ANZAC Experience 2020
ANZAC Experience 2020

ANZAC Experience 2020

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ANZAC Day 2020 commemorations at Gallipoli have been postponed until 25 April 2021

Coach tour including Dawn ANZAC Day Commemorations
2 Days ex Istanbul
Departs on 24 April 2020

  • Itinerary
  • Important Information

Day 1: Istanbul - Gallipoli

Afternoon pickup between 15:00 - 15:30. Drive to the Canakale for a dinner stop. Late Evening drive to Anzac Cove for the commemorations. This is a night without sleep. Join the crowd and soak up the atmosphere.

Note: Anzac cove visit subject to opening hours & traffic conditions. Today the group will have a stop to purchase food.

Day 2: Gallipoli - ANZAC DAY CELEBRATIONS - Istanbul

This intensely emotional day begins in the early hours. Take part in the 101 commemorative Dawn Service. After the Dawn Service pay respects at the battlefields and attend international services.

Afternoon drive back to Istanbul for drop off at your hotel.

Note: breakfast box is included today.

No accommodation included on the night of 24 April


  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing as indicated on the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Turkey Travel Notes – issued by Innovative Travel


  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to guide and drivers
  • Personal Expenses
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 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.

Dress Codes
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
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.

Istanbul airport transfers:
For coach tours: airport transfers are included on days of the tour ex Istanbul Airport, a surcharge will apply for transfers to or from Sabiha Gocken Airport. Transfers from the hotel to the Airport may be on scheduled shuttles. Late Evning or early morning flights may require private transfers at a supplement.

For independent / private tours: if included, airport transfers are applied ex Ataturk Airport, a surcharge will apply for transfers to or from Sabiha Gocken Airport.

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. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). 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.

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