Turkey Classics Study

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                      Turkey Classics Study
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                      Turkey Classics Study
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                      Turkey Classics Study

The Concept

This tour is aimed at secondary school history students, and is an ideal cross-faculty tour option with language and/or religious studies. Students will increase their knowledge of ancient history via this integrated learning program, and experience first-hand theculturalpractices common to historicallyIslamicpeople.

Turkey is a fascinating country, one that mixes ancient and modern Christian and Muslim influences into a unique melting pot. A highlight of this 13-day tour is Gallipoli and associated WWI sites, but this tour includes many other captivating historical sites including Troy, the famous ruins of Ephesus, and the white terraces of Pamukkale.

Extensions into Cappadocia and Ankara are recommended for those groups wishing to immerse themselves even deeper into the Turkish culture and ancient history.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAYS 1 & 2 AUSTRALIA – ISTANBUL (D)

Fly from Australia to Istanbul. On arrival transfer to your accommodation. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 3 ISTANBUL (B, D)

After breakfast undertake a full day tour of Istanbul. Sites to be visited include St Sophia, the Hippodrome, Rome Square, Blue Mosque, Kapali Carsi (Grand Bazaar), Topkapi Palace and the Suleymaniye Mosque. Dinner included this evening.

DAY 4 ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE (B, D)

Check out after breakfast, then depart Istanbul and travel to Canakkale. Time permitting, cross the Dardanelles to the Gallipoli peninsula. Visit Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery before returning to Canakkale. Dinner included.

DAY 5 CANAKKALE – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE (B, D)

After breakfast cross the Dardanelles and take a guided tour of the WWI battlefields. Entrance to the new museum included. Return to Canakkale for overnight. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 6 CANAKKALE – TROY – PERGAMUM – KUSADASI (B, D)

Travel to Troy after breakfast this morning. Visit the ruins in this city, famous for the Trojan Horse. Continue to Pergamum, a cultural and political centre during the Byzantine period. Overnight in Kusadasi. Dinner included.

DAY 7 KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI (B, D)

Following breakfast tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, the provincial capital city of Ancient Rome. Visits will be made to Mary’s House, the Temple of Artemis and the Virgin Goddess of the Chase (one of the Seven Wonders of the World). Return to Kusadasi in time for dinner.

DAY 8 KUSADASI – APHRODISIAS/HIERAPOLIS – KUSADASI (B, D)

After breakfast today, you will visit Aphrodisias (capital city of entertainment and sculpture, 2-4C AD), Hierapolis and Pamukkale (famous for its white lime cascades). Overnight in Kusadasi. Dinner included.

DAY 9 KUSADASI (B, D)

Following breakfast at your hotel this morning you will have a free day in Kusadasi. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 10 KUSADASI – IZMIR – ISTANBUL (B, D)

Check out after breakfast and transfer by coach to Izmir Airport. Fly to Istanbul, where a coach will transfer you to your accommodation. Dinner included.

DAY 11 ISTANBUL (B, D)

After breakfast you will have the day free to further explore the many wondrous sites of Istanbul.

DAYS 12 & 13 ISTANBUL – AUSTRALIA (B)

Check out after breakfast and transfer to Istanbul Airport for your return flight to Australia, arriving the next day (subject to airline schedules).

WWI TOUR TO TURKEY AND FRANCE

A history tour to combining visits to Gallipoli in Turkey and the Somme battlefields in France can be arranged. The Belgian battlefields around Ypres can also be included. Coach travel in Turkey and France/Belgium. An English speaking tour escort will be included in Turkey. Early planning required for tours over ANZAC Day. Please contact G•E•T for sample itineraries.

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares including pre-paid taxes and charges
  • Return airport coach transfers
  • 9 nights, 3 star hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily
  • Private touring coach (days 4-10) and English speaking tour escort (days 2-10)
  • Entrance fees to museums and places of interest as per itinerary
  • Local guide in Gallipoli
  • One way domestic flight Izmir - Istanbul