Departs: 24 April 2024
- Important Information
Day 1 - Wednesday 24th April: Istanbul - Gallipoli
In the afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel in the old town between 3.30pm and 4.00pm. Drive west to the Gallipoli Peninsula where there will be time for dinner (own arrangements) in Canakkale. Later in the evening, depart to Anzac Cove, where you will join the gathering crowd and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. It is a night filled with anticipation and a night where sleep is not on the agenda. (There is no accommodation tonight).
Day 2 - Thursday 25th April: Gallipoli - Anzac Day Commemorations - Istanbul
NOTE: There is at least a 7km walk to Chunuk Bair. You will pass through various security measures before attending the official ANZAC commemorations. Prepare to be patient during security procedures.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Sightseeing as indicated on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guides
- Entrance fees
- Turkey Travel Notes – issued by Innovative Travel
- International Airfares
- Meals (a light breakfast box is provided on 25th April)
- Optional tours and excursions
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure Taxes
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any services not clearly mentioned above
Please note we can request a double bedded room but cannot guarantee one will be available. In Turkey double rooms are very limited. Please ask on check-in with the hotel to see what is available.
Porterage for one suitcase is included in the tour price. Due to limited coach capacity the single bag should not exceed the dimensions of 30”x18”x10” and not weigh more than 50lbs (25kg).
Regulations surrounding the Anzac Celebrations are subject to change.
The arrival time and distance to walk to the sight is outside of the control of the tour operator.
Please ensure you take warm clothing and good walking shoes. It is also advisable to take a torch rug notebook and energy snacks for the day. Toilet facilities on the Peninsula will be basic (port-a-loo style).
It is essential when registering for this tour that you are able to walk up to 7- 8 km unaided – it is a steep uphill walk between Anzac Cove and Chunuk Bair.
Modest dress is required for entrance to holy sites – Men: Long pants, Women – skirt or long pants and shoulders covered.
On coach tours, hotels in regional areas (i.e Pamukkale) can be of a slightly lower standard than the other hotels on the tour.
All sightseeing tours require a moderate amount of walking around historical / cultural sites. This is particularly true in Cappadocia where walks can be up to 1 or 2 km long and where a good level of fitness will ensure you get a maximum enjoyment from your visit. On some tours you may visit a carpet or handicraft shop where the locals will show how their crafts are made. There is no obligation to buy any products at any of these places.
Transfers are operated by drivers and are not guided. Some drivers may only have a basic command of English.
Optional tours offered during coach tours may not be guaranteed (even if pre-booked ex New Zealand) as they are subject to a minimum number of participants.
Private Sightseeing tours (if booked)
If a private sightseeing tour is booked it is important that you discuss the days arrangements with the guide as the touring programmes have a degree of flexibility. It is important to discuss with the guide so that any specific requirements can be met or addressed at the time.
Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.