ANZAC Day Dawn Service from Istanbul
ANZAC Day Dawn Service; transport to ANZAC cove, Gallipoli from Istanbul on 24th April.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Pay tribute to the Anzacs who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I on an overnight trip from Istanbul, attending the 25 April Dawn Service that takes place each year at the Anzac Commemorative Site. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices that took place, not only by the Anzacs but also Turkish soldiers. Our overnight trip from Istanbul includes all transport to the Anzac Commemorative Site, as well as the Australian and New Zealand ceremonies at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair.
Dawn Service, Australian and New Zealand Ceremonies
All transportation in A/C non-smoking buses
Breakfast box on morning of Dawn Service
Entrance fees per itinerary
Lunches or dinners
Sleeping bags or blankets at commemorative site
Istanbul - Eceabat
11:45 Meet at Hagia Sophia Museum 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 at Gallipoli for the overnight at Anzac Cove.
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.
Transfer back to Istanbul at the conclusion of both ceremonies.