Small-Group Full Day Gallipoli & ANZAC Battlefields From Istanbul

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 16 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 11pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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

Know More about this tour

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 09-Oct-2015

    Great well organised trip
    Highly recomended

  • 12-Sep-2015

    Fantastic tour. Great guide Mahmoud very knowledgeable brought tears to our eyes.

  • 13-Jul-2015

    Very special place for all Australians, New Zealanders and Turkish people. Great to see this with an unbiased viewpoint with a Turkish guide. However, it is a long day! Nearly 18 hours in total, including about 12 hours on the road. But the good side was a thorough all areas guided tour of Gallipoli and Anzac Cove and the memorials.

  • 30-Jun-2015

    Long day but well worth the effort
    Driver and two guides were very friendly, helpful and informative
    Not too many toilets during tour of Gallipoli itself so be aware

  • 04-Jan-2015

    the best part of our holiday in Europe - our guide was passionate, knowledgeable and seemed pleased to be showing us the battle field.
    lots of stops, on and off the bus to visit sites and a good explanation of what happened at each of the sites. Great photo opportunities.

    And while the pickup from the hotel was efficient, our bus driver told us nothing about where we were travelling, how long it would take, what stops we would have and our arrival at the meeting place had no explanations as to what was going to happen next.

  • 26-Nov-2014

    Had a fantastic time.
    The tour guide was amazing who obviously had a real passion for the history of the area.
    The drive from Istanbul was worth it definitely.

  • 20-Oct-2014

    THE TOUR GUIDE WAS EXCELLENT

  • 28-Sep-2014

    The tour wasn't 15hours, it was more like 18. The guide we got in Gallipoli was a world of knowledge. The bus seats are very small so hard on the knees if you are over 5'5.

  • 24-Aug-2014

    While the tour was great and the guide was very knowledgable I think the title and additional cost of the tour was wrongly advertised. A small group tour to me is no more than 12 people however we were on tour with nearly 40 people. It was really disappointing as we were expecting the small group tour to be quite intimate and have more access to the guide however as it was so large I didn't feel we got the same experience. If I had know it would be such a large group I would have booked the normal tour. If I have any family and friends thinking of doing this tour I wouldn't recommend it as the normal tour would suffice.

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