Gallipoli Day Tour From Istanbul is one of those excursions that you do not want to miss in case you are interested in history. Although Istanbul offers an incredible variety of monuments and sightseeing opportunities, joining this full day tour will surely be one of the most incredible excursions during your holidays. Explore the history of WWI by visiting some important locations such as battlefields, cemeteries, coves and other monuments. This tour is a great opportunity to learn the history of WWI and understand how important peace is.
This day tour to Gallipoli starts during the morning, when a fully air conditioned bus pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul. From there, you will enjoy a road trip towards Çanakkale. During this tour, you will be accompanied by a tour guide.
Once the bus arrives at the region of Çanakkale, a lunch break will be offered at the city of Eceabat. At a local restaurant, you will get the chance to try some local recipes and enjoy the cosy atmosphere suitable for relaxation.
After lunch, you will be transferred to the Gallipoli Battlefield. The first stop will be made at the Brighton Beach. During WWI this beach was used for leisure and swimming purposes by the Allies troops, mainly by the ANZAC. Nowadays, the beach still is an official swimming spot on the peninsula. Then, you will visit another important monument, the Beach Cemetery. At this spot more than 300 Australian, British and New Zealand soldiers are buried. During your time there, you may pay tribute to these soldiers while listening to the story of this cemetery by your tour guide.
ANZAC Cove is your next stop during this tour. In fact, this small cove was the landing point for the allied powers during 1915. This pebbly beach is surrounded by imposing cliffs creating a truly majestic backdrop. At the north end of this cove, there is an area called Ari Burnu which hosted all the important battles during the war. Then, this excursion continues towards the Lone Pine and the Johnston’s Jolly memorials. In both monuments, there are buried soldiers and the spots have great importance.
Your next stop will take place at the Shrapnel Valley. This exceptional monument is the second largest cemetery in the region. Furthermore, this valley was among the key locations of the Battle of Gallipoli. After spending some time there, you will continue towards the last stop of the tour towards Nek and Chunuc Bair. There, the allied forces initiated their attack during August 1915.
By the end of your last stop, the bus will start driving on its way back to Istanbul. After the road trip, you will arrive back to your hotel during the night. Gallipoli Day Tour will immerse you into the Battle of Gallipoli and offer you incredible memories.
Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu, Lone Pine Cemetery, Johnston’s Jolly, View of Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek, Walker´s Ridge, Chunuk Bair.
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Are you interested in joining an alternative sightseeing away from Istanbul? Gallipoli Day Tour From Istanbul is the perfect option for those who seek to explore the history of WWI and learn more about the Battle of Gallipoli. This full day excursion towards the region of Çanakkale will take you to visit key battlefield locations and war memorials.
Gallipoli Day Tour begins early in the morning. A modern and comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel. Then, you will enjoy a road trip from Istanbul towards the region of the region of Çanakkale.
Arrival to Çanakkale is expected during the midday. Thus, a lunch break will be offered in order to get the necessary energy and relax at a local restaurant in the city of Eceabat.
After the lunch you will visit the beautiful Brighton Beach. This bay is one of the few beaches ideal for swimming in this peninsula. During WWI Brighton Beach was used by the troops of allied forces in order to relax and enjoy swimming. In fact, it was mostly preferred by the ANZAC soldiers.
The excursion continues to the Beach Cemetery. This memorial is one of the most important ones in the area. Your tour guide will explain everything you need to know about the history and the importance of the memorial. At the Beach Cemetery 300 Australian, British and New Zealand soldiers are buried.
Gallipoli’s exploration could not exclude the infamous ANZAC Cove. Thus, you will have the chance to visit this charming and beautiful small bay. This cove is one of the key locations in the area as it was used as the landing point for the allied powers during 1915. The beautiful landscape will impress you as imposing cliffs surround this pebbly bay.
Lone Pine and Johnston’s Jolly
Another two stops will be made at two very important memorials. Accompanied by the tour guide you will visit the Lone Pine and the Johnston’s Jolly cemeteries. The peaceful atmosphere will fill you with emotions during your time there.
The Shrapnel Valley will be the next stop of your excursion. This particular area was one of the most important locations of the Battle of Gallipoli. Nowadays, Shrapnel Valley is the second largest cemetery in the region.
Nek and Chunuc Bair
In order to experience from first-hand the battlefield during the Battle of Gallipoli, you will then visit the exact spots where the allied forces initiated their attack during August 1915. Nek and Chunuc Bair were forming the starting point of this battle back then.
Once the guided tour in Gallipoli is over, you will enjoy a road trip back to Istanbul. After few hours, you will return back to your hotel in the city centre. This informative and interesting excursion finishes during the night.
Delightful day, very interesting. I was happy to find out that there were tours taking you to modern history sites. To be honest, I’m not really familiar with Turkey’s modern history and it was super that I went on this tour. A tour guide told us everything! We visited some battlefields from world war and some memorials. It was an alternative experience, but with many great information and huge lessons to learn. We also had a tasty lunch, and I must say the organisation and the schedule were perfect. I strongly recommend this tour. Very, very interesting experience.