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

Small-Group Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Visit the key sites of the Gallipoli Peninsula, the scene of one of World War I’s costliest military campaigns, on this moving full-day tour from Istanbul. With an expert guide beside you to explain the 1915-1916 Allied campaign — largely undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) — visit the sites of The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, ANZAC Cove and Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair; and stop for an included lunch along the way. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 14 people.


  • Full-day tour of the Gallipoli battlefields from Istanbul, with a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit the key sites of the WWI campaign and learn about the battles that took place there
  • See ANZAC Cove, where Australian and New Zealand forces landed on 25th April 1915
  • View the famous battlefields of The Nek and the trenches at Johnston’s Jolly
  • Visit the poignant Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial, and New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair
  • Stop for an included lunch, with drinks available at your own expense
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Visit the key memorials at Gallipoli on your full-day tour

Leave your centrally located Istanbul hotel in the early morning by air-conditioned coach. Then, relax on route to the infamous Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of one of the bloodiest military campaigns of WWI.

As you travel, hear hard-hitting facts from your guide about the failed Allied land campaign that began in April 1915 with landings of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The ANZACs were expected to beat back Ottoman Turkish forces and capture Istanbul — known then as Constantinople — to help struggling Russian forces. By January 1916, however, the campaign was over, and Allied troops evacuated, with a believed total loss on both sides of 100,000 lives.

After about 5 hours, arrive at Gallipoli for your guided tour of its key sites. Visit ANZAC Cove, the beach of the 25th April landings, and The Nek, the scene of a tragic Australian attack. Spend time, too, at Johnston’s Jolly, where the original Turkish and Allied trenches still stand.

You’ll also view the haunting memorials that remember the dead. Visit the poignant Australian Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial engraved with the names of nearly 5,000 soldiers, and see the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, the site of a heroic New Zealander stand in August 1915.

Your tour includes a stop for lunch in the early afternoon, with your meal included and drinks available at your own expense. At around 6pm, leave the battlefields and relax as you drive back to Istanbul, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great well organised trip
Highly recomended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic tour. Great guide Mahmoud very knowledgeable brought tears to our eyes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very special place for all Australians, New Zealanders and Turkish people. Great to see this with an unbiased viewpoint with a Turkish guide. However, it is a long day! Nearly 18 hours in total, including about 12 hours on the road. But the good side was a thorough all areas guided tour of Gallipoli and Anzac Cove and the memorials.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Long day but well worth the effort
Driver and two guides were very friendly, helpful and informative
Not too many toilets during tour of Gallipoli itself so be aware

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Had a fantastic time.
The tour guide was amazing who obviously had a real passion for the history of the area.
The drive from Istanbul was worth it definitely.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Amazing trip, worth every cent. Something every Aussie should do, very informative guide, long day but worth it !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Amazing guide, so much knowledge. A moving experience. Long day but well worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed Gallipoli and will recommend this tour highly, extremely moving experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Be prepared for a very long day however this tour is well worth it. Pickup from your Hotel at 6 am and drop off back to your hotel close to midnight. About 5 hours drive to Gallipoli and then another 5 hours back to your hotel in Istanbul. A few things in regards to Neon of which we were not happy about. As we booked this tour with Neon we expected a Neon Tour Bus to pick us up. However, the Tour group that took us was Hassle Free Tours. The guide (Munt) did not speak to us much at all on the 5 hour journey to Gallipoli only to tell us when it was time to have a break and what time to be back on the bus. When we finally arrived in Gallipoli another Tour Guide (Murat) took over and then it started to get a lot better from there. We had lunch (which was okay) before we set off on our tour around Gallipoli. Murat was excellent, spoke very good English, had a great sense of humour and his knowledge on the history of Gallipoli is very extensive. He gave us a great insight and an unbiased account of the strategies they used and how these soldiers suffered through this sad time. We started from the beginning right to the end and took in all the important landmarks. About 6pm we headed back to Istanbul - quite exhausted - and arrived back at our Hotel around midnight. The drivers both ways were excellent. However just a heads up that the food in these road side services doesn't look too appetising and if you have a sensitive tummy you are better off bringing some of your own snacks (we had bananas etc). Well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

The day was very good! The guide was knowledgeable and thorough and very interesting! Very full one day trip. Extremely worthwhile

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