4 DAYS DAWN
SERVICE & GALLIPOLI TOUR starting 22nd April
22nd April, Istanbul - Gallipoli Peninsula
11:00 Depart for Eceabat.
There will be a rest stop half way at a station/cafeteria, where you
can buy lunch.
16:00 Arrive and check into accommodation. A welcome dinner
and folk show awaits.
23rd April, Gallipoli tour
8.00–10.00 Breakfast awaits.
08.30 Documentary: The Fatal Shore
Children’s day celebrations start in the town centre at 9am. Great
chance to see the traditional folk dances of the area. This is a
free display with music and dancing.
13.00 Restaurant lunch to start off the tour
Departure for Gallipoli battlefield tour of the ANZAC area.
5 hour tour visiting:
• Kabatepe War Museum.
• Beach Cemetery (John Simpson's grave).
• ANZAC Cove.
• Ari Burnu - first ANZAC landing place.
• Dawn Service Site – seeing the layout will give you an idea of
where to head for good views.
• Lone Pine - main Australian memorial.
• Johnson's Jolly - walk in the original ANZAC & Turkish trenches
and view the tunnels.
• Turkish memorial.
• The Nek - main scene depicted in the movie Gallipoli.
• Chunuk Bair - main memorial for the New Zealand soldiers.
Already toured Gallipoli with us before? Then you could use the day
to go exploring in the trenches.
24th April, Gallipoli Peninsula
8.00–10.00 Breakfast awaits. Today gives you a chance to see
the interantional service in Cape Helles.The rest of the day is free
for you to do as you please. A good sleep in the late afternoon is
recommended. Take the opportunity to experience a traditional
Turkish bath, check out the town of Eceabat, walk to the castle in
the next village or visit the ruins of Troy and stock up on munchies
for the big day to come.
18:00 Check out of your room and place your bags in the
luggage compartment of your bus, ready for your return journey after
19:00 Join the convoy of buses for departure to the Dawn
Service site where we will grab a space in the large crowd and wait,
listening to the pre dawn program.
25th April, ANZAC Day Services
05:30 Dawn Service commences as the sun breaks the skyline
behind the Turkish Sphinx.
07:30 While waiting for your bus to transfer you to the next
service you can eat breakfast on the grass with the group or feel
free to tell your leader that you want to go exploring; take your
breakfast pack and walk the ridges and old trenches to the next
service. Australian and/or New Zealand National services. (Service
times for these have yet to be released)
Lunch at a restaurant back in town.
Late afternoon: Depart for Selcuk. The bus will drop you
off as close to your accommodation as possible. There will be stop
on the way where you can buy dinner
This package includes:
* ANZAC Day services
* Fully guided Gallipoli tour
* Gallipoli museum entrance
* Turkish/English speaking guide on bus
* Private coach, from Istanbul to Selcuk
* 3 days accommodation
* 3 breakfasts
* 2 restaurant lunches
* Video screenings
* Welcome dinner and show
Not included in
* Entrance fees, unless stated.
* Meals, unless stated.
Hostel: £283 GBP
or Hotel: £318 GBP