Intrepid special ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Intrepid Travel’s special one-off ANZAC Day Dawn Service Centenary trip in Turkey has proved to be overwhelmingly popular with Australians and New Zealanders, and there are still a few spots left for bookings.
The two day trip, which departs Istanbul for Gallipoli on 24 April and takes in the dawn ceremony, initially started with one departure with a capacity to carry a single coach of 48 passengers. It proved to be a massive hit with ballot holders with the departure selling out quickly.
“Due to the popularity of the programme, we decided to open up departure after departure – scheduling more coaches and ensuring capacity at the ceremonial area near ANZAC Cove,” says James Thornton, Managing Director. “We now have over 650 passengers booked on more than 13 coaches! As an Australian company, Intrepid is proud to be able to offer this experience to our customers.”
This Antipodean pilgrimage will see travellers sleep out under the stars as the ANZACs did 100 years before and take part in the dawn ceremony. The trip also includes a branded ‘Diggers at Dawn’ fleece for each passenger and a unique lunch box to eat on the go with local delights such as dolmades, zucchini fritters, and a custom made box of Turkish baklava.