Gallipoli Tour: Day Trip from Istanbul

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Gallipoli Tour: Day Trip from Istanbul

Learn about the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I visiting important battle locations and memorials dedicated to the brave soldiers who fought there.

Duration: 1 Day
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pickup from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Explore the war memorials and battlefields of the Gallipoli Peninsula.
  • Learn more about the ill-fated campaign of the ANZAC troops.

Full Description

Have you heard of Gallipoli? Gallipoli is a few hours drive from Istanbul and is the site of a famous battle between the Allies (particularly soldiers from Australia and New Zealand, called ANZACs) and Turks in World War I as part of the Allied campaign to capture Constantinople. Unfortunately, it was a disaster for the Allies with more than 60,000 soldiers killed, including 10,880 ANZACs, and many thousands wounded. Although victorious, the Ottomans also suffered great losses with an estimated 85,000 soldiers killed. 

It's a sombre journey but deeply moving and powerful. Your guide will take you to key battle locations and the many memorials to fallen ANZACS and Turkish soldiers where you'll learn about the great sacrifices they made for their countries.

On the tour, you'll visit:
• Brighton Beach; 
• Beach Cemetery;
• ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery;
• ANZAC Commemorative Site;
• Respect to Mehmetcik Statue;
• Lone Pine Australian Memorial;
• Johnston's Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels);
• 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial; and
• The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.

Program (1 Day minutes)

  • 1

    Pick-up

    Pick up from your hotel in Taksim or Sultanahmet area

  • 2

    Transfer

    Transfer to Eceabat

  • 3

    Lunch

    Arrive in Eceabat & lunch at a local restaurant

  • 4

    The Tour

    Depart from Eceabat for Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour

  • 5

    Transfer Back

    End of the tour and depart for Istanbul

  • 6

    Drop-off

    Arrive in Istanbul and drop back to your hotel

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Includes

  • All transportation with A/C "NO - SMOKING" vehicles.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Fully Guided Gallipoli tour with a professional English speaking guide.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • Overnight local bus to Izmir/ Selcuk / Kusadasi can be arranged.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Crowded House

Crowded House Tours - based in Eceabat, the nearest town to the battlefields of 1915 - has long established itself at a leader in battlefield and historical tourism.
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Customer Reviews

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Cecelia - March 10, 2019

Tousands of childeren who died to save their own land. Silence has noisy.

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Tami - July 05, 2019

A place that you understand the real value of life and to have a country.

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Lynne - April 05, 2019

Young Anzac boys who do not know why they are there. A real story which doesn t have a happy end for everyside.

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