8 Day Anzac Tours Bravo and Great Value for Money!
Transportation in a fully Air-Conditioned, Non-Smoking new model Luxury Coach,
Fluent English speaking professional tour guide for the duration of the tour,
Anzac Day 2023 – Commemorative T-Shirt
A range of Gallipoli documentaries & movies to watch during bus journeys,
Early Arrival at Anzac Cove on the 24th April
Anzac Day memorial services at Gallipoli,
All accommodation as per itinerary in 3 & 4 star hotels,
We have Turkish, Australian and New Zealand staff who have good knowledge of Gallipoli and Turkey,
No camping! No hidden extra costs. Don’t wake up to Nightmares,
We have been running Anzac tours for many years and know what Anzac day in Gallipoli is all about.
Day One: Arrival in Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! It’s a great pleasure to be with you for 2023 Anzac Day Commomerations. When you arrive Istanbul Airport you will have 2 option to arrive your hotel. First option is using our airport transfer service which isn’t include to this tour. Second option is get a taxi to your hotel. Keep in mind we will notify you about accommodation info before your arrival flight. After you check in to your hotel you have spare time to rest before your Anzac Day journey or you can explore Istanbul own by own. In the evening your professional tour guide will contact you about tour information and met. If you have any question about your tour schedule or anything don’t hesitate to ask your tour guide.
Day Two: Istanbul City Tour
After flight tiredness you will have relaxing sleep in your room and you say goodmorning to beautiful Istanbul morning. Today you will have amazing Istanbul tour. It will cover all day long. You will have chance to explore Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque,Hippodrome, German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Serpentine Column, Obellisk of Theodosius. After visiting this area you may want to explore Istanbul or you can attend our optional Bosphorus Cruise and Gala Evening.
Day Three: Istanbul to Gallipoli – Guided Tour of Gallipoli
Today we start to day early in the morning with breakfast then we will on the way for WWI Battlefield of Gallipoli. Also on the road there will be little break for lunch. While you are on the way your tour guide will explain about this areas’ importation and also he will show you some movies and documentaries about it. Afternoon you will visit many places like Kabatepe War Museum, Anzac Cove, Hell Spit Cemetery, Lone Pine, the Nek and the Chunuk Bair War Memorial. We choose this areas because best time to explore is before the Anzac Commomeration Day because it will be less crowded.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Four: Relax and Prepare for Anzac Day at Gallipoli
Sleep as much as you need but don’t forget to make breakfast. This resort has plenty of activities you may want to try. Bathing in the waters of the of the outdoor pool, relaxing at the beach, playing sports like footbal, volleybal, basketball or just hang around. Make sure you won’t get to much tired because you will need a lot energy during the Anzac Day. A buffet dinner will be served so you can fill up before departing for Gallipoli late afternoon.
We arrive at Anzac Cove to ensure we get a good spot for the dawn service. Don’t forget your sleeping bags, warm clothes, wet weather gear and torches because Gallipoli is still as dark and cold tonight as it was 107 years ago when your ancestors landed.
Overnight: Anzac Cove
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Five: ANZAC Day (Gallipoli to Istanbul)
When first light of sunrise starts to rises you will start your Anzac Day tours with Dawn Service. You will feel what your thousands of elders 107 years ago. When Dawn Service done you will move to visit various sites for different commemoration moments. Our first destination will be Lone Pine for Australian Service then Chunuk Bair for New Zealand service. End of the Commemoration services your proffesional tour guide will collect you to move Eceabat. When you arrive to Eceabat there will be little rest time for you. As we mentioned in first day chapter if you want you can continue your journey from Eceabat with ferry to Canakkale. Or you can continue with your proffesional tour guide to meeting point where we start to our tour. If you choose to return meeting point you will arrive there at the evening.
Day Six: Edremit to Kusadasi via Bergama
After relaxing sleeping you will wake up recharged. After breakfast you will depart for Bergama where your guide will show you around the Ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum. This center is one of the oldest all around the world. There will be time for a lunch break before we continue on the way to the seaside town of Kusadasi. As this area boasts a reputation as one of the most important carpet weaving regions we will stop at Selçuk for a demonstration of this ancient and traditional craft. After you have checked in to your Kusadasi hotel you may have an optional traditional Turkish bath to be washed and massaged by a pair of expert hands and the rest of the day is yours to relax. Enjoy a Traditional Turkish Bath, relax on the ‘Belly Stone’ and be washed and massaged by expert hands.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Seven: Visit to Ephesus Ruins & Village Of Sirince
Today you will have big opportunity to visit one of the famous ruins in the world “Ephesus”. Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Temple of Artemis, Celcus Library, Theatetre, Sirince Village are the places you will visit today. Sirince village is famous with their traditional Turkish houses and wine. After visit this places we will stop near Selcuk for shopping facilities and textile factory which this production is very famous in this region. After the tour, we will stop at Selçuk for a fashion parade and information on Turkey’s famous leather production. We will drive back to hotel for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Eight: Monday 28th April – End of Tour
After breakfast our tour finishes and we bid farewell to our new found friends. Wherever you are heading to next, you will take unforgettable memories and a new understanding of this country that plays such an important part in your history. If you would like us to arrange your onward travel from Kusadasi or ferries to Samos then Samyeli Travel can assist you with this so please let us know at time of booking.