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Gallipoli Tour

Visit the ruggedly beautiful Gallipoli Peninsula and walk in the footsteps of those who gave their lives here in the Battle of Gallipoli during World War 1 during this half day tour of Gallipoli.

Description

Your Gallipoli tour starts with lunch at a local restaurant in Eceabat at 12.00pm. After lunch we drive to the now-peaceful Gallipoli Peninsula.  This is a popular site with visitors from all over the world, particular those from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey, who come to pay tribute to those who lost their lives here in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which lasted for 8 months.

The Gallipoli Campaign during World War I was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied forces to take control of the Dardanelles, key to controlling the sea route Europe to Russia. It began with a failed naval attack by British and French ships on the Dardanelles Straits in February-March 1915 and continued with a major land invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25, involving British and French troops as well as divisions of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).

Sites visited during your Gallipoli Day Tour will include:

  • Brighton Beach
  • Beach Cemetery
  • ANZAC Cove
  • Ariburnu Cemetery
  • ANZAC Commemorative Site
  • Respect to Mehmetcik Statue
  • Lone Pine Australian Memorial
  • Johnston’s Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
  • Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment Cemetery
  • The Nek
  • Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

As you wander the Gallipoli Peninsula with your guide, you will be moved as you hear stories of the incredible bravery of all who fought here.

At the conclusion of your Gallipoli Tour you will be dropped off at your Eceabat or Canakkale Hotel.

Notes

Included:

  • Transport in an air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Fully guided Gallipoli tour
  • Licensed, English-speaking tour guide
  • Restaurant lunch in Eceabat

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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