Anzac Day 2024 - 5 Day Tour - 23-27 April
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Our 5 Day Tour takes in Istanbul, the Gallipoli battlefields and the Anzac Day Services. We head to the Gallipoli area for a fully guided tour before the crowds arrive ahead of the Gallipoli commemorations.
5 Day Tour OverviewWe 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 after which we return to Istanbul.
On 26 April we have tour of Istanbul's amazing attractions including the Blue Mosque, Haggia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.
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.
- Arrival & departure transfers from Istanbul or Sabiha Gökçen airports
- Anzac Day memorial services at Gallipoli
- Three nights Istanbul hotel accommodation with breakfast
- One night Gallipoli-area hotel with breakfast
- Fully guided tour of Gallipoli battlefields & memorials
- Tour of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district
- Professional English speaking Turkish tour guide
- Experienced Fanatics Anzac Day tour leader
- 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 visit the main sites the tour takes in are:
- Blue Mosque - FREE
- Hagia Sophia - FREE
- Topkapi Palace - 320 TL
- Underground Cisterns - 100 TL
Tuesday 23 April - Arrival in IstanbulWelcome to Turkey! Arrival and departure airport transfers are included in the tour. 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 at the start of April).
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.
Wednesday 24 April - Gallipoli TourWe depart this morning and head towards 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 - all before the Anzac Day crowds have arrived.
Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day at GallipoliThis 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.
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 we check into our accommodation before heading out for a night out with your fellow travellers including a few games of two-up!
Please note: all our tours observe the sanctity of Gallipoli by not drinking around the battleground site. Once we get to Gallipoli there’s no drinking until we get back to Istanbul. We trust you understand this position.
Friday 26 April - Istanbul TourThis morning we enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.