Days
4
Price from
$1,445AUD

Visit Gallipoli Peninsula and be guided through Anzac Cove to the battlefields, the Nek and Lone Pine

Discover the history of Gallipoli, one of the most important sites of the Great War. Travel via cosmopolitan Istanbul, and hear the stories of heroism and camaraderie that unfolded among the tragedies of what has become a defining moment in Australian and New Zealand history. 

Independent Experiences

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Start
Istanbul, Turkey
Finish
Istanbul, Turkey
Country
Turkey
Style
Peregrine
Code
PEGBX
Physical rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1, Max 4

Why we love this trip

  • Reflect on battles fought and lives lost with a moving visit to the Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of enormous significance to Australians and New Zealanders for the role it played in during the First World War

Is this trip right for you?

  • Walking on rocky and/or steep hillsides is involved with site visits on this trip, so please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.

  • Turkey can get hot in the summer months of July and August but this is normally a dry heat and easier to cope with than humidity. Where possible we try and visit sites in the early morning before it gets too hot.

  • The weather can also get quite cold in the winter months, especially when you visit Anzac Cove, so please be prepared with appropriate clothing.

Itinerary

Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey. If you arrive at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport (IST), you will be met and transferred to your starting hotel. If you arrive at Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) airport please make your own way to the hotel (unless you have booked a transfer).

This trip will start this morning at around 10am. Today you will travel to Gallipoli (appx 5.5 hours) Along the way perhaps stop at a local winery and sample some Turkish wine.

Accommodation
  • The Gallipoli Houses or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
This morning you travel to the battlefields of Gallipoli  for a guided tour of this historic WWI site, where you’ll learn more about the plight of the ANZAC, Allied and Turkish forces. Be humbled while exploring a region equated with one of the most significant military battles in Australia’s history. You’ll embark on a guided tour through Anzac Cove to the battlefields of Nek and Lone Pine, and be amazed at how this now serene coastline once saw such brutal scenes of war. Look down upon the rough and barren hills and gullies that sadly became the graveyard for so many thousands of young men from both sides. Tour the former battlefields and encounter remnants of trenches used by the Turkish soldiers. Hear stories of heroism and camaraderie that unfolded among the tragedies of what has become a defining moment in Australian, New Zealand and Turkish history, and take the time to read moving inscriptions etched onto a sea of gravestones. There will also be the option to visit the Kabatepe Museum, which includes intereactive presentations of the battle, as well as numerous relics from the campaign. You will spend this evening in the seaport city of Çanakkale.
Accommodation
  • The Gallipoli Houses or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Gallipoli - Simulation Centre Kapatepe Gallipoli Battlefield Museum
  • Gallipoli - Guided Tour of the Historic WWI Site
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Today we will have a free morning to further explore beautiful city of Eceabat or you can take guided tour of of the historical site of Troy. Discover the history behind the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time. 
In the afternoon we will return to Istanbul for the night 
Accommodation
  • Golden Horn Sirkeci Hotel or similar (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Troy - Archeological Guided Site Visit - TRY25
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast. There are no other activities planned for the day and you can leave the accommodation at any time. For those who want to stay on in Istanbul to further explore the city, we are happy to help in booking accommodation (subject to availability).
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private aircon bus

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (3 nights)

Included Activities

  • Gallipoli - Simulation Centre Kapatepe Gallipoli Battlefield Museum
  • Gallipoli - Guided Tour of the Historic WWI Site

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Important notes

Independent Experiences
Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily

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