Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour - 6 days

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ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2022. Starts: 21st April. Take in the highlights of Istanbul and enjoy a scenic cruise along the Bosphorus. Enjoy a guided tour of the WW1 battlefields on the Gallipoli Peninsula and commemorate the brave ANZACs at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service on this 6 day Turkey tour.

  • ANZAC Service Site - Attend the ANZAC eve vigil on the Gallipoli Peninsula and pay your respects at the Dawn Service
  • Gallipoli Peninsula - Learn about the Gallipoli Campaign, explore the WW1 battlefields, memorial sites and ANZAC Cove
  • Istanbul - Take in the highlights of Istanbul including the iconic Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia mosque and the Underground Cistern
  • Troy - Enjoy a short tour of the famous city of Homeric legend and see the giant replica Trojan Horse
  • Kilitbahir - Admire the imposing fortress on the west side of the Dardanelles built to control the strait at its narrowest point
  • The Bosphorus Strait - Cruise the Bosphorus, taking in views of the city skyline, Ottoman architecture and waterside palaces
Age Policy
18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult
  • Europe
  • ANZAC Day
  • Turkey
Tour Types
  • Small Group

21st April 2022. Welcome to Turkey and the start of your exciting ANZAC experience! On arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. The rest of the day is free for you to independently explore this captivating and culturally rich city. Istanbul is easy to get around on foot and there are plenty of attractions dotted about the old city. <br/><br/> Alternatively, those arriving early may wish to join our optional <I>Backstreets Of Istanbul Tour</I> taking place today. The tour commences at 9am. For further details of the excursion, please see our tour Trip Notes.

We spend the morning cruising the amazing Bosphorus strait, the geographical divide between Europe and Asia. After the cruise we take in the highlights of the old city on a guided sightseeing tour, including the stunning Iznik tiled Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome area, the 6th century Hagia Sofia (exterior only), the ancient Underground Cistern and more. This afternoon there's time for you to explore the mammoth Grand Bazaar and exotic Egyptian Spice Market. Afterwards, you can opt to stay and experience the old city by night or return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast,

Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale/Ayvalik. This morning we depart Istanbul and drive to the Gallipoli Peninsula where we explore the WW1 battlefields and memorials. Our guided tour takes in sights including ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Memorial and cemetery, Chunuk Bair Memorial and cemetery, the Nek, Johnston’s Jolly and the many fortified trenches which are still clearly visible among the scrub after all these years.

Meals: Breakfast,

Ayvalik – Troy - Kilitbahir - Gallipoli. After a morning at leisure we enjoy a short-guided tour of Troy, with its giant replica of the Trojan Horse. The legend of the lost city of Troy and Homer’s poetry was brought to life by its rediscovery in 1863. We then continue to the village of Kilitbahir, situated on the eastern shore of the Gallipoli peninsula and dominated by the fortress of the same name. After exploring Kilitbahir we stop in the town of Eceabat for dinner (at your own expense) before entering the Cove. Once we enter Anzac Cove you are free to visit the memorials and trenches in the area before taking our places among the many at the Dawn Service site for the atmosphere-charged ANZAC Eve vigil.

Meals: Breakfast,

Gallipoli - Istanbul. Today, the 25th April is the reason we came to Turkey and Gallipoli. Dawn and first light signals the commencement of the annual Dawn Service, attended by Australian, New Zealand and other foreign dignitaries, military personnel and a strong following of regular Australian and New Zealand folk. The poignant and emotive service commemorating this important and historical date gives us time to reflect. Lest we forget. <br/><br/> The service lasts for an hour and public wreath laying at the ANZAC Memorial site is possible afterwards. Later this morning Australians have the opportunity to pay their respects at the Lone Pine Memorial Service, while New Zealanders can attend the service at Chunuk Bair. After the Chunuk Bair service we anticipate an early afternoon departure time from Gallipoli, for our return journey to Istanbul. <b>Please note:</b> the 2022 national memorial services at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair are subject to confirmation.

26th April 2022. After breakfast and hotel check out at 12 noon our tour concludes.

Meals: Breakfast,

  • Accommodation
    -4 star
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 nights 4 star hotels
  • 1 night at the Anzac Dawn Service site
  • Guided sightseeing of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Underground Cistern, Hippodrome and Hagia Sofia
  • Guided sightseeing at Gallipoli, war cemeteries and battlefields (subject to site opening times set by the Anzac Day Organising Committee)
  • Morning cruise along the Bosphorus in Istanbul
  • Visits to the Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Spice Market
  • Escorted by an English speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide
  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1 from Istanbul International Airport at any time, or from Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 11am and 3pm only
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included
  • Attendance Pass for ANZAC. Please see the Trip Notes for information on how to obtain your attendance pass - these are free of charge but need to be registered for in advance
  • International flights and visa
  • Tip for your tour guide and driver: as a guideline we recommend you budget USD $5 - 7 per day, per traveller for your guide and USD $2 per day, per traveller for your driver. Tipping your tour guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture
  • Entrance Fees: USD$30-40pp, paid in local currency
5* Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour - 6 days
Murat by far is the best tour guide I had had the pleasure to be associated with. His wealth of knowledge of the various ancient sites and Turkey was by far very comprehensive and detailed. Nothing was to much trouble for him and he kept us entertained. He showed us and explained a lot of the modern history as well as the ancient history of TURKEY. If I get back to Turkey again I would request that Murat be our guide.
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Date: 18-May-2015

5* Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour - 6 days
We really enjoyed the tour, we felt we saw enough of Turkey to whet our appetite to want to come back and explore further, the tour was a good introduction. Ali was a great Guide, very knowledgeable, with a great sense of fun and humour. He also was very organized with meals and sorting the accommodation. He was also conscious that there were a few older people on the tour and was considerate towards their needs.
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Date: 17-Jun-2015

5* Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour - 6 days
The tour was comprehensive and wonderful. Being able to experience Gallipoli and learn about the war from a Turkish perspective was invaluable. Our guide Reggie was the best! He was so knowledgeable and friendly, went out of his way to help me during the tour. I have expressed to all of my friends that a tour in Turkey wouldn't be complete without Reggie. Thanks for a great tour!
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Date: 17-May-2017

5* Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour - 6 days
An excellent trip, one of the best I have experienced, thank you.
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Date: 29-Apr-2018

5* Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour - 6 days
Reggie was an absolute star and a wonderful guide. His knowledge of the history and sites was great and he shared it in such an easy way. His tours were fun and relaxed. You could ask him any questions and while he told you when to be careful he certainly didn’t scare anyone with unnecessary warnings. I would most definitely book another tour, particularly if Reggie was the guide. The coach was comfortable and clean and fine for the trip though I think it wouldn’t have been so comfortable if we had had a full tour compliment and you spent longer travelling. Information on the ANZAC ceremonies was excellent - it was a real shame that you couldn’t do both the Lone Pine service and make it to Chanuk Bair in time for the NZ service but there isn’t much you can do about that. We were well informed and I think it is important to make sure that continues as I know there were other visitors who had been told conflicting information and didn’t make it to Chanuk Bair when that was the main service they wanted to get to. I thought both the Backstreets tour and the City tour were very good and I would highly recommend doing both of them if people have the opportunity. I am really pleased I booked with On the Go Tours. I had the most amazing experience and felt comfortable and safe because everything was so well organised.
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Date: 02-May-2017

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Suitable for: 18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult
Accommodation:4 star
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