This tour is for those who are on a very tight schedule and want to see the services only.
24th April 2018, 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 : 12:00 : Meet your bus group in front of the Hagia Sofia Mosque (pink mosque), opposite the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet,
Istanbul. Look for our representative holding the TJs TOURS sign. 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.
13:00 Depart for Eceabat from Istanbul.
There will be a comfort stop half way at a station/cafeteria, where you can buy lunch.
18:00 Enter the town of Eceabat where we will grab our Gallipoli goodies bag and drive to the service site.
19:00 Join the convoy of TJs TOURS 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 2018, 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 or feel free to tell your leader that you want to go exploring; take your breakfast-pack and walk the ridges and old trenches to the next service. Australian and/or New Zealand National services.
Late afternoon : End of services. Buses depart for Eceabat for a quick stop to collect a meal pack for your to eat on the way to Istanbul. There will also be a stop halfway for you to buy your dinner. Bus will drop you as close to possible to your choice of accommodation in Istanbul.
OPTION 1 : £ 99 GBP
Included in option 1:
Not included in option 1:
- ANZAC Day services
- Turkish/English speaking offsider on bus
- Private coach, return Istanbul
- Breakfast pack
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.
- Gallipoli Battlefield tour