Gallipoli Pilgrimage Trip Notes

Gallipoli Pilgrimage

Last Modified: 16 Apr 2015
Gallipoli Pilgrimage
Trip code: ERAG-C
Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015
Table of Contents
StyleGroup sizeFinish point
ThemesAccommodationFinish point description
ItineraryMealsFinish point instructions
Also available to purchaseTransportEmergency funds
Culture shock rating Joining point Carbon offset
Physical ratingJoining point description
Important notesJoining point instructions
Style
Comfort
  • Comfort is your style of travel if you want the whole grassroots experience with more inclusions, meals and creature comforts. While accommodation is predominantly tourist class (3-4 star), on some itineraries there is the opportunity to stay with a local family, spend the night on a train or camp out in exotic places (without putting up your own tent of course). Along the way, you'll really experience the destination up close. You'll mingle with locals, enjoy a taste of their way of life and gain special insights from your leader. This is not luxury travel, but real world experiences - just with a softer landing!
Themes
Short Breaks
Itinerary
Day 1 Itinerary
Day 2 Itinerary
Also available to purchase
If you arrive early there are plenty of things to do and see. We recommend you check out some of our Urban Adventures
http://www.urbanadventures.com
      Culture shock rating

      Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
      Physical rating

      Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
      Important notes
      RAMADAN & THE EID UL-FITR FESTIVAL (BAYRAM) 2015:
      In 2015 the important month of Ramadan will be in progress from the 18th June through till the 17th July, and the Eid ul-Fitr festival will be held directly at its conclusion for 3-4 days. Ramadan is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan business hours are shortened, including opening hours at some tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you should expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month is a fantastic opportunity to travel in a Muslim country and witness this unique period, particularly the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken. Please note that although the Eid ul-Fitr festival can also be a fascinating time to travel it is a period of National holiday. Most government offices and businesses will be closed and some tourist site opening hours may be impacted.
      Group size
      Maximum of 12 travellers per group.
      Accommodation
      Meals
      1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
      Transport
      Joining point
      ERAG - Your nominated Sultanhamet Hotel
      .
      Istanbul
      Istanbul
      TURKEY
      Joining point description
      Extra accommodation pre and post tour can be requested for the following properties, please ask your booking agent.
      ORIGINAL STYLE
      Golden Horn Hotel (formerly Best Town Palace Hotel)
      Hoca Paşa Mah., İstasyon Akasir Sk
      No. 9, 34200
      Istanbul
      Turkey
      **Please note that there is a hotel of a similar name located in the same area. Please check the address carefully if you are making your own way to the hotel.**
      COMFORT STYLE
      Golden Horn Hotel - Sirkeci
      44 Ebusuud Cad
      Sirkeci, 34110
      Istanbul
      Turkey
      + 90 - 2125197474
      **Please note that there is a hotel of a similar name located in the same area. Please check the address carefully if you are making your own way to the hotel.**
      Joining point instructions
      You will be picked up from your nominated Sultanhamet hotel at 06:30am on Day 1. Please provide your travel agent with the details of your pick up hotel at least 2 weeks before departure.
      Pick up will only be provided from hotels in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul ( Please call and reconfirm with the Istanbul office at least 24 hours prior to pick up on +905326142822 ).
      If you have any arrival difficulties please contact the Intrepid Istanbul team on the following numbers:
      Office +90 (0) 212 512 7144
      Mob +90 532 641 2822
      Mob +90 536 974 7858
      Email: turkeyops@intrepidtravel.com
      Finish point
      ERAG - Your nominated Sultanhamet Hotel
      .
      Istanbul
      Istanbul
      TURKEY
      Finish point description
      Extra accommodation pre and post tour can be requested for the following properties, please ask your booking agent.
      ORIGINAL STYLE
      Golden Horn Hotel (formerly Best Town Palace Hotel)
      Hoca Paşa Mah., İstasyon Akasir Sk
      No. 9, 34200
      Istanbul
      Turkey
      **Please note that there is a hotel of a similar name located in the same area. Please check the address carefully if you are making your own way to the hotel.**
      COMFORT STYLE
      Golden Horn Hotel - Sirkeci
      44 Ebusuud Cad
      Sirkeci, 34110
      Istanbul
      Turkey
      + 90 - 2125197474
      **Please note that there is a hotel of a similar name located in the same area. Please check the address carefully if you are making your own way to the hotel.**
      Finish point instructions
      Your bus will terminate at Büyük İstanbul Otogarı- Istanbul's main bus station.
      Istanbul Bus Station
      Büyük Istanbul Otogari
      Bayrampasa
      Istanbul
      Emergency funds
      Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$500, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest, strike action or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.
      Carbon offset
      Carbon Offset C02-e 83.00 kgs per pax.