Anzac Day 2024 - 2 Day Tour - 24-25 April
From AUD 765/pp
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Our 2 Day tour picks up in Istanbul on 24 April before heading to the Gallipoli battlefields and the Anzac Day Services and returning to Istanbul. A great option for those with limited time in Turkey, we concentrate most of our time at the incredible Gallipoli & Anzac Cove area.
2 Day Tour OverviewMeet at our central Istanbul location before heading to Gallipoli where we set up at Anzac Cove in preparation for the dawn service. Following the dawn service we embark on a guided tour of the Gallipoli battlefields and memorials including Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Johnston's Jolly, Shell Green, the Nek, Shrapnel Valley, Quinn's Post, Beach Cemetery, the Turkish Memorial & more.
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 after which we return to Istanbul.
Register Your AttendanceAll attendees (Aussies & Kiwis) must register their attendance at the Gallipoli commemorative services on the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs website HERE.
Tourist VisasPeople 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.
Any Questions?Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions about the tour.
- Return coach transfers between Istanbul and Gallipoli
- Anzac Day memorial services at Gallipoli
- Local English speaking Turkish professional tour guide
- Fanatics Anzac Day hoodie - Aussie gold or Kiwi black
Entry Fees & MealsThe tour price does not include entrance fees to museums. 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 to some of Istanbul's popular attractions are:
- Blue Mosque - FREE
- Hagia Sophia - FREE
- Topkapi Palace - 320 TL
- Underground Cisterns - 100 TL
Wednesday 24 April - Istanbul to GallipoliDetails for meeting the group in Istanbul will be emailed to you three weeks before the event.
Upon arrival at Gallipoli we make our way to the Dawn Service site at North Beach, where the crowds will already be gathering in anticipation of tomorrow morning's Anzac Dawn Service.
It will be cold overnight at Gallipoli so please bring plenty of warm layers plus gloves and a beanie. A sleeping bag is useful for wrapping around you. You'll have the choice of finding a spot on the grass or a seat in the temporary grand stand seating ahead of the dawn service.
Food and drink services operate throughout the night selling water, soft drinks, tea & coffee, kebabs and hot dogs.
Overnight: under the stars at Anzac Cove
Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day at GallipoliAs the night draws to an end the Anzac dawn service commences and we commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day.
Following the dawn service we embark on a guided tour of the Gallipoli battlefields and memorials including Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shell Green, Lone Pine, Johnston's Jolly, Shrapnel Valley, Quinn's Post, the Turkish Memorial, the Nek & more.
The Australian Lone Pine ceremony takes place later in the morning while Kiwis will attend the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair.
We then board our coach at Chunuk Bair ready for our return drive back to Istanbul and a chance to reflect on the whole Gallipoli experience. You’ll be leaving a different person, no two ways about it.
Back in Istanbul be sure to join us at our local Sultanahmet bar for a few games of two-up!
Note: Tour does not include entrance fees to museums & historical sites. No entry fee is required at the Gallipoli battlefields or Anzac services.
2 Day Tour - 24-25 April
AUD 765 /per person