2 Day Anzac Day Tours Turkey

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The 2 Day Anzac Tour is the ideal option for those just wanting to attend the Dawn Service and commemorations on ANZAC Day in Gallipoli.

 

The tour begins the morning of 24th April. You will be picked you up from our meeting point in Sultan Ahmet, a popular area of Istanbul, and we will return you there on the evening of the 25th April. Alternatively, we can drop you off in Eceabat (Çanakkale) so you can continue your own tour around Turkey. Please note that we will not be able to provide accommodation in Istanbul for the 23rd or 25th of April.

Start Date: Sunday 24th April
Finish Date: Saturday 25th April
Start: Istanbul
Finish: Istanbul or Eceabat (depending on personal arrangements)
Places Visited: Gallipoli
Duration: 2 Days (1 Night)
• Transportation in our fully air conditioned luxury coach (Non-smoking)
• A fluent English speaking tour guide throughout the duration of your tour
• An ANZAC Day commemorative T-Shirt
• Early arrival in Anzac Cove on the 24th of April
• Overnight stay at Anzac Cove on the 24th of April
• During your bus journeys, we show a range of movies and documentaries about Gallipoli.

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  • Activity Level Challenging
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  • Group Size Large Group
    40
All about the 2 Day Anzac Day Tours Turkey.

Start Date: Sunday 24th April
Finish Date: Saturday 25th April
Start: Istanbul
Finish: Istanbul or Eceabat (depending on personal arrangements)
Places Visited: Gallipoli
Duration: 2 Days (1 Night)
• Transportation in our fully air conditioned luxury coach (Non-smoking)
• A fluent English speaking tour guide throughout the duration of your tour
• An ANZAC Day commemorative T-Shirt
• Early arrival in Anzac Cove on the 24th of April
• Overnight stay at Anzac Cove on the 24th of April
• During your bus journeys, we show a range of movies and documentaries about Gallipoli.

  1. Day 1 Istanbul to Gallipoli – Guided Tour of Gallipoli

    At 10.00am, we will meet at our designated Samyeli Travel meeting spot in the Sultan Ahmet area (this area is close to where most hotels and hostels are located). We will then board the coach and begin our drive to Gallipoli. During our journey, we will stop to pick up lunch and any supplies you will need for your overnight stay in Anzac Cove. We will also be showing a movie about Gallipoli, to help give you an idea of the type of people who fought in this war, and for you to picture the conditions 104 years ago.
    ANZAC Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula are organised and conducted by Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. Upon arrival at Gallipoli, we will head to Anzac Cove to get a good spot for the Dawn Service, which begins early the following morning. There is also the possibility of visiting Lone Pine, the Nek and the Chunuk Bair War Memorial.
    Overnight: Anzac Cove
    Important: For your overnight stay at Anzac Cove, you will need to bring a day pack. Once your main luggage is loaded onto the coach in Istanbul on the morning of the 24th, it is securely locked overnight. This means that you will not be able to access it again until we arrive at Eceabat or Istanbul on the evening of the 25th. Please also note that during your overnight stay at Anzac Cove, the weather can be very cold. We strongly suggest that you bring sleeping bags, warm clothing and blankets. We also recommend a wet weather jacket in case of rain.

  2. Day 2 ANZAC Day (Gallipoli to Istanbul)

    The Dawn Service begins at first light on the 25th, a truly moving experience for everyone. The service includes tributes and tales of your fellow countrymen, as the many thousands who have gathered remember the fallen.
    After the Dawn Service, we will make our way to various sites for other commemorations. The first site we will visit will be the Australian Service at Lone Pine, followed by the New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair. After the NZ service, your guide and coach will pick you up, and we will depart for Eceabat. At Eceabat, we will have a short break and those who wish to leave the tour here can do so. Our coach will then depart for Istanbul, arriving in the evening, where we will drop you back off at the Samyeli Travel meeting point. Please note, accommodation for this night will not be provided.
    If you wish to leave the tour in Eceabat, you can continue your travels around Turkey by taking a ferry to Canakkale.

Accomodation

Overnight stay at Anzac Cove on the 24th of April

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
This tour includesThis tour includes

Transportation in our fully air conditioned luxury coach (Non-smoking)
• A fluent English speaking tour guide throughout the duration of your tour
• An ANZAC Day commemorative T-Shirt
• Early arrival in Anzac Cove on the 24th of April
• Overnight stay at Anzac Cove on the 24th of April

This tour does not includeThis tour does not include

• Airport/Hotel transfers
• Accommodation
• Meals/Drinks
• Flights
• Personal Expenses

Providing you let us know at time of booking that you wish to join your friends or be part of a group then we will do our best to accommodate you. However if you make a booking close to Anzac Day then we may have already allocated hotels and bus groups. Once again we will do our best to accommodate you but we cannot make any promises but please ask so we can check it out for you.

There is no local payment that needs to be paid for these tours and all our tours include entrance fees to sites outlined in the itineraries.  When comparing the prices of tours across different companies it is worth making sure that entrance fees are included as they can mount up especially on longer tours and what seems like a good price at face value may not really be the case.  For example in our 16 Day Anzac Tour the entrance fees make up approx £90 of the overall tour price.

The first day of all of our tours except the 2 day tour is an arrival day and you are therefore free to arrive at anytime throughout that day.  If your tour starts on the 21st April then please read below regarding ‘Welcome Drinks’ for these tours that take place in the evening.  If your tour starts on the 22nd April and you wish to take part in the Bosphorus Cruise or Gala Dinner then please read the questions below which relate to that.

If arriving on the 21st April and wish to attend these Welcome Drinks then we recommend that you aim to arrive at the airport by about 4pm as this will ensure you have enough time to get to the hotel, get checked in, meet with your guide and get ready for the event.  This event is a chance for you to meet your guide and others in your group but if you cannot get flights it is not essential that you are there for it.

If arriving on the 22nd April and wish to attend the Gala Dinner then we recommend that you aim to arrive at the airport by about 4pm if you are flying as this will ensure you have enough time to get to the hotel, get checked in and ready for the event.  If making your own way to the hotel then we suggest being there no later than 6:30pm.

On the 22nd April we will pick people up from hotels for the Bosphorus Cruise at 2:15pm and the Gala Dinner will commence at 7.15pm that evening.  You can easily attend both of these but if you wish to attend the Bosphorus Cruise and you are arriving on the 22nd then you will need to arrive early.  Those people on tours starting on the 21st April and who have the Istanbul City Tour on the 22nd will be finished in time to go on the Bosphorus Cruise as well.

The 2 Day Anzac Tour starts on the 24th April and all customers need to meet at 10:00am at the Samyeli Travel meeting point outside the entrance to Haghia Sophia in Istanbul.  Haghia Sophia is in the Sultanahmet Area and adjacent to the Blue Mosque.  Please look out for the Samyeli Travel signs once you arrive.

This point is also where you will be dropped off at the conclusion of the tour on the evening of the 25th April.  2 Day Anzac Tour customers are responsible for making their own way to and from the meeting points.

 Every year we have many people (both male and female) who travel alone on our tours and it is a great way to meet new people. In regards to accommodation you can either pay more for a single room on your own or if you do not mind we can match you up with someone else who is travelling on their own (same gender) and put you in a twin or triple room for the lower rate.  Please note that this is subject to availability.

It depends on the number of people on your particular tour but a group will be no larger than 40 people.

Tipping is a big part of life in Turkey and the cost of your tour does not include any tips or displays of gratitude towards guides and coach drivers.  If you have enjoyed your tour and the efforts of these people then please feel free to give them a tip.  The amount is entirely up to you and usually one person will collect these on behalf of the people in your group.

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