Map of Gallipoli Pilgrimage including Turkey

Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula and pay your respects to the fallen soldiers

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.

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Terms & Conditions

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Short Breaks
Physical rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

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.

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.

  • Travelling alone? Our Short Breaks are a group tour with independence. While you won’t have a group leader with you for the full duration of the tour, you may be joined by other likeminded travellers to share the journey.

  • Being an independent traveller, you will have to carry your own bag on and off the bus or ferry, and into the hotel.

  • If you want to participate in the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day please check our special edition trip ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2023 :


Hosgeldinz. Welcome to Turkey!

Your Gallipoli Pilgrimage starts at approximately 6.30am this morning. You will be picked up from the Manesol Galata Hotel (Please call and reconfirm with the office at least 24 hours prior to pick up on +90 532 641 2822 ).

You will then travel by minibus to Eceabat. Please note that the vehicle used for the transfer is on a share basis and you will share this bus with other travellers visiting Gallipoli. The journey will take approx 6 hours.

After a light lunch you will be met for a fully guided Gallipoli tour visiting the following sites on the Battle Fields of the Gallipoli Peninsula:
~ Brighton Beach
~ ANZAC Cove
~ ANZAC Commemorative Site
~ Ariburnu & Beach Cemetery
~ Respect to Mehmetcik Statue
~ Lone Pine Australian Memorial
~ Johnston's Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
~ Quinn's Post
~ The Nek and Walker's Ridge
~ Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

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 the turning point in the history both of these nations (and also the Republic of Turkey). It was the moment when the nations' characters were defined and the core value of mateship was embedded in their 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 will 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. You will walk through the trenches and be transported to a place in history.

Pride will swell in the stories of heroism and camaraderie, not only amongst one's own troops but also with the enemy, making this a truly unique battlefield. There are opportunities to visit the war graves to seek out those from your town or area.

You will stay overnight in Canakkale.  Our accommodation tonight is in a bed and breakfast.
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Gallipoli - Fully guided Gallipoli tour & visit to the Commonwealth graveyards
Meals Included
  • Lunch
Today we will have a free morning in Canakkale.  Why not consider taking an optional guided tour of of the historical site of Troy. We will be learning a lot about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time. The tour finished around 5:30 pm, after which our  transfer returns to Istanbul. This service will drop you door to door, at which point this trip finishes upon arrival. Arrival back into Istanbul is scheduled to be at around 11:30 pm, but may vary depending on traffic conditions.

We recommend you arrange an additional night's accommodation for the evening of day 2. Extra accommodation pre and post tour can be requested, please ask your agent at time of booking. Accommodation can also be requested for Canakkale if planning to stay longer on the peninsula.
Optional Activities
  • Troy - Guided visit - TRY120
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Transport on this trip is by way of shared mini bus service. The service includes pick up and drop off within the greater Istanbul area. 


1 breakfast, 1 lunch




Hotel (1 night)

Included activities

  • Gallipoli - Fully guided Gallipoli tour & visit to the Commonwealth graveyards

Dates & availability

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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 +905326142822 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 0630, depending on the location and the number of passengers on this departure pick up time may be from 0630 to 0715. We ask that you be ready at 0630 and 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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