Anzac Day Tours - Gallipoli Turkey

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Anzac Day 2023 - 11 Day Tour - 23 April-3 May

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Our 11 Day Tour is the ultimate Turkish and Anzac experience combining Gallipoli with Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Goreme, Ankara and much more!

11 Day Tour Overview

We start in Istanbul with our traditional opening night get together. The tour then heads to Gallipoli where we enjoy a fully guided tour without the crowds including Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Johnston's Jolly, Shell Green, the Nek, Shrapnel Valley, Quinn's Post, Beach Cemetery, the Turkish Memorial & more.

We cross the Dardanelles for an evening in Canakkale before returning to Anzac Cove ahead of the Dawn Service. The Australian Government hosts a service at Lone Pine later in the morning while the Kiwis will attend the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair.

The tour then takes in the wider Turkish highlights including the ruins of Troy and Pergamum, the port town of Kusadasi, Ephesus (one of Turkey's best preserved ancient cities), the famous cotton terraces of Pamukkale, the out-of-this-world landscape of Cappadocia, and the national capital Ankara.

Register Your Attendance

All attendees (Aussies & Kiwis) must register their attendance at the Gallipoli commemorative services on the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs website HERE.

Tourist Visas

People travelling on Australian passports (among others) must purchase a tourist visa online before arriving in Turkey - see the TURKISH VISA WEBSITE for details. New Zealand and UK passport holders do not require a visa.

Check out our tour video HERE!

Any Questions?

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions about the tour.

Inclusions

  • Arrival & departure transfers from Istanbul or Sabiha Gökçen airports
  • Anzac Day memorial services at Gallipoli
  • Three nights Istanbul hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • One/two nights hotel with breakfast & dinner in Canakkale, Kusadasi, Pamukkale & Cappadocia
  • Fully guided tour of Gallipoli battlefields & memorials
  • Tour of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district
  • Turkey highlights of Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia, Goreme & Ankara
  • Professional English speaking Turkish tour guide
  • Fanatics Anzac Day hoodie - Aussie gold or Kiwi black

Entry Fees & Meals

Some museums are optional extras on tour, your tour leader will have details. No entry fee is required at the Gallipoli battlefields or Anzac services.

Turkey's currency is the Lira and exchange rates are approximately 10TL = AUD 0.52 / NZD 0.55 / GBP 0.27 / EUR 0.30 (as at November 2023).

Some examples of entry fees are:

  • Blue Mosque - included
  • Hagia Sophia - included
  • Topkapi Palace - included
  • Underground Cisterns - 100 TL
  • Troy - included
  • Pergamum - included
  • Ephesus - included
  • Hierapolis (Pamukkale) - included
  • Swimming in thermal baths at Hierapolis - 50 TL
  • Kaymakli Underground City - 75 TL
  • Goreme Open Air Museum - included
Other activities you may enjoy include:

  • Turkish Bath - €25
  • Hot Air Ballooning - €195
  • Paragliding - 350 TL
Breakfasts are included each morning of the tour (apart from Anzac Day). Dinners are also included when we stay at Canakkale, Kusadasi, Pamukkale & Cappadocia. At other times there are a range of options for you to eat on the cheap. The ever-popular Turkish kebab is around 50 TL, or you can opt for western style restaurants - it's really up to you!

Itinerary

Tuesday 23 April – Istanbul Arrival

Welcome to Turkey! Upon arrival at Istanbul New Airport or Sabiha Gökçen Airport you will be met by our transfer crew who will take you to the coach shuttles to our accommodation. Email [email protected] with your flight information at least one month before your tour to arrange your transfers.

Those already in Istanbul or arriving by any means other than flight will need to make their own way to our Istanbul meeting point (details will be emailed to you four weeks before the tour).

Tonight we have our opening night get together - a great way to break the ice with your fellow tourists & year after year ends up being a great night out.

Overnight: Istanbul

Wednesday 24 April - Gallipoli

We depart this morning and head to the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli where we enjoy a fully guided tour of this now serene site. We visit all the famous battle sites including the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Anzac Cove, the Nek and the Turkish 57th Regiment memorial.

Please note: all our tours observe the sanctity of Gallipoli by not drinking around the battleground site. At Gallipoli there is strictly no drinking, we trust you understand this position.

Overnight: Canakkale (dinner included)

Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day at Gallipoli

This morning is the Anzac dawn service where we commemorate the fallen on this special day.

Following the dawn service we spend more time visiting the Gallipoli battlefields and memorials before the Australian Lone Pine ceremony takes place later in the morning while Kiwis will attend the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair.

The commemorations at Anzac Cove are like none other and will be an experience you will never forget.

At the conclusion of the Anzac Day ceremonies we return to our Canakkale hotel where we will share stories of the day and enjoy a traditional game of two-up!

Overnight: Canakkale (dinner included)

Friday 26 April - Troy & Pergamon

Today we drive south to the port city of Kusadasi. Along the way we enjoy a tour of the famous ruins of Troy and Pergamon. The ruins are an incredible mix of settlements dating back as far as 3,000 BC though to 500 AD.

Overnight: Kusadasi (dinner included)

Saturday 27 April - Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight: Kusadasi (dinner included)

Sunday 28 April - Pamukkale & Hierapolis

This morning we will visit the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as the Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip amongst ancient columns in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight: Pamukkale (dinner included)

Monday 29 April - The Silk Road & Konya

Today we head along the old Silk Road for the stunning Aegean Coast. We take time out along the way to visit Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum in Konya.

Overnight: Cappadocia (dinner included)

Tuesday 30 April - Cappadocia, Goreme & the Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, an underground city and more. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers - a night you won't forget!

Overnight: Cappadocia (dinner included)

Wednesday 1 May - Ankara & Istanbul

This morning we depart for the nation's capital, Ankara, and see the mausoleum of Turkey's first president - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - and learn a little about why he is so revered in this country. We then continue back to Istanbul.

Overnight: Istanbul

Thursday 2 May - Istanbul Tour

Today we enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul’s fascinating old city. Istanbul is the only city to span two continents, Europe and Asia. Sights include the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.

Overnight: Istanbul

Friday 3 May - Istanbul Departure

Our tour concludes after breakfast. Our tour leader will have details on your departure airport transfer.

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Anzac Day 2023 - 11 Day Tour - 23 April-3 May
Venue:
Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi, Epheses, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia, Goreme & Ankara, Turkey
Tour Dates:
23 Apr, 2024 - 3 May, 2024
Tour Duration:
11 Days/10 Nights
Anzac Day Tours - Gallipoli Turkey