Friday 21st April
Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group.
Saturday 22nd April
Istanbul Old City
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. Tonight get to know your travelling companions a little better and enjoy some Turkish cuisine at our welcome dinner.
Sunday 23rd April
Depart for the Gallipoli Peninsula early morning and tour the place where the ANZAC legend was born. Highlights will include the original trenches and tunnels, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Johnston's Jolly and The Nek. Afterwards we take a short ferry ride across the Dardanelles on the way to our hotel.
Monday 24th April
Today, we visit the archaeological ruins of Troy. As soon as we are able we will cross the Dardanelles to the Gallipoli Peninsula and head straight to the Dawn Service area to secure the best spot possible.
(Though your hotel is available before and after the ANZAC Day services, most of this night will be spent at the ANZAC Commemorative site.)
Tuesday 25th April
ANZAC Day at Gallipoli
At first light we will commemorate our fallen forefathers during the moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service. You will then have a chance to visit the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine before heading to Chunuk Bair Memorial to attend the New Zealand Memorial Service before we return to our hotel for some well-deserved rest. Unfortunately the Australian service at the Lone Pine memorial has been cancelled.
Wednesday 26th April
Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
Today we have a late morning departure back to Istanbul. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and today we also have the chance to learn how Turkish carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Thursday 27th April
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)