ANZAC Day Activities
There is no accommodation overnight on April 24. Entertainment and activities are provided to entertain the crowd throughout the night in the lead up to dawn. It is strongly advised to prepare for all weather possibilities as you spend the night in an open air environment and it can become cold.
A reminder to ensure you have Turkish cash for any extras prior to your departure.
The itinerary is very much subject to the final timings at the Gallipoli Peninsula. You will be updated on 23 April as to your programme for ANZAC Day.
It is strongly advised that you carry your passport at all times on this day for security reasons. A simple boxed breakfast is included today for tomorrow's breakfast
You will pass through various security measures before attending the official ANZAC commemorations. Please bring water bottle, snacks, sun hat and sunscreen, and also cold weather gear for the open-air overnight. Please prepare to be patient during the security procedures.
There is at least a 7km walk to Chunuk Bair from the Main Dawn Service to the New Zealand Commemorations. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
Modest dress is required for entrance to holy sites – Men: Long pants, Women – skirt or long pants and shoulders covered.
On coach tours, hotels in regional areas (i.e Pamukkale) can be of a slightly lower standard than the other hotels on the tour.
All sightseeing tours require a moderate amount of walking around historical / cultural sites. This is particularly true in Cappadocia where walks can be up to 1 or 2 km long and where a good level of fitness will ensure you get a maximum enjoyment from your visit. On some tours you may visit a carpet or handicraft shop where the locals will show how their crafts are made. There is no obligation to buy any products at any of these places.
Transfers are operated by drivers and are not guided. Some drivers may only have a basic command of English.
Optional tours offered during coach tours may not be guaranteed (even if pre-booked ex New Zealand) as they are subject to a minimum number of participants.
Private Sightseeing tours (if booked)
If a private sightseeing tour is booked it is important that you discuss the days arrangements with the guide as the touring programmes have a degree of flexibility. It is important to discuss with the guide so that any specific requirements can be met or addressed at the time.
Istanbul airport transfers:
For coach tours: airport transfers are included on days of the tour ex Istanbul Airport, a surcharge will apply for transfers to or from Sabiha Gocken Airport. Transfers from the hotel to the Airport may be on scheduled shuttles. Late Evning or early morning flights may require private transfers at a supplement.
For independent / private tours: if included, airport transfers are applied ex Ataturk Airport, a surcharge will apply for transfers to or from Sabiha Gocken Airport.