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Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

1. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

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.

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4.8 / 5

based on 76 reviews

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.

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

Was a fantastic tour. Bus ride was good, roomy and nice stops along the way. Arrive for lunch which was excellent. Each stop on the tour was informative and enough time to wander around and take photos.

The tour was incredible, the guide excellent. All of the main points of Gallipoli were visited with plenty of time given to absorb what had taken place there.

Shuttle arrived on time to collect us and take us to Gallipoli, guide was friendly and knew all the stories and history of the place