Anzac Express Main Image - Gallipoli, Turkey - On The Go Tours
FROM: CAD $945 pp

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2022. Starts: 23rd April. This express 4 day ANZAC tour of Turkey offers 4 star accommodation and is ideal for those who are short on time and just want to get to Gallipoli to attend the evocative ANZAC Day Dawn Service.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

ANZAC Service Site - Attend the ANZAC eve vigil on the Gallipoli Peninsula and pay your respects at the Dawn Service
Gallipoli Peninsula - See ANZAC Cove, memorials trenches and battlefields
Istanbul - Independently explore this captivating city, home to the iconic Blue Mosque and the bustling Grand Bazaar
The Bosphorus Strait - Cruise the Bosphorus, taking in views of the city skyline, Ottoman architecture and waterside palaces

Included

2 breakfasts
1 night at the Dawn Service site
English speaking tour organiser
Modern air-conditioned touring coach
2 nights 4 star hotels
Morning boat cruise along the Bosphorus straight – Istanbul
Airport arrival transfer on day 1 from Istanbul International Airport at any time, or from Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 11am and 3pm only

Not Included

International flights and visa
Attendance Pass for ANZAC. 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
Tipping Kitty: USD$15-25pp, paid in local currency
Guided commentary is not given on this tour
Tip for your tour organiser and driver: as a guideline we recommend you budget USD $3 - 5 per day, per traveller for your tour organiser and USD $2 per day, per traveller for your driver. Tipping is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

23 April - Istanbul

23 April 2022. Welcome to Turkey. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the incredible city of Istanbul. Istanbul is easy to get around on foot and there are plenty of attractions dotted about the old city known as Sultanahmet. Maybe head to the Grand Bazaar or the Egyptian Spice Market, both open today! 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. Spend the morning at leisure in Istanbul. This afternoon we drive to Gallipoli. En route to the peninsula 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

Gallipoli - Istanbul. A poignant bugle call along with first light heralds the start of the Dawn Service. Lasting around an hour, the service is a special and moving experience and it's possible to lay a wreath at ANZAC Memorial site after the service has concluded. Later this morning Australians have the opportunity to pay their respects at the Lone Pine Memorial Service, while New Zealanders can attend the service at Chunuk Bair. After the Chunuk Bair service we anticipate an early afternoon departure time from Gallipoli, for our return journey to Istanbul. Please note: the 2022 national memorial services at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair are subject to confirmation.
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 4

26 April - Istanbul

26th April 2022. 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 12 noon, hotel check-out. This marks the end of a memorable 4 day ANZAC experience.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory for solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and the amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.

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CAD $945
CAD $320

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Pre-Tour Accommodation
CAD $190
CAD $180
Post-Tour Accommodation
CAD $190
CAD $180

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.

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 in the heart of the Old City, near the Basilica Cistern and walking distance from all of the major monuments.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 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 2022
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
No
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Visiting
Countries
Pillars on a cliff in Canakkale
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul

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
Updated
22nd February 2021

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
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