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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.

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
  • Enjoy a break for lunch in a restaurant in town
  • Pay your respects to fallen soldiers at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorial sites
  • Visit trenches at the Nek and Johnson's Jolly, and explore Ari Burnu Cemetery

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What You Can Expect

Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Gallipoli Day Tour

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.  

Customer Reviews

Annette J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Had a great day and even though the length of the trip made for a long day we were able to spend plenty of time at each stop and have some awesome photo opportunities -would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in the history of the Gallipoli.

Robertybobs Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A sombre day, well organised, good guide, very informative.

Catherine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

fabulous day! guide was informative

Peter B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The knoeledge of the tour director and his ability to pass this on to those on the tour was fantastic.

Alex S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent trip ! Really enjoyed it - well organised, good drivers and an excellent, knowledeable and friendly guide. Only comment I would make it to let people know what the plan is ie we were picked up and driven all the way in a car - which was great ! But we thought we were being delivered to a larger bus with others, and didn't realise until about an hour in that we were going all the way with the pick up driver - as I say, for us 3 guests it was perfect, just that we didn't know what was happening, and the driver didn't have enough English to really explain. Otherwise, a really good day, and would do other tours with you again.
Cheers
Alex Stewart

Matt W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour. Very informative and interesting.

Paul E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

we started our day very early and, but had a chance to catch up on rest on the bus trip to the site, when we arrived we were met by our tour guide who escorted us to a local restaurant for lunch, after lunch we got on the bus and went to all of the places that were relevant to the Gallipoli landings and subsequent battles, our guide was very unbiased and we were told the story from both and Australian and Turkish side so a lot of the gaps were filled in. I would like to thank Viator, Fez Travel and the local tour company/guide for giving us a very memorable day.

Andrea R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It is a very long day but the tour is absolutely worth it. We had plenty of time to take in the various sites at the memorial and our guide was clearly passionate about his job and about informing people of the Gallipoli campaign. This tour is a must for all Australians and New Zealanders who visit Turkey!

Dominic Y Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a very long day, from 6:30am to 11:00pm, but well worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to cite units and dates of battles. It was a most emotional but memorable trip.

Robyn E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Emotional experience, a very long day. Our guide was very knowledgeable, informative

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