ANZAC Day Turkey 2023 /2 Days / 01 Nights
Duration: 02 Days / 01 Nights (No Accommodation)
Highlights: Gallipoli, Dawn Service
Departure Dates: April
Note: This tour is for those who are on a very tight schedule & want to see the services only. If you intend to arrive anywhere outside the below dates or have any questions you would like answered be it hotels, transport, day tours, anything else please contact us.
This tour is for those who are on a very tight schedule and want to see the services only.
24th April 2023, – Istanbul – Gallipoli Peninsula
It is important that you inform us one week prior to the start of your package if you intend to forfeit your bus trip and intend getting to Eceabat on your own from another destination. We ask that people who have already stated this in previous emails still contact us one week prior to confirm their plans.
Pick-up in Istanbul : 06:00 : Meet your bus group in front of the Hagia Sofia Mosque (pink mosque), opposite the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Istanbul. Bus times are essential. The buses can wait for no-one.
Please be on your bus at least 10 minutes prior to stated times for immediate departure.
The offsiders will mark your attendance for boarding purposes.
07:00 Depart for Eceabat from Istanbul.
There will be a comfort stop half way at a station/cafeteria, where you can buy lunch.
13:00 Enter the town of Eceabat where we will grab our Gallipoli goodies bag.
Showings of Gallipoli documentary, “The Fatal Shore” & the movie “Gallipoli”.
19:00 Join the convoy buses for departure to the Dawn Service site where we will grab a space in the large crowd and wait, listening to the pre dawn program.
25th April 2023, ANZAC Day Services
05:30 Dawn Service commences as the sun breaks the skyline behind the Turkish Sphinx.
07:30 While waiting for your bus to transfer you to the next service you can eat breakfast on the grass with the group. Australian and/or New Zealand National services.
Late afternoon : End of services. Buses depart for Eceabat for a quick stop and return to Istanbul.
There will also be a stop halfway for you to buy your dinner.
Bus will drop you in front of the Hagia Sofia Mosque (pink mosque), opposite the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.
OPTION 1 : £ 125 GBP
Included in option 1:
ANZAC Day services
Turkish/English speaking offsider on bus
Private coach, return Istanbul
Not included in option 1:
Gallipoli Battlefield tour
Visitors should register their intention to visit at www.gallipoliregistration.com to assist with advance planning for the commemorations and to receive updates should there be any changes to the arrangements for the commemorations.