Small-Group Full Day Gallipoli & ANZAC Battlefields From Istanbul

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  • Duration: 16 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    06:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Ottoman Hotel Imperial, Sultanahmet, Cankurtaran, Caferiye Sk. No:6/1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the key sites of the Gallipoli peninsula, the scene of one of World War Is costliest military campaigns, on this moving full-day tour from Istanbul. With an expert guide beside you to explain the 1915-1916 Allied campaign largely undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) visit the sites of The Nek, Johnstons Jolly, Anzac cove and Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair; and stop for an included lunch along the way. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 14 people.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Lunch included

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Leave your centrally located Istanbul hotel in the early morning by air-conditioned coach. Then, relax on route to the infamous Gallipoli peninsula, the site of one of the bloodiest military campaigns of WWI.

As you travel, hear hard-hitting facts from your guide about the failed Allied land campaign that began in April 1915 with landings of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The ANZACs were expected to beat back Ottoman Turkish forces and capture Istanbul known then as Constantinople to help struggling Russian forces. By January 1916, however, the campaign was over, and Allied troops evacuated, with a believed total loss on both sides of 100,000 lives.

After about 5 hours, arrive at Gallipoli for your guided tour of its key sites. Visit Anzac cove, the beach of the 25th April landings, and The Nek, the scene of a tragic Australian attack. Spend time, too, at Johnstons Jolly, where the original Turkish and Allied trenches still stand.

Youll also view the haunting memorials that remember the dead. Visit the poignant Australian Lone pine cemetery and Memorial engraved with the names of nearly 5,000 soldiers, and see the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, the site of a heroic New Zealander stand in August 1915.

Your tour includes a stop for lunch in the early afternoon, with your meal included and drinks available at your own expense. At around 6pm, leave the battlefields and relax as you drive back to Istanbul, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Air-conditioned vehicle

Guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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  • 30-Oct-2022

    The actual Gallipoli experience was OK The young guy that was our guide was too glib for our taste about a very poignant pilgrimage family members made to visit the battle sites of Gallipoli. The main problem we had was the transportation on the way back to Istanbul when we were squished in the back for five hours and the level of service regarding food etc and the extreme squash were well below our expectations. Our complaints to the Crowded House company were dismissed rudely we felt and although the driver was very professional we felt that the owners of the business were not open to any criticism or suggestions for improvements

  • 08-Jun-2022

    Our tour guide was extremely Knowledgeable and gave great insights to the different areas around gallipoli

  • 10-Mar-2020

    perfect just what I wanted, saw everything, good commentary, the stops were the right length of time but we were able to stay longer if we wished. I will recommend for any NZ or AUS

  • 22-Feb-2020

    The tour was fantastic our tour guide was very knowledgeable and would highly recommended the operator except I’m so disappointed I paid over twice the price going through Viator than I would have buying a ticket from the hotel the operator and everyone else on the tour paid it was a rip off!

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Small group (10). Picked up from hostel at time advised. Stop for breakfast (own expense) then lunch (provided - tasty soup, maze & fresh fruit). Guide (Bulant) was knowledgeable, informative and hospitable. Long day - 6am till 10pm - but we’ll worth the effort to learn more about both Aust and Turkish links to this historic battlefield. Our timing seemed to be good (Tuesday second week of Nov) - no crowds, just our group at most of the stops, the weather was fine and warm.

  • 11-Sep-2019

    What a great experience. Highlighted by the amazing depth of knowledge of our guide Baurok. He truly brings the stories to life with everything from the overarching strategy of the campaign down to tiny details about food and water etc. Very highly recommended.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    Well, what can I say. My sister and I were thrilled to have Burak as our guide. His passion for his work left us in no doubt that he thrives on the history of Anzac and his country. We learned so much more about the landing and the disorganisation of the whole lead up to the landing. We both reccommend this tour as a must do. I must add that our drive back was like a ride through hell. Too fast and too much traffic. But we did arrive home in one piece thankfully.

  • 03-Aug-2019

    Well, what can I say. My sister and I were thrilled to have Burak as our guide. His passion for his work left us in no doubt that he thrives on the history of Anzac and his country. We learned so much more about the landing and the disorganisation of the whole lead up to the landing. We both reccommend this tour as a must do. I must add that our drive back was like a ride through hell. Too fast and too much traffic. But we did arrive home in one piece thankfully.

  • 09-Oct-2015

    Great well organised trip
    Highly recomended

  • 09-Oct-2015

    Great well organised trip
    Highly recomended

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