April 21, 2024
Istanbul- Anzac day dawn service-Gallipoli-Troy-Pergamon-Pamukkale-Ephesus-Cappadocia
Meet on arrival transfer to Your Hotel in Istanbul
Very good located and decorated for Elite guests staying in Istanbul Sultanahmet
07:45 am - 08:15 am Pick up from your hotel and drive to the meeting point to depart for the tour.
One of the greatest marvels of architecture, Hagia Sophia was founded as a basilica in the 6th century. Built by the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinianus.
St.Sophia was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years; it is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. After being considered the Patriarchal Basilica of Constantinople, it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmed II, The Conqueror, which led to adding the minarets, tombs and fountains.
In 1935 it was turned into a museum by Ataturk, and it was turned into a mosque in 2019.
Facing Hagia Sophia, famous for its blue Iznik tiles and its unique six minarets, the Blue Mosque was built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
This is the last great imperial mosque of the classical period. The name for which is commonly now known, “Blue Mosque”, comes from the 20.000 marvellous blue-toned Iznik tiles decorating the interior walls.
It's a former center of sportive events (chariot races, for example) and political activities of the old city.
The Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments that you can find and learn more about while visiting the Hippodrome.
Cafer Aga MadrasaStop by Caferaga Medresesi, of foundation for serving Turkish Culture, also organises various workshop about handicrafts and music.
In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers,
Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipesLunch will be provided in a cozy local restaurant
This extraordinary and, full of secrets, palace was the residence of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and the center of the Ottoman Empire for nearly 400 years.
The building is a typical example of Ottoman architecture and the rooms exhibit rich collections of porcelains, robes, weapons, shields, armours,
Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts as well as Ottoman treasures and jewellery.
The Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entrance fees)
After the tour finish we will transfer you back to your Hotel
07:45 am- 08:15 am Pick up from your hotel and drive to the meeting point to depart for the tour
Architect Kazim Aga built the Spice Bazaar in 1664. With its eighty six shops packed full of herbs, spices, fresh, preserved and dried food, the Spice Bazaar is a vibrant and fragrant celebration of all things delicious. Shops sell everything from olives, cheeses, Turkish Delight, teas, to scarves, lanterns and Nargile.
Rustempasha Mosque The Rüstem Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for the grand vizier Rüstem Pasha (the husband of one of the daughters of Suleiman the Magnificent by Hürrem Sultan (Roxelana), Mihrimah Sultan).
Rüstem Pasha died in July 1561 and the mosque was built after his death from around 1561 until 1563. The mosque complex hosts now a religious school.
Joining a Bosphorus Cruise is one of the best ways to discover Istanbul.
From the Bosphorus, you can see the whole city from a new perspective. Travel between two continents and get marvelled by the views.
Rumelihisarı (also known as Rumelian Castle and Roumeli Hissar Castle) is a fortress located in the Sarıyer district of Istanbul, Turkey, on a hill at the European side of the Bosphorus.
It gives the name of the quarter around it. It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 and 1452, before his army's conquest of Constantinople.
The three great towers were named after three of Mehmed II's viziers: Sadrazam Çandarlı Halil Pasha, who built the large tower next to the gate; Zağanos Pasha, who built the south tower; and Sarıca Pasha, who built the north tower.
Ortakoy (literally Middle Village in Turkish) is a neighbourhood, formerly a small village, within the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, located in the middle of the European bank of the Bosphorus.
Ortakoy was a cosmopolitan area during the Ottoman era and the first decades of the Turkish Republic, with communities of Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews. Today the neighbourhood still hosts many different religious (Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox, and other Christian) structures.
It is also a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, with its art galleries, night clubs, cafés, bars, and restaurants.
Get the unique chance to drive from Europe to Asia with a breath-taking view of the Bosphorus.
This was the first bridge to connect both continents and it was open on the 30th of October, 1973. It took 3 years to be finished.
Camlica Hill, The highest point of Istanbul has an absolutely magnificent view to offer, which makes it well worth the drive. It gives you a unique chance to view entire city in a single picture.
A lovely cafe stands on the top and you can enjoy a cup of tea and a delicious Simit, while looking at Istanbul.
This is one of the most impressive palaces that you will ever visit.
The main palace was built by the leading Ottoman architects of the era, Karabet and Nikogos Balyan, and consists of three parts: the Imperial Mabeyn (State Apartments), Muayede Salon (Ceremonial Hall) and the Imperial Harem.
After the tour we will transfer you back to your Hotel in Istanbul
12:00 Noon Meet the group at Hagia Sophia Museum for bus allocation
12:15 pm Depart from Istanbul, stop half way for refreshments
17:00 pm Arrive Eceabat
20:00 pm Depart for Dawn Service
05:30 am Dawn service
10:30 am Australian service at Lone Pine
11:45 am New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair
-----Return to the hotel - Check in at your hotel
Anzac Hotel is a 3 stars popular hotel offering superior comfort and friendly atmosphere at the heart of Canakkale Turkey
Adress: Saat Kulesi Meydanı No:8 Çanakkale
Kale 17 Hotel is a comfertable hotel for your trip stay
Adress:Kemalpaşa Mah. Matbaa Sk. Merkez/Çanakkale/Türkiye
The Kolin Hotel distance to Çanakkale centrum, Terminal and Airport is 3 km, to Gallipoli Martyrs Memorial 20 and Troya 20 km,
Adress: Boğazkent Mahallesi, Atatürk Caddesi, No : 2/1 Kepez, 17100 Çanakkale, Turkey
12:00 noon Restaurant lunch
13:00 pm Departure for Gallipoli tour for Visiting
-----Back to hotel - Overnight at your hotel
08:00 am Depart from the hotel for Fully Guided Troy Tour for visiting
10:30End of Troy tour & depart for Bergama13:30Lunch in Bergama & depart for Fully guided Pergamon Acropolis tourVisiting
17:30 pm End of the tour & depart for Selcuk / Kusadasi
20:30 pm Arrive your hotel in Selcuk
21:30 pm Arrive your hotel in Kusadasi
Lovely Hotel in Kusadasi where you can enjoy the sea view
07:30 am Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi
07:45 pm Pick up from your hotel in Selcuk and drive to Pamukkale
12.00 noon Depart for fully guided Pamukkale tourVisiting
17:00 pm End of the tour transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi stay overnight
08:45 am Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi
Depart for the full day Ephesus Tour
17:00 pm End of the tour transfer you to your Hotel in Kusadasi
One of the best Cave hotel of Cappadocia
09:30 am - 09:45 am Pick up from your hotel and
17:00 pm End of the tour transfer back to your hotel Stay Overnight
09:30 am - 09:45 am Pick up from your hotel Depart for fully guided full day tour of Southern Cappadocia
18:00 pm End of the tour transfer back to your hotel Stay Overnight
Operator Crowded House tours Gallipoli