Anzac Express 2021 - 4 days

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ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli. Starts: 23rd April. Straight to the point our 4 day tour offers 4 star accommodation and is ideal for those who are short on time and just want to get down to ANZAC Cove for a slice of the action.

Highlights
  • ANZAC Dawn Service - Pay your respects with the option to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial Services
  • Istanbul - Relish time to explore this fascinating city independently
  • Gallipoli Peninsula - Visit the ANZAC Cove, memorials, trenches and battlefields
  • The Bosphorus Strait - Cruise along and take in views of the city skyline, Ottoman architecture and waterside palaces
Age Policy
18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult
Destinations
  • ANZAC Day
  • Turkey
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Small Group
Day 1: Istanbul
( overnight in Istanbul)
23 April 2020. Welcome to Turkey and your ANZAC experience! Airport to hotel arrival transfer. The remainder of the day offers free time in Istanbul – a city where the east meets west. This evening after our welcome meeting opt for a drink in the bar, a great way to break the ice and meet fellow travellers.

Day 2: Canakkale
( overnight in Dawn Service site (ANZAC Cove))
Istanbul - Gallipoli. This morning we drive to Gallipoli. En route to the Peninsular we'll stop for a bite to eat, stretch our legs and stock up on supplies for the evening ahead. Upon arrival (exact time subject to Dawn Service Site opening hours) you will be given instructions about where to meet with your coach on 25 April, after the services have concluded. Once we're in Anzac Cove you are free to visit the memorials and trenches that dot the area before taking our places amongst the many at the Dawn Service site for the atmosphere charged ANZAC Eve vigil.

Day 3: ANZAC Day - Gallipoli
( overnight in Istanbul)
Gallipoli - Istanbul. First light heralds the Dawn Service, which starts with a poignant bugle call. The service lasts for an hour and public wreath laying at the ANZAC Memorial site is possible afterwards. Later this morning Australian’s have the opportunity to visit the Lone Pine Memorial Service at the cemetery that begins at 09:30. Our New Zealanders are invited to attend the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair at 11:30am. Later this afternoon, we’ll journey back to Istanbul by coach, arriving in the evening. (Timing on 25 April subject to coach traffic)

Day 4: Istanbul

26th April 2020. After breakfast (9:00am), you're welcome to join us on a 2 hour cruise along the Bosphorus, the strait that divides European from Asian Istanbul. Returning to the hotel before 12noon, hotel check-out. This marks the end of a memorable 4 day ANZAC experience.

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 nights Special Class (4 star) hotels - No hostels or tents!
  • 1 night at the Dawn Service site
  • Morning boat cruise along the Bosphorus straight – Istanbul
  • English speaking tour organiser
  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1 from Istanbul International Airport at any time, or from Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 11am and 3pm only
  • Modern air-conditioned touring coach


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visa
-Guided commentary is not given on this tour
-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
-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

Kimberley Robinson 02-May-2017

Reggie was a great host. He was very knowledgeable on the areas we visited and was always happy to help people. He was always professional and kind, and made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible.

Rating: 4/5



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