ANZAC Day 2015 - 4 Days Tour
A fully comprehensive tour of the Gallipoli peninsula before the poignant Memorial Dawn service on the 25th of April. See the first landing place of the Anzacs and explore old ridges and trenches. Visit Chunuk Bair and also the UNESCO ruins of Troy.
10:00 Meet your bus group in front of the Hagia Sofia Mosque (pink mosque, opposite the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Istanbul. Look for our signs with your bus number on it.) 11:00 Depart for the Gallipoli peninsula. There will be a rest stop half way at a station/cafeteria, where you can buy lunch. 16:00 Arrive and check into accommodation. Video screening of the Gallipoli movie.
Breakfast time will be decided upon by the group the night before. 12:00 : Departure for Gallipoli battlefield tour of the ANZAC area. 5 hour tour visiting: Kabatepe War Museum. Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s grave). ANZAC Cove. Lone Pine – main Australian memorial. Ari Burnu – first ANZAC landing place. Johnson’s Jolly – walk in the original ANZAC & Turkish trenches and view the tunnels. Turkish memorial. The Nek – main scene depicted in the movie Gallipoli. Chunuk Bair – main memorial for the New Zealand soldiers. A restaurant lunch is included today.
Breakfast time will be decided upon by the group the night before. A free day for you to do as you please. A good sleep in the afternoon is recommended. Take the opportunity to experience a traditional Turkish bath, check out the local Eceabat Market, walk to the castle in the next village or visit the ruins of Troy and stock up on munchies for the big day to come. 16:00 Check out of your room and place your bags in the luggage compartment of your bus, ready for your return to Istanbul after the services. 19:00 Be ready to board your bus and depart for the Dawn Service area.
05:30 Dawn Service commences as the sun breaks the skyline behind the Turkish Sphinx. 07:30 While waiting for your bus to transfer you to the next service you can eat breakfast on the grass with the group or feel free to tell your leader that you want to go exploring; take your breakfast pack and walk the ridges and old trenches to the next service. Australian and/or New Zealand National services. (Service times for these have yet to be released) 17:00 Approx. Buses depart for Istanbul with a stop on the way where you can buy dinner. Your bus will drop you off in front of the accommodation you have booked in the Sultanahmet area.
You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.
StartFinishSingleDouble/Twin PPTriple PP
Start: 22.04.2015Finish: 25.04.2015Single: 3.451 AUDDouble/Twin PP: 1.768 AUDTriple PP: 1.598 AUD
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