Anzac Day Tour-10 Days

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Anzac Day Tour-10 Days

10 Days Starting and ending in Istanbul

Visiting: İstanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kuşadası, Pergamon, Ayvalık, Ancient City of Troy, Gallipoli Peninsula, Çanakkale

Tour operator:

Travel Talk Tours

Tour code:

AN-10

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

13 - 35

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-59

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

Boat/Cruise Excursion

From: $2302 $1343 Operator discount: -$921 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$38 -42%

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Enhance your ANZAC experience & see the best of Turkey in our 10-day tour. Start your tour in Istanbul and experience an unforgettable cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus. View the astonishing natural formations of caves and fairy chimneys in Cappadocia and bathe in the natural healing pools of Pamukkale. Visit Troy, Pergamum and the ancient wonder of Ephesus. Then head to Gallipoli to pay respect to fallen Soldiers at Anzac Cove and be a part of the National Services for Australians or New Zealanders.

Highlights

  • Ultimate bucket-list experiences in Turkey, from hot-air ballooning to camping at Gallipoli.

  • Istanbul’s Old Town as you visit the iconic Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia.

  • Explore the magical landscapes of Cappadocia and witness sunrise from above with an optional hot-air balloon ride experience.

  • Get your camera ready for the Cotton Castle pools of Pamukkale – One of the world’s most magical natural hot springs.

  • Spend one night camping out under the stars at ANZAC Cove and witness the sun rise.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star

Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel reception between 6pm to 7pm (please check the board in reception) for an informal meeting with your group and guide. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.

Day 2 : Istanbul, Cappadocia

Location: İstanbul, Cappadocia

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we sit back and relax in the coach. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. We will drive through the capital city of Ankara before we reach Cappadocia. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath). We will sleep overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3 : Cappadocia

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin.

Day 4 : Pamukkale

Location: Pamukkale

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Tripolis Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

It’s time to hit the road to Pamukkale. Along the way we will stop at Ihlara Valley, a unique honeycombed canyon with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. Time to rest up at our overnight stay in Pamukkale.

Day 5 : Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi

Location: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kuşadası

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Marina Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Get your cameras ready, as it is time to visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. Our next stop is Ephesus which is a spectacular, well-preserved ancient city. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. We will sleep overnight in the seaside town of Kusadasi.

Day 6 : Pergamum, Ayvalik

Location: Pergamon, Ayvalık

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Temizel - 5 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we continue to Pergamum, and visit the ruins of the Asklepion, an ancient healing centre. We will then drive to Ayvalik where you will have the afternoon to relax and discover the seaside town.

Day 7 : Troy, Gallipoli, Dawn Service

Location: Ancient City of Troy, Gallipoli Peninsula

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we will depart for ancient city of Troy. You may have heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt film, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse. In the evening we head to the shores of Gallipoli. Tonight, we will sleep under the stars at the ceremony space to ensure we have the best position for the Dawn Service.

Day 8 : Gallipoli, Canakkale

Location: Gallipoli Peninsula, Çanakkale

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Troia Tusan Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Dinner

We wake before the break of dawn and watch as the sun rise over the battlefield, as we remember the soldiers who lost their lives on this exact day all those years ago. We will also attend the national ceremonies and services at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair later in the day. This afternoon we will depart for Canakkale.

Day 9 : Gallipoli, Istanbul

Location: Gallipoli Peninsula, İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Legacy Ottoman Hotel - 5 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we will explore the Gallipoli peninsula without the crowds. It is in silence and quiet contemplation we can truly capture the ANZAC spirit. Today provides a more in-depth and emotional experience to reflect and explore the history and heartbeat of this region. We will visit Kabatepe War Museum, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Jonston’s Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Road, and the Turkish Memorial. In the afternoon, we will drive back to where our adventure began, Istanbul.

Day 10 : Istanbul City Tour, Bosphorus Cruise.

Location: İstanbul

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. We will then take a relaxing cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus capturing the delights of Istanbul. Important: the tour finishes around 4.30pm please book flights accordingly.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    5, 4 and 3 star hotels

  • Airport Transfer

    From Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1)

  • Meals

    8 breakfasts, 6 dinners

  • Transportation

    A/C coach, Bosphorus boat trip

  • Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

  • Bosphorus Cruise

  • Airport Transfer(s)

    Arrival airport transfer on first day of the trip.

  • Anzac Hoodie

    Special edition 106th anniversary souvenir Travel Talk ANZAC hoodie

What's Not Included

  • Entrance Fees

    Entrance fees to the sights and museums

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Tips and gestures

  • Optional activities

  • Travel Insurance

  • Items of a personel nature

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

Check out our Q&As

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

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    There are always single travellers on our tours. If you don't mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay a single supplement, however, this excludes all of our North American tours where the sharing option for a solo traveller is not available, and the single supplement must be applied if you are travelling alone. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of the tour. PLEASE NOTE: The single private option is not always available, especially for sailing tours and camping.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our tours are suitable for any traveller above 18 years old. The majority of Travel Talkers are from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or Europe, however we always have travellers from all over the world. What brings them together is a passion for travel, discovering authentic cultures and experiencing unique adventures with like-minded travellers.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travel Talk, we believe that travel is a force for good and show our support through various initiatives and charity organizations, as well as keeping the principals of responsible and sustainable travel at the core of our ethos. These values are engrained in our business culture and the design of our trips just the same. Together with our guests, we strive to make a positive impact on local p

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 20 years

Reviews of this operator

Jessie Mae Sia  

My travel talk experience was great and memorable

24-Feb-2021

My travel talk experience was awesome and fantastic. Me and my husband was on their Morocco and Turkey tours in 2019, they operated their tours in a culturally fun manner and the tour guides were very nice and very approachable. It exceeded our expection, we love to come back with them in our future travel. Thank you travel talk you made our 2019 as one of our memorable year!

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Leigh Anaru (Google Reviewer)  

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30-Apr-2024

Just finished the 10 day ANZAC tour in Türkiye. Wow what an experience! The tour although busy was jam packed with amazing experiences made all the more richer by our highly knowledgable and very funny guide Aykut. The bus was full of 44 Aussies and Kiwis which would've been no easy feat to control. Aykut and our drivers Naci and Sevki were kind and patient making our long drives enjoyable. Gallipoli was a bucket list of mine, and what a beautiful humbling experience it was, especially the following day tour of the cemeteries. Other than that highlight, the early morning hot air balloon and all the other sites the Kapadokya offers was pretty special too. I will be using Travel Talk again. 5 stars!

Bec Wood (Google Reviewer)  

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26-Apr-2024

We did the 11 Day Anzac Tour of Turkey. It. Was. Phenomenal. My husband and I absolutely love Turkey and were excited to explore the country. Highlights were definitely the Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia and the privilege of attending the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove. A bucket list item ticked off. This was my second Travel Talk in 2024 and I would absolutely do another one in the future. The tour was organised and our guide, Mustafa, was fantastic.

Scarlett Lily  

One of the best holidays I’ve had

25-Feb-2021

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29-Oct-2023

Just completed the exotic Morocco tour with our excellent guide Abdul! He was one of the best tour guides I have met, he brought so much energy and knowledge on the tour and could not imagine doing the tour without him. The tour itself was so diverse, seeing so many different landscapes. It has been one of the best trips I have done. Would highly recommend!

Danica Dee (Google Reviewer)  

I would 100% recommend the...

26-Apr-2024

I would 100% recommend the ANZAC Travel Talks tour, just finishing the 11 day tour here in Istanbul with our guide Mustafa. I travel alone and have done multiple tours with other well known and popular travel companies and this has hands down been the best!!! INFORMATION! Haha So much engaging history and knowledge from our guide, I found the tours of the palace and ruins with Mustafa very enjoyable. The freedom to skip a museum or tour to explore the city was encouraged. Meet back points and day plans were clearly communicated making it easy to have autonomy in a group setting. I felt like I was in charge of my own holiday and tour experience, which as a solo traveller who loves to do her own thing was perfect! We visited such amazing places on this tour that were bucket list items and once in a life time experiences! A hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, walking the ruins in Ephesus & Troy. The dawn service at ANZAC Cove and Lone Pine Gallipoli. I am still in awe of the amazing things we have done and seen in these last 11days! The country of Turkey itself is absolutely beautiful and the people here even more so. Very generous and kind, I always felt safe as a female travelling alone. The food AMAZING! Baklava, doner kababs, rice stuffed muscles and Turkish delights to name a few, will make you fall in love! Accommodation was big beautiful mostly 4-5 star hotels in great locations on the beach, in the city! Comfortable beds, ample space and an abundance of food! Most of our accomodation provided buffet breakfast and dinner. Not having to worry about where to eat at the end of a long day or before an early start was very convenient. The work placed into the ANZAC service, security and protection was hands down phenomenal. Multiple check points for security, Turkish workers handing out water, offering first aid, and clearly communicating and directing crowds for the services. All my anxieties for the day were put at ease seeing the work and dedication put in by the Turkish people and government. I honestly cannot fault this tour and want everyone to experience Turkey the way I have gotten to experience this beautiful country. This ANZAC tour will forever be in my memories and my heart as one of the best trips I have ever done! Truely, thank you, teşekkür ederim, Travel Talks Tours.

Caroline Barrett (Google Reviewer)  

My partner and I thoroughly...

25-Dec-2023

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our 9 Day Essential Turkey tour with Mustafa as our guide. His attentiveness to the group's needs was amazing, going above and beyond to ensure an stress-free experience. Mustafa provided valuable local insights, guiding us on the best areas to visit and helping us find good local deals. Overall, we found the tour to be excellent value for money, and we were particularly impressed with traveltalks accommodation choices—clean, spacious, and offering great meal options. Additionally, the inclusion of two drivers for our safety during long journeys added an extra layer of reassurance to our memorable trip. Thank you to Mustafa!

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