DURATION 6 Days
STANDARDS 4 star hotels with breakfasts and fully guided
HIGHLIGHTS Istanbul – Gallipoli – Istanbul
DEPARTURE 21st to 26th April
INCLUDED Entrance fees to the sites
Free Sleeping Bag
4 star accommodation for 4 nights in Istanbul
1 night at Anzac Cove
Free Airport- Hotel return transfers
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking Mercedes Van
Professional English-speaking tour guide
4 Breakfasts & 1 breakfast box
Bosphorus cruise
NOT INCLUDED  Personal expenses
Meals not indicated in includes section,
Drinks during meals
Tipping
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Day 1

21st April: Arrival
Arrival in Istanbul. Our representative will meet you at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, info meeting with your guide and the rest of your group. Overnight Istanbul
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Day 2

22nd April: Istanbul full day tour (Breakfast)
Full day tour of Istanbul. Visit  St. Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture constructed as a basilica in 536 by Emperor Justinian; Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its more than 20.000 blue Iznik tiles and unique with its 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet in the 17th century, one of the best examples of classical Turkish art; Hippodrome, the scene of Byzantine chariot races, athletic events, victory celebrations, and political activities of the old city where one can also see today the “Obelisk of Theodosius” from Egypt, “Serpentine Column” from Delphi, the “German Fountain of Wilhelm II” and the “Colossus”. Topkapi Palace – Harem section is excluded; built in 1468 by Mehmet the Conqueror, the imperial residence of Ottoman sultans housing the souvenirs of 600 years and exhibiting imperial treasury, Chinese porcelains, weapons, calligraphy section, etc. Overnight in Istanbul
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Day 3

23rd April: Istanbul (Breakfast)
Transfer to our private Boat for BOSPHORUS CRUISE for 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 pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. Afternoon free time in Grand Bazaar, which is one of the most attractive shopping centers in the world with nearly 4000 shops built in 16th century
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Day 4

24th April: Istanbul – Gallipoli- Anzac Cove (Breakfast)
after an early breakfast we drive to the World War I Battlefield of Gallipoli stopping along the way to pick up refreshments for lunch.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Kabatepe War Museum, Anzac Cove, Hell Spit Cemetery, Lone Pine, The Nek, and Chunuk Bair War memorial. Straight after the tour, we’ll head to the site of the dawn service to get a good spot. Tonight, soak up the vibrant atmosphere under the stars waiting for the break of dawn. Overnight at Dawn Service. Do not forget to get your breakfast box and your free-sleeping bags from your guide
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Day 5

25th April ANZAC Day- Istanbul (Breakfast box)
Getting ready before sunrise for the ANZAC Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as we commemorate our fallen fore fathers on this special day.

Dawn Service
10:30 Australian National service
13:00 New Zealand National service

Following the New Zealand service you will be picked up from either Lone Pine or Chunuk Bair and depart for Eceabat (short break here). Then continue to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul

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Day 6

26th April: End of the tour (Breakfast)
after breakfast check out from hotel and the end of our services
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