Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul
Gallipoli day tour from Istanbul is an everyday departure guaranteed Battlefield tour with experienced English speaking local tour guides.
Gallipoli Day Tour From Istanbul
Every year millions of battlefield tourists go and visit Gallipoli Battlefields. We invite you here to join us on a Gallipoli day tour from Istanbul. You will visit the Gallipoli Battlefields in a new light with detailed information from our experienced tour guides.
Lutars Travel Team has been organizing guaranteed Gallipoli day tours for Turkish guests since 1996. You can look at our web site which is designed for Turkish guests. Turkish Gallipoli Day Tour ( You can use the google translater for Turkish visitor reviews.)
You will visit places such as Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Ariburnu Cemetery, the Anzac Commemorative Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Orijinal Trenches and Tunnels at the second ridge, the Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, the Nek Cemetery and the Chunuk Bair with New Zealand Memorial.
If you would like to see any specific place in Gallipoli which is not mentioned in our itinerary, we will create a customized itinerary that makes the most of your limited time in this historic region.
Gallipoli Day Tour From Istanbul
We work with professional offsiders to find you quikly in Istanbul.
Our local professional tour guides are waiting for you in Eceabat. Our Tour Guides have got professional tour guide licenses of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Not only our tour guides introduce visitors to the history of Gallipoli Battlefields but also they take you to the ancient cities of Troy and Assos as well.
Lutars Travel organises Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul without any cancellation.
Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul
After having picked up from your hotel or airport, you will have a drive with a tour bus to Gallipoli. After having lunch at Eceabat, our Gallipoli day tour starts.
Our first stop is the Beach Cemetery where John S. Kirkpatrick is buried. You guide talks about the Gallipoli and Turkey on the way. As soon as we arrive in the cemetery you will be giving a historical brifing about the reasons of the Gallipoli Campaign and political events which cause Gallipoli Campaign.
Then we go and see:
Beach Cemetery: Beach Cemetery was used from the day of the landing at Anzac, almost until the evacuation. There are 391 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. Special memorials commemorate 11 casualties believed to be buried among them. 22 of the burials are unidentified. John Simpson’s Grave in Beach Cemetery ( he carried wounded ANZAC’s during the campaign ) (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 1)
Anzac Cove (First ANZAC landing place): Anzac Cove (Turkish: Anzak Koyu) is a small cove on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. It became famous as the site of World War I landing of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) on 25 April 1915. The cove is 600 metres (2,000 ft) long, bounded by the headlands of Arıburnu to the north and Little Arıburnu, known as Hell Spit, to the south. Following the landing at Anzac Cove, the beach became the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops for the eight months of the Gallipoli campaign. (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 2)
Ari Burnu and Ariburnu Cemetery: Ari Burnu Cemetery lies between cliff under the plateau and beach and it is almost 1000 m northwest of Lone Pine. It was begun during the campaign and was used throughout the occupation. Today there are 253 commonwealth serviceman of the World War I buried and some commemorated in Ari Burnu Cemetery. 211 of casualties are identified. This cemetery covers an area of 1824 sq meters. (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 3)
Anzac Commemorative Site on North Beach ( they stayed here until the end of the war ): The Anzac Commemorative site, 300 metres north of Ari Burnu at North Beach, has ten large pictorial panels with text in English and Turkish that tell the story of Gallipoli. To relieve the pressure on the traditional Dawn Service site at Ari Burnu War Cemetery caused by increasing numbers of visitors, the Australian and New Zealand Governments, with the cooperation of the Government of the Republic of Turkey built the Anzac Commemorative Site at North Beach. (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 4)
Respect to Mehmetcik Statue (The story told for Lord Casey on his remebrance): The monument is a sculpture of a Turkish soldier carrying an Australian officer. The sculpture is based on an event in theDardanelles Campaignof the World War 1 in which a Turkish soldier, after raising a white flag, carried a wounded Australian officer toAustralian lines and returned to his lines before resuming the clash. There is also an inscription of a statement made by Lord Richard Casey then a lieutenant and the staff captain with the 3rd Brigade in the Australian army, during a visit to Turkey about his respect to Turkish army. (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 5)
Lone Pine Australian Cemetery – Memorial (Australian Commemorative Site): There are now 1,167 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 504 of the burials are unidentified. Special memorials commemorate 183 soldiers (all but one of them Australian, most of whom died in August), who were known or believed to have been buried in Lone Pine Cemetery, or in the cemeteries at Brown’s Dip.Within the cemetery stands the LONE PINE MEMORIAL It commemorates more than 4,900 Australian and New Zealand servicemen who died in the Anzac area – the New Zealanders prior to the fighting in August 1915 – whose graves are not known. (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 6)
Johnston’s Jolly Cemetery: Johnston’s Jolly Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery containing the remains of some of the Allied troops who died during the Battle of Gallipoli. There are now 181 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 144 of the burials are unidentified and there are special memorials to 36 Australian casualties believed to be buried among them, almost all of whom were killed in the capture of Lone Pine in August 1915. (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 7)
Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment Memorial: The 57th Infantry Regiment Memorial is a Turkish war memorial commemorating the men of the Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment who died during the Battle of Gallipoli. The Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment was the first defending unit to go into action following the Landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915. On the first day, the 19 Division commander, Staff Lieutenant-Colonel Mustafa Kemal famously ordered the regiment, “I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. ” (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 8)
View to Shrapnel Valley and Anzac Cliffs( Everyone was afraid to walk )
The Nek Cemetery: The Nek Cemetery is a small Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery located near Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The cemetery was constructed following the Armistice in 1919 on the site of the Battle of the Nek, at which time the ground was still covered with the remains of Australian 8th and 10th Light Horse troopers killed in the battle four years previously. It is likely that they form the majority of the unknown graves in the cemetery. The cemetery has the graves of only five identified soldiers and special memorials to another five known to be buried there. (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 9)
Walker’s Ridge Cemetery: It was constructed on a spur which was named by the occupying troops after the headquarters of the New Zealand Infantry Brigade, under the command of Brigadier-General Harold Walker, which was located there. The cemetery was formed during the occupation in 1915 and is divided into two plots 20 metres apart and originally separated by a trench.(Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 10)
Walk to Chunuk Bair from Hill 261 in the restored ANZAC and Turkish trenches
Chunuk Bair Main New Zealand Memorial ( New Zealand Commemorative Site ): The CHUNUK BAIR (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL is one of four memorials erected to commemorate New Zealand soldiers who died on the Gallipolipeninsula and whose graves are not known. This memorial relates to the Battle of Sari Bair and in other operations in this sector. It bears more than 850 names. (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 11)
Chunuk Bair Cemetery: CHUNUK BAIR CEMETERY was made after the Armistice on the site where the Turks had buried some of those Commonwealth soldiers who were killed on 6-8 August. It contains 632 Commonwealth burials, only ten of which are identified. (Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Stop 12)
View to Anafartalar Plain, Suvla Bay and Salt Lake
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Memorial
Also some places around the road..
Where to meet for Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul
Meet up locations:
Meet up location: Taksim/Besiktas
Meeting time: 06.00 – 06.30
Meet up location: Sultanahmet/Sirkeci
Meeting time: 06.30 – 07.00
Meet up location: Beyazit/Laleli
Meeting time: 07.00 – 07.30
Meet up location: Atatürk International Airport
Meeting time: 07.30
Who wants to join us on this tour from Anatolian Side of Istanbul; you can use the Marmaray Rail. It starts at 06.00 and we will pick up you from Sirkeci Station at 07.00 – 07.15.
End location: Istanbul
Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Duration:
5 hours from Istanbul
5 hours touring
5 hours to Istanbul
Activity Level: Light
‘You must be able to get in and out of a car’.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul Price
Adults Price PP: – €
Children 0-5 years: Free
Children 6-12 years: %50
What is tour included
- All transfer services with A/C ‘NO – SMOKING’ coaches
- Local tour guiding in English
- Lunch at Eceabat
- All official documents
- Breakfast on first stop from Istanbul
What is tour not included:
- Travel Insurance. You need to have your travel insurance.
|TOUR NAME||Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul|
|TOUR DATE||Everyday / 365|
|MEAT UP LOCATIONS||Sultanahmet, Taksim, Besiktas, Laleli|
|TOUR DURATION||17 Hours|
|TOUR PRICE||89 €|
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About the Trip Advisor
I am a professional tour guide, studied Tourism and Guiding in University, and finished my Master Degree in 2010 (Battlefield Tourism). I am now doing a Phd on Gallipoli Campaign, making me the ideal guide for your in-depth exploration of this historic region.
I have a son who is 2 years old and my wife is a pre-school teacher. I take care to design my tours to ensure you have a great time here with your whole family. It is a privilege to be with you here in Gallipoli and I look forward to sharing with you both my knowledge and deep personal connection to our local history. I am a great-grandson of a Gallipoli Martyr, giving me unique insight into the events that took place here.
Please ask me anything you want to know about touring in this fantastic area of Turkey. If you would like your tour to be customized, I will be happy to take you to any specific place that you want to go in Gallipoli.
Thank you so much and see you soon!