Gallipoli and Istanbul

This tour departs by arrangement.  ANZAC Day Tour available.

Turkey is an impressive country with millennia of unique culture and history which is indelibly connected to our own national identity and story by the blood of soldiers from both countries, shed upon Turkish shores in the First World War. Rarely do one time enemies forge such close bonds as the Australians and the Turks. Now a popular Australian tourist destination, many Australians make pilgrimages to follow in the footsteps of relatives and to see where the Anzac legend was forged. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hagia Sofia Basilica
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Grecian Stadium
  • Underground Yerebatan Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Bosphorus River Cruise
  • Traditional Turkish Dinner
  • Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Tourist region of Kesan
  • Battlefields tours on the Gallipoli Peninsula
    • ANZAC Cove
    • The Beach Cemetery
    • Brighton's Beach
    • Shrapnel Valley
    • Lone Pine
    • The NEK
    • Chunuk Bair
  • Visit the city of Troy
  • Turkish Memorial and British Memorials
Duration
7 Days
Maximum Tour Size
22
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground.
Transport
Minibus or similar

Brochure Downloads

Day 1: ISTANBUL
Arrive and transfer to centrally located accommodation in Istanbul. Meet your Tour Guide at the hotel.

Day 2: ISTANBUL
Take a half day tour of Istanbul visiting the stunning Hagia Sofia Basilica, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Grecian Stadium, the amazing underground Yerebatan Cistern and the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus river before spending the rest of the day shopping or exploring at your leisure. Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner tonight. (BD)


Day 3: CANAKKALE
Visit Topkapi Palace Museum, the largest palace in Istanbul. After lunch, depart Istanbul and drive to the popular summer tourist region of Kesan. Later, arrive at the Gallipoli Peninsula. (BD)

Day 4: CANAKKALE
Take a full day tour of the numerous battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the Gallipoli Peninsula; ANZAC Cove, the Beach Cemetery, Brighton’s Beach and Shrapnel Valley. Walk the beaches and the Arterial Road to Lone Pine if you wish. Visit The NEK, Chunuk Bair and numerous cemeteries dotted along the second ridge. Return to Canakkale.  (BL)

Day 5: CANAKKALE
Explore the city of Troy, built upon layers of ancient cities. See the impressive replica Trojan horse. (BLD)

Day 6: ISTANBUL 
Depart Canakkale and cross the Dardanelles. See the stately Turkish Memorial and visit the British Memorial dedicated to the thousands of British Soldiers  who lost their lives in the landings. Return to Istanbul for your final night on tour, stopping for lunch en-route. (BD)

Day 7: TOUR END
After breakfast, depart for your next destination. (B)

Meals: 6 breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 4 Dinners

Transport: Minibus or Van

Accommodation: 6 Nights Hotel Accommodation

Other Inclusions:

  • Expert Battlefields Guides
Duration
7 Days
Maximum Tour Size
22
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground.
Transport
Minibus or similar
Price
AUD $2,875
In stock
+

Let's get started...

Contact Tour Coordinator

Have Questions? Talk to an agent for advice!


Contact Tour Coordinator

You may also be interested in these other fantastic getaways...

See the bridge made famous by books and movies and discover the sad and harrowing true story of the Bridge over the River Kwai

Tour the famous Battlefields of the Somme region of France, home to some of the worst conditions of the first World War.

Tour and discover the stories of the battles of the Somme and Flanders regions of France’s Western Front.