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Tour style – Culture & History

3 days

With symbolic links to the dawn landing at Gallipoli, stand in the morning breeze and pay respect to the fallen on ANZAC Day at a dawn vigil. This special 3-day trip takes you by private bus along the Dardanelles, from Istanbul to the memorial site commemorating the common sacrifice for all of the nations involved. This moving tour will also include visits to other important sites such as Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair and the war cemeteries, making your visit to Turkey a unique and beautiful experience.
  • Day 1 Istanbul/Çanakkale

    Meet the group in the reception area of the Istanbul meeting point hotel at 07:45. The Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and fellow group members will be waiting.

    Depart at 08:00 sharp to get started with the busy day ahead. Travel to Gallipoli (Çanakkale) by private vehicle, stopping en route for a quick local lunch.

    Visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, the war cemeteries, and many other important sites. There will also be time for individuals to visit relatives’ grave sites. This is the only day with access to these sights.

    After the tour, continue on to Çanakkale for the night.

    Additional Notes:
    We can help book pre-tour accommodation the night before the tour starts at the time of booking. It is advisable to locate the meeting point hotel the night before the tour begins (if you aren’t already staying there).

    Included Activities:
    Gallipoli Battlefields Guided Tour

    Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)

  • Day 2 Çanakkale/Troy (1B)

    Enjoy a guided tour of Troy and learn more about the ancient fables surrounding this legendary city. Spend some free time exploring Çanakkale in the afternoon.

    Have dinner in Çanakkale then travel to the ceremonial area near ANZAC cove for the night. There will be grandstands set up and visitors camp out overnight to reserve a spot.

    Spend the evening tucked into sleeping bags in the grandstands at the ceremonial site in readiness for the dawn service.

    Additional Notes:
    The evening may be very cold— please come prepared with appropriate shoes and clothing. We will provide sleeping bags but it is recommended that you bring a personal sleep sheet to place inside.

    Included Activities:
    Troy Guided Visit
    ANZAC Cove Overnight

    Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

  • Day 3 Anzac Cove/Istanbul (1B)

    Attend the unforgettable dawn service commemorating the Battle of Gallipoli and ANZAC Day.

    After the service, join the 5km (3.1 mi) walk to Lone Pine for the Australian ceremony, which runs from approximately 10:00 to 11:00.

    Continue a further 2km (1.24 mi) uphill to Chunuk Bair for the New Zealand ceremony, which will end at approx. 13:30.

    After a quick lunch, drive back to Istanbul where the tour ends on arrival. Please note that our arrival to Istanbul can be as late as 20:00. Do not book onward travel until after 23:00 or later.

    We are able to arrange post-tour accommodation if you’d like to extend your stay. Please ask at the time of booking.

    Additional Notes:
    Note that the 7km (4.4 mi) to Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair are uphill and the temperatures are warm at this time of year. Extra bottled water is suggested.

    Included Activities:
    ANZAC Day Dawn Service

    Private Vehicle (3.00-5.00 hours)

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