ANZAC Day 2025 – Major Tour

This 11 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey.

Whilst the ANZAC Day ceremonies are the central point of the tour, it also visits, amongst other places, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi – 5 UNESCO Heritage sites in all.

Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul – Old City – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul – St. Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul – Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul – Topkapi Palace (Hagia Irene and Harem)
  • Istanbul – Hippodrome
  • Gallipoli – Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli – ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli – Lone Pine – Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli – Johnson’s Jolly – original tunnels
  • Gallipoli – The Nek – original trenches
  • Gallipoli – Chunuk Bair – New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli – ANZAC Day – Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
  • Troy – Ancient City and Museum – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince – Village
  • Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pamukkale – Hierapolis – Tour
  • Konya – Mevlana Museum
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Göreme – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme – Open Air Museum (Dark Church)
  • Cappadocia – Kaymakli – Underground City
  • Ankara – Atatürk’s Mausoleum
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Tour Information


  • - Inbound Transfer - Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • - Outbound Transfer - Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • - Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • - Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • - Entrance fees
  • - Tips except Driver and Guide
  • - 10 nights accommodation
  • - 10 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners


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Day 1: 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.

Day 2: 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 (including Hagia Irene and the Harem), the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.

Tonight don’t miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.

Day 3: Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Day 4: 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 attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial service before returning to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 5: Troy, Troy Museum

Depart from Canakkale and head towards Troy where we will explore the and award-winning Troy Museum and the ancient city of Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Walk through the legendary city walls, stand where heroes like Achilles and Hector once battled, and marvel at the remnants of temples and theatres that whisper stories of a glorious past.

Day 6: Ephesus, Sirince, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis.

Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines.

Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Day 7: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis.

Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Day 8: Silk Road, Konya, Cappadocia

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way.

Tonight, don’t miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Day 9: Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Day 10: Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation’s capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Day 11: Istanbul

Our tour concludes after breakfast and we bid farewell to our new friends.