4 DAY ANZAC DAY TOUR
23rd April - 26th April
# SERVICES of LOCAL TURKISH GUIDE
# FULLY GUIDED TOUR OF GALLIPOLI Peninsula memorial sites including ANZAC COVE, LONE PINE (AUS Memorial), CHUNUK BAIR (NZ Memorial) and other gravesites and memorials as time permits.
# ANZAC DAY MEMORIAL SERVICES; # SOUVENIR T-SHIRT
# ISTANBUL CITY TOUR; # OPTIONAL TURKISH CABARET; # OPTIONAL CRUISE
# NO OVERNIGHT DRIVES; # NO CAMPING
Day 1 - 23 April 2011
Check In and Welcome Meeting
Check In at your leisure throughout the day. We will have a welcome meeting tonight at the hotel at 6.30pm which is essential and runs for about half an hour. If you at the hotel early today why not check in and then head to the Grand Bazaar.
Tonight we offer an optional Turkish cabaret with entertainment acts aplenty and the most beautiful belly dancers you will ever see. There are a couple of drinks included in the price as well as a four or five course meal. Cost is just £45 per person and it is highly recommended.
Day 2 - 24 April 2011
Depart for Gallipoli and ANZAC Cove
We will depart either from the hotel or from outside outside the Hagia Sophia Museum (red mosque) at 6.30am, we then depart for Gallipoli, stopping along the way so you can have some breakfast before our arrival at the cove. On the tour to ANZAC Cove you learn of the fate of over 10,000 Australians and New Zealanders. We visit the memorial sites at ANZAC Cove, Shrapnel Valley, Conkbay Hill, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair as well as other cemeteries as time and conditions permit. We then tour the Kabatepe Museum and orientation centre. You then have the opportunity to secure your spot for the dawn service as we drop you at Anzac Cove mid afternoon giving you plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and witness first hand the ANZAC spirit and comraderie as you meet thousands of other Aussies and Kiwi's who are also here on the same pilgrimage.
Day 3 - 25 April 2011
ANZAC Cove and Memorial Services
This special day starts very early for the emotional and moving dawn services. It is a very good idea to bring sleeping bag and warm clothes, as it can get very cold in the early hours. After the Dawn Service you are free to attend the Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine and the New Zealand Memorial Service at Chunuk Bair. We then drive back to Istanbul giving you time to reflect on the day. This is our last evening together and is a good chance to consolidate friendships.
Upon arrival in Istanbul we get you checked into your city centre hotel. All rooms are twins, doubles or triples.
There is no specific event organised for this evening as we are not exactly sure of what time we will arrive in Istanbul although we expect it to be around 9pm.
Day 4 - 26 April 2011
Istanbul hotel Departure
After breakfast we take you on a guided tour of Istanbul to introduce you to some of the many special sights the city has to offer. Included in the tour are the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and underground Cistern. We will also have the opportunity to visit a traditional carpet shop. The afternoon will be free time so why not try a Turkish Bath. If you are staying on we can also arrange for you to go on the Bosporus cruise in the afternoon at a cost of £20.
Price: 179 £
*** Terms and Conditions!
For the dawn service please bring your own sleeping bag and thick clothes.