Where do I find my finalised tour information?Finalised tour information will be emailed to all bookers and placed on our tour web pages three weeks before your tour. Please check your regular email inbox plus bulk/junk mail. If for any reason you have not received the email, please contact [email protected] and we'll re-send it to you.
How long should I come to Turkey for?We have a range of tours from 2 to 11 days so it really depends on how much time you can spare. Turkey is an incredible tourist destination with ancient ruins, vibrant cities and a vast array of stunning scenery. Visitors never cease to be amazed by what Turkey has to offer. Our 5 Day tour includes the Anzac Day services and a guided tour of the Gallipoli peninsula. All tours also include a guided walking tour of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district while the extended tours explore more of what this incredible country has to offer.
What airport transfers are available?Arrival transfers are included on 23 April for our 5 Day and 11 Day tours from both Istanbul New Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Transfers are also available before the tour start date if your extra nights are booked with us. Please email [email protected] with your flight arrival details as soon as you have them.
Departure transfers are available to book once you are in Istanbul or you can team up with others in your tour group and split a taxi to the airport on the final days of your tour. The reception at your final hotel/hostel will be able to book you a taxi.
Can I add extra nights of accommodation?Yes, extra nights can be arranged at your Istanbul tour hostel/hotel before and after your tour. These can be added when making your booking or you can email [email protected] with your desired dates and we'll get back to you with a quote.
Where is the Istanbul accommodation located?Our Istanbul hotel is located in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district – just a stone’s throw from the main sights such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Sultanahmet is Istanbul’s party-central and our hostel has one of Istanbul's best party bars!
Can I share accommodation with my mates?Of course! If you’d like to be on the same coach and in the same room as your friends just email us at [email protected] with everyone’s names and we’ll link your bookings to get you together on the tour. Anyone booked on the same invoice will be placed together on tour.
Do I need a visa?Visas are required by Australian (US$60), UK and most European passport holders (US$20), NZ passport holders do not require a visa.
Visas must be applied for online in advance - see the TURKISH VISA WEBSITE for details.
All attendees also need to register their attendance at the Gallipoli services before the event. Registations can now be made online HERE.
When is the best time to visit Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar?Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is the perfect place to pick up some local souvenirs where you can find anything from full-size Turkish carpets to fridge magnets. The market is just a short walk from our accommodation in Istanbul and is open every day except Sunday - a visit on one of your free afternoons will be well worth it!
What do I need to bring with me?While days are usually warm to hot evenings can be cool so bring along a variety of clothing for hot, cool &/or rainy weather. We’d advise you to only bring along what you’re going to need while in Turkey. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need:
- Travel insurance documents – contact us if you’d like information on purchasing travel insurance
- Copy of your Turkish visa (not required for New Zealand passport holders)
- Copy of your Gallipoli Attendance Pass
- Any essential personal medication
- Small back pack/day pack
- Warm, waterproof clothes for staying out overnight at Gallipoli
- A sleeping bag or blanket for our sleep-out before the dawn service
All attendees also need to register their attendance in advance (details will be available closer to the event).