Anzac Day Gallipoli FAQ's

How are the Anzac Day tours to Gallipoli run?

The land-based tour has been organised by PP Travel's local Turkish partner Cheers Hostel and Crowded House tours. These are amongst the most respected operators in Turkey with over 30 years experience. On each coach there will be a local Turkish guide as well as a PP Travel representative to ensure the tour operates as smoothly as possible as well informative and enjoyable for all.

We aim to cover the whole of the peninsula, including the British landings at Cape Helles, the massive Turkish memorials and the battlefields of Anzac. We want all passengers to have an understanding of where, why and how it all took place, before you attend the Dawn Service. Unlike other operators, you won't be simply driven to Gallipoli and back, dumped at the cove, waiting in a queue for hours and hours, like many that attend the service.

It is about a 4 hour drive to the Gallipoli Peninsula. We have lunch at the nearby town of Eceabat, on the Dardanelles side, before touring the Anzac area. We then head to the point of the Peninsula to visit the giant Turkish memorial and the British landings at Cape Helles. We return to Eceabat for dinner before heading back across to the Anzac area late that evening to be checked into the Commemorative Area.

You will be spending the night out in the elements at the Anzac Cove Commemorative Site. This area is accessed via airport like security where you will and your bag will pass through security scanning and any prohibited items confiscated. Water, along with food can be purchased throughout the night from vendors within the zone. Video and talks at the site begin at 0130am on the 25th and run until the beginning of the Dawn Service at 0530am.

After the Dawn Service, PP crew will then be on hand to show you sites such as the Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, Plugges Plateau. You are free to walk to Lone Pine, for the Australian Service (10am) or continue up the hill to Chunuk Bair for the New Zealand service at 11:30am.

All coaches pick up from Chunuk Bair after the end of the services - early afternoon - and return to Istanbul arriving back that evening.

Here is the walking route from Commemorative Zone on North Beach to Lone Pine and onto Chunuk Bair on Google Maps.

Note: Our tour of the Gallipoli Peninsular is subject to road closures by the Turkish authorities.

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