Tour start hotels
For ANZAC Day 2017, travellers will be accommodated in one of five Istanbul start hotels listed below:
Grand Halic, Istanbul
Ibis Hotel, Istanbul
Larespark Hotel, Istanbul
Travellers booked on our Otago Mounted Rifles and some Royal Engineers groups will be accommodated in The Ibis Hotel Istanbul and Wellington Battalion and other Royal Engineers groups at the Novotel Istanbul, both part of the Accor international hotel brand. The properties, located side by side and sharing common gardens are 25 minutes drive from Ataturk International Airport. This proximity to the airport makes them ideal tour start and end hotels and further makes for a smooth and efficient airport to hotel arrival transfer (included for all travellers on our tours) as we can avoid much of the hectic downtown traffic.
Travellers booked on our Lighthorse, 7th Brigade, some Royal Engineers and a Wellington group will be accommodated in the 5 star Titanic Business Hotel. The hotel is located outside of Istanbul proper, again being convenient for airport arrival transfers and is a 25 minutes drive to Sultanahmet, Taksim and just a 5 minutes drive to the upscale shopping mall, Forum Istanbul.
Travellers on our Gallipoli Uncovered tour will enjoy the comfort of the 5 star Grand Cevahir Hotel in the suburb of Sisli, again convenient for airport arrival transfers and approximately 25 minutes from the Sultanahmet area.