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Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

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58 reviews

Activity provider: Crowded House Tours

Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Activity provider: Crowded House Tours
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From US$ 84.16 per person

Journey back in time and visit the site of the ANZAC landings of World War I on an 18-hour tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula from Istanbul. Go to the battlefields of the Allied Forces, and see the war memorials that commemorate the fallen soldiers.

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Duration 18 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in the Taksim and Sultanahmet neighborhoods available on request

Experience

Itinerary
8 hours
  • Istanbul

  • 5 hours
  • Eceabat (lunch)

  • Gallipoli, Turkey

  • Beach Cemetery

  • Anzac Cove

  • Arı Burnu Cemetery

  • Mehmetçik Monument

  • Johnston's Jolly Cemetery

  • The Nek Cemetery

  • Tekirdağ (break)

  • 5 hours
  • Istanbul

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Explore the war memorials and battlefields of the Gallipoli Peninsula
  • Learn more about the ill-fated campaign of the ANZAC troops
  • Pause to reflect at the Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Travel by comfortable, reconfigured minibus
Full description
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 battlefields of The Nek and Chunuk Bair, where experienced guides will paint a picture that brings the war to life. Then, return to Istanbul by comfortable 25-seat minibus for a hotel drop off and the end of the tour services.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation between Istanbul and Eceabat by air-conditioned minibus
  • Refreshments en route
  • Fully guided Gallipoli tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Restaurant lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks during meals
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes in all seasons, and bring a hat and sun screen in the summer. Bring a raincoat in autumn, and warm clothes in winter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Though this is a long day, it was well worth it. If you’re into military history, you’ll enjoy this. Even if you aren’t into military history, you’ll probably enjoy the scenery and views in the area anyway. Everything was excellent from our hotel pickup, the drive there (about 5 hours with a couple breaks), the lunch, the tour, and the way back. Our tour guide at Gallipoli was great and extremely knowledgeable. Be prepared for a long day - you might want to stay overnight and do another tour the next day (like to Troy) but it’s still doable in one day. Would highly recommend!

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June 4, 2022

Our guide was great! Such extensive knowledge about the Anzac wars and perfect stopping points to see key landmarks. For a day trip, it is a loooong day because Gallipoli is about 4-5 hours out of Istanbul. If you don’t mind the long travel, this is such a great trip!!

May 15, 2022

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!

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September 18, 2020

Product ID: 59200