ANZAC Day Tours

Travel Talk has been a leading operator of ANZAC Day tours for over 18 years. ANZAC Day dates back to 1915, when the Allied army of Australia and New Zealand fought to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The resulting conflict led to great loss of life, with nearly 13,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers killed. The 25th of April 2020 marks the 105th anniversary of the Anzac’s landing at Gallipoli shores to fight in World War I. Join Hundreds of fellow Australians and New Zealanders as they gather to remember and honour the fallen, attend the dawn service and pay their respects on the very same shores. The memorial sites and stunning atmosphere take you back in time and guide you through this unique experience.

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Duration: 12 Day
Encounter the history, natural formations and magnificent scenery that Turkey has to ...
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Before visiting the shores of Gallipoli, discover some of the most fascinating sites ...
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Duration: 10 Day
Enhance your ANZAC experience & see the best of Turkey in our 10 day tour. Start ...
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Duration: 9 Day
Before visiting the shores of Gallipoli, discover some of the most epic sights of Tur...
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Duration: 8 Day
Before visiting the shores of Gallipoli, discover some of the most epic sights of Tur...
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Duration: 6 Day
Our 6 day ANZAC Day tour starts by discovering the magnificent museums and mosques of...
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Duration: 5 Day
Start your 5-day ANZAC Day tour by immersing yourself in the wonders of Istanbul. Exp...

ANZAC Short Break Tours

Take an Anzac short break tour to experience an amazing occasion that plays a huge part in both Australia and New Zealand’s history and what has shaped the countries to what they are today. Anzac Day is a day of remembrance for the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli in 1915. Pay your respects to the fallen, attend the dawn service, wander through the memorial sites and walk through the trenches. This is moving experience for all antipodeans, that all should encounter in their life time.

Duration: 4 Day
Join us on our 4 day ANZAC Day tour to experience an unforgettable Dawn Service at AN...
Duration: 3 Day
Join us on our 3 day ANZAC Day tour to experience an unforgettable Dawn Service at AN...
Duration: 2 Day
Our 2 day ANZAC Day tour is straight to the point. It is ideal for those who are shor...

Turkey Sights Map

Must See Sights from Turkey

Gallipoli
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Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove, Johnston's Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Raod, Quinn's Road and more…

Blue Mosque
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The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

Hagia Sophia
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The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

Topkapi Palace
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Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

Troy
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The legendary city where you can outline layers of ruins of cities built on top of each other and visit the famous Trojan horse, awaits you.

Cappadocia
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A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

Pamukkale
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Home of the world-famous travertines, the cotton castle. You will witness the unusual and beautiful scenery just near the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ancient cure center.

Ephesus
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The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus embarks you on a journey to ancient times while roaming the streets.

Asklepion
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The Asklepion is a famed ancient medical center built in honor of Asclepius, the god of healing. It was also the world's first psychiatric hospital.

Ayvalik
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Feel and experience the local life around the town. Ayvalik has many local cafes and restaurants, and is surrounded with many beautiful beaches.

Turkey Travel Guide

We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Turkey and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey.
British, Australian, American and Canadian travellers all need an e-visa to enter Turkey. At present, the cost for British and American passport holders is USD $20 and for Australian and Canadian passport holders is USD $60. Travellers who have a New Zealand passport do not require a visa however, cannot surpass the 3-month limit. To organise an e-visa:
The culture of Turkey has been obtained from the many cultures of the Mediterranean, European, Middle East and Asian societies, with a lot of these customs originally brought together by the Ottoman Empire. Around 99% of Turkish people are Muslim with most belonging to the Sunni Branch of Islam, meaning that Muslim events such as Ramadan are very apparent in their society. Turks are renowned for their friendliness and hospitability and is perhaps one of the only nations that comprise every extreme of Eastern and Western culture. The villages of Turkey tend to be very traditional and modest whereas large cities such as Istanbul, are destinations where visitors will find a melting pot of both Eastern and Western influences. Travellers will discover not only plenty of mosques, hamams and Turkish coffee shops but also bars, nightclubs and modern clothing stores.
Turkish food is among the greatest on earth with many of the dishes originating from the Ottoman cuisine. A lot of Turkish cuisine is regional, contrasting from one place to another with dishes that have plenty of variations using spices, meat, seafood and vegetables. Street food is very popular with cheap eats of döner, köfte, gözleme, pide and mussels’ being readily available. Restaurants offer an array of Turkish cuisine and prices vary per the type of establishment. Turkish coffee and tea is widely drunk along with two national drinks, the first being a salted yoghurt based drink and the other being an alcoholic beverage called raki.
Whilst on an Anzac Day tour, experiencing the shopping scene is a must. With plenty of markets, stores, shops and bazaars to choose from you’re able to discover a wide range of beautiful unique crafts, textiles, jewellery, clothing and furniture. Turkey is also home to the Grand Bazaar; the biggest old covered bazaar in the world, with over 3,000 shops of all kinds. Haggling is also part of the experience, so brush up on your skills.

Citizens from most countries need a visa and should obtain online before coming to Turkey. For online visa applications and fees, please visit the following link : https://www.evisa.gov.tr/tr/ No visa fee currently applied for New Zealand, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Singapore, passport holders. Applications are very simple and only take a few minutes. Passport validity entry requirements, you are kindly advised to have a travel document/passport valid for at least 6 months as from the date of your arrival in Turkey.
All passengers traveling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in the tour. Your travel insurance information will be noted by your leader before your tour. Travel insurance is particularly important as it protects what happens during travel against sudden and unforeseen events that occur during travel.
The best time to visit Turkey ; Turkey is a year-round destination with warm and dry summers, with beautiful beaches perfect to top up your tan. The weather in autumn (September-November) and spring-summer (April-August) tends to remain moderate throughout the country and the days are long, temperatures are warm and pleasant and relatively dry. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts have a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers, so beach resorts are popular places most of the year. Winter season in Turkey (December, January, February) can be chill, rainy and snowy, with occasional cold but sunny days. Most Turkish cities and resorts carry on as normal during Ramadan. After sunset, slow-paced Istanbul gets back into full swing with a carnival like atmosphere. Festive coloured lights are switched on, and mosques are illuminated. Restaurants will be packed with locals to break the fast. Most restaurants offer special Ramazan menus or banquets. Tourists and non-Muslims are welcome to join the festivities.
WiFi is available in most Turkish hotels, cafes and restaurants, most in the common area and at the airport. Although the internet is very popular and free Wifi is mostly easy to access in Turkey, connections are not always reliable.
Turkey has three major mobile phone companies with excellent coverage throughout the country. You’ll rarely be far from a mobile phone signal. During your trip to Turkey you'll want to communicate with the folks at home using your mobile. You may enter Turkey with one personal mobile device and use it for up to 120 days via international roaming or with a Turkish SIM card If your mobile phone is unlocked, without having to register it.
The Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Turkish Lira exchange rate is the USD to TRY rate. A few examples of approximate prices; Coffee 0,50 USD & Tea 0,30 USD Sandwiches 0,50 - 1,75USD A bottle of beer 2.50 USD An average meal at a modest cafe will cost about 5-10 USD Turkish bath, hamam, experience 15-20 USD
It is usually not recommended to drink tap water in Turkey. In some small cities, it may be clean enough to drink tap water, but usually large cities are excluded. Therefore, bottled water should be preferred and as an simple alternative you can buy bottled water & use the bottle to refill.
Using credit cards and debit cards in Turkey; credit and debit cards are widely used in Turkey. Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most places.
Automatic cash bank (cashpoints) are everywhere in Turkish cities, airports, and even most small towns, but not every small shop accepts cards, so you may need cash for smaller expenses.
Same-sex relationships are not against the law in Turkey, and Turkey is a secular country, but in this respect Turkey is also a very conservative country, displays of affection by LGBTQ+ couples may attract a negative response, especially in smaller towns. If you are traveling alone on a Travel Talk group tour, you will share your accommodation with a same-gender passenger. Please kindly inform us when booking, ıf you do not identify with the gender stated in your passport. We will adjust the room configuration accordingly. For travellers who do not want to share a room, some tours have a single supplement option.
4 and 4+ day Anzac tours include arrival airport transfer if your flight lands to Istanbul on the first day of your tour from 5am to 11:30pm. You must inform our call center or info@traveltalktours.com of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travelers) at least 15 days prior to your arrival for the confirmed arrangement of your transfer. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport.
  • Departure airport transfer is not available on Anzac Day tours.
Depending on the duration of your tour the meeting point may vary, if your tour is for 12/11/10/9/8/6/5/4 days, your group meeting will be around 6-7 pm in the lobby of your arrival hotel. The groups participating in the Anzac tour 2 and 3 days must be at the meeting point at the scheduled time at the latest 12:30. You can view your arrival information from the link below. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail with the information before your trip; https://www.traveltalktours.com/anzac-arrival-hotels/
There is no pre & post tour accommodation available for Anzac Day tours.
There are always solo travelers & like-minded passengers on our tours & we always work to provide our passengers a relaxed & sociable environment, allowing them to easily meet people & make friends.
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of same gender, then you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
You can contact our agents with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. For all requests you can contact info@traveltalktours.com or 0208 099 9596.
Travel Talk specializes in giving you the best tours from around the world, unfortunately the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking airfare to meet with the group at the starting city.
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options may be limited in the country.
The Turkish lira is the accepted currency in Turkey, and although you can pay with usd and euros in some places, you’ll always get a better deal paying in the local currency. You can get lira from ATM's using your debit card or travel card — withdrawing cash on credit is not advised. Visa and MasterCard cards are widely accepted, especially in the big cities.Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help you if you need any assistance.
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage!
Tips are a common reward for service staff in Turkey. Your tour guide and crew will be especially appreciative and honoured with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
If the duration of your tour is 12/11/10/9/8/6/5/4 days, you can arrive at any time on the first day, you will just miss the group meeting that is around 6-7 pm and then you can catch up with your tour leader later. The groups participating in the Anzac tour 2 and 3 days must be at the meeting point at the scheduled time at the latest 12:30.
Ramadan is the Holy Month of the Islamic calendar and a time when Muslims fast from sun rise until sunset. Fasting means 'nil by mouth' including food, water and cigarettes. Many local cafes and restaurants remain closed during the day however tourists are not expected to fast, and there are cafes and restaurants that stay open to cater for you. During Ramadan you are encouraged to show your respect by not walking around in public eating, chewing gum, smoking or drinking. It is fine to do so in your hotel or in a cafe/restaurant recommended by your tour leader. Your tour leader will organise lunches and dinners which will make Ramadan easier for you. During the month you will find that tourist sites often close early to allow staff to return home in time to break their fast and shops often open late and close early.
  • Ramadan Calendar 2021: From April 13th to May 12th
If the duration of your tour is 12/11/10 days and weather conditions are favorable, you can participate in the Hot Air Balloon activity.
We wish you to remind that all passengers attending an Anzac Day tour must register at the following link to attend the Anzac Day service by the 25th of March 2021. Applications made online are advised as opposed to on-site on the day of the commemoration, as no passes will be issued once site capacity has been reached. This also helps to streamline the arrival of visitors.To confirm your identity, you will need to provide your current passport number and will be required to give this information as soon as you complete your application. Your name and passport will be printed on your attendance pass and will be checked as identification when you enter the commemorative site. Please note, it is your responsibility to ensure these details are correct. https://overseascommemorations.ticketek.com.au
You need to bring a sleeping bag and warm clothing with you for the night before the dawn service.
Your luggage will be kept on the bus. You can bring a smaller backpack with you for the night to be spent there.

Open until midnight

+44 20 8099 9596
info@traveltalktours.com

Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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