You can travel from Istanbul
to the Gallipoli
battlefields and return in
one day—a l-o-n-g
15-hour day, but possible.
The easiest and most cost-effective
transport is via a tour,
such as this one by TurkeyTravelPlanner.com partner Efendi
picked up at your hotel in Sultanahmet or Taksim areas) 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:
—Çanakkale Epic Presentation Center
—Beach Cemetery (John Simpson's Grave)
—Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
—Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
—Johnston's Jolly (walk in the ANZAC
—View of Shrapnel Valley
—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.
Travel for the tour price and particulars.
For less rush, more
comfort and the
opportunity to visit Çanakkale and
overnight or taking a private
—by Tom Brosnahan