Anzac Day - 2 Day Tour
Join PP's fully guided tour to Anzac Cove. Our tour departs Istanbul early on the 24th and taken directly to the Gallipoli Peninsula to be thorough background and insight into the 1915 campaign and visit all the major sites. Your experienced PP rep will have you thoroughly prepared for the evening at Anzac Cove and the dawn service the 25th. After the Australian and New Zealand commerorative services you return to Istanbul.
Total Gallipoli Peninsula tour experience with PP: Don't be simply dropped off and left to queue for hours at Anzac Cove - PP aims to show you the entire peninsula, including Cape Helles (British landing and memorial), the massive Turkish memorial, before taking you up the heights of the Anzac area covering all the major sites.
PP is 100% Aussie and Kiwi Owned and has been since 1991, experience counts!
Day 1 - Tuesday 24 April 2018
Check In Istanbul - Depart for Gallipoli
Own arrangements to Istanbul. Check in with PP Travel Rep at Cheers Hostel at 6:30am, we then depart for Gallipoli, stopping along the way so you can have some breakfast before our arrival at the cove. On the tour to Anzac Cove you learn of the fate of over 10,000 Australians and New Zealanders. We visit the memorial sites at Anzac Cove, Shrapnel Valley, Conkbay Hill, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair as well as other cemeteries as time and conditions permit. Our tours aim to show the entire Gallipoli Peninsula, including the British landings at Cape Helles, helping you obtain a thorough knowledge of this ill-fated campaign. You then have the opportunity to secure your spot for the dawn service as we drop you at Anzac Cove around sunset giving you plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and witness first hand the Anzac spirit and comraderie as you meet thousands of other Aussies and Kiwi's who are also here on the same pilgrimage. You will want to bring sleeping bag and warm clothes as it gets very cold in the early hours.
Note: Our tour of Gallipoli is subject to road closures by the Turkish authorities.
Day 2 - Wednesday 25 April 2018
Gallipoli - Memorial Service - Return to Eceabat or Istanbul
This special day starts very early for the dawn service. It is a good idea to bring sleeping bag and warm clothes, as it can get very cold in the early hours. After the Dawn Service you are free to attend the Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine and the New Zealand Memorial Service at Chunuk Bair. We leave the Anzac area after these services are completed - probably late afternoon - and drive back to Istanbul arriving late evening. No accommodation is provided this evening.
Istanbul Airport Shuttles
You can book airport shuttles online with Istanbul Airport Shuttle. Dependant on how many you are, Istanbul Airport Shuttle runs airport transfers to and from the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. Prices start from just €4 per person from Ataturk airport just €7 per person from Sabiha Gokcen airport.
Please note that as this information and itinerary is subject to change when circumstances beyond our control require change.