Passengers on the special 15-night cruise tour will be accompanied by historian and former Air Marshal Raymond George Funnell. The retired senior RAAF commander's historical knowledge and extensive experience will provide guests with in-depth insight to the events and experiences of ANZAC soldiers during WW1.
The tour begins in Istanbul on April 13, 2015 and travels to Cappadocia, Konya and Pamukkale before flying back to Istanbul to board your ultra-modern mid-sized ship, the Louis Cristal. The cruise will visit some of the most famous and beautiful Greek and Turkish towns such as Lemnos, Izmir, Dikili and Troy before arriving at the main attraction of Gallipoli for a full day tour before the 100th year commemorative events begin.
An early start on April 25 will allow passengers to view the live proceedings on the 100th anniversary Dawn Service from the comfort of your ship on large screens - whilst moored off the beaches of Gallipoli- an unforgettable moment.
The trip also includes comprehensive tours of ancient archaeological sites at Ephesus, Pergamum and Apollo's Temple, a range of dining experiences, accommodation throughout Turkey and a two night stopover at Raffles Hotel in DubaI.
The package is priced from $7399 per person and includes return economy airfares from Sydney, domestic flights in Turkey, six nights accommodation in Turkey , seven nights cruise accommodation with all meals on board, daily comprehensive sight-seeing with a local guide, transfers, gratuities, port charges and government taxes.
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