Anzac 2018: Beat the Crowds & Book Early!
Go Sail Turkey are one independent backpackers tour company who really know how to ensure their customers have amazing holidays. Anzac 2018 will be an extra amazing time to visit Turkey and so why not push the boat out and jump aboard their spectacular 6 or 16 day tour?
April 2018 is a particularly special time to visit Turkey for Australians & New Zealanders – the 25th April is a national day of remembrance for their countrymen who served and died following the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. Australian and New Zealand soldiers had set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula with a view to open the way to the Black Sea for the Allied navies. Many lives were lost on both sides and it created a bond between the Turkish nation. Go Sail Turkey told us that Ataturk (commander of Turkish forces at Gallipoli and later the President) declared of the ANZAC soldiers: “After losing their lives on this land, they have become our sons as well.”
Go Sail Turkey – 6 Day Tour
You will begin your 6 day tour in Istanbul on the 21 April 2018 and the tour loops you from Gallipoli and Troy and back again. In Istanbul you visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and also do a bit of spice shopping in the Grand Bazaar.
Next stop is Gallipoli and three days of touring everything ANZAC related, including the Gallipoli Commemorative Site and attending all services held on the official ANZAC day. On day 6 you’ll head back to Istanbul where you’ll bid farewell to your fellow travellers, many of whom will have, by now, become firm friends.
Go Sail Turkey – 16 Day Tour
The 16-day version also starts on the 21 April 2018 and follows the same first 5 days as the 6 day tour. Then on day 6, instead of returning to Istanbul, you visit the small town of Selcuk, and Ephesus – one of the best-preserved marble sites of the ancient world. Castles, Roman ruins and hot springs feature over the coming few days, before setting sail in Fethiye.
Scuba diving, sunken cities, island hiking and many more amazing adventures will fill your final days as you “cruise the Mediterranean coastline” and spend any remaining time “swimming, eating and socialising with your shipmates and crew!”. This is the time you’ll truly find your sea-legs and top up your tan!
Bid farewell to your gulet (Turkish sailing boat) and take a trip to Olympos, famous for its tree houses. Your final few days will be spent in the mind-blowing Cappadocia region, renowned for its moon-like appearance and abundance of caves. Treat yourself to the optional extra of hot air ballooning… rise with the morning sun over this unusual landscape which glows as it absorbs the morning rays. By the time you return to Istanbul you’ll have a full memory tank and that uplifting feeling which comes from a life-changing trip.
Beat the Crowds…
Don’t waste any time and book yourselves a spot on one of these fabulous trips! Having an amazing holiday lined up for 2018 will most certainly help you through the winter months! For further information, of these and any other Go Sail Turkey trips, visit their website.