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Small-Group Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

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  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration: 16 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3795IST11
Visit the key sites of the Gallipoli Peninsula, the scene of one of World War I’s costliest military campaigns, on this moving full-day tour from Istanbul. With an expert guide beside you to explain the 1915-1916 Allied campaign — largely undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) — visit the sites of The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, ANZAC Cove and Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair; and stop for an included lunch along the way. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 14 people.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Lunch included
Leave your centrally located Istanbul hotel in the early morning by air-conditioned coach. Then, relax on route to the infamous Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of one of the bloodiest military campaigns of WWI.

As you travel, hear hard-hitting facts from your guide about the failed Allied land campaign that began in April 1915 with landings of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The ANZACs were expected to beat back Ottoman Turkish forces and capture Istanbul — known then as Constantinople — to help struggling Russian forces. By January 1916, however, the campaign was over, and Allied troops evacuated, with a believed total loss on both sides of 100,000 lives.

After about 5 hours, arrive at Gallipoli for your guided tour of its key sites. Visit ANZAC Cove, the beach of the 25th April landings, and The Nek, the scene of a tragic Australian attack. Spend time, too, at Johnston’s Jolly, where the original Turkish and Allied trenches still stand.

You’ll also view the haunting memorials that remember the dead. Visit the poignant Australian Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial engraved with the names of nearly 5,000 soldiers, and see the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, the site of a heroic New Zealander stand in August 1915.

Your tour includes a stop for lunch in the early afternoon, with your meal included and drinks available at your own expense. At around 6pm, leave the battlefields and relax as you drive back to Istanbul, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.

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Departure Point:
From your centrally located hotel on the European side of Istanbul
Departure Time:
6:30am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 11pm

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Pickup in Taksim and Besiktas
Code: ISTTAKBESIK

Gallipoli day trip from Istanbul with pickup and drop-off at hotels in the Taksim and Besiktas areas of the European side of Istanbul

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Pickup in European Istanbul
Code: EUISTANBUL

Gallipoli day trip from Istanbul with pickup and drop-off at hotels located on the European side of Istanbul, outside the Taksim and Besiktas areas

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$162.50
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Small-Group Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Small-Group Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: James O, June 2014

Amazing trip, worth every cent. Something every Aussie should do, very informative guide, long day but worth it !

Reviewed by: lauren.storey, June 2014

Amazing guide, so much knowledge. A moving experience. Long day but well worth it

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Tour code: 3795IST11