3 Day – Anzac Day Tour (23rd April)
Anzac Day Tour – 3 days; Departure: 23rd April; Istanbul – Anzac Dawn Service – Gallipoli – Troy – Istanbul
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Pay your respects to the Anzac and Turkish soldiers who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I by attending the annual Dawn Service, together with the national ceremonies at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. This 3-day itinerary from Istanbul also includes a guided tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula and the legendary city of Troy to discover the mystery of the Trojan Horse.
Dawn Service, Australian and New Zealand Ceremonies
Guided tour at Gallipoli and Troy
All transportation in A/C non-smoking buses
Breakfast box on morning of Dawn Service
Entrance fees per itinerary
Lunches or dinners not stated
Sleeping bags or blankets at commemorative site
Istanbul to Gallipoli
06.30 – 07.00 You will be picked up from your accommodation in Istanbul and depart for Eceabat
12.00 Arrive in Eceabat and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
13.00 Depart on a fully-guided Gallipoli tour to visit Brighton Beach and its cemetery, as well as the ANZAC Commemorative Site and the Respect to Mehmetcik Statue. Stop at the Ariburnu Cemetery in ANZAC Cove and the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, then visit the Allied and Turkish trenches at Johnston’s Jolly. We will also visit the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and the Turkish 57 Infantry Regiment Cemetery at The Nek.
18.00 Check into your Eceabat hotel where we will spend the night, with free time in the evening to have dinner at one of the local restaurants.
07:30 Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 Depart on a fully-guided tour of Troy, exploring the 3,700-year-old city walls, the Houses of Troy and the Sacrificial Altars. Admire the Bouleuterion (Senate Building) and the Odeon (Concert Hall) and uncover the mystery of the Trojan Horse.
20:00 Depart for our sleep-out at the Anzac Commemorative Site where the Dawn Service will take place
Gallipoli to Istanbul
05:30 Dawn Service (breakfast box provided)
10:00 Australian National Ceremony at Lone Pine where one of the most famous battles of the Gallipoli campaign took place between the Anzacs and Turkish forces.
11:45 New Zealand National Ceremony at Chunuk Bair where a memorial and ceremony honours those who lost their lives in the battle here.
Transfer back to Istanbul at the conclusion of both ceremonies.
Our accommodation is carefully selected to ensure the most comfortable experience for our guests, as well as immersing them in the local culture. Many of our itineraries include unique homestay experiences, allowing you to connect with local families and enjoy traditional Turkish home-cooked meals.
We offer two different accommodation styles for you to select from:
Standard tourist-class hotels with local guesthouses and homestay experiences on some itineraries.
Comfortable hotels designed with local characteristics and private amenities, with some itineraries including homestay experiences.