Pay your respects to the fallen heroes of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I on a full-day tour from Istanbul to the battlesites and war memorials of the Dardanelles Straits. Learn about the tragic events and remarkable characters of the campaign.
What to Expect
Go on a journey through history on a full-day tour to the battlefields of Gallipoli and learn about the legendary campaign of World War I when Allied Forces, including many from Australia and New Zealand, tried to open up a supply route to Russia.
Departing from Istanbul early in the morning, you will drive to the Dardanelles, with an 08:30 stop en route for breakfast. Upon arrival in Eceabat, enjoy lunch on the roof of the Grand Eceabat Hotel, with panoramic views of the Dardanelles landscape.
Your guide will then take you to many of the main battle areas, war memorials and cemeteries, starting at the narrowiest point of the Dardanelles for a brief overview. Admire the Kilitbahir Fortress, built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1463 to protect the Dardanelles Straits.
Then, drive to the landing beaches of the Gallipoli Campaign, and learn how soldiers from the British Empire, supported by French troops, landed on the shores to be joined at Ariburnu by the Anzacs of the Australian and New Zealander Army Corps.
Highlights of your tour include the Ariburnu Cemetery and ANZAC Commemorative Site. See the Turkish Canon Batteries, and the landing beach at Anzac Cove, the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops. Discover where Anzac legend John Simpson Kirkpatrick is buried, and pay your respects at memorials erected to commemorate the fallen, such as the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.
Depart for Istanbul at 18:00 to arrive back in the city for the end of the tour services at approximately 23:00, with a rest stop en route.
- Transportation by air-conditioned, no smoking coach
- Soft drinks in the minibus
- English-speaking guide
- Open buffet breakfast
- Restaurant lunch at the Grand Eceabat Hotel (fish and chips, or schnitzel)
- Gallipoli tour
- All entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Drinks during lunch
- Tips and personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• This tour can be booked up to 48 hours in advance
• Cancellations permitted up to 48 hours in advance