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Travel to spend the Anzac Day 2015 in Turkey. Tour Istanbul’s old city, visit the battlefield of Gallipoli, ride across the Dardanelles to visit the ruins of Troy and spend a night at Anzac Cove.
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Day 1 : Tuesday 21st April: Arrival Istanbul

You will be met at Istanbul International Airport. Transfer to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Check into your room and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2 : Wednesday 22nd April: Istanbul old city

After breakfast at your hotel, you will enjoy a fully guided tour of Sultanahmet, the old city of Istanbul. Visit the Blue Mosque, St. Chora Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. You will have the chance to learn how Turkish carpets are woven and crafts workshop. At night, you will enjoy Turkish cuisine at your welcome dinner. Overnight Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Thursday 23rd April: Gallipoli Battlefields

Early morning departure to the Gallipoli Peninsula to visit the trenches and tunnels, Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Johnston's Jolly and The Neck before a short ferry ride across the Dardanelles.Check in your hotel, dinner and overnight in Canakkale.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Friday 24th April: Cape Helles, Troy

You will spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula for the international service at the Turkish memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and the Commonwealth service at the British memorial. Then you will head back across the Dardanelles to visit the archaeological ruins of Troy. The afternoon and evening will be free in your hotel before departing at 11:00 pm to Anzac Cove. Overnight at Anzac Cove.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Saturday 25th April: ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

At the Anzac Dawn Service we will commemorate the fallen on this special day. You will also attend the Australian and/or New Zealand Memorial services before returning to hotel. Overnight Canakkale.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Sunday 26th April: Pergamum, Kusadasi

After breakfast at your hotel, we will head to south along the Aegean coast and on the way we will enjoy a guided tour to the magnificent acropolis of the ancient city of Pergamum.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Monday 27th April: Ephesus

After breakfast at your hotel, we will visit Ephesus, which is one of the world’s best-preserved ancient cities, and the House of Virgin Mary. At the end of the day we will enjoy a presentation about the fine leather making processes in Turkey before a short drive to Izmir for your flight to Istanbul. Transfer to Istanbul hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 : Tuesday 28th April: Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast

What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at airport
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned coach
  • Domestic flight ticket from Izmir to Istanbul
  • Commemorative gift
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Canakkale based on half board
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Kusadasi based on half board
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned above
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal Spendings
  • Tipping
Prices per Person
Accommodation 
  • Ottoman Hotel Park Istanbul or similar
  • Iris Hotel Canakkale or similar
  • Arora Hotel Kusadasi or similar
 Double SINGLE
JAN.01 - DEC.31 - 2015 $ 2632 $ 3875
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
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Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Time Difference
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Health Requirements
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Clothing
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country
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