2 Day Anzac tour is perfect tour for those people who just wanting to attend the Dawn Service and the commemorations on the 25th April at Gallipoli. We will pick you up from our meeting point in the well known Sultanahmet area of Istanbul noon time of the 24th April and return you there on the evening of the 25th April or we can drop you off in Eceabat (Canakkale) so you can continue your own travels around Turkey. (We are not able to provide you accommodation in Istanbul on 23rdor 25th April.)
Start Date: 24/04 – Sunday
Finish Date: 25/04 – Monday
Finish: Istanbul or Eceabat (depending on personal arrangements)
Places Visited: Gallipoli
Duration: 2 Days
Price: £109.00 per person
Great Value for Money!
Day One: Sunday 24th April – Istanbul to Gallipoli – Guided Tour of Gallipoli
We will meet at 10:00am at the designated Samyeli Travel meeting point in the Sultanahmet area (close to where most hotels and hostels are located).We will have a chance to view the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome before making our way to board the coach and head towards Gallipoli which we will inform you of some of the history along the way over the last 101 years and we will be stopping to pick up supplies for lunch and the overnight stay at Gallipoli. You will also have an opportunity to watch a movie about Gallipoli so you get a feel for the type of people who fought in this war and to help you picture conditions 101 years ago.
Anzac Day commemorations Anzac Day services on the Gallipoli Peninsula are conducted by Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. You will then head to Anzac Cove to get a good spot for the Dawn Service which starts early the following morning.
Overnight: Anzac Cove
Day Two: Monday 25th April – ANZAC Day (Gallipoli to Istanbul)
At first light you will experience the Dawn Service, a truly moving experience for everyone. You will hear tributes and tales of your fellow countrymen and join the many thousands who make the pilgrimage to Gallipoli to remember the fallen. After the Dawn Service you will make your way to the various sites for the different commemorations. First the Australian Service at Lone Pine and then the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair. At the conclusion of the NZ service you will be collected from either Lone Pine or Chunuk Bair by your guide and coach and will depart to Eceabat where there will be time for a short break and those who wish to leave the tour here can do so and head by ferry to Canakkale on the main land to continue their travels around Turkey. The coach will then depart for Istanbul arriving in the evening and will drop you off at the Samyeli Travel Meeting Point.
Please note: Accommodation is not provided.
Important: 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 chance to access it again until arriving in either Eceabat (Canakkale) or Istanbul on the afternoon/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.
The Blue Mosque
Transport: Air Conditioned (Non Smoking) Coach
Professional English speaking Guide
Gallipoli Tour if permitted
Anzac Day Memorial Services
Important Note : We spend overnight in Anzac Cove on the 24th April.
Tips for the guides and drivers