2017 - 'ANZAC Day Tour 2017 - The Digger Tour'
5 - Day itinerary
Saturday 22nd April
Welcome to Istanbul
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.
Sunday 23rd 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 don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.
Monday 24th April
Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula at the International Service at the Turkish Memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and then the Commonwealth Service at the British Memorial. We then we enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to the Dawn Service site.
Tuesday 25th April
Anzac Day at Gallipoli
Awake before sun rise for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to visit the Chunuk Bair Memorial to attend the New Zealand Memorial Service before a late afternoon drive back to Istanbul. Unfortunately the Australian service at the Lone Pine memorial has been cancelled.
Wednesday 26th April
Our tour concludes after breakfast and we bid farewell to our new friends.
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
- Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
- Istanbul - Blue Mosque
- Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
- Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
- Istanbul - Hippodrome
- Istanbul - Harbiye Military Museum
- Cape Helles - International and Commonwealth Memorial Services
- Mehmetcik Abide - Turkish Memorial
- Cape Helles - British Memorial
- Gallipoli - ANZAC Day program - Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
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This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.
Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.
Prices & Departure Dates
Options & Add-Ons
Attendance passes will be required for the ANZAC Day services at Gallipoli in 2017.
For more information please visit this page
For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our ANZAC Day Information
Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
This tour is a '
' tour. This means it will depart regardless of how many people are booked on to it.