This package is designed for those visitors who may only have limited time and just wish to attend the commemorative ceremonies rather than take part in an extended tour.
April 24 Istanbul – Eceabat
At 12:00 you will be met by Crowded House’s representatives in the open area in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum in the Sultanahmet district and escorted to your bus.
The tour departs from Istanbul at approximately 12:15 for the 300km trip to Eceabat, stopping half way for refreshments, and arriving at around 17:00.
Ahead of travelling out to the Dawn Service commemorative site guests can stretch their legs and can have dinner at the local restaurant of their choice. Buses taking guests out to the site depart from Eceabat at 20:00.
April 25 Anzac Day commemorative services
Dawn Service 05:30–06:30 Dawn Service at the Anzac Commemorative Site
11:45 New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair
Please note: this year the Australian government has decided not to hold a formal ceremony at the Australian memorial at Lone Pine. However, guests are encouraged to walk to Lone Pine to pay their respects before walking to Chunuk Bair if they wish to attend the New Zealand ceremony.
Following the New Zealand service buses will collect guests at designated pick up points and return to Eceabat.
After a brief break, buses will depart for Istanbul, with guests dropped at the door of their hotels.
24th April Istanbul – Eceabat
12:00 Meet the group at Hagia Sophia Museum for bus allocation,
12:15 Depart from Istanbul, stop half way for refreshments,
17:00 Arrive Eceabat
Free time for dinner
20:00 Depart for Dawn Service
25th April Eceabat – Istanbul
05:30 Dawn Service
10:00 Australian National Ceremony at Lone Pine,
11:45 New Zealander National Ceremony at Chunuk Bair,
Transfer back to Istanbul