A soldier at an ANZAC memorial on ANZAC Day

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm travelling solo. Can I share a room with someone else?

If you're travelling alone, don’t worry! Lots of our travellers are solo travellers. We’ll arrange for you to share a room with a fellow ANZAC traveller of the same sex and there is no single supplement to pay! Please note that for all pre and/or post tour accommodation you will need to pay the single room rate.

Is an airport to hotel arrival transfer included?

On all our ANZAC tours, an airport arrival transfer is offered on DAY ONE of your tour from Ataturk International Airport at any time of day or night (00:01 - 23:59 hours) or from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport at 2.30pm and 8pm.

Transfers take approx an hour from the airport to our hotel. During peak periods transfers may take up to 2 hours.

Remember to look out for the on the go sign as our team won’t know what you look like!

Please note that transfers are only available on Day 1 of your tour or if pre tour accommodation (anytime of day from Ataturk Airport and at 2:30pm and 8pm from Sabiha Gokcen Airport) is booked with on the go. If you are not arriving on Day 1 or booking pre tour accommodation with us you will need to make your own way to your hotel, at your own expense.

Do I need a tourist visa for Turkey?

Most travellers need a visa for Turkey and for Australian or British passport holders an e-visa needs to arranged prior to arrival. New Zealand passport holders currently do not require a visa for a stay not exceeding 3 months. Click here for further details.

Which ANZAC Day Tour will suit me?

on the go offer the best range of ANZAC packages, designed to suit all budgets.

4 day Pure ANZAC - is great for those who only want to experience the Dawn Service and are short on time. This tour is escorted by a tour organiser. No formal guiding in Istanbul or Gallipoli. Arrival transfer included.

5 day Digger and 8 day Classic, Smoko and ANZAC With Teens tours are - designed for those who want to pay their respects at Gallipoli as well as see the very best of Turkey. These tours ombine 4 star hotels with a top program of fully guided sightseeing, a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, airport arrival transfer, commemorative hoodie/jumper and our ANZAC Eve Turkish BBQ. Guided by: qualified Turkish tour guide.

6 day ANZAC Uncovered tour - is for those who want to spend more time at Gallipoli! On the 23rd, you'll enjoy extensive touring of the Gallipoli and WW1 sites. And again on the 24th there will be more touring and we'll attend the Turkish International Service to watch the Turkish Air Force display, before our ANZAC Eve BBQ. Returning to our hotel we spend the night in comfort. Before dawn we leave our cosy beds we transfer to the Dawn Service Site to await first light. This tour also includes guided touring in Istanbul and a commemorative ANZAC Day hoodie/jumper.

11 day ANZAC Bonzer and 14 day ANZAC Cobber tours - include 4 star hotels, our ANZAC Eve BBQ, arrival transfer, commemorative hoodie/jumper and more. PLUS! an optional Cappadocia By Night with a 3 course dinner and a show with traditional folklore dancers. Guided by a qualified Turkish tour guide.

Tours With Egypt If you combine an ANZAC Day tour with a holiday in Egypt, we'll give you a 5% discount on both your ANZAC tour and your chosen Egypt tour. Head to Turkey for ANZAC Day then continue on to Egypt and see the pyramids and more! Or do it the other way around!

Do you include meals and any extras?

Yes! All our packages include breakfast (where indicated) and an Anzac Eve BBQ/dinner (except for Pure Anzac), there are also many other meals (as dictated in the itinerary). Some of our tours also have an optional 'Istanbul By Night' or 'Cappadocia Folklore Show' where dinner is included in the ticket price.

How many people will there be in my group?

On our Anzac tours, we have groups of up to 40 travellers. On our Anzac Uncovered, Bonzer and Cobber tours the group is often less than 30 travellers.

Do I need to register my attendance at Anzac Day 2014 in Gallipoli?

You can assist the Australian and New Zealand Governments who co-ordinate Anzac Day services at Gallipoli by registering your attendance at Anzac Day 2013 in Gallipoli. By registering you will receive information updates. To register, go to our 'Anzac Tips' page and follow the link.

Is there any assistance offered for travellers with special needs?

The Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs offers limited special needs assistance is available for people with impaired mobility. An application must be submitted to the Department of Veterans' Affairs for consideration. For more information contact gallipoli@dva.gov.au by e-mail or call +61 (02) 6289 6124

What sort of food will I eat in Turkey?

Turkish cuisine is similar to that of Syria, Egypt and other Middle East countries. Look forward to meze comprising houmous and other dips, dolma (stuffed vine leaves), cheese cigars, the ubiquitous doner kebab and pide - a kind of pizza. Exotic freshly squeezed juices, nuts and fruit are available everywhere. If you feel like a java jolt, Turkish coffee - rich, dark and often laced with cardamom and drunk from tiny cups is your ticket to an alert state of mind!

More specifically on our ANZAC packages, we tend to make lunch/refreshment stops (at your own expense) at gas station restaurants which are very popular in Turkey. We have several reasons for doing this: the well-prepared food (generally a serviced buffet) offers a wide variety of tasty Turkish staples, bread and a drink for around less than USD$10. There are plenty of tables to accommodate our group, the service is quick and allows us to have our fill and resume touring and finally, the rest rooms at the majority of these establishments are clean and well-maintained.

Dinner (where included) tends to be smorgasbord-style. A wide range of hot and cold dishes are offered on a ‘serve yourself’ basis, which we feel is the best way to cater for a variety of tastes.

Can children travel on your tours?

On our ANZAC With Teens tour we welcome young adults from 12 years of age accompanied by a parent or guardian. On each of our other ANZAC Day Tours, we welcome young adults 16 years or older, accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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