ANZAC Express - 2 days


ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2014. Every year on the 25th April, thousands of people come from all over the world to Turkey to commemorate the World War I battle of Gallipoli. Our express 2 day trip is for those who like to travel independently and just want to attend the poignant ANZAC Day commemorations.

Day 1: ANZAC Eve, Istanbul to Gallipoli
Thursday 24th April 2014. We meet in central Istanbul at 8am for an early morning departure to the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli. Along the way we will stop for a meal break and a chance to stock up on supplies and rations to see you through the night and the following day.

Once we arrive at the Gallipoli peninsula, we will take you to try and secure a good spot on the grass for the long night ahead. Please note: no accommodation is available on this night - you will sleep under the stars as the ANZAC's did 99 years before.

Arriving Early to Istanbul, care to meet up for a drink? If you have arrived into Istanbul the day before the tour (ie 23 April), and would like the chance to meet your fellow travellers and your Tour Leader prior to the tour departing tomorrow morning, please join us for casual drink. See our Go Guide for more info. Overnight - ANZAC Cove
Crowds on ANZAC Day in Gallipoli
Day 2: ANZAC Day 2014
Awake before sunrise for the Anzac Dawn service and commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day.
The Gallipoli battlefields are well sign posted so you can walk amidst the various cemeteries, trenches and memorials on your way to Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair to attend the Australian, Turkish and New Zealand memorial services.

Late afternoon you will meet up with the coach again to head back to Istanbul, where your tour concludes and sadly it is time to say goodbye to new friends.

Note:Due to heavy traffic returning to Istanbul we may not arrive back till late evening. We advise to book an extra night's accommodation or book departure flights no earlier than 9pm.
ANZAC Express - 2 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Istanbul / Ends in: Istanbul
  • Departs: 24th April 2014
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:0, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 0
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