Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn service at Anzac Cove

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Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn service at Anzac Cove

Duration :   2 Days
Max People :    33
Start Location:   From Your Hotel in Istanbul
Total Seats :  56/66

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An Anzac Day dawn service Gallipoli at Anzac Cove, Join thousands from around the world to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the ANZAC troops in this moving commemorative event

Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn service at Anzac Cove

 

The Dawn Service at Gallipoli holds significant cultural and historical importance, particularly for Australians and New Zealanders. It commemorates the soldiers who fought and lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I.

Here’s what you need to know about the Dawn Service at Gallipoli:

  1. Date and Time: The Dawn Service takes place annually on April 25th, marking the anniversary of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing at Gallipoli in 1915. The service typically begins before dawn, around 4:30 AM local time, to coincide with the time of the original landing.

  2. Location: The Dawn Service is held at the Anzac Commemorative Site, which is situated on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The site overlooks the Aegean Sea and the rugged coastline where the ANZAC troops landed over a century ago.

  3. Attendance: The Dawn Service is open to the public, but due to its significance and limited space at the commemorative site, attendance is controlled through a ballot system managed by the respective governments of Australia and New Zealand. Those interested in attending must apply for tickets in advance and are selected through a random ballot process.

  4. Service Format: The Dawn Service typically includes a solemn ceremony featuring readings, hymns, the playing of the Last Post, a minute of silence, and the laying of wreaths to honor the fallen soldiers. Attendees often gather in darkness, creating a poignant atmosphere as the sun rises over the horizon.

  5. Logistics: Visitors attending the Dawn Service need to make arrangements for transportation, accommodation, and any necessary permits well in advance, as the Gallipoli Peninsula can be challenging to access, especially during the ANZAC Day commemorations.

  6. Respectful Behavior: Attendees are expected to observe respectful behavior during the service, including remaining silent during the ceremony, following instructions from organizers, and refraining from any actions that may disrupt the solemnity of the occasion.

  7. Alternatives: If unable to secure tickets to the Dawn Service, visitors can still pay their respects at other commemorative events held throughout the day, including the Australian and New Zealand memorial services at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair, as well as the Turkish International Service at the 57th Regiment Memorial.

Attending the Dawn Service at Gallipoli is a deeply moving and memorable experience, offering an opportunity to honor the sacrifices of those who served during the Gallipoli Campaign and reflecting on the shared history and bonds between nations.

NOTE : If you wish to continue to Ephesus, Pamukkale, Ephesus you can book your bus tickets from busticketline.com. Head booking is recommended for Bus tickets. Because the buses are always busy at Anzac Day Periot

The itinerary may vary depending on the tour operator, group size, and specific arrangements made for Anzac Day commemorations. Additionally, accommodations, transportation, meals, and entrance fees to sites are typically included in the tour package,

Anzac Day tours to Gallipoli often book up quickly due to high demand, so it’s recommended to plan and book well in advance


What is included in the tour package?

The tour package typically includes transportation (from Istanbul to Gallipoli and back), attendance at Anzac Day dawn service and other ceremonies.

What should I bring with me? During the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove

Essential items to bring include comfortable clothing suitable for both warm days and cool nights, sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, a refillable water bottle, a camera, and any necessary medications. It’s also a good idea to bring a small backpack for day trips

Is the tour suitable for children?

Anzac Day tours to Gallipoli can be emotionally intense and involve long periods of standing or walking. While children are welcome to participate, parents should consider whether the tour is suitable for their child’s age and maturity level.

Can I join the tour if I have mobility issues?

Some parts of the tour may involve walking on uneven terrain or climbing stairs. Participants with mobility issues should contact to our tour operator in advance to discuss accommodations and accessibility options. Generally we recommend you to have a private tour for your comfort.

What happens if there is bad weather during the tour?

Anzac Day ceremonies and services are typically held rain or shine. Participants should be prepared for all weather conditions and bring appropriate clothing. In the event of severe weather, We make adjustments to the schedule or location of ceremonies.

Are there any cultural or local customs I should be aware of?

Participants should be respectful of the significance of Anzac Day to Australians, New Zealanders, and Turks. It’s important to observe proper etiquette during ceremonies and to follow any instructions given by tour guides or officials.

How do I book the tour?

You can book the tour through the our website, 7/24 by Whatsapp + 90 531 378 9262, or by E-Mail. Make sure to book well in advance, especially for Anzac Day tours, as they tend to fill up quickly.

These are just some of the common questions that participants might have when considering a 2 nights 3 days Anzac Day tour to Gallipoli. It’s always a good idea to check with the tour operator for specific details and any additional questions you may have.

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2023 Dawn service at Gallipoli

April 30, 2023

“As an Australian, attending the Anzac Day dawn service at Gallipoli was an incredibly moving and humbling experience. Standing shoulder to shoulder with fellow Australians and New Zealanders in the pre-dawn darkness, overlooking the tranquil waters of Anzac Cove, I felt a profound sense of connection to the soldiers who fought and died on this sacred ground a century ago.

The solemnity of the service, with its haunting bugle calls and readings of letters from soldiers, brought home the enormity of the sacrifices made by the Anzacs. As the first light of dawn broke over the horizon, illuminating the rugged landscape, I couldn’t help but feel a deep sense of gratitude and respect for those who gave their lives in the service of their country.

Attending the dawn service at Gallipoli was a deeply emotional and unforgettable experience with regular Turkey tours that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Hussain arranged us top notch trip to Gallipoli for Anzac Day. It serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of remembrance and the enduring legacy of the Anzac spirit.”

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Places You’ll See :

ANZAC Cove is one of the most famous and historically significant sites on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. It was the main landing area for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I.

ANZAC Cove Gallipoli

On April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops landed at what is now known as ANZAC Cove as part of the Allied invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula. The landing at ANZAC Cove was intended to secure a beachhead and advance inland to capture strategic positions from the Ottoman Empire. However, the landing encountered fierce resistance from Ottoman forces, and the campaign soon turned into a prolonged and bloody stalemate. Despite the hardships and heavy casualties suffered by the ANZAC troops during the campaign, their courage, endurance, and camaraderie became emblematic of their national identities and contributed to the formation of the ANZAC legend. Today, ANZAC Cove is a site of remembrance and pilgrimage for Australians, New Zealanders, and others who come to honor the memory of the soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli. The cove features memorials, cemeteries, and monuments dedicated to the ANZAC troops, including the Lone Pine Memorial, Chunuk Bair Memorial, and the ANZAC Commemorative Site. ANZAC Day, observed annually on April 25th, is marked with ceremonies and services at ANZAC Cove and other sites across Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey, commemorating the sacrifices made by the ANZAC soldiers during the Gallipoli Campaign.

1Anzac Cove Gallipoli

The Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial is a significant memorial located on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, commemorating the soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who fought and died during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I.

New Zealand Memorial ( Chunuk Bair )

Chunuk Bair is a prominent hill on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and it was a key objective for the Allied forces during the campaign. The New Zealand Expeditionary Force made several attempts to capture Chunuk Bair, finally succeeding in briefly securing it on August 8, 1915, during the Battle of Chunuk Bair. However, they were unable to hold the position against Turkish counterattacks, and Chunuk Bair was eventually lost. The Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial was unveiled in 1925 and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The memorial consists of a large stone obelisk set on a platform, with inscriptions commemorating the New Zealand soldiers who fought and died at Chunuk Bair. The memorial overlooks the battlefield and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. The Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial is a site of pilgrimage and remembrance for New Zealanders and others who visit to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers and to reflect on the sacrifices made during the Gallipoli Campaign. It is one of several memorials on the Gallipoli Peninsula dedicated to honoring the memory of the soldiers who fought in the campaign and ensuring that their legacy is remembered for future generations.

2Chunuk Bair

The Lone Pine Australian Memorial is a significant memorial located on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, commemorating the Australian soldiers who fought and died during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I.

Lone Pine Gallipoli

The memorial is named after a solitary pine tree (Pinus brutia) that stood on the battlefield of Lone Pine Ridge, a strategic position captured by Australian forces during the Battle of Lone Pine in August 1915. The battle was one of the most intense and bloody engagements of the Gallipoli Campaign, with heavy casualties on both sides. The Lone Pine Australian Memorial was unveiled in 1925 and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It consists of a large obelisk surrounded by stone walls inscribed with the names of Australian soldiers who died in the Gallipoli Campaign but have no known grave. The memorial also includes a small cemetery containing the graves of Australian soldiers, including those who fell during the Battle of Lone Pine. The Lone Pine Australian Memorial is a site of pilgrimage and remembrance for Australians and others who visit to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers and to reflect on the sacrifices made during the Gallipoli Campaign. It is one of several memorials on the Gallipoli Peninsula dedicated to honoring the memory of the soldiers who fought in the campaign and ensuring that their legacy is remembered for future generations

3Lone pine tree

ITINERARY

24 APRIL- ISTANBUL-ECEABAT

11:59 am Meet the group at Hagia Sophia Museum for bus allocation


12:15 pm Depart from Istanbul, stop half way for refreshments


17:00 pm Arrive Eceabat


-----Free time for dinner


20:00 pm Depart for Dawn Service


 

25 APRIL - DAWN SERVİCE

05:30 am Dawn Service at Anzac cove


10:30 amAustralian Service at Lone Pine


11:45 am New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair


-----Return to Eceabat


-----Departure to Istanbul,


 

What's Included

  • Dawn Service Gallipoli
  • Pick up /Drop of
  • Transport

What's Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Drinks at Lunch
  • Gallipoli Tour
  • Meals
  • Tips for driver and Guide
  • Troy Tour

Activities ( Optional)

  • Dinner Cruise on the bosphorus
  • Whirling Dervish Show

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