ANZAC GROUP TOURS DEPARTING FROM ISTANBUL

 

 

St. Sophia Church

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome and Blue Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque

Topkapi Palace

Spice Bazaar

Gallipoli

Troy

Asklepion-Pergamum

Acropolis-Pergamum

Mausoleum of Ataturk

Cappadocia

Hierapolis (Pamukkale)

House of Virgin Mary-Ephesus

St. John's Basilica-Selcuk

Artemis Temple-Selcuk

Acropolis-Pergamum

Asclepion-Pergamum

Ephesus Museum-Selcuk

 

 

  • These tours are guaranteed without any minimum person requirement (except on PRX 015) on the designated dates

  • Our rates in American Dollar are inclusive of the superior, first class or tourist class hotels with private facilities on the designated board, meals as indicated on the itinerary by the code letters (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), government licensed English speaking guides throughout the land tours, private air-conditioned transportation, admission fees, luggage handling, local taxes and service charges, arrival and departure  airport/port transfers at the beginning and on the last day of the tours regardless the flight times.

  • Our rates are exclusive of the personal expenses, optional tours, customary tips to the guides and drivers, port taxes on the cruises.

  • There will be 2.5% discount for third person who shares the same room with two other persons.

PRX 014/ 2-DAY ANZAC BUDGET TOUR

 

 

24 April 2012, Tuesday

Leaving Istanbul around noon time. Stopping along the way to stock up on supplies and rations. On arrival to Gallipoli peninsula we head straight to Anzac cove to secure a good spot for the long night ahead. Overnight Anzac Cove (No accommodaton is available on this night).

 

25 April 2012, Wednesday

Attend the Anzac service at dawn to commemorate the fallen forefathers. Walk amidst the various cemeteries, trenches and memorials on the way to Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair to attend the Australian, Turkish and New Zealand memorial services. Late afternoon heading back to Istanbul

 

* All the rations and blankets need to be provided by the travelers themselves. No meals are supplied on this tour.

 

Departure Dates (2012)

Per Person Rate ($) in a Dbl Room

Single Supplement

Apr 24

$199

-

 

Hotels to be used on this tour :

No accommodation is available on this tour

 

PRX 015/ 3-DAY ANZAC SPECIAL

 

 

23 April 2012, Monday

In the morning drive along the northern shores of the Sea of Marmara to get to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles - particularly involving the Allied Forces including Australians and New Zealanders during World War I. Visit Anzac Cove where the Allied Forces landed on 25 April 1915. Anzac Cove is marked by a Turkish monument with Ataturk’ s poignant words uttered in 1934 for the Anzac troops: “Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives…you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours…You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land, they have become our sons as well.”  Overnight Canakkale (D).

 

24 April 2012, Tuesday

In the morning drive to Troy to visit the site with nine inhabitation levels covering a period of 3.000 years and where the legendary Trojan War in the book of Homeros of Smyrna took place. A replica of the legendary wooden horse can also be observed at the spot. Return to Canakkale for a free afternoon. Gallipoli documental films can be seen free of charge at Anzac House. Early evening take the ferry to cross the strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, to join the Dawn Service at Gallipoli (B, D).

 

25 Apr 2012, Wednesday

After a sleepless night attend the Anzac service at dawn to commemorate the fallen forefathers. Walk amidst the various cemeteries, trenches and memorials on the way to Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair to attend the Australian, Turkish and New Zealand memorial services. Late afternon drive back to Istanbul (B as breakfast box at the spot).

 

* All the rations and blankets at the time of the Dawn Service are to be provided by Parasol Holidays and inclusive of the prices

 

Departure Days

Departing on 23 April (Minimum 6 participants)

 

Lunches are inclusive to our “Regular” tours

Pax No

Regular

01 Pax

02 pax

03 pax

04 pax

5-9 pax

S. Supp

Rates in USD pp

620

3.410

1.845

1.315

1.065

765

145

*Due to the limited room supply of the hotels on this date, this tour needs a further confirmation from our end.

 

Hotels to be used on this tour :

The hotel name is to be advised at the time of booking depending on the availability

 

PRX 016 / ANZAC SPECIAL (07 DAYS/06 NIGHTS)

 

Istanbul (2) - Canakkale (3) - Istanbul (1)

 

20 April : Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel.

 

21 April : Istanbul

Full day tour to include St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.

Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

 

22 April : Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale

After visiting Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem) drive on to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Afternoon continue to Canakkale for overnight (B, D)

 

23 April : Gallipoli - Hellespont

Cross the Dardanelles to visit the trenches and the Nek. Then continue to Hellespont with the largest memorial of peninsula. Drive back to Canakkale for overnight (B, D).

 

24 April : Troy- Pergamum

This morning visit Troy with its famous wooden horse then proceed to Pergamum to visit the Acropolis. After dinner at your hotel, drive to Gallipoli for Anzac Day (No overnight at the hotel). Arrival to Anzac Cove around 1:00 am. (B, D)

 

25 April : Gallipoli - Istanbul

Attend the dawn service. In the afternoon drive to Istanbul. Dinner (B as a breakfast box)

 

26 April : Istanbul

Transfer to the airport (B).

 

Departure Dates (2012)

Per Person Rate ($) in a Dbl Room

Single Supplement

Apr 20

$950

$345

 

Hotels to be used on this tour :

We keep the right to replace the quoted hotels with similar ones

Istanbul 

Eresin Taksim or similar

Canakkale  

Iris Hotel or similar

 

PRX 017 / ANZAC SPECIAL (07 DAYS/05 NIGHTS) 

 

Istanbul (2) - Canakkale (2) - Istanbul (1)

 

22 April : Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel.

 

23 April : Istanbul

Full day tour to include Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.

Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

 

24 April : Istanbul - Gallipoli

Leave Istanbul late afternoon and visit Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, built in the name of the Sultan Suleyman, the Magnificent, during the 16th. century, considered as the best amongst the imperial mosques. Continue on to Gallipoli. Dinner on the way and then proceed to Gallipoli for the dawn service (No hotel accommodation available tonight and the group will be in the bus during the night) (B, D).

 

25 April : Gallipoli

After the Dawn service proceed to the hotel in Canakkale (Breakfast box, D).

 

26 April : Gallipoli

Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Then drive to Hellespont with the largest memorial of peninsula. Overnight Canakkale. (B, D)

 

27 April : Gallipoli-Istanbul

After visiting Troy with its famous wooden horse, continue to Istanbul (B).

 

28 April : Istanbul

Transfer to the hotel (B)

 

Departure Dates (2012)

Per Person Rate ($) in a Dbl Room

Single Supplement

Apr 22

$975

$345

 

Hotels to be used on this tour :

We keep the right to replace the quoted hotels with similar ones

Istanbul 

Eresin Taksim or similar

Canakkale  

Iris Hotel or similar

 

PRX 018 / ANZAC SPECIAL (08 DAYS/06 NIGHTS) 

 

Istanbul (2) - Canakkale (3) - Kusadasi (2)

 

22 April : Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel.

 

23 April : Istanbul

Full day tour to include Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.

Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

 

24 April : Istanbul - Gallipoli

Leave Istanbul late afternoon and visit Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, built in the name of the Sultan Suleyman, the Magnificent, during the 16th. century, considered as the best amongst the imperial mosques. Continue on to Gallipoli. Dinner on the way and then proceed to Gallipoli for the dawn service (No hotel accommodation available tonight and the group will be in the bus during the night) (B, D).

 

25 April : Gallipoli

After the Dawn service proceed to the hotel in Canakkale (Breakfast box, D).

 

26 April : Gallipoli

Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Then drive to Hellespont with the largest memorial of peninsula. Overnight Canakkale. (B, D)

 

27 April : Gallipoli - Pergamum - Kusadasi

This morning visit Troy with its famous wooden horse then proceed to Pergamum to visit the Acropolis. Continue on to Kusadasi for overnight (B, D).

 

28 April : Kusadasi

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage.

Afternoon Optional: Tour of Sardis or Sirince. (B, D)

 

29 April : Kusadasi

Transfer to the pier (B)

 

Departure Dates (2012)

Per Person Rate ($) in a Dbl Room

Single Supplement

Apr 22

$1.175

$460

 

Hotels to be used on this tour :

We keep the right to replace the quoted hotels with similar ones

Istanbul 

Eresin Taksim or similar

Canakkale  

Iris Hotel or similar

Kusadasi

Surmeli Hotel

 

PRX 019 / ANZAC SPECIAL (11 DAYS/09 NIGHTS) 

 

Istanbul (2) - Canakkale (3) - Kusadasi (2) - Pamukkale (1) - Marmaris (1)

 

22 April : Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel.

 

23 April : Istanbul

Full day tour to include Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.

Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

 

24 April : Istanbul - Gallipoli

Leave Istanbul late afternoon and visit Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, built in the name of the Sultan Suleyman, the Magnificent, during the 16th. century, considered as the best amongst the imperial mosques. Continue on to Gallipoli. Dinner on the way and then proceed to Gallipoli for the dawn service (No hotel accommodation available tonight and the group will be in the bus during the night) (B, D).

 

25 April : Gallipoli

After the Dawn service proceed to the hotel in Canakkale (Breakfast box, D).

 

26 April : Gallipoli

Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Then drive to Hellespont with the largest memorial of peninsula. Overnight Canakkale. (B, D)

 

27 April : Gallipoli - Pergamum - Kusadasi

This morning visit Troy with its famous wooden horse then proceed to Pergamum to visit the Acropolis. Continue on to Kusadasi for overnight (B, D).

 

28 April : Kusadasi

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage.

Afternoon Optional: Tour of Sardis or Sirince. (B, D)

 

29 April : Kusadasi - Aphrodisias - Pamukkale

Drive through fertile valleys to Aphrodisias. Then continue to Pamukkale and visit Hierapolis (B, D)

 

30 April : Pamukkale - Marmaris

Transfer to Marmaris and overnight (B, D).

 

01 May : Marmaris

Transfer to the pier (B).

 

Departure Dates (2012)

Per Person Rate ($) in a Dbl Room

Single Supplement

Apr 22

$1.345

$545

 

Hotels to be used on this tour :

We keep the right to replace the quoted hotels with similar ones

Istanbul 

Eresin Taksim or similar

Canakkale  

Iris Hotel or similar

Kusadasi

Surmeli Hotel

Pamukkale  

Pam Thermal Hotel

Marmaris

Anemon Hotel

 

PRX 020 / ANZAC SPECIAL (13 DAYS/11 NIGHTS) 

 

Istanbul (2) - Canakkale (3) - Kusadasi (2) - Pamukkale (1) - Cappadocia (2) - Ankara (1) - Istanbul (1)

 

22 April : Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel.

 

23 April : Istanbul

Full day tour to include Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.

Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

 

24 April : Istanbul - Gallipoli

Leave Istanbul late afternoon and visit Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, built in the name of the Sultan Suleyman, the Magnificent, during the 16th. century, considered as the best amongst the imperial mosques. Continue on to Gallipoli. Dinner on the way and then proceed to Gallipoli for the dawn service (No hotel accommodation available tonight and the group will be in the bus during the night) (B, D).

 

25 April : Gallipoli

After the Dawn service proceed to the hotel in Canakkale (Breakfast box, D).

 

26 April : Gallipoli

Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Then drive to Hellespont with the largest memorial of peninsula. Overnight Canakkale. (B, D)

 

27 April : Gallipoli - Pergamum - Kusadasi

This morning visit Troy with its famous wooden horse then proceed to Pergamum to visit the Acropolis. Continue on to Kusadasi for overnight (B, D).

 

28 April : Kusadasi

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage.

Afternoon Optional: Tour of Sardis or Sirince. (B, D)

 

29 April : Kusadasi - Aphrodisias - Pamukkale

Drive through fertile valleys to Aphrodisias. Then continue to Pamukkale and visit Hierapolis (B, D)

 

30 April : Pamukkale - Cappadocia

After breakfast depart for Cappadocia (B, D).

 

01 May : Cappadocia

Visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley and Ozkonak Underground City (B, D).

 

02 May : Cappadocia - Ankara

After visiting the 13th century Agzikarahan Caravanserai drive in Ankara. Visit Ataturk’s Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Overnight Ankara (B, D).

 

03 May : Ankara - Istanbul

Drive to Istanbul. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant (B, D).

 

04 May : Istanbul

Transfer to the airport (B).

 

 

Departure Dates (2012)

Per Person Rate ($) in a Dbl Room

Single Supplement

Apr 22

$1.475

$650

 

Istanbul 

Eresin Taksim or similar

Canakkale  

Iris Hotel or similar

Kusadasi

Surmeli Hotel

Pamukkale  

Pam Thermal Hotel

Cappadocia

Crystal Hotel

Ankara

Barcelo Hotel

Istanbul

Eresin Taksim or similar

 

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