5 Day – Anzac Day Tour
ANZAC DAY Tour from Istanbul included Anzac Day Dawn Service for 5 days. Departing on 22nd April. Exploring the highlights of Istanbul, visiting the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum, as well as the Hippodrome, Golden Horn and Grand Bazaar.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Join thousands of pilgrims by attending the annual Dawn Service and Australian and New Zealand national ceremonies at Gallipoli to remember those who lost their lives here during World War I. This 5-day itinerary from Istanbul also includes a fully-guided tour of this fascinating city that straddles both Europe and Asia, exploring its vibrant bazaars and breathtaking architecture.
Transfers from Ataturk International Airport on arrival
Dawn Service, Australian and New Zealand Ceremonies
Guided tour of Istanbul
All transportation in A/C non-smoking buses
4 breakfasts and 1 lunch
3 nights accommodation in Istanbul
Entrance fees per itinerary
Please note that the airport transfers are for Ataturk International Airport only. If you are flying into Sabiha Gokcen Airport, there will be an additional charge of 30 Euros per person/per transfer.
Lunches or dinners not stated
Sleeping bags or blankets at commemorative site
Arrive in Istanbul
You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Istanbul, with the afternoon and evening free to explore at your leisure.
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel to begin a full-day tour exploring the highlights of Istanbul, visiting the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum, as well as the Hippodrome, Golden Horn and Grand Bazaar. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant, with the tour finishing around 17:00 when you will return to your Istanbul hotel or enjoy a night out at your leisure.
Istanbul – Eceabat
11:45 Meet in the hotel lobby for the start of your trip to Eceabat and the Gallipoli Peninsula.
12:15 Depart from Istanbul for Eceabat, stopping along the way for lunch and refreshments.
17:00 Arrive in Eceabat, with free time to walk around this waterfront city and enjoy dinner before departing for the Anzac Commemorative Site.
20:00 Depart for our sleep-out at the Anzac Commemorative Site where the Dawn Service will take place
Eceabat - 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.
At the conclusion of both ceremonies, you will be transported back to Istanbul where you will spend the night.
This morning your tour comes to an end.
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.