)

You do not have to wake up today.After breakfast at the hotel, you will have free time to spend in Pamukkale.In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the bus station for the bus to Fethiye.When you arrive in Fethiye, we will meet you at the bus station and you will check into the hotel.

Overnight in Fethiye.


Day 9 -30th April Departure from Fethiye         (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Departure from Fethiye Harbour 11:00-12:00 to Samanlik Bay for swimming & lunch. Butterfly Valley (sea conditions permitting) is our next stop for a swim & to visit this natural reserve, hosting 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths. Afterwards we cruise to Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) again sea conditions permitting. Option for paragliding available. Last stop of the day is St. Nicholas Island. Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner & 1st night.

Day 10 -01st May Sailing in Mediterranean (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Around sunrise departure to Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for breakfast & swimming. Cruising to Kas where we stop in the harbour for lunch & visit of this charming fishing village. Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains! In a bay near Kekova we stop for swimming, dinner & the 2nd night.

Day 11 -02nd May Sailing in Mediterranean and Sunken City of Kekova     (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast. Departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!). Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle. In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available.Dinner, relax in this pirates haven.


Day 12 -03rd May Arrive in Demre and Transfer to Olympos       (Breakfast)

After breakfast we have a look at the Pirates Cave before cruising to Andriace harbour. Disembarkation before lunch. Bus transfer to the Tree houses in Olympos with a stop for banking and shopping when requested. We arrive 13:00-15:00. Overnight in Olympos.


Day 13 -04th May Free Day in Olympos / Bus to Antalya          (Breakfast)

Today is your day for relaxing.You can enjoy your time on the pretty nice sandy beaches in Olympos.Early in the evening, we will transfer you to the bus station.After 2 hours bus journey, you will arrive in Antalya and check into the hotel.

Overnight in Antalya.


Day 14 -05th May Side-Perge-Aspendos Tour     (Breakfast/Lunch)

You will have breakfast at your hotel and you will be picked up from your hotel for full day tour of Perge Ancient City, Aspendos Theatre and Side Ancient City. First we began the tour by visiting, Perge. It was one of the important cities in antiquity. Hittite records mention the name along with the river Cestros as Parha, which means that the city was already large and must have been founded before.Then drive to Aspendos, The city was originally built on the, then navigable river Eurymedon, on the mountain where the acropolis is today. It is famous for its intact 2nd C AD Roman Theater and the aqueducts which are a rare feat of engineering.Lastly, we will visit Side; It has existed at least since 1400 BC and has still kept her original name Side, which means pomegranate in the old anatolian Sidetan language. Side is unique in many ways. It still offers the small sweet anatolian fisherman town atmosphere despite the flood of tourism. At the end of the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel.

Overnight in Antalya.


Day 15 -06th May Check out from hotel       (Breakfast)        

Today is the last day of 15 Days Anzac Dawn Service.You will check out from the hotel before noon time.You can either extend your accommodation or we can arrange your transportation to any destination you want.

Includes

  • • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • • Bus tickets Canakkale-Kusadasi,Pamukkale-Fethiye, Olympos-Antalya
  • • Bus station transfers
  • • 2 Nights Hotel in Istanbul with breakfast
  • • 1 Night Hotel in Canakkale with breakfast
  • • 2 Nights Hotel in Kusadasi with breakfast
  • • 1 Night Hotel in Pamukkale with breakfast
  • • 1 Night Hotel in Fethiye with breakfast
  • • 1 Night Hotel in Olympos with breakfast
  • • 2 Nights Hotel in Antalya with breakfast
  • • 3 Nights on the boat
  • • Guided Istanbul City Tour
  • • Guided Gallipoli Tour
  • • Guided Troy Tour
  • • Guided Ephesus Tour
  • • Guided Pamukkale Tour
  • • 4 Day Blue Cruise
  • • Guided Antalya Tour
  • • Dawn and National Services (Australian & New Zealand)
  • • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Excludes

  • • Drinks
  • • Meals unless stated

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