15 days

Anzac Day The Colonel

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Tour Overview

15 day Premium quality tour from $2,683


Visiting - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Sirince, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Fethiye, Saklikent, 12 Islands of Fethiye, Antalya, Cappadocia, Konya, Sultanhan, Goreme, Uchisar, Ankara

Activities - Gallipoli 2015, ANZAC Day, Culture, History, Archaeology

Inside Topkapi Palace - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Welcome to Istanbul

Day 1
Friday 21 April, 2017

Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group.

Istanbul Old City

Day 2
Saturday 22 April, 2017

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 and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit.

Achaeological Site - Troy - Escorted Tour

Gallipoli Battlefields

Day 3
Sunday 23 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Depart for the Gallipoli Peninsula early morning and tour the place where the ANZAC legend was born. Highlights will include the original trenches and tunnels, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Johnston's Jolly and The Nek. Afterwards we take a short ferry ride across the Dardanelles on the way to our hotel.


Day 4
Monday 24 April, 2017
breakfast & lunch

Today, we visit the archaeological ruins of Troy and we will enjoy a BBQ lunch. As soon as we are able we will cross the Dardanelles to the Gallipoli Peninsula and head straight to the Dawn Service area to secure the best spot possible.

Theatre - Pergamum - Escorted Tour

ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

Day 5
Tuesday 25 April, 2017

At first light we will commemorate our fallen forefathers during the moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service. You will also have the chance to visit the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine before heading to Chunuk Bair Memorial to attend the New Zealand Memorial Service before we head to our hotel for some well-deserved rest. Unfortunately the Australian service at the Lone Pine memorial has been cancelled.


Day 6
Wednesday 26 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Today we head south to the resort town of Kusadasi, on the way we enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent acropolis of the ancient city of Pergamum.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Ephesus, Sirince

Day 7
Thursday 27 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

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

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 8
Friday 28 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before we drive east to the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castles). Here we will also visit the ruins of the city of Hierapolis, an ancient spa town just above the calcium terraces.

Tombs - Hierapolis - Escorted Tour

Saklikent Gorge, Fethiye

Day 9
Saturday 29 April, 2017

Heading south to the Mediterranean coast, we stop at the breath-taking Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest gorge. Here you can tube down the river and explore the awesome canyon.

Fethiye boat cruise

Day 10
Sunday 30 April, 2017
breakfast & lunch

Today we relax on a leisurely boat cruise around the picturesque 12 islands of Fethiye.

Oludeniz beach - Fethiye - Escorted Tour

Termessos, Antalya

Day 11
Monday 1 May, 2017

After breakfast we head for Antalya, stopping along the way to visit the ancient Lycian city of Termessos which was built at a height of 1050 metres in the beautiful Taurus Mountain range.

Silk Road, Konya, Cappadocia

Day 12
Tuesday 2 May, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Leaving the Mediterranean coast we follow the old Silk Road, heading for the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia. We stop along the way to visit the Mevlana Dervish Museum in Konya and the Sultanhani Caravansary, a former stop for traders on the Silk Road.

Goreme open air museum - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour

Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Day 13
Wednesday 3 May, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folkdance evening!

Nation's Capital Ankara

Day 14
Thursday 4 May, 2017

Leaving the surreal landscape of Cappadocia behind, we head for the nation's capital, Ankara to visit the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President, Ataturk, before continuing on to Istanbul.

Moonscape Tufa - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour


Day 15
Friday 5 May, 2017

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Commemorative gift
  • Fethiye 12 Island Cruise
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary


  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp

Please Note

  • For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our 'ANZAC_Day_Information.asp' page.
  • Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
IstanbulThe Marmara Pera4 star
AntalyaBest Western Khan Hotel4 star
CappadociaRamada Cappadocia5 star
KuşadasıSuhan 3605 star
FethiyeMarina Vista - FethiyeBoutique
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel5 star
ÇanakkaleIda Kale Resort4 star

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