Gallipoli Pilgrimage

2 Days | Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula and pay your respects to the fallen soldiers

3.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Travel to a region associated with one of the most significant military battles of our time. Be guided through Anzac Cove to the battlefields, the Nek and Lone Pine and share the stories of heroism and camaraderie that unfolded among the tragedies of what has become a defining moment in Australian and New Zealand history. Many say that the struggles of Gallipoli marked the birth of a national consciousness among Australians and New Zealanders. This journey provides a great opportunity to pay respect to those who lost their lives and to reflect on what they fought for, and you'll be able to take time out to explore Troy before returning to Istanbul.

Trip overview

Map of Gallipoli Pilgrimage including Turkey
Start
Istanbul, Turkey
Finish
Istanbul, Turkey
Theme
Short breaks
Destinations
Turkey
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ERAG
This trip generates 66.63 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • A moving and educational experience regardless of your age or background.
  • Listen to stories of bravery and comradeship.
  • A quintessential Antipodean pilgrimage, to reflect and pay your respects.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CYDD (Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği). Donations help them provide scholarships and educational programs for economically disadvantaged youth in Turkey.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Being a Short Break Adventure, this trip packs a lot into just a few days, including some early starts and late finishes. If you prefer to explore at a more leisurely pace this may not be the best trip for you. Please carefully read the itinerary before making onward travel plans.
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.
  • Being an independent traveller, you will have to carry your own bag on and off the bus or ferry, and into the hotel.

Itinerary

Map of Gallipoli Pilgrimage including Turkey

Inclusions

Meals

1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Transport

Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Activities
  • Gallipoli - Fully guided Gallipoli tour & visit to the Commonwealth graveyards
Add on activities
  • Troy Guided Visit - EUR55

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Important notes

1. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travelers in the group might change during the trip.
This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Turkey and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travelers during activities.

2. Please refer to the joining instructions in our Essential Trip Information for the pick-up point for this tour. If you would like to be collected from an alternative hotel in the greater Istanbul area please advise your booking agent 15 days prior to departure.
Please call and reconfirm with the office at least 24 hours prior to pick up on +90 530 442 60 09. Transport is on a shared basis with pick up and drop off to your nominated hotel.
Whilst we endeavor to pick you up at the agreed meeting time of 06:00 - 06:30, depending on the location and the number of passengers on this departure pick up time may be from 06:30 to 07:15. We ask that you be ready at 06:00 and we apologize in advance if your pick up is delayed.

3. Extra accommodation pre and post tour can be requested, please ask your agent at the time of booking. Accommodation can also be requested for Canakkale if planning to stay longer on the peninsula.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides 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.

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Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Gary · Traveled November 2023
The Gallipoli experience is well worthwhile, informative and quite moving whether one had a relative in WW1 or not. Take the extra day option to Troy as that adds another aspect of the history in Turkey.
Review submitted 18 Dec 2023

Jessica · Traveled June 2023
Visiting Gallipoli was an incredible experience. The guides were very knowledgeable. However it felt rushed and I wish there had been an option to do two half days at Gallipoli rather than the second day at Troy. I'd recommend booking directly with the local provider.
Review submitted 14 Jun 2023

Oliver · Traveled January 2023
I opted for both tours, which were very informative. Experiemce was let down by Pre and post accommodation being extremely noisy and poor organisation with transfers. Aside from the issues I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Review submitted 14 Jan 2023

Shannen · Traveled October 2022
Good tour that allows you to see Gallipoli in a short space of time. We had read reviews and decided to stay overnight before driving back to Istanbul the next day. However the accomodation in Cannakkale was poor and the food in the town not great. We requested vegan meals for each of the provided meals - lunch was great but breakfast at the hotel (Anzac Hotel) was awful. Wonderful guide Burak and driver Josh made the trip for us. Burak was hilarious and full of knowledge!
Review submitted 23 Oct 2022
Gallipoli Pilgrimage
From
EUR 183 €