Plan your route to Istanbul and discover all this intoxicating country has to offer on an ANZAC adventure. With an expert Trip Leader and local guide in tow, you’ll stay in well-located hotel accommodation in Istanbul and enjoy all the benefits of added inclusions and one-off experiences. Commemorate the fallen soldiers on Anzac Day and form bonds for life with your fellow travellers on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.Please note: You will need to bring a sleeping bag with you on this trip. Optional sleeping bag rental is also available.
Join your new friends at the welcome meeting to get clued up about the trip to come. Then: it's off to a local bar to break the ice and ring in your adventure!
Today we depart Istanbul and make the pilgrimage to Anzac Cove. But before, set off on a walking tour and visit the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the underground cistern with a local guide. Tonight, we'll camp out under the stars and await the Dawn Service. Prepare yourself - this will be be a truly memorable experience!
If this morning's stirring tributes to fallen soldiers don't rouse your tired bones, then nothing will. Despite the lack of sleep, you'll be pulsing with energy as thousands of Aussies and Kiwis unite for the Anzac Day Dawn Service. Kiwis can take the chance to participate in the New Zealand memorial service at Chunuk Bair (all welcome) and there's also the Australian memorial service at Lone Pine to attend (all welcome) before we return to Istanbul in the afternoon for our final night.
Settle back into Istanbul. In this city, you can cross two continents in half an hour! Our trip ends after breakfast.
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