Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights
FROM: USD $715

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2018. Starts: 23rd April. Straight to the point our 4 day tour offers 4 star accommodation and is ideal for those who are short on time and just want to get down to ANZAC Cove for a slice of the action.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

Istanbul - time to independently explore
Gallipoli Peninsula - ANZAC Cove, memorials, trenches and battlefields
Option to attend the New Zealand Memorial Service
Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait with views of the city skyline, Ottoman architecture and waterside palaces
ANZAC 2017 Dawn service

Included

2 breakfasts
2 nights Special Class (4 star) hotels - No hostels or tents!
Modern air-conditioned touring coach
Airport arrival transfer on day 1 from Ataturk International Airport at any time of day or from Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 2.30pm and 8pm
Morning boat cruise along the Bosphorus straight – Istanbul
English speaking tour organiser

Not Included

Guided commentary is not given on this tour
Tip for your tour guide and driver: as a guideline we recommend you budget USD $3-5 per day, per traveller for your guide and USD $1-2 per day, per traveller for your driver. Tipping your tour guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture
International flights and visa
Attendance Pass for ANZAC 2017. Please see the Trip Notes for information on how to obtain your attendance pass - these are free of charge but need to be registered for in advance.

Itinerary

Day 1

23 April - Istanbul

Monday 23 April 2018. Welcome to Turkey and your ANZAC experience! Airport to hotel arrival transfer. The remainder of the day offers free time in Istanbul – a city where the east meets west. This evening after our welcome meeting opt for a drink in the bar, a great way to break the ice and meet fellow travellers.
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 2

ANZAC Eve - Gallipoli

Istanbul - Gallipoli. This morning we drive to Gallipoli. En route to the Peninsular we'll stop for a bite to eat, stretch our legs and stock up on supplies for the evening ahead. Upon arrival (exact time subject to Dawn Service Site opening hours) you will be given instructions about where to meet with your coach on 25 April, after the services have concluded. Once we're in Anzac Cove you are free to visit the memorials and trenches that dot the area before taking our places amongst the many at the Dawn Service site for the atmosphere charged ANZAC Eve vigil.
Overnight: Dawn Service site (ANZAC Cove)  |  Breakfast

Day 3

ANZAC Day - Gallipoli 2018

Gallipoli - Istanbul. First light heralds the Dawn Service, which starts with a poignant bugle call. The service lasts for an hour and public wreath laying at the ANZAC Memorial site is possible afterwards. Later this morning Australian’s have the opportunity to visit the Lone Pine Memorial Service at the cemetery that begins at 09:30. Our New Zealanders are invited to attend the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair at 11:30am. Later this afternoon, we’ll journey back to Istanbul by coach, arriving in the evening. (Timing on 25 April subject to coach traffic)
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 4

26 April - Istanbul

26th April 2018. After breakfast (9:00am), you're welcome to join us on a 2 hour cruise along the Bosphorus, the strait that divides European from Asian Istanbul. Returning to the hotel before 12noon, hotel check-out. This marks the end of a memorable 4 day ANZAC experience.
Breakfast

Heading to Egypt?

Make the most of your holiday and travel onward to see ancient Egypt at it's best! Pay your respects at ANZAC and then fly over to Egypt to visit the pyramids, Valley of the Kings, sail down the Nile and much more!

Take a look at our exciting ANZAC and Egypt combo tours for further information.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. Single rooms are available on this tour. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

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USD $715
USD $290

Extra Prices

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Person
Single
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Pre-Tour Accommodation
USD $148
USD $127
Post-Tour Accommodation
USD $148
USD $127

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Ramada Old City, Istanbul

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

A member of the reputable Ramada chain, the Istanbul Old Town property is modern and comfortable with excellent amenities. Guestrooms are bright and spacious with contemporary amenities. Two restaurants are on offer and our personal favourite is the wonderful roof top restaurant, serving delicious local cuisine coupled with a magnificent view of the City and Sea. The perfect way to end the day. Located very close to the Historical part of the city with major Monuments are all walking distance.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on 1 recent reviews

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Reggie was a great host. He was very knowledgeable on the areas we visited and was always happy to help people. He was always professional and kind, and made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible.

• Submitted 02 May 2017
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Absolutely amazing weekend with a great guide and lovey group of travellers.

Rachel Cunliffe • Submitted 07 May 2016

Fatih was an an outstanding tour leader. He was very friendly and very informative and obviously very passionate about Turkey.

James Dixon • Submitted 27 May 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed Fatih's info about Turkey, he was a great guide and I hope others appreciated him as much as I did. Top job.

Renee Dixon • Submitted 27 May 2014

Very well organised and informative. Loved the ease of the airport meet and greet :)

Martine Littlestone • Submitted 27 May 2014

Thank you for a very memorable experience.

Emma-Lee Elliott • Submitted 27 May 2014

Tour guide was fantastic. Heaps of knowledge , friendly and always available for any questions and help.

Helen Janes • Submitted 27 May 2014

Tim was very relaxed and nice. He was well organised.

Andrew • Submitted 24 May 2010

Anzac Day at Gallipoli Cove was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. The dawn service was one of the most moving occasions I have ever been a part of. I highly recommend all Aussies and Kiwi's must experience this. And to make sure you really get a good experience book with on the go, you guys are incredible and did such a good job. The organisation was above and beyond. Thanks again.

Catherine Bell • Submitted 24 May 2010

Fantastic Anzac Day!

Experience was exactly the way i had pictured, very soul-lifting.

Well done guys! see you soon!!!

Stephen Jones • Submitted 28 Apr 2009
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Istanbul
Ends
Istanbul
Departs
23rd April 2018
Hotel Rating
4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
No
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Visiting
Countries
Updated
5th April 2017

Extra Tour Info

ANZAC Travel Tips
Get the most out of your visit to Turkey over ANZAC Day
The Gallipoli Campaign
Learn more about the Gallipoli Campaign and the battalions
Beginner's Guide to ANZAC
Discover what happened at Gallipoli back in 1915

Reggie was a great host. He was very knowledgeable on the areas we visited and was always happy to help people. He was always professional and kind, and made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible.

Kimberley Robinson