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Highlights

  • Tour Gallipoli battlefields and Anzac cove
  • Visit the historic sites of Troy and Pergamum settlements
  • Discover the ancient City of Ephesus
  • Stay in a treehouse in Saklikent Gorge
  • Bathe in Pamukkale limestone pools
  • Cruise the 12 islands on board our exclusive Gullet sail boat

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ANZAC Day, Ephesus, Saklikent treehouse & 3 night Turkey Gulet sail

Travel from the bustling energy of Istanbul to the shimmering calm of the Mediterranean Sea. Our first stop is to honour the proud ANZACs at Gallipoli, before exploring some of the most breathtaking sites Turkey has to offer. Finish with a beautiful, relaxing sail around the 12 islands of the stunning Turquoise Coast.

What's included

  • Your fantastic Busabout Guide
  • 9 nights accommodation (2 nights hotel, 2 nights motel, 1 night treehouse/guesthouse, 3 night ensuite cabins on-board Gulet, 1 night Gallipoli Anzac Ceremony site. All multi-share)
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches on board the Gulet
  • Local guide for ANZAC Day
  • Anzac peninsula tour
  • Troy, Ephesus, Pammukale and Pergamum entrance fees
  • Busabout Anzac souvenir

Free time

Take time out with one of our optional extras. Full details from your Busabout Guide.

  • Ephesus historical site
  • Rafting and mud bath in Saklikent Gorge
  • Turkish bath in Selcuk


(1)

H: Included Highlights

F: Free Time Option

H: Included Highlights

F: Free Time Option

Day 1: Istanbul to Gallipoli

Our Anzac tour begins as we drive down to Gallipoli. We'll head out onto the peninsular for a tour around all the major sights such as Lone Pine, Chunik Blair and Anzac cove. After the tour we will head to our accommodation in Cannakale for dinner and a chance to get to know your fellow travelers. (B)   

H:Tour Gallipoli battlefields and Anzac cove

Day 2: Gallipoli

Revelli and breakfast, then we'll venture to  Troy, where Achilles battled the Trojans in Homer’s Iliad. After Lunch we'll enjoy some relaxation time before we visit the Suva winery for some wine tasting and an Anzac lecture by our guest speaker. Then we'll have a fish dinner before heading out onto the peninsula for the night in anticipation of the dawn service. (B)

H:Visit the historic sites of Troy

Day 3: Gallipoli

The dawn service continues until around 9am and then your Guide will bring you up to Lone Pine and Chunik Blair for the Australian and New Zealand Services. Once they have finished some sleep and rest will be in order. Tonight we'll arrange a post Anzac dinner and drinks in Cannakale. (B)

Day 4: Gallipoli to Ephesus

Throughout this journey,you'll definitely get the feeling that Turkey is one of the best open air museums in the world! Today is full of historic marvels from Antiquity, such as Pergamum with its staggering remains of the once famous Anatolian kingdom. To top off the day, we finish in Ephesus at our Aegean oasis. (B)

F:Explore Pergamum settlement

Day 5: Ephesus & Kusadasi

Ephesus is home to the remains of an ancient Roman city. We recommend you attack the sights early, such as the 25,000 seater coliseum, or the Curetes Way. After a historic day of ancient sights, we return to our oasis for some relaxing around the pool and enjoy great Turkish food. (B)

H:Ephesus historical site

Day 6: Ephesus to Saklikent

This morning we head to Pammukale and the limestone pools. Here you'll be able to bath in ancient waters and see the impressive white rock formations. Tonight the groups split to either Saklikent gorge or Koygees where your accommodation is set up. (B)

H:Bathe in Pamukkale limestone pools

H:Stay in a treehouse in Saklikent Gorge

Day 7: Saklikent to Fethiye 

You’ll wake up to a burst of nature atop the tree line in your own little treehouse. Saklikent Gorge is a deliciously cool refuge on a hot summer’s day. Grab an inner tube and paddle your way down the crystal clear Xanthos river before being immersed in a bath of mud. We’ll spend the morning wallowing in the cool natural environment of the gorge before setting off to the coast and our 12 islands sail. On arrival into Fethiye your Guide will show you the ancient medina, grab a bite to eat before boarding the gullet and sailing off on your first night on board. (B, D)

F:Go Rafting and mud bathing in Saklikent Gorge

Day 8: Aegean Sail

After breakfast we depart for Cleopatra’s Baths (Hamam Bay). Enjoy a swim in the ancient ruins of these Roman Baths. We then cruise to Sarsala Bay, a striking pine-surrounded cove. It is also a convenient starting point for a 45-minute hike to ancient Lissa, notable mostly for inscribed walls dating from the 3rd Century BC. Bedri Rahmi Bay is our next stop, named after one of the first ‘Blue Cruisers’ who painted here. Jump in the clear water or explore the island.  We have dinner here. (B, L, D)

H:Cruise the 12 islands on board our exclusive Gullet sail boat

Day 9: Aegean Sail

Today, we cruise to the Yassica Islands. These tiny little islands don’t have individual names. They are so small that no one has named them. The biggest one has a sandy beach and a great swim spot. We will then cruise to the tranquil area of Gocek Islands where we can swim, snorkel or just soak up some sun and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A last swim at Red Island and overnight in Samanlik Bay. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Fethiye

Breakfast and check out. (B)

(B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner)

Recommendations

Mark

Such a great mood at Gallipoli on Anzac Day

Mark, USA