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  • Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

    1. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

    Take a trip into the past on a full-day tour of Gallipoli from Istanbul, traveling by air-conditioned minibus to the battlefields and war memorials of the ANZAC campaign of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Depart Istanbul early in the morning, stopping en route for refreshments. Upon arrival on the Gallipoli Peninsula, your tour will focus on the ANZAC sector of the infamous battlefields. Stop at 11 different points of interest to learn more about the fateful events of the Australian and New Zealand troops, including ANZAC Cove where the troops first landed and set up base. Go to Beach Cemetery, where many of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Gallipoli were buried. Pause to reflect at the Lone Pine Memorial, one of 5 memorials on the peninsula that commemorate servicemen of the former British Empire killed in the campaign but who have no known grave. Visit the battl...

    I had such a wonderful experience. Firstly I was picked up on time to leave for Cannakale with a stop on the way. Once arriving had a delicious light lunch and then off... I had the best guide, Bulant (forgive spelling) who gave such an incredible insight and overview of what took place back in 1914-1917. His knowledge was amazing and gave a very balanced perspective, especially being Australian there are always 2 sides and so many stories were told that showed the humanity of all countries. I would definitely recommend this tour. There was also plenty of time to have a wander and capture the whole area! Also thanks to our driver Josh!

  • Gallipoli Campaign Anzac Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

    2. Gallipoli Campaign Anzac Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

    Go on a journey through history on a full-day tour to the battlefields of Gallipoli and learn about the legendary campaign of World War I when Allied Forces, including many from Australia and New Zealand, tried to open up a supply route to Russia. Departing from Istanbul early in the morning, you will drive to the Dardanelles, with an 08:30 AM stop en route for breakfast. Upon arrival in Eceabat, enjoy lunch with panoramic views of the Dardanelles landscape. Your guide will then take you to many of the main battle areas, war memorials and cemeteries, starting at the narrowiest point of the Dardanelles for a brief overview. Admire the Kilitbahir Fortress, built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1463 to protect the Dardanelles Straits. Then, drive to the landing beaches of the Gallipoli Campaign, and learn how soldiers from the British Empire, supported by French troops, landed on the shores to b...

    Very moving experience, interesting to see how Turkey mourned both sides in the aftermath.

  • 2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

    3. 2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

    On the first day of this 2-day tour of Troy and Gallipoli you’ll depart Istanbul early in the morning and enjoy the drive to Gallipoli. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll visit: • Brighton Beach • The Beach Cemetery • ANZAC Cove • Ariburnu Cemetery • The ANZAC Commemoration Site • Lone Pine Australian Memorial • Johnston's Jolly (Turkish and allied trenches and tunnels) • 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial • The Nek • Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial At the end of the tour you’ll continue on to Canakkale and check in at your 4-star hotel. Dinner at the hotel and overnight at Canakkale. On the second day you’ll visit the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home to the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. You will see and hear about: • The Trojan Horse • Helen of Troy • The Trojan Wars • The battle between Achilles and Paris • Sacrificial altars • The 3,700-year-old city walls • Hous...

    The team made sure we were picked up and dropped off on time both days, and had someone escort us from the hotel to the meeting point on day 2. As a solo traveller, this was really helpful. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and passionate about both Troy and Gallipoli. I highly recommend this tour!

  • Istanbul: 2-Day Historical Tour to Gallipoli and Troy

    4. Istanbul: 2-Day Historical Tour to Gallipoli and Troy

    Journey through some of the most momentous events in history - separated by centuries - on a 2-day tour of southwest Turkey. Visit the battlefields and war memorials of the ill-fated Anzac Campaign from World War I at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles, and then go to the historic city of Troy, site of the Trojan War and legends of Helen and Paris. Your overnight accommodation will be in the coastal town of Eceabat on a peninsula of the Aegean Sea, and the nearest town to the Gallipoli battlefields. Day 1: Istanbul - Gallipoli Meet for the 7:30 AM bus transfer to Eceabat, with a scheduled arrival at approximately 12:30 PM. Then, start your tour of the Gallipoli war museums, monuments and battlefields, traveling through the dark days of World War I at the Kabatepe War Museum in the Gallipoli Historic National Park. Learn about some of the defining moments of the ill-fated An...

    Well organised. Our tour guide was amazing. The hotel was comfortable and modern.

  • Full-day Gallipoli Tour

    5. Full-day Gallipoli Tour

    We will take you to the most important sites of the Gallipoli Campaign in this full-day tour. After an early pick-up from your hotel, we will drive through the beautiful Turkish countryside. We will stop for lunch at the beautiful coastal town of Eceabat, where we will stop for lunch. Next, we will visit the historical sites where the battles took place. The battle started on the 25th of April 1915. The Allies attempted to take the Gallipoli Peninsula to gain safe access to Constantinople, present-day Istanbul. If they took Istanbul, they would be able to knock Turkey out of the war and help Russia in its struggle against the Central Powers—Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. We will see Anzac cove, where the Allied forces made their initial beach landing. This was a strategic error, and it lead to many deaths. The tour will also visit the famous Lone Pine ridge, where Mel Gibs...

  • Gallipoli Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Istanbul

    6. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Istanbul

    Travel back to the dark days of World War I and learn about the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, when western Allies launched a massive attack on the beaches of the Gallipoli Peninsula, leading to the loss of thousands of lives. Following a transfer from your hotel in Istanbul, journey across the Dardanelles to Eceabat on the eastern shore of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum inside the Gallipoli Historic National Park to learn about the defining moments of the campaign and the involvement of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Continue to Beach Cemetery, site of John Simpson´s Grave, one of the best known of the Anzac soldiers. Then, go to Anzac Cove where the Australian and New Zealand troops set up base during the campaign. See the 1st Anzac landing site at Ari Burnu, and pay your respects to fallen Australian soldiers at Lone Pine Cemetery. See some o...

  • Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

    7. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

    Travel back to the days of World War I as you explore the war memorials, battlefields, and landing sites of the Anzac Campaign in Gallipoli. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle across the Dardanelles. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Eceabat. Then, continue to Anzac Cove for the start of your afternoon tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Learn the story of the fateful campaign as you visit all the most important sites, such as Brighton Beach, the 1st intended landing site for troops of the New Zealand and Australian armies. Go to Beach Cemetery, the most famous of all the Anzac cemeteries, and see the grave of Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, one of the best-known of the Anzac soldiers. Look at the Anzac Commemorative Site at North Beach, below the sphinx where the dawn service is held on Anzac Day. Take an optional walk to Shell G...

    Had bit of a problem with the transport but other than that the guide was great. Burak was amazing and really knew his history. Would highly recommend him.

  • From Istanbul: 2-Day Tour to Gallipoli & Troy

    8. From Istanbul: 2-Day Tour to Gallipoli & Troy

    Day 1:              Istanbul - Eceabat - Canakkale - 06:00 - 06:30: Pick-up from your hostel or hotel door around the Taksim area - 06:30 - 07:00: Pick-up from your hostel or hotel door around the Sultanahmet area. Depart for Eceabat by non-smoking A/C minibus - 12:20: Arrive in Eceabat - 12:30: Restaurant lunch - 13:00: Depart for a fully guided Gallipoli tour visiting Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial - 18:00: Tour ends and check-in to your hotel. Overnight at Troia Anzac Hotel Day 2:             Canakkale - Eceabat - Istanbul - Open buffet breakfast - 10:30: Pick-up from your hotel and take ...

    Very nicely organized, timely, interesting, guides and the driver really took care of us during the tour.

  • Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli, Troy, and Bergama Tour

    9. Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli, Troy, and Bergama Tour

    Day 1: Following a 6:00AM pickup from your hotel in Istanbul, head towards Gallipoli Peninsula. Along the way, stop in Eceabat and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, continue your journey to Gallipoli. Once you arrive, embark on a guided tour of the most important sites and monuments, including Brighton Beach, the Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, the Ariburnu Cemetery, the ANZAC Commemorative Site, the Mehmetcik Statue, the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, the Nek, and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. At 6:00PM, transfer to your accommodation for your overnight stay. Day 2: At 8:00AM, depart for a tour of Troy. Visit the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, The 3,700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I, Bouleuterium (Senate Building), and Odeon (Concert Hall). Marvel at the remains of th...

  • From Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli & Troy w/ Boat Tour

    10. From Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli & Troy w/ Boat Tour

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and drive to Gallipoli Peninsula. On arrival, enjoy your included lunch. After the lunch, your local and experienced guide will take you to the Gallipoli Bettlefields to see Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and so on. At the end of the tour, you will overnight in a 3 star hotel in Canakkale. The next morning after your breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Homer's famous Troy. Lunch will be served after the Troy Tour. Then, you will visit Gallipoli Simulation Center to see 3D simulations about campaign. Then, you will take a boat to see the landing beaches from the sea. You will also have the chance to snorkel to a WW1 shipwreck at North Beach. In the afternoon, you will be driven back to your hotel in Istanbul.  Day 1  - 06:00 - 06:30: Pick-up from your hotel around Taksim area ...

    Very well run 2 day tour with Crowded House in Eceabat/Cannakkale. Tour guides had excellent English and knowledge of the areas, and we can highly recommend our small boat trip into Anzac Cove, we had a great afternoon with our driver and skippers, lovely people.. Overnight hotel in Cannakkale was also excellent. Loved it all.

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What people are saying about Anzac Cove

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 87 reviews

I had such a wonderful experience. Firstly I was picked up on time to leave for Cannakale with a stop on the way. Once arriving had a delicious light lunch and then off... I had the best guide, Bulant (forgive spelling) who gave such an incredible insight and overview of what took place back in 1914-1917. His knowledge was amazing and gave a very balanced perspective, especially being Australian there are always 2 sides and so many stories were told that showed the humanity of all countries. I would definitely recommend this tour. There was also plenty of time to have a wander and capture the whole area! Also thanks to our driver Josh!

The team made sure we were picked up and dropped off on time both days, and had someone escort us from the hotel to the meeting point on day 2. As a solo traveller, this was really helpful. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and passionate about both Troy and Gallipoli. I highly recommend this tour!

The guide was exceptional. He knew so much and imparted it in an interesting way. Going this time of the year was excellent- no crowds! Only downside was the driving and cramped mini bus.

Very nicely organized, timely, interesting, guides and the driver really took care of us during the tour.

A long day that included all I would wish to see on a tour to this hostoric site...