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Youth Tour Program Itinerary & Map

The 2013 Youth Tour  promises to be an interesting mix of history, culture, nature and fun.  Students arrive and leave from Istanbul, visiting some popular destinations along the way.

The 15 day program includes captivating sights, enjoyable hosted activities and a range of fascinating day trips to introduce Turkey.  A qualified and experienced guide will accompany the group on its Gallipoli battlefields tour, adding perspective and interesting anecdotes to bring this key destination to life.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Istanbul – Welcome to Turkey!
Activities:  Airport meet & greet, tour briefing, group dinner
Day 2 Istanbul – Old City Tour
Sites:  Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque
Activities:  Bosphorus Cruise
Day 3 Travel to Ankara – Turkey’s Capital
Activities:  meeting with Australian Ambassador (TBC)
Day 4 Ankara – City Tour
Sites:  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ataturk Mausoluem
Activities:  Learn about Turkey’s great love for its founder
Day 5 Travel to Cappadocia – The Fairy Chimneys
Activities:  visit Ihlara Canyon
Day 6 Cappadocia – Regional Tour
Sites:  Uchisar, Goreme, Pasabag, Avanos, Devrent
Activities:  Turkish cultural evening and dinner
Day 7 Travel to Antalya
Sites:  Konya Mevlana Museum, Tinaztepe Cave
Activities:  Learn about the Whirling Dervishes
Day 8 Antalya – Leisure Day
Sites:  Kursunlu Waterfalls
Activities:  Mediterranean beach swimming
Day 9 Travel to Kusadasi – Agaen City
Activities:  leisurely bus trip with lunch stop
Day 10 Kusadasi – Art & Cultural Centre
Sites:  Ephesus
Activities:  Exploring Roman Empire ruins
Day 11 Kusadasi – Resort Town
Sites:  Adaland Aquapark
Activities:  A day of water themed fun
Day 12 Travel to Canakkale – Gateway to Gallipoli
Activities:  leisurely bus trip with lunch stop
Day 13 Canakkale – Gallipoli
Sites:  Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Turkish, French & British memorials
Activities:  Guided tour of Gallipoli battlefields
Day 14 Canakkale – Troy
Sites:  Ancient ruins of Troy
Activities:  Dardanelles ferry crossing and overnight at commemoration area
Day 15 Anzac Day
Sites:  Anzac Cove, Lone Pine
Activities:  attend Dawn Service and Lone Pine commemoration, transfer to Istanbul International Airport

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