9 Day Anzac Day Tour 2013 - Samyeli Travel by Samyeli Travel
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The nine day tour gives you a great overview of what Turkey has to offer and concludes with the Anzac Day Commemorations in Gallipoli before heading to Istanbul.
- Departure times: Varied
- Duration: 9 Days
- Starts & ends in: Istanbul
- 3 Star Hotel
- Single room supplement: 180.00 USD
What to bring:
- Sleeping Bag
- Comfortable Footwear
- Warm Clothing
- Waterproof Clothing
Included in price:
9 Day Tour gives you a great overview of what Turkey has to offer and concludes with the Anzac Day Commemorations in Gallipoli before heading to Istanbul.
Start Date: 18/04 - Thursday
Finish Date: 26/04 - Friday
Places Visited: Istanbul - Pamukkale - Kusadasi - Selcuk - Ephesus - Sirince - Bergama - Edremit - Troy - Gallipoli
Duration: 9 Days - 8 Nights
Price: Double/Twin/Triple: £409.00 - Single: £509.00 If you are travelling alone and would prefer to pay the lower rate then we can match you up with someone of the same gender to share a twin/triple room (Subject to Availability).
Great Value for Money!
Transportation in a fully Air-Conditioned, Non-Smoking new model Luxury Coach,
Fluent English speaking professional tour guide for the duration of the tour,
Anzac Day 2013 - Commemorative T-Shirt
A range of Gallipoli documentaries & movies to watch during bus journeys,
Early Arrival at Anzac Cove on the 24th April
Includes all entrance fees,
Anzac Day memorial services at Gallipoli,
All accommodation as per itinerary in 3 & 4 star hotels,
We have Turkish, Australian and New Zealand staff who have good knowledge of Gallipoli and Turkey,
No camping! No hidden extra costs. Don't wake up to Nightmares,
We have been running Anzac tours for many years and know what Anzac day in Gallipoli is all about.
Day One: Thursday 18th April - Arrival in Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey and the beginning of your Anzac tour!
Once you have checked into your hotel (Please note that check in times vary between hotels but are normally no earlier than noon) you have the rest of the day free to explore Istanbul and you will meet your guide later that evening who will give you information about the tour and answer any questions you might have.
If you arrive into Ataturk International Airport on the 18th April then your tour includes an airport transfer to your hotel and you will be met at the airport by the Samyeli Travel team. Paid airport transfers from Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul on the 18th April are also available at certain times (Please see FAQs) and if arriving by alternative means then you will be provided details of your hotel in April by email so you can make your own way there.
Day Two: Friday 19th April - Istanbul City Tour
This morning we partake in a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents. We will visit the Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm IIare the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Topkapi Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. There will also be free time available for shopping at Istanbul's famous Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, souvenirs and much more... The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore around Istanbul further on your own.
Day Three: Saturday 20th April - Istanbul to Pamukkale
Today we will make our way to Pamukkale and part of this journey will be carried out by ferry across the Sea of Marmara which is a great relaxing way to travel. Once we arrive in Pamukkale we will check in to our hotel and the rest of the night is yours to enjoy and relax.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Four: Sunday 21st April - Tour of Calcium Terraces & Hierapolis
Today we wake up early and after breakfast we will look around the Calcium Terraces of Pamukkale and visit the ruins of Hierapolis. We will then drive to the seaside town of Kusadasi and check into your hotel. Later that day you have the option of a relaxing traditional Turkish Bath.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Five: Monday 22nd April - Visit to Ephesus Ruins & Village of Sirince
Today we will visit one of the best-preserved ruins in the world....Ephesus. First we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world where your guide will explain to you the significance of this important site. Following this we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. We will visit the Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts and has an amazing capacity of 25,000. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city's great wealth many years ago. Then we will drive to the scenic mountain side Village of Sirince and we will visit the Antique Church, Mosque and Typical Turkish Houses. Sirince is very popular for its style of building, streets and hand made fruit wines and is a nice relaxing way to finish your day. After the tour, we will stop near Selcuk for shopping facilities and a demonstration of the textile production which is famous in this region.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday 23rd April - Kusadasi to Edremit via Bergama
After breakfast we depart for Bergama where your guide will show you around theAncient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum. There will be time for a lunch break before we continue on the way to Edremit where we will check in to our hotel in this well known holiday spot for a bit of 'R & R'.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Seven: Wednesday 24th April - Troy & Gallipoli Tour - Dawn Service
After breakfast we will travel to the ancient city of Troy, the famous archaeological and mythological site which is home of the "Trojan Horse" and "Helen of Troy". We will then make our way via Canakkale and cross the Dardenelles by ferry to the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Anzac Day commemorations Anzac Day services on the Gallipoli Peninsula are conducted by Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. Lone Pine, the Nek and the Chunuk Bair War Memorial can not be visited unless the relevant permission is given by main Authorities (AU, NZ and Turkey). You will then head to Anzac Cove to get a good spot for the Dawn Service which starts early the following morning.
Overnight: Anzac Cove
Day Eight: Thursday 25th April - ANZAC Day (Gallipoli to Istanbul)
At first light the day begins with the Dawn Service held at the ANZAC Commemorative Site, which will be followed by the Australian and New Zealand memorial services held at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair respectively. Today is the reason you came to Turkey, to commemorate the sacrifice your forefathers have made. Emotions run high and this afternoon you will travel back to Istanbul, arriving there in the late evening.
Day Nine: Friday 26th April - Tour Ends
After breakfast the tour finishes and we bid farewell to our new found friends and exchange e-mails. Wherever you are heading to next you will take unforgettable memories and a new understanding of this country that plays such an important part in your history.
Arrival Airport Transfers
Arrival airport transfers are free for customers arriving at Ataturk International Airport between 8am and midnight on the 18th April. For full details on how our airport transfers work and getting to your hotel on the first day of the tour then please see the FAQ section.
IMPORTANT: It is essential that customers who wish to use our transfer service send us full flight details including airline name, flight number, terminal number, arrival time. It is your responsibility to ensure we have this information before 7thApril otherwise we cannot guarantee that a transfer will be available.
Accommodation: 3 X Night Istanbul (3 Star), 1 X Night Pamukkale (3 Star), 2 X Night Kusadasi (3 Star) 1 X Night Edremit (4 Star) 1 X Night Anzac Cove.
Meals: 7 X Breakfasts, 4 X Dinners
Transport: Air Conditioned (Non Smoking) Coach
All Entrance Fees
Professional English speaking Guide
Istanbul City Tour
Ephesus Tour (including Sirince Village and Temple of Artemis)
Anzac Day Memorial Services
Meals unless stated
Departure Airport Transfers
Tips for Guides and Drivers
If you wish to arrive in Istanbul earlier than the 18th or stay longer than the 26th then we can arrange pre & post tour accommodation for you although we have limited availability of this. The cost of this is per person £35 for a Double/Twin/Triple or £50 for a single room. Please indicate that you require this when making your booking.
If you are travelling alone and would prefer to pay the lower rate then we can match you up with someone of the same gender to share a twin/triple room (Subject to Availability).
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