Here are some reviews from our past travellers on ANZAC Day tours. For more details on each tour, simply click on the tour image.
Amazing tour. Our guide, Aykut, is a walking, talking Turkey encyclopaedia. He is the best tour guide I have ever encountered. He made the tour sparkle. On the Go Tours would be mad not to sign him up EXCLUSIVELY. He was humorous, looked after us like family and I would book another tour if I knew he was the tour guide. His knowledge of history is remarkable. Number 1 tour leader WITHOUT A DOUBT. I must commend On the Go Tours for fantastic organisation of the 8 day Gallipoli tour event. A special occasion but too many people crammed into the ANZAC Cove site, Inadequate catering arrangements, too. I would like to be informed of other tours anywhere organised by your Company. Thanks, Ashley, for your involvement, too. The pre-tour information was clear, well written and informative. WELL DONE.”
We loved it! Turkey is an amazing country which we really knew little about.
Our tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable across a broad range of topics, issues, history, customs etc etc & he added enormously to our experience.
We felt that we spent "about the right" amount of time at each location (I'm sure if you are a very keen historian or archeologist then you would do a more specific tour). Whilst there was a great deal of travel there was also enough downtime, including time on the bus for resting/sleeping as required.
The Gallipoli/Anzac Day was amazing & certainly a highlight.
(Some of the arrangements at Anzac Cove were less than what we expected e.g. catering - coffee lines all night 100-150m long!; bus departure process from Lone Pine was a bit chaotic. Whilst this was the centenary, every year there are nearly as many, or more?, people there every year so is hard to understand how this isn't better organised).
We had 32 on our (very comfortable) bus which meant we had plenty of space & not feeling "crammed in".
2 suggestions for improvement:
(i) a number of the hotels were some distance from centre of town which made "informal sightseeing" difficult, including the Titanic Hotel in Istanbul being a long way from downtown
(ii) as this is an "Anzac Tour" it would have been great to have an additional day to explore the Gallipoli peninsula & the broader Anzac-related sites/trenches/grave sites etc.”
Aykut was a brilliant guide. He have us a look into the life of the Turkish both historically and now and made us feel like we were family. The tour was brilliant and informative but Aykut told us stories and jokes along the way that made the trip more relateable. We will definitely be coming back and hope to met up with aykut in the future. He really is the best guide out there. ”