Istanbul Gallipoli Anzac Commemorations Istanbul
DEPARTURE DATE: April 22 Every Single Year

5 Days Anzac ..

Istanbul Gallipoli Anzac Commemorations Istanbul
DEPARTURE DATE: April 22 Every Single Year

5 Days Anzac Tour is ideal for those people who have limited time and wish to visit Gallipoli for Anzac Day or for those people who would like the hassle taken out of getting to Gallipoli for Anzac Day before carrying on their travels around Turkey.

Istanbul, St. Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Gallipoli Battle Field, War Museum, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Commemorations, and more…

Day 01 – 22nd April Welcome to Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. (Please note check-in times vary between hotels but are normally no earlier than noon) you have the rest of the day free to explore Istanbul and you will meet your guide later that evening who will give you information about the tour and answer any questions you might have. Overnight Stay in Istanbul.

Day 02 – 23rd April Istanbul Full day Classic Tour
After breakfast at your hotel, you begin a full-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Highlights include a visit to the ancient Roman Hippodrome (site of chariot races) and the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church that was converted to a mosque in the 15th century. After lunch, we will take a look at how Turkish carpets are made by hand. You will also visit the famed “Blue Mosque” and the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar, where you’ll have free time to discover some of the nearly 4,000 tiny shops that line its maze of passageways. Breakfast
Tonight doesn’t miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening. Overnight Istanbul

Day 03 – 24th April Gallipoli Battlefields
Early morning we depart for the Gallipoli peninsula where we will enjoy a BBQ lunch at Kabatepe before a short orientation tour of the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli visiting Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, and ANZAC Cove if accessible. After the tour, we head straight to the site of the dawn service to get a good spot for the long night ahead. Overnight ANZAC Cove Breakfast. On the way stop at one of the süper markets to buy food and beverages.
Don’t forget your sleeping bags, warm clothes, wet weather gear, and torches because Gallipoli is still as dark and as cold today as it was in 1915 when our ancestors landed. Please bring your hat, sunscreen, and good walking shoes

Day 04 – 25th April ANZAC Day Commemorations at Gallipoli
Awake before sunrise to the ANZAC Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as we commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day. We attend the Australian &/or New Zealand Memorial services before a late afternoon drive back to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 05 – 26th April Istanbul
Our tour concludes after breakfast and we bid farewell to our new friends. Breakfast end of the tour.

Included services:
- Arrival and Departure airport transfer from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking bus
- Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
-Guided tours in Istanbul and Anzac Site
- Entrance Fees per itinerary
- 3 Nights in Istanbul
- 3 Breakfasts

Excluded services:
- Gratitude to Driver and Guide
- Drinks
- International flight tickets
- Personal expenses

Important Notice:
Please bring a day pack for carrying things with you overnight at Anzac Cove and the next day in Gallipoli as once you put your main luggage on the coach on the morning of the 24th in Istanbul you will not have a chance to access it again until arriving back in Istanbul on the evening of the 25th. Your main luggage will be securely locked away in the coach overnight. Please also note that the weather in Anzac Cove overnight can get very cold so we suggest you bring sleeping bags, blankets and warm clothing for this stay, and even a wet weather jacket in the event that it rains.