Best of Turkey with Anzac Day

Best of Turkey with Anzac Day

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14 Days
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Best of Turkey with Anzac Day

14 Days Starting and ending in Istanbul

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Troy

,

Çanakkale

,

Anzak Koyu Beach

,

Gallipoli Peninsula

,

İzmir

,

Ephesus

,

Pamukkale

,

Antalya

,

Perga

,

Aspendos Theater

,

Konya

,

Cappadocia

,

Göreme

,

Ankara

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

GTBOTM18

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2575

$2213 (USD)

Operator discount: $258

tourhub discount: $104


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure
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Tour Overview

From the legends of Troy to ancient Greek cities, your travels will reveal the places where history happened. On this in-depth Best of Turkey voyage, you’ll also venture into the Taurus Mountains for lunch with the Yazir community and relax on the shores of the Turkish Riviera.

Highlights

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    Explore Istanbul with a Local Specialist

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    Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Anzac Cove and the War Cemeteries at Gallipoli, the ancient ruins of Troy, the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon, the ancient city at Ephesus, the Cotton Castle Springs in Pamukkale, the Archaeological Museum in Antalya, the home of the Whirling Dervishes at Konya, the underground city of Saratli, Goreme Open Air Museum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation at Ankara

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    View the Wooden Horse at Troy

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    Connect With Locals Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch with the Yazir community in the Taurus Mountains near Antalya.

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    Stays with Stories Located alongside the ancient Ortahisar rock castle, many of the rooms at Dilek Kaya Hotel are hewn out of the surrounding rock.

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    Dive into Culture Haggle for souvenirs at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and over 5,000 shops.

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    Dive Into Culture Learn about the art of pottery making in Avanos.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Welcome to Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Radisson Blu Sisli


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Stand at the ancient crossroads between Europe and Asia, embarking on a journey of discovery through ancient lands and the marauding empires who fought to rule it. Arriving in vibrant Istanbul, you will be transferred to your hotel before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kick off your epic adventure.

icon Day 2 : Discover Colourful Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Spend your day delving into a city where modern and ancient coexist effortlessly. Gain insights into the Ottoman Empire's power during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace and see the 4th-century Egyptian obelisk. Visit Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome and the exquisite Blue Mosque, said to rival even the Great Mosque in Mecca. Dive Into Culture this afternoon, with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. Spend your afternoon haggling with passionate market vendors lining its labyrinthine lanes. This evening, consider an optional dinner with Turkish folk and belly dancing.

icon Day 3 : Journey to Troy and Çanakkale

Location:

  Troy, Çanakkale


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Iris


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Leaving Istanbul behind, you'll cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferry to Çanakkale. Visit the Archaeological Site of Troy and the replica wooden horse which famously ended a 10-year siege. Then, return to Çanakkale and check in to your hotel, leaving later this evening to attend the Dawn Service.

icon Day 4 : Experience the Poignant Anzac Cove Dawn Service

Location:

  Anzak Koyu Beach


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Witness the stirring dawn tribute at Anzac Cove and pay your respects to the brave soldiers who lost their lives during poignant ceremonies held at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Return to your hotel in Çanakkale later this afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

icon Day 5 : Onwards to Gallipoli and Izmir

Location:

  Gallipoli Peninsula, İzmir


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Mövenpick


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Cross the Dardanelle Strait again and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. You'll be reminded of the sacrifices made by both sides during World War I before returning to Çanakkale and then on to Izmir where you'll spend the night.

icon Day 6 : Explore the Ruins of Ephesus and on to Pamukkale

Location:

  Ephesus, Pamukkale


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Colossae Thermal


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Stroll through the ruins of Ephesus and see the House of Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos before continuing to Pamukkale.

icon Day 7 : Venture to Hierapolis and Antalya

Location:

  Pamukkale, Antalya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Crowne Plaza


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Tread in the footsteps of the ancients who sought relief and relaxation at the Roman health spa at Hierapolis, then admire the bubbling pools and delicate white cascades of water of Pamukkale's Cotton Castle Springs. Later, we travel through scenic countryside and join the Yazir community in the Taurus Mountains, where we’ll Connect With Locals and gain insights into their traditions at our Be My Guest lunch. Our stop for the next two nights is the Mediterranean retreat of Antalya. Enjoy some time on your own ambling through the winding lanes of its old city and admiring beautifully preserved Ottoman architecture. This evening, join your companions for a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

icon Day 8 : Enjoy Ancient Perge

Location:

  Perga, Antalya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy a morning on your terms to soak up the enchanting seaside atmosphere of the Turkish Riviera, embarking on an optional yacht cruise or relaxing at the hotel pool. This afternoon, we travel to the Roman city of Perge to visit the impressive Antalya Archaeological Museum and see treasures spanning the centuries.

icon Day 9 : On the Road to Aspendos and Konya

Location:

  Aspendos Theater, Konya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Dedeman


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Witness the world's best-preserved theatre of antiquity during your first stop in Aspendos this morning, before continuing to Konya, where we will gain insights into the mystical Whirling Dervish sect whose remains lie in the Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum. We continue to the Karatay Tile Museum, spellbound by its exquisitely Seljuk-tiled dome, before returning to our hotel where we'll dine tonight.

icon Day 10 : Continue to Cappadocia

Location:

  Cappadocia


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Dilek Kaya


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


See a well-preserved 13th-century caravanserai, at which weary travellers used to rest. We journey to Cappadocia with its honey-coloured rocky spires providing an enchanting backdrop for our visit to the underground city of Saratli on the ancient Silk Road. This evening, indulge in the flavours of traditional pottery kebabs during a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant, before retiring to your hotel with beautiful views of the surrounding fairy chimneys. Tonight we stay in one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories located alongside the ancient Ortahisar rock castle.

icon Day 11 : A Day to Explore Spectacular Göreme

Location:

  Göreme


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


The other-worldly landscapes of Cappadocia take centre stage today as we explore its volcanic landscape dotted with caves and troglodyte dwellings. We visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum to admire the extraordinary rock-hewn churches and Dive Into Culture to learn about the art of pottery making in Avanos before dining in our hotel this evening.

icon Day 12 : Onwards to Ankara

Location:

  Ankara


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Mövenpick


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Arriving in the youthful capital of Turkey today, we visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations and the final resting place of the country's beloved Atatürk, the first president of the modern Turkish nation. This evening we dine at our hotel in Ankara.

icon Day 13 : Return to Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Radisson Blu Sisli


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Returning to Istanbul, we enjoy the rest of the day on our own. Delve into the depths of the Basilica Cistern, savour the intoxicating smells of the Spice Market or ascend Galata Tower for exquisite views of east and west. Consider an optional cruise navigating the waters of the Bosphorus before meeting your Travel Director and fellow companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

icon Day 14 : Farewell Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Our epic journey into antiquity has come to an end as we bid Istanbul and newfound friends a fond farewell. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    1 Be My Guest

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    13 Breakfasts

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    2 Regional Dinners

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    7 Dinners

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Apr 22, 2023

Friday

May 05, 2023
  • Operator discount: $258 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $104 (USD)

$2575
$2213 (USD)
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$2213 (USD)

Operator discount: $258

tourhub discount: $104

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Best of Turkey with Anzac Day

14 Days Starting and ending in Istanbul

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Troy

,

Çanakkale

,

Anzak Koyu Beach

,

Gallipoli Peninsula

,

İzmir

,

Ephesus

,

Pamukkale

,

Antalya

,

Perga

,

Aspendos Theater

,

Konya

,

Cappadocia

,

Göreme

,

Ankara

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

GTBOTM18

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2575

$2213 (USD)

Operator discount: $258

tourhub discount: $104


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure
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