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Exploring Gallipoli 

Tour Code: S108

In association with Peter Hart Battlefield Tours

Gallipoli! It was a lunacy that never could have succeeded. This tour is operated by our partners at Peter Hart Battlefield Tours and provides and in-depth exploration of the peninsula and a campaign that was never going to succeed.

Tour Type: Active

Scheduled Dates: 15th - 22nd May,

4th -11th September

Price: From £1200pp

Tour Code: S108

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul and transfer by air-conditioned coach to our base for the week on the Gallipoli peninsula. There will be stops en route.

 

Day 2:  Our first day at Cape Helles will examine the naval campaign and landing beaches and will include stops such as: Kilid Bahr,  V Beach including cemetery,  Helles Memorial,  W Beach, French guns, and Doughty Wylie’s Grave . 

 

Day 3: The second day at Helles will consider the fighting inland as the campaign progressed, and will include highlights such as: X Beach, Gully Ravine from end to end, and Krithia. 

 

Day 4:  Gallipoli is synonymous with Anzac for our friends in New Zealand and Australia. Our first day in this sector will likely include: Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Plugge’s Plateau, Quinn’s Post, Turkish Memorial, The Nek. Optional walk down Walkers Ridge.

 

Day 5: Our second day in the Anzac area will likely include: Views from Hill 972, Chunuk Bair, a walk down Rhodeodendron Ridge 

 

Day 6:  Our itinerary will likely include:  Visit to Kum Kale Cemetery, Orkanie Fort and Çannakale. 

 

Day 7: Our final day on the battlefield sees us travel north to Suvla. Our itinerary will likely include:  Lala Baba Cemetery and a walk up Lala Baba for a view over the Salt Lake, Hill 60. Chocolate Hill & Green Hill Cemetery,  Suvla Point & the sunken lighter,  Hill 10 Cemetery.

 

Day 8: Today we rise early and journey back to Istanbul to catch our flights home.

This itinerary is also available as a bespoke/private tour for groups. It can also be adjusted to cater for more specific interests. Please enquire for availability. 

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:

Meet & greet, airport transfers Istanbul

Air conditioned transport

3* hotel accommodation with breakfast

Packed lunches and evening meals

Entry to museums and sites

YOUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

International flights

Tips for local guides

Drinks with meals

Meet the Team

Peter spent more than thirty years compiling oral history for the Imperial War Museum. He has published innumerable books about the First and Second World Wars. His particular passion is force-marching guests around the Gallipoli peninsula to highlight the absolute idiocy of the campaign.

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