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Highlights of Turkey with Anzac Day

8 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

Step back to a time when sultans ruled this land and were surrounded by all the world's treasures.

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    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call +65 6922 5965

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      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.

      Please note: All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.


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      7 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 7 buffet breakfasts

      • 6 dinners

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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 Çanakkale

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Highlights of Turkey with Anzac Day

      Your Itinerary

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      Istanbul, Turkey

      Day 1

      Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights)

      Bosphorus Cruise, Istanbul, Turkey

      Day 2

      Istanbul Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Istanbul – Gallipoli – Canakkale

      Istanbul, Turkey

      Day 4

      Çanakkale – Troy – Izmir

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      Day 5

      Izmir – Ephesus – Virgin Mary’s House – Pamukkale

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      Pamukkale – Hierapolis – Bursa

      Grand Bazar, Istanbul, Turkey

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      Bursa – Istanbul

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      Depart Istanbul

      Day 1

      Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights)

      Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Meet later with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu Sisli

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu Sisli

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Istanbul Sightseeing Day 2 - Istanbul 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Traditional Bosphorus Cruise

      No stay would be complete without this unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe and Asia. Along the shores you’ll see a beautiful mixture of modern hotels, ancient wooden villas, marble palaces, fortresses and small fishing villages, as you relax on board.

      Adult Price: US$40.00

      Istanbul Nightlife Experience

      You’ll enjoy a short drive through the illuminated streets of Istanbul before arriving at the famous Kervansaray Night Club. You’ll taste Turkish specialties while being entertained by musicians, belly and folk dancers, performing dances from different regions of Turkey. You’ll also get the chance to join in.

      Adult Price: US$80.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Istanbul – Gallipoli – Canakkale Day 3 - Istanbul – 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.

      Hotel

      Iris

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Iris

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Çanakkale – Troy – Izmir Day 4 - Çanakkale – 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.

      Hotel

      Wyndham Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Wyndham Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Izmir – Ephesus – Virgin Mary’s House – Pamukkale Day 5 - Izmir – 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.

      Hotel

      Colossae Thermal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Colossae Thermal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Dance Of The Whirling Dervishes

      The 'dance' of the Whirling Dervishes is called Sema. It is part of Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture and represents a man's spiritual journey, and will be a highlight of your trip to Turkey.

      Adult Price: US$25.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Pamukkale – Hierapolis – Bursa Day 6 - Pamukkale – 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.

      Hotel

      Thermal Kervansary

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Thermal Kervansary

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Bursa – Istanbul Day 7 - Bursa – 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.

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu Sisli

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu Sisli

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Istanbul Day 8 - Depart Istanbul

      Say goodbye to your companions and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/gsa/tours/highlights-of-turkey-with-anzac-day for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Meet the most liberated women in Turkey in the village of Demircidere, where you'll learn how to bake traditional bread and taste the local wine

      • Cultural Insights
        Haggle for souvenirs at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and over 5 000 shops

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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 Çanakkale

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 17 Reviews

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        Service:

        Service rating : Great tour because it was a small group.Tour director Al fantastic as he had a degree in Archealogy and was able to give more insight into sites visited like Ephesus.Product : What we saw was great but i think a little too much of Mosques and excavations.There must be other

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        Service:

        Service rating : Tour was excellent- Al was great guideProduct : Itinerary was good- visit a lot of interesting places though there were other places along the way I wish we could've stopped. Also, I'm not sure you need to devote a whole day to Galipoli.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The Service was very good however it was too rushed. We enjoyed the history of the different areas but it would have been better if we had a chance to walk around the different townsProduct : Yes it was memorable but it would have been more so had we walked around the present

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : service was ok but don't tell me to write things that should be up to me!!!!!!!Product : Tour leader Al was very good with excellent knowledge & a good personality.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Travel director was excellent plus++++Nothing was too much troubleCredit to Trafalgar and neonProduct : Very very fast pacedsome accommodation needs evaluating, even replacingsad that a bottle of water could not be supplied by some 5 star hotels or tea/coffee making facilities

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