Gallipoli, Turkey
Second World War

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Gallipoli Campaign Anzac Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

1. 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 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.

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Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul

2. Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul

Start your day bright and early from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul. Here, you will meet your friendly driver/guide before setting off on your afternoon tour of Gallipoli.  During your tour of the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli your guide will take you to places that highlight this location's serenity. Whilst driving through the picturesque Gallipoli, you will see landmarks such as the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Johnston's Jolly (where you'll visit the original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and The Nek. After an insightful and reflective day, you will return to Istanbul with a drop-off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Gallipoli, Turkey

Well worth it.

An excellent tour that was made that way by the outstanding tour guide. He was most informing and educational. The pickup and drop offs were well done. It's a long day but worth it.

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