TOURS : ANZAC

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ANZAC

ANZAC Day has a special place in the hearts of Australians. So many of our young men perished in those trenches so far away from home. For many Australians, visiting the battlefields and attending the dawn service has a personal significance. Paying their respects takes on a more intimate meaning.

7 days / 6 nights.
For the full itinerary or the 9, 10, or 15-day itineraries, contact Touchdown Tours.

ARRIVE ISTANBUL – COCKTAILS AND BRIEFING.

Istanbul full-day tour – Topkapi Palace – Blue Mosque – Hippodrome – Grand Bazaar and Aghia Sophia. Dinner and belly dance show.

Bosphorus cruise – depart for Edirne – Highlights of Edirne – Selimiye Mosque, Arasta Bazaar, and the old Ottoman streets. Dinner and overnight.

Drive to Gallipoli – Anzac Cove – Lone Pine – Johnston’s Joly, The Neck – Chunuk Bair – Hellespont. Drive back to Edrine and overnight.

Edirne – Troy – drive to Canakkale – Dinner – Depart for Dawn Service.

Full day ANZAC program – Afternoon departure to Istanbul – Overnight.

Istanbul – Return

Wherever your heart lies, we work alongside you to enhance your passions and create immersive and authentic experiences worldwide.

Educational

ANZAC Day has a special place in the hearts of Australians. So many of our young men perished in those trenches so far away from home. For many Australians, visiting the battlefields and attending the dawn service has a personal significance. Paying their respects takes on a more intimate meaning.

7 days / 6 nights.
For the full itinerary or the 9, 10, or 15-day itineraries, contact Touchdown Tours.

ARRIVE ISTANBUL – COCKTAILS AND BRIEFING.

Istanbul full-day tour – Topkapi Palace – Blue Mosque – Hippodrome – Grand Bazaar and Aghia Sophia. Dinner and belly dance show.

Bosphorus cruise – depart for Edirne – Highlights of Edirne – Selimiye Mosque, Arasta Bazaar, and the old Ottoman streets. Dinner and overnight.

Drive to Gallipoli – Anzac Cove – Lone Pine – Johnston’s Joly, The Neck – Chunuk Bair – Hellespont. Drive back to Edrine and overnight.

Edirne – Troy – drive to Canakkale – Dinner – Depart for Dawn Service.

Full day ANZAC program – Afternoon departure to Istanbul – Overnight.

Istanbul – Return

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO BOOK FOR THE ANZAC TOUR?

We have ANZAC tours running year round, and these can be confirmed at any time of the year. However, to attend the ANZAC Day Ceremony on site on 25th April, we suggest you book at least 9 – 10 months in advance.

DO I NEED A VISA FOR TURKEY?

Australian passport holders do require a visa for Turkey. You can easily obtain a visa online prior to departure. Contact us to ensure you go through the official government website to avoid scams.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE IN TURKEY?

The dress code in Turkey is similar to what you can expect in many parts of Europe. However, please remember that the predominant religion here is Islam. T-shirts, skirts, shorts are all perfectly acceptable during the summer months. If you are entering a mosque or any religious site, you will be required to cover your head with a scarf.

CAN YOU CREATE A PRIVATE TOUR FOR ME & MY TRAVELLING COMPANIONS?

Yes. In fact, tailoring private tours for small groups or even individuals is our area of expertise. Please contact us to create a boutique journey for you and your travelling party exclusively.

WHAT IS THE CURRENCY USED IN TURKEY?

It is the LIRA that is used in Turkey. Money exchange kiosks are found all over Turkey, but you can also exchange money at the airport, at banks, or even inside your hotel.

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