Day Excursion to Gallipoli

Last Updated on July 11, 2019

You can travel from Istanbul to the Gallipoli battlefieldsand return in one day—a l-o-n-g 15-hour day, but possible.

The easiest and most cost-effective transport is via atour, such as this one by TurkeyTravelPlanner.compartner Efendi Travel:

You’re picked up at your hotel in Sultanahmet or Taksimareas) early in the morning and head west for the 5-hour ride to Eceabat on the Gallipoli peninsula.

After lunch in Eceabat, your tour takes you to all the major historical locations on the peninsula:

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—Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
—Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
—Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches)
—View of Shrapnel Valley
—Turkish Memorial
—The Nek and Walker´s Ridge
—Chunuk Bair (main New Zealand memorial)

In the early evening you begin the drive back to Istanbul, returning to the city at bedtime.

This is the most efficient way to go, and allows you to visit Gallipoli from Istanbul in one (long) day.

Contact Efendi Travel for the tour price and particulars.

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