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Gallipoli Tours from Istanbul

By Viator, December 2015

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After a few days of touring Istanbul’s mosques, palaces and bustling markets, you may want to journey outside the city to learn about Turkey’s more recent history, specifically the World War I sites of Gallipoli, where the troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) came ashore on a quiet Aegean beach in 1915 to battle Turkish soldiers for control of the Gallipoli Peninsula.

They failed their goal after brutal fighting, but memorials and cemeteries dotted around the area pay tribute to both the ANZAC and Turkish troops. You can experience Gallipoli with one of many tours out of Istanbul, from a simple day trip to a week-long tour of Turkey.

It’s a six-hour drive from Istanbul to Gallipoli, so the one-day tour makes for a very long excursion, but if that’s all the time you’ve got and you’re only interested in the ANZAC sites, it’s your best bet. The Gallipoli tour makes stops at several battle landmarks, including Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove, cemeteries, original trenches, and the various memorials for Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers. See the location of the annual ANZAC Day ceremony, and enjoy the hilltop view from the Australian Lone Pine Memorial.

You can combine Istanbul and Gallipoli in one tour with the 5-Day Small-Group Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli and Troy, which includes two nights in Istanbul, an Istanbul sightseeing tour, the Gallipoli tour with an overnight stay, an afternoon tour of Troy, and then one more night back in Istanbul. Or, spend five days on a history-filled Aegean tour that starts with Gallipoli and then takes you to the ancient cities of Troy, Ephesus and Hierapolis. (Side note: If you’re only interested in Troy, consider the Troy Day Trip from Istanbul.)

Go all out by visiting everything mentioned above plus the ancient Ottoman city of Bursa on the 8-Day Best of Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Pamukkale, Bursa, Troy, Gallipoli, Ephesus. Or, for the truly devoted, visit Gallipoli on ANZAC Day itself – April 25. With the 4-Night 'ANZAC Day' Experience in Gallipoli and Istanbul, you can attend the annual memorial services, including the famous dawn service.

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5-Day Aegean Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Hierapolis

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

Travel along the breathtaking coastline of Turkey’s Aegean region, full of ancient Greek cities, on this tour from Istanbul. With your local guide, visit the ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $456.26
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Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

4.5 star rating: Recommended 76 Reviews

Explore Gallipoli’s World War I battlefields on a day trip from Istanbul, and visit the poignant memorial sites dedicated to fallen Australian, New Zealand and ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.44

Troy Day Trip from Istanbul

4 star rating: Recommended 81 Reviews

Visit the ancient city of Troy and learn about its significance in Greek mythology as the main battlefield in the Trojan War. On the journey from Istanbul, ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.87

3-Day Tour from Istanbul to Kusadasi: Troy, Gallipoli and Ephesus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Blend Turkish history with must-see sights on a 3-day tour from Istanbul to Kusadasi! With an expert guide, visit the poignant World War I battlefields —  ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $525.00

2 Day Small Group Gallipoli and Troy Tour from Istanbul with boat trip to ANZAC Landing Beaches

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

2 Day Small Group (max 12 guests per group) Gallipoli and Troy Tour from Istanbul with boat trip to ANZAC Landing Beaches

Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $248.50

Anzac Day 2016 12-day Tour From Istanbul to Cappadocia Konya Pamukkale Ephesus Pergamum

2016 Anzac Day tours will let you experience the amazing 101st Centenary of the original landing in 1915 at the Anzac Day Dawn Service, held in Anzac Cove, ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 12 days (approx.)

From USD $1,258.39

Tour of Turkey In 10-Days From Istanbul

This Turkey tour is a semi independent tour of Turkey, which includes main highlights of Turkey like Istanbul, Ephesus, ergamum, Troy, Cappdocia and includes ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 10 days (approx.)

From USD $1,788.71

3 Day ANZAC Dawn Service Gallipoli and Troy Tour from Istanbul and return

3 Day ANZAC Dawn Service, Gallipoli ANZAC Battlefields, Troy Ancient City Tour departing from Istanbul on 23 April 2016 marks the 101st anniversary of landing ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $380.18

Turkey plus Greek Islands Cruise From Istanbul

The tour includes 8 days on a luxury steel motorsailer the MV Galileo. The Galileo is 51 meters long and has 25 well appointed cabins. We visit 8 Greek islands ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 18 days (approx.)

From USD $7,406.28

7-Day Turkey Tour through History of Time: Istanbul, Çanakkale and more

See all the highlights of Turkey, from ancient to modern times, on this 7-day tour, which includes accommodations and most meals. View stunning coasts and ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $1,041.48

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