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An Introduction to Gallipoli

Tour Code: S107

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 an introduction to the peninsula and a campaign that was never going to succeed.

Tour Type: Standard

Scheduled Dates: Throughout 2023

Price: From £1200pp

Tour Code: S107

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Itinerary

This tour will suit newcomers to the peninsular who prefer their tours a little more easy going and without lengthy hikes.

 

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul and transfer by air-conditioned coach to our base for the week on the Gallipoli peninsula.

 

Day 2 & 3:  At Cape Helles we will examine the naval campaign and landing beaches and our stops will include S Beach, V Beach including cemetery,  the Helles Memorial, X Beach, W Beach, French guns, and Doughty Wylie’s Grave . We will consider the fighting inland as the campaign progressed, and Krithia.

 

Days 4 & 5  Gallipoli is synonymous with Anzac for our friends in New Zealand and Australia. Our two days in this sector will include visits to: Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Plugge’s Plateau, Quinn’s Post, Turkish Memorial and the dreaded Nek. We will also visit Chunuk Bair.

 

Day 6:  For a change of pace, we will visit Kum Kale, Çannakale Naval Museum and Troy.

 

Day 7: Our final day on the battlefield sees us travel north to Suvla. Our itinerary will 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, and 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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