Day Two: Friday 22nd April – Visit to Ephesus Ruins & Village of Sirince Today begins with a guided visit to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Here, you will learn from your guide all about the temple and the significance of this important historical site. We then move on to Ephesus, one of the best preserved ruins in the world, and formally one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. Whilst here, you will walk on the amazing streets paved with marble, and see the Ephesus ruins, Celcus Library, Odeon and the Theatre which is still used today for concerts, holding an amazing capacity of 25,000. We then take a scenic Village of Sirince, where we will visit the Mosque, Antique Church and Typical Turkish Houses. A relaxing way to finish your day, Sirince is famous for its style of building, streets and handmade fruit wines. After this, we stop near Selçuk for some shopping and a demonstration of the regions famous textile production. Overnight: Kusadasi Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Three: Saturday 23rd April – Kusadasi to Edremit via Bergama After breakfast, we depart for Bergama, where you will be given a guided tour around theAncient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum. Here, we’ll have a lunch break before continuing our journey to Edremit and check into our hotel for a relaxing break. Overnight: Edremit Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Four: Sunday 24th April – Troy & Gallipoli Tour – Dawn Service After breakfast, we will travel to the Ancient City of Troy. A world famous archaeological and mythological site, Troy is home to the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy”. We then make our way across the Dardenelles by ferry to the Gallipoli Peninsula. ANZAC Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula are organised and conducted by Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. Upon arrival at Gallipoli, we will head to Anzac Cove to get a good spot for the Dawn Service, which begins early the following morning. There is also the possibility of visiting Lone Pine, the Nek and the Chunuk Bair War Memorial. Overnight: Anzac Cove Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Five: Monday 25th April – ANZAC Day (Gallipoli to Istanbul) The Dawn Service begins at first light on the 25th, a truly moving experience for everyone. The service includes tributes and tales of your fellow countrymen, as the many thousands who have gathered remember the fallen. After the Dawn Service, we will make our way to various sites for other commemorations. The first site we will visit will be the Australian Service at Lone Pine, followed by the New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair. After the NZ service, your guide and coach will pick you up, and we will depart for Istanbul, arriving in the late evening. Overnight: Istanbul
Day Six: Tuesday 26th April – Tour Ends After breakfast our tour ends, and we bid farewell to our new friends. Wherever you are heading to next, you will take with you unforgettable memories, and a new found understanding of Turkey, a country that plays such a vital role in your own history. Meals Included: Breakfast
This tour includes: • Transportation in our fully air conditioned luxury coach (Non-smoking) • A fluent English speaking tour guide throughout the duration of your tour • An ANZAC Day commemorative T-Shirt • Early arrival in Anzac Cove on the 24th of April • Overnight stay at Anzac Cove on the 24th of April • During your bus journeys, we show a range of movies and documentaries about Gallipoli • All entrance fees included • ANZAC Day memorial services in Gallipoli • Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels (as per itinerary) • Turkish, Australian and New Zealand staff with great knowledge of Turkey and Gallipoli • No hidden costs! • No camping!
This tour does not include: • Airport/Hotel transfers • Meals/Drinks (unless stated) • Flights • Personal Expenses Important Information: If you wish to arrive in Kusadasi earlier than the 21st or stay in Istanbul longer than the 26th then we can arrange pre and 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.