Duration: 05 Days / 04 Nights
Highlights: Gallipoli, Dawn Service, Troy, Assos
Departure Dates: April
Note: This travel package is flexible prior to 24th & post 28th of April, if you intend to arrive anywhere outside the below dates we can accommodate your travel needs be it hotels, transport, day tours, airport transfers or simply any assistance you might need during your stay.
The dates for this tour lend itself to those who would be happy to spend a respectful day at the services.
24th April 2018, Istanbul – Gallipoli Peninsula
11:00 Meet your bus group in front of the Hagia Sofia Mosque (pink mosque, opposite the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Istanbul. Look for TJs TOURS signs with your bus number on it.)
12:00 Depart for the Gallipoli peninsula. There will be a rest stop half way where you can buy lunch.
19:00 Join the convoy of TJs TOURS buses for departure to the Dawn Service site. This is a good time to stock up on munchies for the big day to come. There are no shops after departing Eceabat.
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. (Service times for these have yet to be released)
15:00 Approx. Buses depart for Eceabat, where you will check into your accommodation, have a shower and a well-deserved sleep.
19.30 Screening of the Gallipoli movie. And parties around town if you wish to attend.
26th April 2018, Gallipoli tour
Breakfast time will be decided upon by the group the night before.
12:00 : Departure for Gallipoli battlefield tour of the ANZAC area.
5 hour tour visiting:
On tour you’ll visit:
- Gallipoli – Kabatepe War Museum & Simulation Centre
- Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
- ANZAC Cove
- Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
- Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
- Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches)
- View Shrapnel Valley
- Turkish Memorial
- The Nek(Light Horse scene depicted in the Gallipoli movie) &Walker’s Ridge
- Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
- Return to TJs TOURS Agency & Hotel in Eceabat.
Please tell us before tour if you would like us to research or locate an ANZAC grave. There are no registers out on the peninsula.A restaurant lunch is included today.
(Already toured Gallipoli with us before? Then you could use the day to go exploring in the trenches.)
27th April 2018, Troy - Assos - Turkish Village
07:00 Breakfast awaits.
08:00 Depart for a day of culture & sites. Fully guided tour of the ruins of Troy. Off to Assos, an amazing village with hand-built rock houses. Here you can walk around the picturesque harbour which overlooks the Greek island of Lesvos and enjoy lunch provided. A stop off at TJ's home village to see the Turkish countryside & village life. Then back to Eceabat for your dinner at 8pm.
28th April 2018, Gallipoli Peninsula
08:00 Breakfast service begins.
10:00 Depart for Istanbul, Sultanahmet area. End of tour.
Option 3: 535 GBP/pax
ANZAC Day 25th Tour includes:
- ANZAC Day Services
- Fully guided Gallipoli tour
- 3 nights hotel/pension accommodation
- 4 breakfasts
- Late lunch meal pack on 25th April
- 2 lunches on 26th and 27th April
- 5 day Turkish/English-speaking leader
- 5 day private a/c coach transport (return Istanbul)
- Troy entrance fee
- Video screenings
- Gallipoli museum entrance fee