Small-Group Full Day Gallipoli & ANZAC Battlefields from Istanbul

Duration: 16 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 16 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Visit the key sites of the Gallipoli Peninsula, the scene of one of World War I’s 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, Johnston’s 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

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Canakkale Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

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.


Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Anzac Cove, 17900 Canakkale Province, Gallipoli Turkey

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 Johnston’s Jolly, where the original Turkish and Allied trenches still stand.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Anzac Cove, 17900 Canakkale Province, Gallipoli Turkey

You’ll 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul

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.

Duration: 5 hours

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


Departure Time

6:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 11pm

Voucher info

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

Duration

16 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Carolyn H

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.

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John H

Great well organised trip
Highly recomended

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D M S

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

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Graeme B

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.

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Stevo

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

User's Picture Gallery

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A moment not to miss at Anzac Cove

Deep in thought about what the Anzacs went through, what a waste of life

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Frontal view of the Nek

Frontal view of the Nek

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At Anzac cove

At Anzac cove

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Turkish soldier carrying wounded Anzac soldier

Turkish soldier carrying wounded Anzac soldier

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Atatürk memorial

Atatürk memorial

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ANZAC graveyard

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Mustafa

A memorial to Gen. Mustafa at Chunuk Bair

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NZ Memorial

The NZ memorial at Chunuk Bair

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Memorial Plaque

Memorial plaque at the 57th Regiment memorial cemetary for the Turkish Army

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ANZAC

ANZAC memorial at ANZAC Cove

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The Sphinx

The Sphinx viewed from ANZAC Cove

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Anzac Cove

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Memorial

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Anzac Memorial

Tony and Di at the memorial with the Agean Sea in the background.

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The Sphnix's

This is the view from the memorial looking back towards Lone Pine and the The Neck.

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ANZAC Cove

ANZAC Cove near Gallipoli.

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Cemetery in Gallipoli

World War I cemetery.

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Turkish Memorial

Memorial to the Turkish soldiers killed at Gallipoli.

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Gallipoli - Trench

World War I-era trench in Gallipoli.

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