Anzac Day 2014 Tours -The Digger

Digger is an Australian and New Zealand military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand. It originated during World War I.While New Zealanders would call each other "Digger", all other nationalities, including Australians, tended to call them "Kiwis". The equivalent slang for a British soldier was "Tommy" from Tommy Atkins. However, while the Anzacs would happily refer to themselves as "Diggers", British soldiers generally resented being called "Tommy".The first influence on Digger slang was Australia's involvement in the First World War. The soldiers themselves were not called Diggers until well into the war, the name first entering common use around 1917, with the first recorded use in something other than the traditional goldmining sense occurring in 1916. Originally, they were known as "Anzacs" after the abbreviation ANZAC for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, a name that quickly entered the mainstream lexicon and was even the subject of federal legislation within a year of its coinage.

Departure: Istanbul

Duration:5 Days

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Day 1 22nd April
Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group. Overnight Istanbul 3 star Hotel to be advised

Day 2 23rd April Istanbul Old City
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Archeology Museum and the Hippodrome. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and after lunch we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Tonight don’t miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening. Overnight Istanbul3 star Hotel to be advised (B)

Day 3 24th April Gallipoli
Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsula at the International Service at the Turkish memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and then the Commonwealth service at the British memorial. Then we enjoy BBQ lunch before heading to Anzac Cove. (B, L)

Day 4 25th April Anzac Day at Gallipoli
Awake before sun rise to the ANZAC Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as we commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day. We attend the Australian &/or New Zealand Memorial services before a late afternoon drive back to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul 3 star Hotel to be advised

Day 5 26th April Istanbul
Our tour concludes after breakfast and we bid farewell to our new friends. (B)


(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
Inbound airport transfer - Istanbul
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Commemorative gift
BBQ
Tips except driver and guide
3 nights - 3 star accommodation.
3 nights 3 star Istanbul Hotel to be advised
3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Outbound airport transfer
Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide
Entrance fees
This tour is a 'Guaranteed Departure' tour. This means that it will depart regardless of how many people are booked on to it.
429,00 EUR

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