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Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Gallipoli battlefields with transport from Istanbul
  • Learn about the WWI battles at Gallipoli between the Allied forces and Ottoman Turks
  • Walk around ANZAC Cove to see where Australian and New Zealand troops landed in 1915
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Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul
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Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul
From USD 101.89
Overview
Experience somber battlefields and historic World War I memorial sites during this guided day trip to Gallipoli from Istanbul. With an expert guide, visit heartbreaking sites on the Gallipoli peninsula where Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers lost their lives during a merciless WWI campaign. Hear rare stories about the fallen troops at famous sites including Lone Pine, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery and the Nek.
What to Expect
Kick off your small-group tour by meeting your guide and air-conditioned coach transport either at your hotel or near Topkapi Palace. Then, hop aboard for a voyage south along Turkey’s European edge to the Gallipoli peninsula. Take a break for breakfast (own expense) and loosen your legs in the small city of Tekirdağ. 
Shortly thereafter, arrive in Gallipoli and begin your excursion to the famous World War I sites. Listen as you guide explains how Australian and New Zealand forces invaded the shores of Gallipoli in 1915 with the goal of sacking Istanbul, then the Ottoman capital Constantinople. Their hopes were immediately crushed by Ottoman Turk soldiers who battled the Aussies and Kiwis for more than six months to a standstill. Learn about the thousands who perished from both sides on these battlegrounds which now serve as a place of remembrance.
Hop off your coach at ANZAC Cove and hear about the first day Australian and New Zealand forces landed at the cove. Wander through symbolic battlegrounds and stroll the beautiful headlands. Then, visit Australia’s primary memorial location, Lone Pine which was named for a single pine tree that lived here. See the names of 5,000 soldiers who rest here after dying in battle.
Next, explore the Nek’s war torn trenches and listen to stories of soldiers who attacked from hiding places within nearby forests. Continue to Chunuk Bair and hear how the Allies bravely captured this site but were unable to defend it. Also, stop and observe the memorials of courageous New Zealanders who fought till the end.
Savod lunch at a restaurant in the nearby town and then cruise to more serene memorial sites close to Gallipoli. Stop at Burnu Cemetery to honor the 252 servicemen who lay rest here. Then, enjoy passing by Johnson’s Jolly trenches, the Beach Cemetery and Brighton Beach before heading back to Istanbul. Along the ride back to your starting point reminisce as you see evening views of Turkey.
Reviews (109)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Reminiscence of Gallipoli Campaign in WWI

It was a good trip from Istanbul. The tour guide and driver were good. For a start, the coordination was good. Pick up time at hotel was punctual. The guide did a very good explanation along the way, though we only visited the ANZAC cove...More

Thank DavidS23522
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour and guide

We had a fantastic day out on this tour. Our guide was a local and was really passionate about the place and it's history, he really knew his stuff. The pick up and drop off were super easy and the local lunch was delicious. Would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Megan M
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile
Long day but well worth it

Our day started with a 6.40 pick up and ended with a 10.30pm drop off- so it is a very long day. The actual tour commenced after lunch at 1.00pm and ended at 5.30pm. The tour guide was excellent and very informative . We visited...More

Thank WaWa1963
Reviewed 9 September 2018
Interesting but uncomfortable journey

Tour was run by Crowded House. Interesting and informative with a good guide but all day in a bus with limited leg run was not fun

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile
A memorable day

Baruk from Crowded House tours was/is one of the most entertaining and informative guides that I’ve had so far - and I’ve done a lot of tours!! He engaged a group of 25 people for almost 5 hours detailing the Gallipoli campaign and sharing a...More

Thank Jo C
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