ANZAC Day 2018 Express Tour from Istanbul
If you are short on time, this ANZAC Day express tour departing from Istanbul is perfect for you.
24th April Istanbul – Eceabat
Your ANZAC Day 2018 tour starts when you meet your group outside the Hagia Sophia Museum in Sultanahmet at 12:00. You will be allocated to a bus by our group leaders.
We depart Istanbul at 12:15, stopping half way for refreshments and to stretch our legs.
We arrive in Eceabat at 17:00 where you will have a chance to wander around the town and stock up on snacks.
At 20:00 we depart for the Dawn Service site where we will spend the night outdoors waiting for sunrise and the commencement of the dawn service.
(Lunch Box provided)
25th April Eceabat – Istanbul
The Dawn Service will commence at 05:30, and you will be moved by the tributes to those who lost their lives here.
After the Dawn Service you will make your way to either the Australian Commemorative Service at Lone Pine (commencing at 10:00), or the New Zealand Commemorative Service at Chunuk Bair.
At the conclusion of the New Zealand service, make your way to the meeting point given to you by your guide to meet your bus.
We then commence our drive back to Istanbul, stopping again at the halfway mark for a comfort stop.
- Transport in an air-conditioned, non-smoking bus
- ANZAC Day Services (Dawn service, Australian and New Zealand services)
- Lunch box on ANZAC Day.
- Meals not mentioned in this itinerary
Please note that those attending the ANZAC Day Commemorative Services in the 2014 – 2018 commemorative period require an attendance pass. You can register for an attendance pass here.
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