Highlights of Turkey with Anzac Day 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2017

Step back to a time when sultans ruled this land and were surrounded by all the world's treasures. Explore a 'mezze' of East and West in mystical Turkey, from the Byzantine and Ottoman past of its capital, Istanbul, to the legendary city of Troy, ancient ruins of Ephesus, and the famous limestone cotton castles of Pamukkale.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Istanbul
  • See Anzac Cove and the poignant War Cemeteries at Gallipoli
  • Visit the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon, the Virgin Mary's House at Ephesus, the Cotton Castle springs at Pamukkale, the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis, the Grand Mosque in Bursa
Dining Highlights
  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry across the Dardanelles from Eceabat to Canakkale
  • Ferry across the Sea of Marmara from Yalova to Istanbul
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (253) 859-2040 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13358325

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1IstanbulArrive Istanbul (2 Nights): Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Meet later with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Radisson Blu Sisli
Day 2IstanbulIstanbul Sightseeing: Visit the impressive Topkapi Palace, one of the greatest palaces of the Ottoman period, which has a superb position overlooking the Bosphorus. Explore the magnificent Hagia Sophia Basilica. After lunch, discover the wonders of the Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets and beautiful blue Iznik tiles. Tour the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot racing and other sporting events were held. Finally you may consider the option to cruise along the spectacular Bosphorus and view both the European and Asian side of Istanbul.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3CanakkaleIstanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale: In Gallipoli, see the Lone Pine Cemetery and the battlefields, including Anzac Cove and Chunuk Bair, where some of the fiercest fighting took place during World War I. Dine at your hotel before taking part in the commemorations and events at Gallipoli for the Dawn Service.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Iris
Day 4IzmirCanakkale - Troy - Izmir: After a memorable night, explore the legendary city of Troy, immortalised by Homer in the stories of King Priamus, Hector, Paris and the beautiful Helen. Admire the archaeological excavations revealing nine separate periods of settlement, plus the symbolic replica wooden Trojan horse commemorating the epic war machine constructed in the 13th century BC. This afternoon, enjoy a unique Be My Guest luncheon. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining, Dinner
Wyndham Grand
Day 5PamukkaleIzmir - Ephesus - Virgin Mary's House - Pamukkale: Your fascinating walking tour of the ancient city of Ephesus includes the House of the Virgin Mary, the Temple of Hadrian guarded by Medusa's head, and the Great Theatre, which was built by the Romans between 41 and 117 AD and is still in use today. Relax and enjoy the blissful thermal pools at your hotel in Pamukkale. Dine tonight at your hotel, and later an Optional Experience is available to observe the mystical Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevi sect.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Colossae Thermal
Day 6BursaPamukkale - Hierapolis - Bursa: Visit the ancient ruins of Hierapolis at Pamukkale, which is also famous for white 'Cotton Castles' formed by limestone-laden thermal springs. Finish your day in the city of Bursa. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Thermal Kervansary
Day 7IstanbulBursa - Istanbul: Wander through the old silk market and visit the Grand Mosque. Continue to Istanbul and spend time haggling for souvenirs in the vast, bustling Grand Bazaar. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a Farewell Dinner to mark the end of your holiday.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Radisson Blu Sisli
Day 8Depart IstanbulDepart Istanbul: Say goodbye to your companions and transfer to the airport for your flight home.Buffet Breakfast
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