Days
4
Price from
$1,155NZD

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

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.


Start
Istanbul, Turkey
Finish
Istanbul, Turkey
Country
Turkey
Style
Peregrine
Code
PEGBX
Physical rating
Traveller’s rating
1 review
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.

  • We use a variety of private and shared transport on this trip. 

  • Please note you may be joined with other like minded travellers for the Home Cooked meal experience in Istanbul 

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

Welcome to Istanbul; the continent-straddling metropolis that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have called home. 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 evening you will meet your local guide for a quick welcome meeting you will be treated to a fest at a local family's home as well as other oh so Turkish pursuits: drinking tea, playing backgammon, and hitting the water pipe!
Enjoy your home cooked feast and learn about their cultural customs and about life in modern day Turkey.
After a traditional turkish meal, there’s a chance to try two of Turkey’s favourite pastimes - tea drinking and Narglie (waterpipe) smoking. Sit back, relax and enjoy. At the end of the adventure you are free to return to your hotel or continue your own personal exploration of Istanbul. 
Accommodation
  • Dosso Dossi or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Istanbul Family Visit and Homecooked Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Please note you may be joined with other like minded travellers for the Home Cooked meal experience in Istanbul
We will depart Istanbul at around 6.30am this morning to make a start on the scenic 5.5 hour drive to Eceabat. We will stop for a light breakfast along the way. 
Please note that we will use a shared mini bus to travel to Eceabat.

After lunch 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.
After we will return to Eceabat for the night
Accommodation
  • The Gallipoli Houses or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Troy - Archeological Guided Site Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Please note that we will use a shared mini bus to travel to Eceabat.
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
After breakfast today you will make your way back to Istanbul. This trip will come to end on arrival to Istanbul.

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). Please ask your booking agent about this
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, shared mini bus

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (3 nights)

Included Activities

  • Istanbul Family Visit and Homecooked Dinner
  • Troy - Archeological Guided Site Visit
  • Gallipoli - Simulation Centre Kapatepe Gallipoli Battlefield Museum
  • Gallipoli - Guided Tour of the Historic WWI Site

Reviews

Our Gallipoli Battlefields Experience - Independent trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1 review in the last year.

Gallipoli Battlefields Experience - Independent, May 2017

Ian Wilson

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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

Please note that we use a variety of private and shared transport on this experience. You may also be joined with other like minded travellers for the dinner in Istanbul on Day 1

Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Turkey before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - http://www.peregrineadventures.com/en-au/travel-alerts

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