'ANZAC Day 2023 Magic Carpet Tour' - 10 Day Itinerary

10 Day Tour Istanbul, Gallipoli, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Cappadocia from $3499*

Price:

From $3499* per person twin Share

Was $4199* per person twin share

Package Details

The Highlights

Amazing Prices & Inclusions

  • English Speaking Guides
  • Luxury Transport
  • 9 Nights 4 star Accommodation
  • 15 Meals
  • Admissions as per itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1

Saturday 22th April

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Overnight Istanbul

4 star

Port Bosphorus Hotel

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Day 2

Sunday 23th April

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene) and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorus cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul

4 star

Port Bosphorus Hotel

(B)

Day 3

Monday 24th April

Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale

Special Class

MD Barbaros Hotel

(B, D)

Day 4

Tuesday 25th April

ANZAC Day at Gallipoli, Troy

Awake before sun rise for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial service.
Once the ANZAC services are complete, early this afternoon, we head to Kusadasi stopping briefly to visit ancient Troy and its famed Trojan Horse.

Overnight Kuşadası

Boutique

Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel

(B, D)

Day 5

Wednesday 26th April

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası

Boutique

Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel

(B, D)

Day 6

Thursday 27th April

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale

4 star

Adem Pira Hotel

(B, D)

Day 7

Friday 28th April

Silk Road, Konya

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia

Boutique Cave

Gamirasu Hotel

(B, D)

Day 8

Saturday 29th April

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia

Boutique Cave

Gamirasu Hotel

(B, D)

Day 9

Sunday 30th April

Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul

4 star

Port Bosphorus Hotel

(B)

Day 10

Monday 1st May

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B)

(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)

Terms & Condition

RDMH

*Terms & Conditions apply as per our standard terms & conditions.

Special Conditions

Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 8. 2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested. 3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves. 4. As international travel becomes possible again we are preparing some tour departures to include ANZAC Day at Gallipoli. At this stage it is not clear if formal ceremonies will be resumed. They haven’t taken place for the last few years due to covid restrictions. However at the very least we will ensure these tours will be at ANZAC Cove at dawn. Our guide will hold a brief informal service, including the 2 minutes silence. Guests will be welcome to make a speech, lay wreaths etc. 5. The latest information regarding ANZAC Day 2023 at Gallipoli may be found at this “Department of Veteran Affairs - ANZAC Day 2023 page” https://www.dva.gov.au/recognition/commemorating-all-who-served/commemorative-services. *Terms & Conditions apply, Prices are correct at time of printing, Prices subject to availability, prices may change without notice. All prices are quoted in AUD and are prices per person twin share. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Credit card fees apply. Service fees apply as outlined on our website and in our office.

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS MANDATORY

Price:

From $3499* per person twin Share

Was $4199* per person twin share

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The Highlights

Amazing Prices & Inclusions

  • English Speaking Guides
  • Luxury Transport
  • 9 Nights 4 star Accommodation
  • 15 Meals
  • Admissions as per itinerary

Details & Itinerary

Day 1

Saturday 22th April

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Overnight Istanbul

4 star

Port Bosphorus Hotel

View page in a new window

Day 2

Sunday 23th April

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene) and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorus cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul

4 star

Port Bosphorus Hotel

(B)

Day 3

Monday 24th April

Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale

Special Class

MD Barbaros Hotel

(B, D)

Day 4

Tuesday 25th April

ANZAC Day at Gallipoli, Troy

Awake before sun rise for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial service.
Once the ANZAC services are complete, early this afternoon, we head to Kusadasi stopping briefly to visit ancient Troy and its famed Trojan Horse.

Overnight Kuşadası

Boutique

Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel

(B, D)

Day 5

Wednesday 26th April

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası

Boutique

Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel

(B, D)

Day 6

Thursday 27th April

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale

4 star

Adem Pira Hotel

(B, D)

Day 7

Friday 28th April

Silk Road, Konya

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia

Boutique Cave

Gamirasu Hotel

(B, D)

Day 8

Saturday 29th April

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia

Boutique Cave

Gamirasu Hotel

(B, D)

Day 9

Sunday 30th April

Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul

4 star

Port Bosphorus Hotel

(B)

Day 10

Monday 1st May

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B)

(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)

Terms & Conditions

RDMH

*Terms & Conditions apply as per our standard terms & conditions.

Special Conditions

Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 8. 2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested. 3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves. 4. As international travel becomes possible again we are preparing some tour departures to include ANZAC Day at Gallipoli. At this stage it is not clear if formal ceremonies will be resumed. They haven’t taken place for the last few years due to covid restrictions. However at the very least we will ensure these tours will be at ANZAC Cove at dawn. Our guide will hold a brief informal service, including the 2 minutes silence. Guests will be welcome to make a speech, lay wreaths etc. 5. The latest information regarding ANZAC Day 2023 at Gallipoli may be found at this “Department of Veteran Affairs - ANZAC Day 2023 page” https://www.dva.gov.au/recognition/commemorating-all-who-served/commemorative-services. *Terms & Conditions apply, Prices are correct at time of printing, Prices subject to availability, prices may change without notice. All prices are quoted in AUD and are prices per person twin share. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Credit card fees apply. Service fees apply as outlined on our website and in our office.

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS MANDATORY

Price:

From $3499* per person twin Share

Was $4199* per person twin share

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