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Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

4.8 / 5

76 reviews

Activity provider: Crowded House Tours

Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Activity provider: Crowded House Tours

From US$ 91.79 per person

Journey back in time and visit the site of the ANZAC landings of World War I on an 18-hour tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula from Istanbul. Go to the battlefields of the Allied Forces, and see the war memorials that commemorate the fallen soldiers.

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Duration 18 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off is available from only the hotels in the Taksim and Sultanahmet areas. The pickup time for the Taksim area is between 06:00 - 06:20 am. The pickup time for the Sultanahmet area is between 06:30 - 07:00 am. A meeting point might be arranged depending on the location of the hotel. No pickup and drop-off service is available from the Asian side of Istanbul. Please confirm the exact pick up time and location before your departure.

Experience

Itinerary
8 hours
  • Istanbul

  • 5 hours
  • Eceabat (lunch)

  • Gallipoli, Turkey

  • Beach Cemetery

  • Anzac Cove

  • Arı Burnu Cemetery

  • Mehmetçik Monument

  • Johnston's Jolly Cemetery

  • The Nek Cemetery

  • Tekirdağ (break)

  • 5 hours
  • Istanbul

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Explore the war memorials and battlefields of the Gallipoli Peninsula
  • Learn more about the ill-fated campaign of the ANZAC troops
  • Pause to reflect at the Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Travel by comfortable, reconfigured minibus
Full description
Take a trip into the past on a full-day tour of Gallipoli from Istanbul, traveling by air-conditioned minibus to the battlefields and war memorials of the ANZAC campaign of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Depart Istanbul early in the morning, stopping en route for refreshments ( Breakfast served at own expense ) Upon arrival on the Gallipoli Peninsula, after the lunch your tour will focus on the ANZAC sector of the infamous battlefields. Stop at 11 different points of interest to learn more about the fateful events of the Australian and New Zealand troops, including ANZAC Cove where the troops first landed and set up base. Go to Beach Cemetery, where many of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Gallipoli were buried. Pause to reflect at the Lone Pine Memorial, one of 5 memorials on the peninsula that commemorate servicemen of the former British Empire killed in the campaign but who have no known grave. Visit the battlefields of The Nek and Chunuk Bair, where experienced guides will paint a picture that brings the war to life. Then, return to Istanbul by comfortable minibus for a hotel drop off and the end of the tour services.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation between Istanbul and Eceabat by air-conditioned minibus
  • Fully guided Gallipoli tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Restaurant lunch
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Drinks during meals
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes in all seasons, and bring a hat and sun screen in the summer. Bring a raincoat in autumn, and warm clothes in winter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Excellent day trip. Although it's an early start, it's very well organised with plenty of breaks including on the bus journey from and back to Istanbul. The tour guide, Bulant, was very knowledgeable and also shared with us some pictures of the battlefields from during the war whilst explaining each of the sites we went to which helped bring it to life. Was totally worth the journey down from Istanbul especially as it's a very modern comfortable mini bus - only suggestion for improvement would be to switch the break location for the bus journey back as service from the restaurant was slow which delayed the trip back. Nonetheless, made it back to the accommodation in Istanbul by 10pm and it was an unforgettable day.

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October 14, 2022

We joined the Crowded House Tour to Gallipoli- our guide Bulant was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The trip was long but not unmanageable- lots to see on the way and a stop for refreshments etc - lovely lunch supplied - the only thing was we felt abit pushed for time at the last stop being Chunukbair- there is a lot to see there with two monuments to view the Turkish and the New Zealanders but we had to be back to meet up with bus going back to Istanbul

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October 3, 2022

Very interesting trip, found out a lot about Gallipoli. Our guide Bukam (sorry if spelt wrong!) was really entertaining and obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the area. Gave a very balanced account with lots of information. The trip from Istanbul is very long though, picked up about 6:30 and got back to hotel at 10pm. On the way there was quite a few breaks but was a really long journey back with traffic. I’d recommend doing the 2 day tour (with Troy and a hotel stay) if you have time just to balance the day out.

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July 29, 2022

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