This short tour is perfect for those just wanting to attend the Dawn Service
and the commemorations on the 25th April at Gallipoli
No Accommodation is provided with this tour!
Eceabat or Istanbul
Places Visited: Istanbul, Canakkale, Eceabat, Gallipoli, Kabatepe(Gaba Tepe), Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Nek, Chunuk Bair
89.00 Pound - PP
At 6:30am we meet at the V-GO meeting point in Istanbul (near most Anzac hotels). We bus towards Gallipoli and stop under the way to pick up supplies for lunch and the overnight stay at Anzac Cove. On the way we will have the chance to watch the latest documentary on the Gallipoli Campaign.
In Gallipoli we will have a fully guided tour: the Kabatepe War Museum, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, The Nek and the Chunuk Bair War memorial.
Exploring the peninsular is a real highlight of the tour, but please be aware that there will be many, many tourist buses and delays over the Anzac event are inevitable.
At the end of the evening we head to Anzac Cove to get a good spot for the Dawn Service which starts early the following morning.
Overnight: Anzac Cove
At first light the Dawn Service starts, a truly moving experience.
After the Dawn Service you have the option to walk up to the memorial sites.
04:30 Dawn Service
10:30 Australian National service
11.45 Turkish National Service
13:00 New Zealand National service
After the NZ service you will be collected from either Lone Pine or Chunuk Bair and we depart to Eceabat (short break here). Those who wish to leave the tour here can do so and head by ferry to Canakkale on the main land to continue their travels around Turkey. The coach will then depart for Istanbul arriving in the evening and we drop you off at the V-GO Meeting Point.
We hope that your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another V-GO Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing V-GO Travel Turkey!
Please bring a day pack for the stay at Anzac Cove and the next day in Gallipoli as once you put your main luggage on the coach on the morning of the 24th in Istanbul you will have no access to it again until arriving in either Eceabat or Istanbul on the afternoon/evening of the 25th. Your main luggage will be securely locked away in the coach overnight.
Please note that Gallipoli is still as dark and as cold today as it was years ago when your ancestors landed.
We suggest that you bring sleeping bags, blankets and warm clothes and even wet weather gear in the event that it rains. You might also bring a torch.
Transport: Air Conditioned (Non Smoking) Coach
All Entrance Fees
Professional English speaking Guide
Anzac Day Memorial Services
Tour does not include:
Airport & Hotel Transfers
Tips for the guides and drivers
General Travel Information:
When booking an Anzac tour it is important to ensure that your tour operator is a member of TURSAB which is the Turkish regulatory body of tourist activities. It is illegal for non-members to operate tours in Turkey without a TURSAB license and membership number.
V-GO's Travel is a member of TURSAB (License No:4563).
Before you book with any agency, it is most important that you check all the details of the services offered. Low budget offers usually don't cover many services, such as: quality, entrance fees, standard of the coaches, accommodation in Gallipoli, professional lecture about Gallipoli, private security, professional guide (not an escort or
offside), references of the agency & background.
The Australian Dept of Veteran Affairs is making special arrangements for those with special needs in an effort to assist aged and infirm visitors.
Read more about this at: Australian Government
Also note from their website: "Travel by passenger car to these services is not allowed and on completion of the Dawn Service, official coaches will depart before public coach departures to meet Turkish protocol requirements."
Please, Read the notice from Australian Embassy at Australian Embassy
A brief warning from the Australian Embassy web site: "Accommodation in the Gallipoli area, particularly for the night of 24 April, is very heavily booked well in advance of ANZAC Day
travellers will need to make bookings as early as possible to secure accommodation."