6 Day Kusadasi ANZAC Day Tour This is the perfect tour for those who are travelling around Turkey or coming from Greece before Anzac Day. This tour starts in Kusadasi which is on the West Coast of Turkey and travels north to Gallipoli and finishes in Istanbul.
|START/FINISH LOCATION||Kusadasi / Istanbul|
|DURATION||6 Days – 5 Nights|
|VISITING||Kusadasi, Selcuk, Ephesus, Sirince, Bergama, Edremit, Troy, Gallipoli, Istanbul|
|Hotel Category||4 Star Hotel|
|Room Size [Single]||1 Single Room, 2 Single Room, 3 Single Room, Select Single Room|
|Room Size [Double]||1 Double Room, 2 Double Room, 3 Double Room, Select Double Room|
Day One: Thursday 21st April – Tour Starts
Once in Kusadasi you will make your way to your hotel (You will be provided details and directions of this ahead of time) where you will check in and the rest of the day is yours to relax until you meet your guide later in the day. This afternoon you have the option to have a traditional Turkish Bath and be washed and massaged by a pair of expert hands.
Day Two: Friday 22nd April – Visit to Ephesus Ruins & Village of Sirince
Today we will visit one of the best-preserved ruins in the world….Ephesus. First we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world where your guide will explain to you the significance of this important site. Following this we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. We will visit the Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts and has an amazing capacity of 25,000. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city’s great wealth many years ago. Then we will drive to the scenic mountain side Village of Sirince and we will visit the Antique Church, Mosque and Typical Turkish Houses. Sirince is very popular for its style of building, streets and hand made fruit wines and is a nice relaxing way to finish your day. After the tour, we will stop near Selcuk for shopping facilities and a demonstration of the textile production which is famous in this region.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Three: Saturday 23rd April – Kusadasi to Edremit via Bergama
After breakfast we depart for Bergama where your guide will show you around the Ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum. There will be time for a lunch break before we continue on the way to Edremit where we will check in to our hotel in this well known holiday spot for a bit of ‘R & R’.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Four: Sunday 24th April – Troy & Gallipoli Tour – Dawn Service
After breakfast we will travel to the ancient city of Troy, the famous archaeological and mythological site which is home of the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy”. We will then make our way via Canakkale and cross the Dardenelles by ferry to the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula are conducted by Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. You will then head to Anzac Cove to get a good spot for the Dawn Service which starts early the following morning. 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 101 years ago when your ancestors landed.
Overnight: Anzac Cove
Day Five: Monday 25th April – ANZAC Day (Gallipoli to Istanbul)
At first light the day begins with the Dawn Service held at the ANZAC Commemorative Site, which will be followed by the Australian and New Zealand memorial services held at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair respectively. Today is the reason you came to Turkey, to commemorate the sacrifice your forefathers have made. Emotions run high and this afternoon you will travel back to Istanbul, arriving there in the late evening.
Overnight: Istanbul – The Rox Hotel
Day Six: Tuesday 26th April – Tour Ends
After breakfast the tour finishes and we bid farewell to our new found friends and exchange e-mails. 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.
Accommodation: 2 X Night Kusadasi (3/4 Star) 1 X Night Edremit (4 Star) 1 X Night Anzac Cove, 1 X Night Istanbul (3/4 Star),
Meals: 4 X Breakfasts, 3 X Dinners
Transport: Air Conditioned (Non Smoking) Coach
All Entrance Fees
Professional English speaking Guide
Ephesus Tour (including Sirince Village and Temple of Artemis)
Anzac Day Memorial Services
Meals unless stated
Tips for Guides and Drivers
If you wish to arrive in Kusadasi earlier than the 21st or stay in Istanbul longer than the 26th then we can arrange pre and post tour accommodation for you although we have limited availability of this. The cost of this is per person £35 for a Double/Twin/Triple or £50 for a single room. Please indicate that you require this when making your booking.
If you are travelling alone and would prefer to pay the lower rate then we can match you up with someone of the same gender to share a twin/triple room (Subject to Availability).
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|Hotel Accommodation (4 Star)
|Single Room (For 1 Person)||$ 600|
|Double Room (For 2 People)||$ 1.000|
|Children & Infants|
|Children (3 – 10)||$ 250|
|Infants (0 – 2)||$ 125|