Gallipoli

Gallipoli is a particularly important site for Australians to visit.  It is a chance to view the battleground of the Diggers who were engaged in the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I. Gallipoli is now a National Park with many monuments dedicated to the 500,000 Australian and Turkish casualties.

The battle at Gallipoli is uniquely placed in world conflicts: it is known as the ‘friendly war’ – if there is such a thing is possible. In the many months of fighting, the soldiers occasionally stopped fighting during Christmas and Ramazan (Muslim holiday). During this time the soldiers would exchange cigarettes and talk.  However, inevitably fighting would re-commence with the young soldiers forced to go back into battle and fight the men they had just befriended.

Gallipoli – “Anzac Remembrance” 2 Days / 1 Night

Day 1    Depart in the morning from Istanbul and drive to the Gallipoli Peninsula.  Visit Anzac Cove and the Lone Pine Cemetery.  Cross the Dardanelle Strait by ferry to Canakkale. (L, D)

Day 2    This morning after breakfast drive to Homer’s Troy the sight of nine layers of settlement.  It is one of the most famous cities in history, remembering the Trojan War in the honour of beautiful Helen. Return to Istanbul. (B)

 2016

Twin share per person AU$335

Single Supplement        AU$60

 

Single supplement prices are available on application.

Price includes:

One night accommodation in a superior class hotel

Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

English speaking guide at Gallipoli and Troy

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

All entrance fees

All hotel taxes and service charges