COMING SOON !!!
5 DAY (B) ANZAC DAY TOUR
23rd April - 27th April
Istanbul - Gallipoli - Istanbul
LOCALLY GUIDED TOUR OF ISTANBUL; incl BLUE MOSQUE, HIPPODROME and UNDERGROUND CISTERN. BREAKFASTS; NO CAMPING; FULLY GUIDED TOUR OF GALLIPOLI Peninsula memorial sites incl ANZAC COVE, LONE PINE (AUS Memorial), CHUNUK BAIR (NZ Memorial) and more; ANZAC DAY MEMORIAL SERVICES; Packed BREAKFAST on Anzac day.
DAY 1: Monday 23rd April - Check into hotel - Welcome meeting
Own arrangements to Istanbul. Check into your city centre hotel and be greeted by your PP rep. All rooms are twins, doubles or triples. This evening we meet your Turkish guide and fellow travellers; we will go over in detail the itinerary and timings for the up coming days. We then have the opportunity to experience a traditional Turkish belly dancing cabaret show with dinner and drinks cost £30.
DAY 2: Tuesday 24th - City Tour – Anzac Cove
After breakfast, we take you on a city tour of Istanbul and introduce you to some of the cities many sights. Included are the Hippodrome, The Blue Mosque and Underground Cistern. We will also visit a traditional carpet shop. You will then have the opportunity to get last minute supplies before we head to Anzac Cove for the Dawn Service, arriving early evening giving you plenty of time to find your spot on the Peninsula.
DAY 3 Wednesday 25th April - Gallipoli – Memorial Service
Packed breakfast is supplied today. It is a good idea to bring a sleeping bag and warm clothes, as it can get very cold in the early hours. Later you can attend the Australian Memorial, Lone Pine and the New Zealand Memorial Service at Chunuk Bair. After the ceremonies we then make the short journey to Eceabat, the closest town to ANZAC Cove and while the local pensions are basic, they are the best in town … and you are not camping, best of all, you are in the centre of what is always a very large night as thousands of travelers reflect upon a very moving day.
DAY 4: Thursday 26th April – Anzac Cove Tour - Istanbul
Today we return to ANZAC Cove for a fully guided tour of the Gallipoli peninsula. You will be provided with both breakfast and a packed lunch, as we visit the memorial sites at ANZAC Cove, Shrapnel Valley, Conkbay Hill, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair as well as the many cemeteries. We then tour the Kabatepe Museum and orientation centre. Later this afternoon we drive back to Istanbul. This is our last evening together and a great opportunity to go out and farewell new found friends.
DAY 5: Friday 27th April - Istanbul
Check out of our hotel after breakfast. Make your own onward transport arrangements or we can show you where you can experience the feeling of invigoration with a traditional Turkish bath. Alternatively you could take the chance to go on a last-minute shopping spree in Istanbul's famous Grand Bazaar. If you’re staying on we can also arrange for you to go on the Bosphorus cruise in the afternoon
Price: 199 £
For the dawn service please bring your own sleeping bag and thick clothes.