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Gallipoli Campaign Anzac Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Product ID: 41496
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Pay your respects to the fallen heroes of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I on a full-day tour from Istanbul to the battlesites and war memorials of the Dardanelles Straits. Learn about the tragic events and remarkable characters of the campaign.
About this activity
Duration 15 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in the Taksim, Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Laleli, and Aksaray districts of Istanbul. Please provide the name and address of your hotel
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Pay homage to the fallen heroes of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I
  • See the Anzac landing sites of the Dardanelles
  • Learn about the tragic events of World War I at the ANZAC Museum
  • Visit some of the landing beaches where the soldiers set up base
  • Admire the 15th-century fortress of Kilitbahir Castle
  • Enjoy a rooftop lunch looking over the Dardanelles
Full description
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 be joined at Ariburnu by the Anzacs of the Australian and New Zealander Army Corps.

Highlights of your tour include the Ariburnu Cemetery and ANZAC Commemorative Site. See the Turkish Canon Batteries, and the landing beach at Anzac Cove, the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops. Discover where Anzac legend John Simpson Kirkpatrick is buried, and pay your respects at memorials erected to commemorate the fallen, such as the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Depart for Istanbul at 6:00 PM to arrive back in the city for the end of the tour services at approximately 11:00 PM, with a rest stop en route.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from hotels in central Istanbul
  • Transportation by air-conditioned, no smoking coach
  • Soft drinks in the minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Restaurant lunch at the Grand Eceabat Hotel (fish and chips, or schnitzel)
  • Gallipoli tour
  • All entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Open buffet breakfast (available at an additional cost)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that pick-up and drop off is only available from the European side of Istanbul and city center hotels (Sultanahmet, Laleli, Topkapı, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci and Şişli areas)
• This tour can be booked up to 48 hours in advance
• Cancellations permitted up to 48 hours in advance
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Product ID: 41496