Turkey Anzac Day Tours

Gallipoli is a unique place that witnessed two of the most significant wars in history: the Gallipoli Campaign (WWI) and the Trojan War. The Anzac tours in 2024 promise to offer touching moments in this historically significant region. Professional guides will narrate the compelling stories of the soldiers as you walk through the most formidable battlefronts. Anzac battlefield tours include highlighted spots like Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australias Memorial and Cemetery, Quinns Post, and more. Through Anzac Day tours - Turkey, travelers can take part in the Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn Service and watch the sunset, just as it was 99 years ago, with laments and Anzac biscuits.Besides, Anzac Cove tours from Istanbul include popular destinations of the old city like Sultanahmet, Hagia Sofia, and Hippodrome. Do not be late to book Gallipoli Anzac Tours 2024.
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14 Day Luxury Gold Anzac Day Tour14 Day Luxury Gold Anzac Day Tour

14 Day Luxury Gold Anzac Day Tour

A 14-day holiday to visit the cultural capital of Europe, Istanbul, which sits on two continents, literally connecting Europe to Asia, and then onto the ancient site of Troy, the playground of Greek gods as described in Homer’s "Iliad,” while commemorating one of the greatest battles of modern times between Turkish and Australian/New Zealand troops clashing on one another in Gallipoli, with such epic rivalry stories turning into a strong bond between the nations forever. The battlefields are visited by 10.000 visitors annually, mostly by the descendants of those who fought here heroically and became part of many historical legends. This two-week-long trip will be as entertaining as touching and will definitely change your perspective on the vast history of mankind with a Dawn Service to be remembered for a lifetime. On top of all this feast for your eyes and souls, you will be mesmerized by a historical roller coaster towards ancient times in Pergamon, Kusadasi, and Ephesus. Enjoy the wonderous calcium terraces of Pamukkale along with Cappadocia’s interesting natural texture with the Mystique of Konya, not to forget the awesome Mediterranean resort of Antalya to top this experience as a once-in-a lifetime memory.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsİstanbulGallipoliPergamonKusadasiEphesusPamukkaleAntalyaKonyaCappadociaIstanbul
Stars inİstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
14 Day Luxury Gold Anzac Day Tour
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14 Days, 10 Destinations
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10 Days Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024/202510 Days Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024/2025

10 Days Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024/2025

Welcome to Istanbul - Turkey! With more time on your hands, you can experience our 10-Day Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024/2025 This tour is visiting the most popular and beautiful sights in Turkey. Visit Istanbul, the Trojan Horse and ancient city of Troy, Gallipoli, and the ANZAC Dawn Service. Experience the Gallipoli battlefields, enjoy the cultural, touristic, and historical sights of Turkey. You will enjoy the sea, sand, and sun not to mention loads of fun. The tour covers Istanbul, Asklepion, and Red Basilica, the Roman city of Pergamon, the ancient city of Ephesus, the hot springs, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, and Istanbul City Tour. Tour includes arrival airport transfer from Ataturk Airport Istanbul, welcome cocktail, coffee, tea and snacks, luxury air-con transportation throughout, an ANZAC BBQ buffet dinner at the Gallipoli peninsula, all entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary, 5-star hotel accommodation in Istanbul, beachfront club hotel in Assos and professional English speaking tour guides who are experienced and best in their field. Conference about ANZAC Dawn Service and Turkey, held by ANZAC experts coming from Australia and New Zealand, in cooperation with our professional Turkish ANZAC tour guides. All you need is to book with us, we take care of all your travel needs and make your Gallipoli trip an unforgettable memory that lasts a lifetime! NEW: Due to a change in the law no 1618 regulation of the Turkish Travel Agencies Association, travel insurance became obligatory. When you book your ANZAC Day tour, your insurance will be arranged and sent to you via email. Please note that this insurance is different from the one you have in your country and we advise you to arrange your travel insurance additionally. For more information please do not hesitate to ask.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulGallipoliTroyBergamaEphesusKusadasiPamukkaleIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
10 Days Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024/2025
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10 Days, 8 Destinations
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7 Days Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024/20257 Days Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024/2025

7 Days Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024/2025

This 7-Day Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024 is amazing for those who would like to experience Istanbul and Gallipoli in a tight time frame. Visit Istanbul and Gallipoli; you will travel back to WW1 in ANZAC Dawn Service, feel the magical atmosphere of Helen's eternal love while walking around the Trojan Horse. This tour includes; luxury air-con transportation that starts from Istanbul Airport all along with the trip, an ANZAC BBQ buffet dinner in Gallipoli, all entrance fees (mentioned in the itinerary), 5-star hotel accommodation in Istanbul, 4 Star hotel in Çanakkale, and professional English-speaking tour guides who are experienced and best in their field. This trip is a lifetime memory and one of the best ANZAC day tours that you can find in Turkey, so all you need to do is book with us and enjoy.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsIstanbulGallipoliTroyIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
7 Days Luxury Gold Anzac Day Gallipoli Tour 2024/2025
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7 Days, 4 Destinations
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5 Days Luxury Gold Gallipoli Anzac Day Tour 2024/20255 Days Luxury Gold Gallipoli Anzac Day Tour 2024/2025

5 Days Luxury Gold Gallipoli Anzac Day Tour 2024/2025

Welcome to Istanbul - Turkey! This tour is amazing for those who would like to experience Istanbul and Gallipoli in a tight time frame. Visit Istanbul and Gallipoli; you will travel back to WW1 in ANZAC Dawn Service, feel the magical atmosphere of Helen's eternal love while walking around the Trojan Horse. This tour includes; luxury air-con transportation that starts from Istanbul Airport all along with the trip, an ANZAC BBQ buffet dinner in Gallipoli, all entrance fees (mentioned in the itinerary), 5-star hotel accommodation in Istanbul, 4 Star hotel in Çanakkale, and professional English-speaking tour guides who are experienced and best in their field. This trip is the nominee to be a lifetime memory and one of the best ANZAC tours that you can find in Turkey, so all you need is to book with us and enjoy. NEW: Due to a change in the law no 1618 regulation of the Turkish Travel Agencies Association, travel insurance became obligatory. When you book your ANZAC Day tour, your insurance will be arranged and sent to you via email. Please note that this insurance is different from the one you have in your country and we advise you to arrange your travel insurance additionally. For more information please do not hesitate to ask.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulGallipoliIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
5 Days Luxury Gold Gallipoli Anzac Day Tour 2024/2025
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5 Days, 3 Destinations
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4 Days Luxury Gallipoli Anzac Day4 Days Luxury Gallipoli Anzac Day

4 Days Luxury Gallipoli Anzac Day

Welcome to Istanbul - Turkey! This 4-Day Luxury Gallipoli Anzac Day 2024/2025 tour is amazing for those who would like to experience Istanbul and Gallipoli in a tight time frame. Visit Istanbul and Gallipoli; you will travel back to WW1 in ANZAC Dawn Service, feel the magical atmosphere of Helen's eternal love while walking around the Trojan Horse.This tour includes; luxury air-con transportation that starts from Istanbul Airport all along with the trip, an ANZAC BBQ buffet dinner in Gallipoli, all entrance fees (mentioned in the itinerary), 5-star hotel accommodation in Istanbul, and professional English-speaking tour guides who are experienced and best in their field. This trip is the nominee to be a lifetime memory and one of the best ANZAC tours that you can find in Turkey, so all you need is to book with us and enjoy.NEW: Due to a change in the law no 1618 regulation of the Turkish Travel Agencies Association, travel insurance became obligatory. When you book your ANZAC Day tour, your insurance will be arranged and sent to you via email. Please note that this insurance is different from the one you have in your country and we advise you to arrange your travel insurance additionally. For more information please do not hesitate to ask.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulTroyGallipoliIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
4 Days Luxury Gallipoli Anzac Day
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4 Days, 4 Destinations
Best price guaranteed
No booking fees

Best Gallipoli Tours & Turkey Anzac Day Tours 

Gallipoli is a unique place that witnessed two of the most significant wars in history: the Gallipoli Campaign (WWI) and the Trojan War. The Anzac tours in 2024 promise to offer touching moments in this historically significant region. Professional guides will narrate the compelling stories of the soldiers as you walk through the most formidable battlefronts. Anzac battlefield tours include highlighted spots like Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australias Memorial and Cemetery, Quinns Post, and more. Through Anzac Day tours - Turkey, travelers can take part in the Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn Service and watch the sunset, just as it was 99 years ago, with laments and Anzac biscuits.Besides, Anzac Cove tours from Istanbul include popular destinations of the old city like Sultanahmet, Hagia Sofia, and Hippodrome. Do not be late to book Gallipoli Anzac Tours 2024/2025.

Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

Anzac Cove- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

During World War I, ANZAC troops, representing the Allied Powers, were landed to Gallipoli from the ANZAC Cove. ANZAC forces at Gallipoli stayed and battled with Turkish soldiers for almost a year; however, they could not succeed in controlling the region.The conflict at ANZAC Cove and throughout the peninsula concluded in August, with the Ottoman forces emerging victorious.

Since 1985, the area has been officially named Anzac Cove, and commemorative Dawn Services are held on 25 April each year at Anzac Cove Cemetery. This date, known as Anzac Day, marks a significant day of remembrance for the sacrifices made during the Gallipoli campaign.

Gallipoli Peninsula- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

Gallipoli Peninsula historical site includes the cemeteries and battlefields which were the scene of WWI Gallipoli Campaign. The Gallipoli Peninsula, located on the Dardanelles of Turkey, welcomes dozens of local and foreign travelers who wish to commemorate their ancestors who died during WWI. The result of the fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsula ended with the Ottoman victory in August 1916. The distance from Istanbul to the Gallipoli Peninsula is approximately a 4-hour drive.

Kabatepe War Museum- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

At the Kabatepe Museum, visitors have the opportunity to explore 11 gallery rooms showcasing a diverse range of items, including uniforms, weaponry, letters, and bullet-pierced skulls from the Gallipoli Campaign. Additionally, during your visit, you can engage with state-of-the-art 3D simulation equipment, offering a historical journey through the naval and land campaigns of Gallipoli during World War I. The museum provides a unique perspective by allowing you to delve into the Turkish point of view of the war. With exhibition halls spread across two floors, there are abundant artifacts and exhibits to discover during your time at the museum.

Lone Pine Cemetery- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

The Lone Pine Cemetery was founded during the Gallipoli campaign and contained 46 graves. Following the Armistice, it underwent expansion through the merger of smaller nearby cemeteries, such as Brown's Dip North and South Cemeteries, and the relocation of isolated graves within. The Lone Pine Memorial, commissioned by the New Zealand Government, commemorates 4,934 Australian and New Zealand troops who lost their lives during the campaign, with their graves remaining unknown. Additionally, the memorial lists 753 New Zealand soldiers. Moreover, special memorials honor 182 Australian soldiers and one British soldier, believed to have graves within the cemetery.

Chunuk Bair- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

After the Armistice, Chunuk Bair Cemetery was founded at the location where certain Commonwealth soldiers, who had initially been buried between August 6–8, were laid to rest. Presently, the cemetery holds the remains of 632 Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Out of the total, only ten burials have been identified. It is accessible via a set of stairs on an exceptionally steep slope, situated approximately one meter below the road level.

Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

The Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery was established by the Ministry of Culture in 1992 along the Kabatepe-Chunuk Bair road. The original memorial is located in the southern part of Quinn's Post at Cataldere Valley, while this recently built structure carries symbolic significance. During the initial stages of the landing operations, Lieutenant Colonel Hüseyin Avni Bey's Turkish 57th Regiment, a unit of the 19th Division, achieved a notable victory against Anzac soldiers. Also 19th Division Commander Lieutenant Colonel Mustafa Kemal was first observed.  

The martyrs' cemetery is centered around the Pond of Abundance, a feature commonly found in Seljuk and Ottoman Caravanserais. Visitors to the 57th Regiment Memorial can explore the monument, the main cemetery, an outdoor worship, and a sadirvan.

The Nek- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

The Battle of the Nek, a minor engagement occurring on August 7, 1915, unfolded on "The Nek," a narrow ridge situated on the Gallipoli Peninsula. This location, as highlighted by an Ottoman attack in June, served as an ideal bottleneck and was comparatively easy to defend. The term It served as a critical link connecting the trenches of Australia and New Zealand on "Russell's Top," a ridge, to the knoll known as "Baby 700," which was held by Ottoman defenders. "Nek" originates from the Afrikaans word for a "mountain pass."

New Zealand Memorial- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

General Sir Alexander Godley, the commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps personally dedicated this memorial in Gallipoli on May 12, 1925. The memorial, inscribed with the words 'In Honour of the Soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 8th August 1915. From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth', stands as a tribute to the New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives on August 8, 1915.

Quinns Post- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

Quinn's Post, named after 15th Battalion Major Hugh Quinn, who lost his life on May 29 while leading an attack against Turks, served as the most advanced position on the ANZAC line. It was positioned alongside Pope's Hill on the northern edge of the main ANZAC line and held strategic importance as one of the keys to the Monash and Shrapnel valleys. If Quinn's Post had fallen, the Turkish army could have gained access to the center of the ANZAC position.

Dawn Service at Anzac Day Gallipoli- Best places to visit in Gallipoli on Anzac Day Tour Packages 

Anzac Day is a national commemoration day in honor of the soldiers and civilians who participated in wars and conflicts on behalf of Australia and New Zealand, and lost their lives in these endeavors. Since 1916, memorial ceremonies have been held annually on April 25.

Anzac Day commemorates the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I in 1915, where ANZAC soldiers suffered significant losses in the battle against the Ottoman Empire. It is not a celebration of victory, but rather a day when the national consciousness emerged, prompting people from Australia and New Zealand to reflect on why their fellow citizens sacrificed their lives in the unfamiliar lands of Anatolia. Anzac Day is a national holiday in New Zealand, Australia, Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, and Tonga.

Visitors attending this ceremony cross from the city center of Canakkale to the Gallipoli Peninsula after midnight on April 24, commemorating those who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign until the first light of the morning at Anzac Cove. The organization of the ceremony is alternately undertaken by the governments of Australia and New Zealand.

The ceremony continues with the laying of wreaths on behalf of the governments of Australia, New Zealand, and the Republic of Turkey. Accompanied by a military parade, the commemoration includes a call to remembrance, a moment of silence for those who lost their lives in the war, and the singing of the national anthems of Turkey, New Zealand, and Australia while raising the flags. The ceremony proceeds with religious officials reading passages from the Bible, hymns, and prayers. It concludes with the trumpet rendition of the military band melody titled "Last Post," signifying the end of the conflict. After the ceremony, visitors participate in a march through the battlefield and visit the graves. 

Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

Anzac Day Tours encompass visits to the sites and cemeteries in the Gallipoli Peninsula, as listed above. Additionally, the varying durations of the tours include visits to some of the best places in Turkey. Anzac Cove Tours from Istanbul and tours of different lengths cover several historical sites worth exploring.

Istanbul-Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Old City
  2. Hippodrome
  3. Sultanahmet Mosque
  4. Hagia Sophia Mosque
  5. German Fountain

Gallipoli -Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Kabatepe Museum
  2. Anzac Cove
  3. Lone Pine
  4. Quinn's Post
  5. Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery
  6. The Nek
  7. Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery

Troy-Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Ancient City of Troy

Pergamon-Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Asklepion
  2. Zeus's Altar
  3. The Red Basilica -One of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor

Ephesus-Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Temple of Artemis
  2. Curetes Street
  3. Famous Roman Baths
  4. Celsus Library
  5. Grand Theatre

Sirince-Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Church of St. Dimitrios
  2. St. John Baptist Church

Pamukkale-Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Cotton Castles
  2. Hierapolis Ancient Site

Antalya-Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Old City - Kaleiçi
  2. Marina
  3. Clock Tower
  4. Hadrian's Gate
  5. Broken Minaret
  6. Hıdırlık Tower
  7. Duden Waterfall

Konya-Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum

Cappadocia-Best Turkey attractions to visit on Anzac Day Tours

  1. Ozkonak Underground City
  2. Goreme Open Air Museum
  3. Cavusin Village
  4. Love Valley
  5. Devrent Valley
  6. Three Beauties

Anzac Cove and Gallipoli Campaign FAQs

What happened when the Anzacs arrived at Gallipoli?

When the Anzacs arrived at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915, they faced strong resistance from well-entrenched Ottoman Turkish forces. The landing resulted in heavy casualties, and the Gallipoli Campaign turned into a prolonged and costly blockade, lasting eight months until the Allied forces, including the Anzacs, evacuated the peninsula without achieving their objectives.

What are Anzac biscuits?

The Anzac biscuit is a popular sweet treat in Australia and New Zealand, closely associated with the Anzacs who fought in Gallipoli during World War I. Wives and women's groups reportedly sent these biscuits to soldiers abroad due to the scarcity of ingredients during wartime, and their durability made them suitable for naval transportation.

Where does Anzac Day take place?

Anzac Day commemorations include services and ceremonies at Anzac Cove at Gallipoli, where the Anzacs landed during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I.

Tips for Your Anzac Day Tour

  1. Book in Advance: Anzac Day Tours are popular and fill up quickly. Ensure you secure your spot well in advance.
  2. Dress Appropriately: Remember that Anzac Day is a solemn occasion. Dress respectfully, and be prepared for various weather conditions.
  3. Bring Essentials: Don't forget essentials like sunscreen, a hat, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for your belongings.
  4. Respectful Photography: While photography is allowed at many sites, always do so with respect and discretion, especially during memorial services.