Anzac Digger - 5 days


ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 23rd April. A short and sweet deal that incorporates Gallipoli and Istanbul, combined with sightseeing and awesome inclusions such as our traditional turkish ANZAC Eve barbecue.

Day 1: Istanbul - Gateway to the Exotic East
23rd April 2016. Welcome to Turkey and the start of your awesome ANZAC experience! Choice of shuttle transfers to hotel. Rest of the day free in Istanbul – a city that straddles both Europe and Asia! Overnight - Istanbul
A Bugler at Anzac day, wearing the Australian flag
Day 2: ANZAC Eve at Gallipoli
Istanbul - Gallipoli. Today its an early morning departure to the WW1 battlefields on Gallipoli Peninsular. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour (subject to ANZAC Cove opening hours and traffic conditions) of the evocative war memorials that dot the region, for example; Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Johnston’s Jolly and the trenches. Early this evening, we’ll relax at our exclusive ANZAC Eve Turkish BBQ before later taking our places amongst the many at the Dawn Service site for the atmosphere charged ANZAC Eve vigil. Overnight - Dawn Service site (ANZAC Cove) (B, L)
Anzac Digger - 5 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
Crowds on ANZAC Day in Gallipoli
Day 3: ANZAC Day - Gallipoli 2014
First light heralds a poignant bugle call and commencement of the Dawn Service. After the service and armed with your maps, you’ve a chance to independently explore many of the trenches and memorial sites as you head up to Lone Pine or Chunuk Bair for the Australian or New Zealand National services. Later this afternoon, we return to Istanbul, where upon our late evening arrival, we check into our hotel for a well-earned rest after such an emotion-filled day. (Timing on 25th April subject to coach traffic). Overnight - Istanbul
Domes leading towards the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
Day 4: Istanbul Old City Tour
This morning we spend a couple of hours cruising the Bosphorus before embarking on a guided sightseeing tour of the old city, taking in the stunning Iznik tiled Blue Mosque, Hippodrome area, Topkapi Palace, the 6th century Hagia Sofia, the ancient Underground Cistern and more. This afternoon time is given for you to explore the mammoth Grand Bazaar and exotic Egyptian Spice Market, the latter is located opposite the ferry terminal. Afterwards, you can opt to stay and discover the old city by night or return to the hotel. Overnight - Istanbul (B)
Hagia Sofia in Istanbul
Day 5: Istanbul - your way
27th April 2016. Our tour concludes after breakfast and hotel check out at 12noon. This morning or later today after hotel check out, consider venturing over to the colossal Grand Bazaar for some of those last minute souvenir purchases. (B)

Love ANZAC, love Egypt!

If you like our Digger tour are interested in combining this trip with a holiday in Egypt, check our 13 day Gallipoli & Giza tour and our 18 day ANZAC & Ancient Egypt tour

Both these trips offer the best of ancient Egypt with visits to the legendary Pyramids of Giza and Valley of the Kings, plus felucca sailing, Luxor Temple by night and more

Note: Istanbul sites are closed on the following days, this in NO WAY affects your touring program: Grand Bazaar- closed Sunday, Hagia Sofia - closed Monday, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesday, Egyptian Spice Market - open everyday.



Tour Details
  • Starts in: Istanbul / Ends in: Istanbul
  • Departs: 23rd April 2016
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:3, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 0
  • Hotel Rating: Special Class Hotel
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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