ANZAC Day Memorial Tour
3 days
From $ 299
Duration3 days

With symbolic links to the dawn landing at Gallipoli, stand in the morning breeze and pay respect to the fallen on ANZAC Day at a dawn vigil. This special three-day trip includes a private bus along the Dardanelles, from Istanbul to the memorial site commemorating the common sacrifice for all of the nations involved. This moving tour will also include visits to other important sites such as Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, and the war cemeteries, making this visit to Turkey a unique and beautiful experience.

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  • Duration: 3 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Physical Grading: Light
  • Ages: 12+
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Itinerary

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Day 1: Istanbul/Çanakkale
Meet the group in the reception area of the Istanbul meeting point hotel at 7:45am. The Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and fellow group members will be waiting.

Depart at 8am sharp to get started with the busy day ahead. Travel to Gallipoli (Çanakkale) by private vehicle, stopping en route for a quick local lunch.

Visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, the war cemeteries, and many other important sites. There will also be time for individuals to visit relatives' grave sites. This is the only day with access to these sights.

After the tour, continue on to Çanakkale for the night.
Depart Istanbul in the early morning. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the battlefields, cemeteries, and other important sites. We can help book pre-tour accommodation the night before the tour starts at the time of booking. It is advisable to locate the meeting point hotel the night before the tour begins (if you aren't already staying there).
Day 2: Çanakkale/Troy
Enjoy a guided tour of Troy and learn more about the ancient fables surrounding this legendary city. Spend some free time exploring Çanakkale in the afternoon.

Have dinner in Çanakkale then travel to the ceremonial area near ANZAC cove for the night. There will be grandstands set up and visitors camp out overnight to reserve a spot.

Spend the evening tucked into sleeping bags in the grandstands at the ceremonial site in readiness for the dawn service.
Visit Troy with free time in the afternoon to explore the busy harbour town with a thriving student population. In the evening, journey to the Gallipoli ceremony site. The evening may be very cold— please come prepared with appropriate shoes and clothing. We will provide sleeping bags but it is recommended that you bring a personal sleep sheet to place inside.
Meals: B
Day 3: Anzac Cove/Istanbul
Attend the unforgettable dawn service commemorating the Battle of Gallipoli and ANZAC Day.

After the service, walk 5km (3.1 mi) to the Australian cemetery at Lone Pine, before continuing a further 2km (1.24 mi) uphill to Chunuk Bair for the New Zealand ceremony, which will end at approx. 1:30.

After a quick lunch, drive back to Istanbul where the tour ends on arrival. Please note that our arrival to Istanbul is in the late evening.

We are able to arrange post-tour accommodation if you'd like to extend your stay. Please ask at the time of booking.
Attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. Opt to attend New Zealand and Turkish morning memorial services. Travel back to Istanbul where the tour ends on arrival in the late evening. Note that the 7km (4.4 mi) to Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair are uphill and the temperatures are warm at this time of year. Extra bottled water is suggested.
Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Gallipoli battlefields and sites tour
  • Troy visit
  • ANZAC Day dawn service
  • Country-specific memorial services
  • Sleeping bag use
  • Transport

    Private bus, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotel (2 nts), Sleeping bags for the ceremony

Dates & availability: ANZAC Day Memorial Tour

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Departing Fri, 04/23/2021 Finishing Sun, 04/25/2021 Catalog Price $ 299 Sale Price $ 299 15 Book
Departing Fri, 04/23/2021 Finishing Sun, 04/25/2021 Catalog Price $ 299 Sale Price $ 299 15 Book
Departing Fri, 04/23/2021 Finishing Sun, 04/25/2021 Catalog Price $ 299 Sale Price $ 299 15 Book
Departing Fri, 04/23/2021 Finishing Sun, 04/25/2021 Catalog Price $ 299 Sale Price $ 299 15 Book
Departing Fri, 04/23/2021 Finishing Sun, 04/25/2021 Catalog Price $ 299 Sale Price $ 299 15 Book
Departing Fri, 04/23/2021 Finishing Sun, 04/25/2021 Catalog Price $ 299 Sale Price $ 299 15 Book

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