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Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul
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The Gallipoli Peninsula is where one of the most ferocious campaigns of the First World War occurred. It's a particularly important place for New Zealanders and Australians, as many members of the ANZAC regiment died here. Learn all about this history as you tour the area, making stops at ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Lone Pine, and more. A must for history enthusiasts.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • New Zealanders and Australians will especially appreciate this tour
  • An easy way to visit Gallipoli from Istanbul, with hotel transfers included
  • Learn about WWI history from your English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and lunch are included
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • New Zealanders and Australians will especially appreciate this tour
  • An easy way to visit Gallipoli from Istanbul, with hotel transfers included
  • Learn about WWI history from your English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and lunch are included
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5739_GALLIPOLI
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Pick up & drop off from/to your Istanbul hotel
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch on tour
  • Entry/Admission - Gallipoli Battlefield
Exclusions
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can also pick you up from your hotel if located in Sultanahmet (old city area) or Taksim. Pick up is between 6:15 am and 6:45 am depending on where your hotel is located. Please advise us of your hotel details if you wish to be picked up.
  • Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Akbıyık Caddesi, Cankurtaran, Terbıyık Sk. No:3, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Departure Time : 07:00 am Please be ready 15 minutes in advance
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Pick up & drop off from/to your Istanbul hotel
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch on tour
  • Entry/Admission - Gallipoli Battlefield
Exclusions
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can also pick you up from your hotel if located in Sultanahmet (old city area) or Taksim. Pick up is between 6:15 am and 6:45 am depending on where your hotel is located. Please advise us of your hotel details if you wish to be picked up.
  • Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Akbıyık Caddesi, Cankurtaran, Terbıyık Sk. No:3, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Departure Time : 07:00 am Please be ready 15 minutes in advance
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Gallipoli Battlefield
    Stop: 14 hours - Admission included
    Depart early morning from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Johnston's Jolly (where you'll visit original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and The Nek. Return to Istanbul after the tour.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
26 reviews
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CraigH1649
Glasgow, UK17 contributions
An intriguing insight into WW1
We did the guided day trip to Gallipoli from Istanbul and had a great time! There was initial confusion and we missed the trip (we thought we were to go to Sultan Hostel meeting point when in fact the tour was doing a hotel pick-up.) However we were able to reschedule for free the next day. (Now we know always to email the local tour operator directly after booking via a third party site to confirm arrangements!)

It’s about 5 hours down to Eceabat in a minivan with a 30 minute stop halfway. We are used to long drives so didn’t find it hard. Just slept most of the way!

We met up with our tour group when we arrived and had lunch first (3 courses - very good!) Then we met our tour guide and did a very detailed trip of the Gallipoli sites! We stopped at lots of different points - Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, The Nek, 57th Memorial and finished at the top of Chunuk Bair (the Allies’ objective.)

Coming from the UK, we knew next to nothing about the Gallipoli campaign as we focus more on the western front and on WW2 in school so found this incredibly fascinating!

Would definitely recommend and the tour guide was excellent!
Written 6 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emily R
Cleveland, OH42 contributions
Very moving venue
Nov. 2019
If you make yourself familiar with the history of this WW I battle, you will understand and mourn the loss of many Australian and New Zealand youthful soldiers. Such a well done memorial to this tragic situation and poor leadership by the senior military leaders.
Written 18 November 2019
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k2LoFlyaNZ
Lower Hutt, New Zealand369 contributions
A Long day but rewarding
Sep. 2019
The drive was loooonng - not helped by the driver when reversing into a petrol station hitting a tyre and obviously damaging it. Several phone calls ensued as we continued on only to pull over after about 10kms on the side of the motorway awaiting a replacement bus. As we had no guide at that stage and a driver who didn’t speak English nobody knew what was going on. However he got that message through when he pulled over. The replacement took about 15 minutes which has to be pretty good. The ‘new’ bus was not nearly as good but who was arguing? The dive took over five hours. We stopped after about three hours and Julie bought a cheese pancake made fresh on a hotplate by a lady in front of the shop. John had a coffee. We then continued to Galiboli I(Gallipoli) where we stopped for lunch and joined a mini-van as the rest of the bus was going to Troy (who would have known as we were not well-informed). It was about another 30 minutes to Gallipoli Peninsular where we spent about three hours visiting the various monuments, graveyards and historical points of interest. It was very emotional at times thinking about these poor sods and the things they went through. I was surprised to learn the campaign was only eight months – I thought it was much longer. It is great to see how the Turkish government and the Commonwealth Work Graves Commission look after these site – lest we forget..
The trip back was shorter but it was still 9 pm when we got back to the hotel. The guide John was very accommodating, but to be frank his English skills were not really adequate and most of us only understood half of what he said.
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachelle G
64 contributions
Food poisoning dont eat the dinner and read below before you book
Oct. 2019 • Couples
I have given the tour company the opportunity to answer and make amends but all I got where platitudes. Hence please read and think long and hard using this company

1) the dinner restaurant was what I would call a low class cafe.   No one was eating in there which should have been the first warning sign. All the others who where on a tour went to another place just up the road I did ask why no real answer

2) the food was cold and the bread stale 

3) the service terrible and we had to pay for water ! Really

4) we had not eaten all day so we are 100 percent sure is it gave my husband really bad food poisoning.   We eat different things so yes it was the food.

My husband has a heart condition and is kept alive by taking pills.  This food poisoning meant the loss of fuild both ends placed him at risk as he lost his medication when losing fluid.  

The trip back was a nightmare.
We lost 2 days holiday and continued when got home

If you have bad joints be careful as in a 3 hour period we got out 17 times from a small van to visit the sites

Yes the trip was long but reading the reviews we knew that

The tour guide was enthusiastic but could not really answer our questions as his English was not good enough

The only positive was the driver was great and really understood how to drive around this part of Turkey
Written 3 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brad Sydney
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Great option for those wanting a day trip to Gallipoli
Oct. 2019 • Solo
This trip has all the key sites at Gallipoli and the transport logistics is taken care of. The guide is informative and relatable. Be aware though that the bus trip is 5-6 hours each way depending where your hotel pick up is at so it’s a very long day, if you have more time maybe stay overnight / 2 day option. Otherwise it ticks all the boxes.
Written 8 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jpramus
Brisbane Region, Australia10 contributions
Gallipoli
Oct. 2019 • Couples
This was a long day , approximately 15 hours. Our guide was ok but his English was had to understand. He had the knowledge of the battlefields . The driver was excellent. Having breakfast at 9.30 and then lunch at 11.45 wasn’t a good idea even though the guide did tell us about it.
Written 2 October 2019
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Kate H
2 contributions
Disappointing
Sep. 2019 • Friends
We took a day tour from Istanbul to Gallipoli last week. We received no confirmation of our pick up time, and had to follow up the night prior. We were collected early and knew we were in for a long drive, but then waited 1.5 hours to be linked up with our tour guide for the Gallipoli component. Lunch food was average.
It felt like the guide was just going through the motions of taking us around the various points of interest on the tour and was not receptive to feedback about the importance of this tour to some of the travellers. It was fortunate that we had some knowledge of history to get something out of the day, but would not recommend this particular tour.
Written 23 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Grant a Pardon
8 contributions
Outstanding Tour.
Sep. 2019
This was an outstanding tour for the price. I have served in the Australian Army for 40 years and have studied Gallipoli for many years. To actually see and walk some of the ground was amazing. Our guide, Burak, was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. I would thoroughly recommend the tour
Written 21 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

L7531CTgaryj
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Seasoned Traveler
Sep. 2019 • Friends
The tour was okay.

Our guide John was a nice guy.

Areas of improvement:

1. Have a vehicle where all people face forward with 1 Prove a vehicle with sufficient space for legs.

We have mini van that had seats facing one another. For 8hours worth of sitting it was inadequate and uncomfortable.

The vehicle was clearly meant for Istanbul tours (opinion), a hop out hop back in style of vehicle meant for city travel.

2. Clear pronunciation of words is important for the tour to be of value.

Our guides English was 3/5. Both of us found it difficult to follow what was said and gave up asking for repeats.

So the learning here is language skills that are clear to the listener is very important.

3. Bring the story alive.

Our guide seemed to parrot repeat the written tourist material placed by the government/tourist board.

There was zero value added to his story.

4. Tailor the story to your audience.

Our guide told us repeatedly how amazing the Turkey Army was. As an Australian visiting interesting stories of what we did is far more valuable than nationalistic chest beating.

5. The structure of the tour is completely wrong.

7am pick up. Breakfast stop around 9.30 for 30mins. Then the plan was to drive to a place for lunch arriving 11.30 and to stay there for two hours!

Poor tour management here.

This we got changed: breakfast 15mins, we did the tour first and then lunch around 2.30-3pm for about 45mins. This then got us back to Istanbul around 8pm.

These long extended timeframes for breakfast and lunch and the order were not optimum.

On the good side, John was okay to change as above.

Summary
There is a lot of opportunity to improve and add consumer value to this tour.
Written 6 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Johndot_12
Salisbury, UK308 contributions
Its a long way but brilliant
Its a good 4 hour drive without stops from Istanbul, so not great for a day trip with so much to see. We stayed locally and had time for a good look around at some of the 1st World War battlefields sites and military cemeteries. Very, very humbling.

On the peninsula there was a good wind which was helpful in the heat. Once there there is not much shade in the national park and few places to eat, which is about right. When you look at what those fighting had to endure, its nothing! Fully recommended and very well maintained. A must visit if in area.

Written 4 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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