Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Duration: 15 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 15 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Explore Gallipoli’s World War I battlefields on a day trip from Istanbul, and visit the poignant memorial sites dedicated to fallen Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers. With an expert guide at your side, learn all about the brutal WWI campaign that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula and hear lesser-known tales about soldiers who lost their lives. Lunch, plus visits to key historical sites such as ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, the Nek and Ari Burnu Cemetrart are included.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Get inside tips from a local

Start your day with a hotel pickup or alternatively, board your air-conditioned coach near Topkapi Palace, and then travel south toward the peninsula of Gallipoli on Turkey’s European side. After a stop to stretch your legs and enjoy breakfast in the town of Tekirgad (own expense), arrive at Gallipoli and start your tour of World War I battlefields.
Under Allied command, Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli in 1915 with the aim of invading and capturing Constantinople—the city that is now Istanbul. The troops were met with a fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turks and the battle dragged on for more than half a year and claimed thousands of lives. Today, the fields of Gallipoli serve as memorial sites for the countless Turks, Australians and New Zealanders who lost their lives in the battles.
Visit ANZAC Cove where some of the most significant battles of Gallipoli took place and hear about the day when the Australian and New Zealand troops first arrived at the cove. After walking along the headland, continue to Lone Pine to see the Australian’s main memorial site. Named after a solitary pine tree that grew there, the site bears the names of nearly 5,000 soldiers who have no known grave.
Wander through the old trenches of the Nek while hearing tales of troops charging from the surrounding woodland, and then visit Chunuk Bair, one of the few sites that the Allied troops managed to capture, albeit for a small period of time. The site now serves as one of the main memorials for New Zealand soldiers.
Stop for lunch in the early afternoon at a restaurant in town, and then continue exploring the now tranquil memorial sites around Gallipoli. Visit Ari Burnu Cemetery, where 252 servicemen lay buried, and take some time to walk around at leisure and pay your respects. Pass sites like Brighton Beach, the Beach Cemetery and the trenches at Johnson’s Jolly, and then return to your coach for the journey back to Istanbul.
Your day trip then finishes in the early evening at the start point in central Istanbul.

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Gallipoli Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Anzac Cove

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

Your centrally located Istanbul hotel, or a meeting point near Topkapi Palace


Departure Time

7:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time


Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 10pm

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

15 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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Sofi

Although it is a long drive from Istanbul the experience out weighed the long trip. Our guide was full of knowledge and we could not ask for anyone better. We learnt a lot of history about Gallipoli and got to see a lot of the sites with explanations of what occurred there. It is a trip that you will never forget.

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Ian J

A wonderful trip. A big day travelling but well worth the effort. The guides were very helpful. They picked us up in our little out of the way hotel and returned us there. Very important in a big confusing city. The guide at Gallipoli knew his stuff

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Jelle Sjoerd v

Very impressive!
Everything was good organized.

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Joshua W

Great tour. Very informative guide. It is a very long day but worth it

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Tania

If its on your bucket list DO IT. I read the reviews before I went and at the end of the day regardless whether you like the food on the way there and back, that is not the purpose of the trip. Once you are transfered to the bus to Gallipoli, that is when you get a true sense of what happened there. A very deep day. HIghly recommend

User's Picture Gallery

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Lone Pine

A visit to Australia's memorial at Gallipoli, Lone Pine.

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Anzac cove

a view of Anzac cove

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Youngest Aussie soldier

We were told this was the youngest serving aussie soldier at age 14 lied about his
age to serve his country ,Private L.E Mahon,RIP.

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First sighting

This is the first thing i saw when i got to gallipoli i felt like i was home and i made it .

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