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All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Day 1, Tuesday 19th April - Istanbul Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group. Overnight Istanbul, 4-star Nidya Hotel Galataport Day 2, Wednesday 20th April - Istanbul Old City After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening. Overnight Istanbul 4-star Nidya Hotel Galataport (B) Day 3, Thursday 21st April - Bursa Today you head to Pamukkale, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa where you will visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Overnight Pamukkale, 5-star Colossae Thermal Hotel (B, D) Day 4, Friday 22nd April - Pamukkale This morning, you'll visit the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as the Travertines, in Pamukkale. You'll also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip in the hot springs amongst ancient columns that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Then, head for Kusadasi where you'll enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods. Overnight Kuşadası, 4-star Ada Class Hotel/Royal Palace Hotel (B, D) Day 5, Saturday 23rd April - Ephesus and Pergamum Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theater. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village. Learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Then, travel up the Aegean coastline, stopping to visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Overnight Akcay, 5-star Gure Saruhan Thermal Hotel (B, D) Day 6, Sunday 24th April - Troy This morning, visit the archaeological ruins of Troy, then cross the Dardanelles to enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to Anzac Cove to secure a good spot on the grass for the long night ahead. (B, L) Day 7, Monday 25th April - Anzac Day at Gallipoli Awake before sun rise for the Anzac Day Dawn Service to become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial Service before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul, 4-star Nidya Hotel Galataport Day 8, Tuesday 26th April - Istanbul After breakfast, your tour concludes and you'll say goodbye to your new friends. (B) *B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
Accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Round-trip shared transfer
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Not recommended for child aged 8 and under
Your tour will commence with a welcome meeting at 7pm in the reception of your hotel, where you will have the chance to meet your guide and the rest of your tour group
The Anzac Commemorative Site is expected to be closed to visitor entry from approximately late morning to early evening on Thursday 24 April
Please ensure that we have been provided with your 'arrival' details at least 24 hours before departure. We need to know:- 1. Which of Istanbul's two airports you will be flying to. Ataturk Airport (IST) is the main airport, on the European side of Istanbul and closer to your hotel. Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) is on the Asian shore and about 1.5 hours drive from the city. 2. Your arrival flight number. If you are changing flights on the way to Turkey then we need the 'final' flight number. 3. Your arrival flight date. Beware that this may not be the same as your departure date! 4. Your arrival flight time. This is not the time on your ticket! That is the departure time. Be aware that we need the time the flight 'arrives' into Istanbul. Arrival pick up details:- Ataturk Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) You will be greeted at the airport by a representative of Fez Travel and transferred to your hotel. After collecting your luggage, walk out of the customs / baggage collection area. Our transfer representative will be waiting outside the exit door, inside the terminal with your name on a sign. There are often large crowds here so please look carefully for your transfer representative.
Please contact your local supplier to reconfirm your departure time