7 Days LUXURY GOLD ANZAC DAY TOUR 2021

7 Days Luxury Gold Anzac Day 2021 tour, beginning and ending in Istanbul. On this tour package, you will explore the dizzying sights of Istanbul and be shown around the battlegrounds and memorial sites of Gallipoli, as well as attending the Anzac Day 2021 ceremonies at Anzac Cove. Also included is a tour of the historic city of Troy. The tour starts and ends in Istanbul.

You can see our Tour Route:
Turkey/ Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Covered Bazaar, Spice Market & Anzac Conference , Gallipoli , Troy Tour & ANZAC Cove, ANZAC Dawn Service at Commemorative Site Gallipoli, Istanbul

per adult from

$599

NZD

Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Arrival airport transfer between 8:00am and 11:00pm (every two hours)
    • Welcome Cocktail
    • ANZAC Conference in Istanbul
    • A range of Gallipoli documentaries
    • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 3 dinners
    • 4 nights accommodation at PULLMAN CONVENTION CENTER Hotel or Similar in Istanbul
    • 1 night accomodation at TROIA TUSAN Hotel or Similar in Canakkale
    • Guided Istanbul City Tour
    • Guided Gallipoli Tour
    • Dawn and National Services (Australian & New Zealand)
    • Professional English-speaking tour guides
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
    • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance according to TURSAB law 1618
    What's excluded :
    • International flights
    • Insurance: All types
    • Tipping
    • Turkey entry visa
    • City tax
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

  • Day 1: Istanbul Arrival Day – Wedneday, 21st April 2021

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    (Airport transfer from IST)
    Welcome to Istanbul! We are waiting for you directly at the gate behind passport control / immigration at Istanbul International Airport (IST). Watch out for the TravelShop Turkey sign. Arrival airport transfer from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) can be arranged at additional expenses. Transfer to your five star hotel, you will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn

    Day 2: Istanbul City Tour & Anzac Conference – Thursday , 22nd April 2021

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    We depart from the hotel after breakfast at 8:30am for your guided Istanbul city tour.
    Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, 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. Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque: The mosque, built between 1609 and 1616, is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. With its six minarets and a great cascade of domes, the mosque is a worthy sibling to Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia). Pope Benedict XVI visited the Sultan Ahmed Mosque on 30th November 2006 during his visit to Turkey. It marks only the second papal visit in history to a Muslim place of worship. Hippodrome: Today the area is officially called Sultan Ahmet Square, and is carefully maintained by the Turkish authorities. The course of the old racetrack has been indicated with paving, although the actual track is some 2 m below the present surface. The surviving monuments of the Spina, the two obelisks and the Serpentine Column, now sit in holes in a landscaped garden. The German Fountain, an octagonal domed fountain in neo-Byzantine style, which was constructed by the German government in 1900 to mark the German Emperor Wilhelm II's visit to Istanbul in 1898, is located at the northern entrance to the Hippodrome area, right in front of the Blue Mosque. Spice Bazaar: The Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Bazaar is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. Located in Eminonu, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.After your Istanbul city tour there is an option to experience a Bosphorus boat cruise, enjoy the magnificent views of the Bosphorus straight which is connecting Asia to Europe, the best way of seeing the Bosphorus in all its beauty. With the shores rising to heights up to 200m, lined with palaces, ruins, villages, and gardens, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in Turkey.
    At 6:00pm we will start our conference about ANZAC Dawn Service and Turkey (Duration approx 1 hour). The conference is held by ANZAC experts from Australia and New Zealand and by our professional Turkish ANZAC tour guides. Welcome cocktail, coffee, tea and snacks are included. You will meet your fellow ANZAC Day Gallipoli tour members and the TravelShop Turkey staff. Overnight in Istanbul

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn

    Day 3: Gallipoli Tour - Friday, 23rd April 2021

    Pass By: Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Canakkale Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    We depart for Gallipoli at 7:00am (4.5 hours distance). On the way we will watch the latest documentaries about the Gallipoli campaign. We arrive in Gallipoli for lunch on the coast of Gabatepe. After lunch we start our tour of the Gallipoli peninsula. Visit Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australias Memorial and Cemetery, Quinns Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, the Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery. Overnight in Çanakkale.

    Please Note: Normally on 23rd April ; Anzac Cove is open for visitors but this year Anzac Cove and Beach Cemetery was closed for security as one of the company staff was from Syria. So the Australian Government and Turkish Government take a decision from 22nd April to 25th April Noon time means ceremony finish time was closed to visitors. Lone Pine , Chunuk Bair and other places were open and allowed for guided tour.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4 Star Troia Tusan Hotel or Similar in Canakkale

    Day 4: Troy Tour & ANZAC Cove – Saturday , 24th April 2021

    Pass By: Canakkale, Canakkale, Canakkale Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    The governments of Australia and New Zealand have announced that the Gallipoli peninsula will be closed on 24th April 2021 for safety and security purposes, cemeteries and memorials cannot be visited as in previous years. Therefore, we have visited the Gallipoli peninsula and done our guided Gallipoli tour yesterday already.Today we will visit the Trojan horse and the ancient city of Troy, located on the other side of the Dardanelles (approx. 1.5 hours distance including ferry).Troy is one of the most famous cities in the history, remembering us Hector, Achilles and Achaean Greeks, the sake of Helen, Paris, Agamemnon and Priam. Your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. If you wish to buy snacks for the overnight camp, today is best time to do it. There are also some food and drink stalls available at ANZAC Cove. Tonight at 5:30pm we will meet at the hotel for our buffet dinner before heading to ANZAC Cove for the Dawn Service. Overnight at ANZAC Cove. If you dont wish to stay outside at the ANZAC Commemorative Site overnight, we provide optional hotel accommodation in Çanakkale. This option is not available after your arrival in Turkey, pre-booking is required.

    Please Note: In 2021 the ANZAC Commemorative Site will open later than it has in previous years. The new opening time will be decided later on and before guests arrival we will inform you., the ANZAC Commemorative Site will not open before the designated opening time. Please all the guests should be registered for attendance passes.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at ANZAC Cove

    Day 5: ANZAC Dawn Service at Commemorative Site Gallipoli- Sunday, 25th April 2021

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Don't forget your warm clothes, sleeping bags, wet weather gear, torches, hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes because Gallipoli is still as cold and dark as it was 99 years ago! Optional we provide sleepings bags, please let us know at time of booking.
    05:30-06:15 Dawn Service, ANZAC Commemorative Site, North Beach
    09:30 – 10:15 Australian Memorial Service, Lone Pine
    11:30 - 12:15 New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair
    After attending the ANZAC services, at approx. 3:00pm we will gtravel to Istanbul. The bus trip will be around 5 – 6 hours. So approximately at 21:00 you will be back to hotel. Overnight at in Istanbul.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn

    Day 6: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour – Monday, 26th April 2021

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Pick up at 08:30am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR. The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
    BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
    RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.
    BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe)
    CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti's Tour's local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn

    Day 7: Istanbul - End of Tour – Tuesday, 27th April 2021

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Check out from your hotel and transfer to Airport:. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide your airport transfers for arrival and returns. Please, provide us the flight details when purchasing the tour for proper arrangements with flight code, destination, date, and arrival timing. Our airport officer will be present to Welcome you after you pass the customs, luggage claim and greet you with a name board outside the gates. Airports
    • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
    • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by TravelShop Turkey

Activity ID: V-9878P143

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