Learn about the legend and legacy of the ANZACs at the 2016 Dawn Service in Gallipoli

On April 25th, 1915, Allied troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The military campaign that followed was disastrous for the Allies yet came to define the national psyches of Australia and New Zealand. Travel to these solemn battlefields on the anniversary of the landing and wander through Anzac Cove to the Nek and Lone Pine. Walk through the trenches, attend a moving dawn service and hear the stories of heroism and camaraderie immortalised in Australia's Anzac history. This journey provides a great opportunity to pay respect to the fallen of World War I and to reflect on what they fought for.

Start
Istanbul, Turkey
Finish
Istanbul, Turkey
Countries
Turkey
Themes
Festivals and Events
Code
ERAA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1 Max 44
Carbon offset
24kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • - Pay your respects to the fallen at Gallipoli a moving and educational experience regardless of your age or background.
  • - Reflect and pay your respects at Lone Pine
  • - Have a guided tour of the battlefields and discover the stories immortalised at Gallipoli
  • - Discover the ancient city of Troy and see the replica statue of the Trojan Horse

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Hosgeldinz. Welcome to Turkey!
 
We meet at the Golden Horn Hotel - Istanbul at 11am before transferring by private bus to Gallipoli (approx. 6hrs). 
 
There will be a stop for an early dinner before we make our way to the Anzac Commemorative site. Please be ready for long delays upon entry as all visitors will be security screened.
 
For any Australian or New Zealander visiting the Shores of Turkey, a visit to the battle fields of the Gallipoli Peninsula is a must. The battle at Gallipoli in WW1 is seen as a turning point in both of these nations (and also the Republic of Turkey). It was the moment when our character was defined and the core value of mateship was embedded in our psyche.
 
The names of ANZAC Cove, the Nek and Lone Pine have a special place in the hearts of Antipodeans and are just some of the places you can visit first hand on this trip. You will be struck by the beauty and serenity of the place, in stark contrast to the stories your guide will tell you of the events that unfolded here. 
 
We stay overnight in the ceremonial area near to ANZAC Cove. There are a number of grandstands set up and an area on the lawns where you can sit. The night can be very very cold. It is imperative for your comfort that you bring a sleeping bag for the night. It is not possible to sleep during the night as due to the crowds that visit each year and the seating arrangements, it is all but impossible to lie down. We recommend to make the most of the experience that you come well rested before the night.
 
This is a sombre affair and no alcohol is allowed at the event. Other refreshments and toilet facilities are provided on the site for a reasonable price.
 
This is the true Antipodean pilgrimage and something every Australian and New Zealander should experience at some point in their lives. It is an event that will both humble and inspire you. As an Australian company, Intrepid is proud to be able to offer this experience to our customers.
After the main ceremony and rendition of the last post there is an opportunity to visit other country ceremonies, and then also time to seek out graves that may have a a personal significance.

Later in the day we re-board our bus to transfer back to Istanbul of which we will aim to arrive around 8.00PM.
Patience is required for departure from the peninsula as there will be over 10,000 people also waiting to catch their bus, so the process will be slow.

We recommend you arrange an additional night's accommodation for the evening of day 2, or plan any departure from Istanbul for the late evening. Extra accommodation pre and post tour can be requested, please ask your agent at time of booking.
View trip notes to read full itinerary

Inclusions

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch
Transport
Bus

Dates

There are currently no departures for this trip.

{{departure_day.departure_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}} {{departure_day.arrival_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}}

Style: {{departure.style}}

Boat/Ship: {{departure.vehicle_name}}
On sale Hot deal Departure guaranteed On request
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.base_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.discount_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
Fully booked Bookings closed

Total price per person {{room.room_type | lowercase}}
Includes {{departure.kitty_currency_code}} {{departure.kitty | noFractionCurrency:departure.kitty_currency_symbol}} kitty
Includes {{extra.extras_code}} {{extra.extras_symbol}}{{extra.extras_value}} in local payments Single supplement available from {{product.currency_code}} {{departure.single_supp | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}

Contact us to arrange an alternative departure for you

Book {{departure.places_left}} spaces left! space left!

If you can’t find the dates you’re after here, click on the button below to find options for the next season. Please bear in mind that some of our itineraries can change from year to year, so this trip may differ slightly next season to the information shown on this page.

Next Season Dates

Important notes

1. There will be up 60 passengers travelling on a large coach bus. Depending on how many passengers booked there may be multiple buses.

2. No accommodation is provided on this tour. You will sleep out under the stars as the ANZAC's did 100 years before.

3. This Short Break Adventure starts at 11am on Day 1, and finishes at approximately 11pm on Day 2.

4. You will be picked up on Day 1 from the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.

Trip notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

View trip notes