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School trips to Turkey

Turkey

School trips to Turkey

Turkey’s key location in between Eastern and Western civilisations has ensured that the country has played an important role in human history since ancient times.

History & Classics

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HISTORY & CLASSICS

Throughout its tumultuous history, this country can lay claim to having witnessed some monumental events, from the fall of Constantinople and the rise of the Ottoman Empire to the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. Turkey is abundant in sites and experiences, from mosaics and meze to memorials and museums.

Take the pilgrimage to Gallipoli where the stories of heroism and camaraderie will reveal themselves among the tragedies of what has become a defining moment in Australian and New Zealand history. During a Gallipoli Battlefield Tour discover the stories of ANZAC Cove, North Beach, Artillery Road, Lone Pine and the Nek plus many more significant historical sites. Experience battlefields and spend time at the cemeteries where thousands of ANZACs lie, a very moving experience

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Experience the incomparable thousand of years old culture and traditions.

Sample itinerary - Turkey

Day 1 – SYDNEY – DUBAI

Depart Sydney at 21.10pm

Day 2 – DUBAI – ISTANBUL

  • Arrive at Istanbul Airport
  • Airport transfer to hotel. Arrive at your hotel for check in.
  • Sightseeing:
    • Topkapi Palace Museum
    • Istanbul Archaeology Museum
    • Chora Church

Day 3 – ISTANBUL

  • Sightseeing:
    • Hagia Sophia
    • Blue Mosque
    • Basilica Cistern
    • Grand Bazaar

Day 4 – ISTANBUL

  • Sightseeing:
    • Spice Market
    • Bosphorus River Cruise
    • Dolmabahce Palace

Day 5 – ISTANBUL -TROY – CANNAKALE

  • Coach transfer from Istanbul to Troy
  • Sightseeing:
    • Guided tour of Troy
    • Coach transfer to Cannakale

Day 6 – GALLIPOLI – ANZAC SECTOR

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Sightseeing:
  • Brighton Beach and Museum
  • Walk from Ari Burno along Anzac Cove to Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, Monash Valley, Plugge’s Plateau, Shell Green and along Artillery Road to Lone Pine

Day 7 – ANZAC SECTOR

  • Walk from Lone Pine to Chunuk Bair taking in Johnston’s Jolly, Quinn’s Post, 57th Regiment memorial, Walker’sRidge, the Nek, Sgt Mehmet’s Monumnet and Baby 700.

Day 8 – ANZAC SECTOR

A boat trip to view the Anzac sector from the sea, including swimming and snorkelling.

Day 9 – KRITHIA – CAPE HELLES – MORTO BAY – MONUMENT TO THE MARTYRS

  • Cemetery sites at Helles, Morto Baya nd the Monument to the Martyrs

Day 10 – CANNAKALE – ISTANBUL

  • Free day to explore Istanbul

Day 11 – ISTANBUL – DUBAI

  • Coach transfer to Istanbul Airport

Day 12 – DUBAI – AUSTRALIA

  •  Arrive back in Australia

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Pamukkale with its stunning white calcium pools
  • See Turkey’s whirling dervishes perform a traditional ‘sema’ Mevleviye dance ceremony
  • Ephesus which includes the Temple of Artemis (one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’) and the well preserved Cave of the Seven Sleeper
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