The 6 Day Anzac & Kusadasi Tour is the ideal tour for those already travelling through Turkey, or coming from Greece, who want to experience the ANZAC Day Commemorations.
The tour begins on the 21st of April in Kusadasi. After this, you will get to experience such places as the Ephesus Ruins, the Village of Sirince and guided tours of Troy and Gallipoli before heading to Anzac Cove for the ANZAC Day services on the 24th. We will return you to Istanbul on the 25th for our final nights stay before the tour ends on the 26th.
Please arrive by 09:30 AM for a prompt departure at 10:00 AM
Approximately 8:30 PM
• Transportation in our fully air conditioned luxury coach (Non-smoking)
• A fluent English speaking tour guide throughout the duration of your tour
• An ANZAC Tours commemorative T-Shirt
• Early arrival in Anzac Cove on the 24th of April
• Overnight stay at Anzac Cove on the 24th of April
• During your bus journeys, we show a range of movies and documentaries about Gallipoli
• All entrance fees included
• ANZAC Day memorial services in Gallipoli
• Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels (as per itinerary)
• Turkish, Australian and New Zealand staff with great knowledge of Turkey and Gallipoli
• No hidden costs!
• No camping!
Welcome to Kusadasi! After checking into your hotel, you will have the afternoon free to explore Kusadasi at your own pace. During this afternoon, you have the option to visit a traditional Turkish Bath; a must-do for any visiting Kusadasi. Later in the day, you will meet your guide who will answer any questions you may have, and give you all the information about your tour. Overnight: Kusadasi Meals Included: Dinner
Today begins with a guided visit to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Here, you will learn from your guide all about the temple and the significance of this important historical site. We then move on to Ephesus, one of the best preserved ruins in the world, and formally one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. Whilst here, you will walk on the amazing streets paved with marble, and see the Ephesus ruins, Celcus Library, Odeon and the Theatre which is still used today for concerts, holding an amazing capacity of 25,000. We then take a scenic Village of Sirince, where we will visit the Mosque, Antique Church and Typical Turkish Houses. A relaxing way to finish your day, Sirince is famous for its style of building, streets and handmade fruit wines. After this, we stop near Selçuk for some shopping and a demonstration of the regions famous textile production. Overnight: Kusadasi Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
After breakfast, we depart for Bergama, where you will be given a guided tour around theAncient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum. Here, we’ll have a lunch break before continuing our journey to Edremit and check into our hotel for a relaxing break. Overnight: Edremit Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
After breakfast, we will travel to the Ancient City of Troy. A world famous archaeological and mythological site, Troy is home to the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy”. We then make our way across the Dardenelles by ferry to the Gallipoli Peninsula. ANZAC Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula are organised and conducted by Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. Upon arrival at Gallipoli, we will head to Anzac Cove to get a good spot for the Dawn Service, which begins early the following morning. There is also the possibility of visiting Lone Pine, the Nek and the Chunuk Bair War Memorial. Overnight: Anzac Cove Meals Included: Breakfast
The Dawn Service begins at first light on the 25th, a truly moving experience for everyone. The service includes tributes and tales of your fellow countrymen, as the many thousands who have gathered remember the fallen. After the Dawn Service, we will make our way to various sites for other commemorations. The first site we will visit will be the Australian Service at Lone Pine, followed by the New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair. After the NZ service, your guide and coach will pick you up, and we will depart for Istanbul, arriving in the late evening. Overnight: Istanbul
After breakfast our tour ends, and we bid farewell to our new friends. Wherever you are heading to next, you will take with you unforgettable memories, and a new found understanding of Turkey, a country that plays such a vital role in your own history. Meals Included: Breakfast