Anzac Day Express - 4 days

Anzac Day Express - 4 days

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Anzac Day Express - 4 days

4 Days Starting and ending in Istanbul

Visiting: İstanbul, Çanakkale, Gallipoli

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

159/ANEX

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 32

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Photography

From:
$945
$781 Operator discount: -$142 Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$22 -17%

NB: Prices correct on 20-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2023. 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.

Highlights

  • ANZAC Service Site - Attend the ANZAC eve vigil on the Gallipoli Peninsula and pay your respects at the Dawn Service

  • Istanbul - Independently explore this captivating city, home to the iconic Blue Mosque and the bustling Grand Bazaar

  • Gallipoli Peninsula - See ANZAC Cove, memorials trenches and battlefields

  • The Bosphorus Strait - Cruise the Bosphorus, taking in views of the city skyline, Ottoman architecture and waterside palaces

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Meals Included: No Meals

Sun 23 April 2023. 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.

Day 2 : Canakkale

Location: Çanakkale

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 3 : Anzac Day - Gallipoli

Location: Gallipoli

Meals Included: No Meals

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 2023 national memorial services at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair are subject to confirmation.

Day 4 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Meals Included: Breakfast

Wed 26 April 2023. 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4 star

  • 2 breakfasts

  • 2 nights 4 star hotels

  • 1 night at the Dawn Service site

  • Morning boat cruise along the Bosphorus straight – Istanbul

  • English speaking tour organiser

  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1 from Istanbul International Airport at any time, or from Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 11am and 3pm only

  • Modern air-conditioned touring coach

What's Not Included

  • International flights and visa

  • Guided commentary is not given on this tour

  • 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

  • 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

Age Policy

18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    24

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Airport arrival transfer on day 1 from Istanbul International Airport at any time, or from Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 11am and 3pm only

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    4 star

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Kimberley Robinson  

Anzac Day Express - 4 days

02-May-2017

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.

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