ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli. 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.
23 April - Istanbul
Monday 23 April 2020. 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.
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
ANZAC Day - Gallipoli
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)
26 April - Istanbul
26th April 2020. 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.
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 when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.Read More
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.
Ramada Old City, Istanbul
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.
Extra Tour Info
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.”