Anzac Day Special - Option D
Anzac Day Special - Option D
Anzac Day Special - Option D

Anzac Day Special - Option D

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Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. On arrival please clear customs and immigration. In the arrivals area you will be met by a representative of our local agent and then transferred to your tour hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. Tonight meet your tour companions on your Anzac Option D coach tour at a welcome briefing. Your accommodation is reserved for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2: Istanbul (B)
Start your discovery of Istanbul with a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum (excluding harem), residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 1453 to 1852. Visit the Hippodrome which was once the centre of life, where chariot racing and other public events took place. Continue to the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616 and famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, now a museum, and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets.

Tonight optional dinner with belly dancing.

Day 3: Istanbul - Gallipoli – Canakkale (B D)
After breakfast continue to the historical Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, and Chunuk Bair. Then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.

Day 4: Troy - Anzac Day Ceremonies (B D)
This morning visit legendary Troy. Late this evening depart for the Gallipoli Peninsula to secure your spot for the Dawn Service.

Today’s itinerary is very much subject to the final timings at the Gallipoli Peninsula. You will be updated on Thursday 23 April as to your programme for today.

Note: there is no accommodation tonight.
A reminder to ensure you have Turkish cash for any extras prior to your departure.

Day 5: Gallipoli – Istanbul (B)
Full day dedicated for attendance at the Dawn Ceremony and Anzac Day commemorations. Once all services are finished drive to Istanbul for an overnight stay.
Note: a simple boxed breakfast is included today

There is at least a 7km walk to Chunuk Bair.

You will pass through various security measures before attending the official ANZAC commemorations. Please bring your passport, water bottle, snacks, sun hat and sunscreen. Please prepare to be patient during the security procedures.

Day 6: Istanbul (B)
Departure transfer to the airport.

Rooms on the tour are run-of-house and room sizes/styles may vary.
The hotel selection may change – please use this as a guideline only.


  • A/C transportation
  • Accommodation in listed hotels (or similar)
  • Meals & sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Local taxes and charges
  • Turkey Travel Notes – issued by Innovative Travel


  • Departure & airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the programme

Airport transfers are only included on days of the tour ex Istanbul Ataturk (IST) Airport - a surcharge will apply for transfers to/from Sabiha Gocken (SAW) airport.
If you are arriving or departing Istanbul on any days other than the arrival and departure days of the tour transfers will not be included in the price of the coach tour.

Porterage for one suitcase is included in the tour price. Due to limited coach capacity the single bag should not exceed the dimensions of 30”x18”x10” and not weigh more than 50lbs (23kg). A charge of US $4 per travelling day is collected by the tour director for each additional piece of baggage or if the suitcase exceeds established weight and/or dimension limitations.

On the night prior to the Dawn Service the time for departure will be confirmed when you are in Istanbul. Please ensure you take a hat, gloves, warm socks, scarf, warm coat etc as it will be cold on the Peninsula. It is also advisable to take a torch, rug, notebook, and energy snacks for the day. It is advisable to take a lightweight day pack to take food boxes, water bottle, snacks etc – so don’t forget these! Due to security measures there will be a long walk to the dawn service so please ensure you have good walking shoes. Toilet facilities on the Peninsula will be basic (port-a-loo style).

Please note we have requested a double bedded room but cannot guarantee one will be available. In Turkey double rooms are very limited. Please ask on check-in with the hotel to see what is available.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable).   All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country.   Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions  page.

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