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You have seen Mel Gibson in Gallipoli register now get it off your “Bucket List” and walk the ground!
It has now been over 100 years since the Allies began the WWI Landings at Gallipoli, Turkey as part of the Dardanelles Campaign in 1915. We proceed to the historic sites of the Dardanelles Campaign, including starting in exotic Istanbul.
Get to Turkey in 2022 with a fun group!
THE FUN WAY TO SEE TURKEY!
Military Historical Tours is proud to offer another in our series of historic tours of the world. We are happy to join Leger Holidays outstanding tour in London for an outstanding tour of Turkey. We then proceed to the historic sites of the Dardanelles Campaign, including the epic Battle of Gallipoli. During World War I, a joint British and French operation was mounted to capture Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia. We will see why the attempt failed, with heavy casualties on all sides.
The Gallipoli campaign resonated profoundly among all nations involved. In Turkey, the battle is perceived as a defining moment in the history of the Turkish people—a final surge in the defense of the motherland as the centuries-old Ottoman Empire was crumbling. The struggle laid the grounds for the Turkish War of Independence and the foundation of the Republic of Turkey eight years later under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, himself the a commander at Gallipoli whose heroic leadership and astute military actions were decisive.
The campaign was the first major battle undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), and is often considered to mark the birth of national consciousness in both of these countries. Upon returning to Istanbul we see the amazing sites of Constantinople as it was called during the Roman Empire.
All of these things, along with the fun loving participants who make this tour so special plus the most experienced staff of Tour Leaders and Historians combine to make your trip the most enjoyable, entertaining and educational experience possible. We welcome your phone calls, letters or e-mails to discuss your tour with one of our Battlefield Consultant. Call us at 703-590-1295 M-F 10AM-5PM.
Ground Tour Price $ 1,850^
^ - Based on double Occupancy
Single Room Supplement $ 395
Tour Price Includes:
- Roundtrip air to Istanbul from London.
- Hotel Accommodations: Six Nights in the 3-Star Kum Hotel & 4-Star Grand Hotel Halic or Crown Plaza Istanbul Old City.
- Air-conditioned motorcoach
- Meals (Breakfasts Daily (6) & 5 Dinners
- Trip Kit containing tour ball cap, bag tags, name badge and travel info
- Admission fees to all sites, museums and special attractions listed
- Services of experienced WWI Battlefield Guide & Tour Leader
AIRFARE TO LONDON (Heathrow) NOT INCLUDED: MHT can book you from your home city roundtrip to London via our Airline Partners from anywhere in the U.S. and is available upon request.
Gallipoli Daily Itinerary
Day 1 - Travel
Departure from USA airports for overnight flight to early morning arrival at London (Heathrow) for our flight to Istanbul, Turkey.
Day 2 - Arrival in London, Departure for Istanbul
Fly to Istanbul where you will be met and transferred to your overnight hotel.
Day 3 - Gabatepe & Helles Memorial
Early departure for the journey to Gallipoli. We have lunch in the town of Gallipoli, overlooking the Dardanelles. Following check-in at our hotel where we stay for five nights, we visit the Helles Memorial to the Missing, where the vast majority of those who fell in 1915 are commemorated. We also see the Turkish gun battery guarding the straits.
Day 4 - British Landings Cape Helles – Krithia
We begin our look at Gallipoli by focussing on the landings on 25th April 1915. We start on the British sector, seeing where the River Clyde landed the men of the 29th Division on V Beach, Seddul Bair, and the nearby V Beach Cemetery. We then move on to Lancashire Landing, where the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers won six V.C.s before breakfast. (This visit requires some walking as the roads to the beach are not accessible by coach.) At X Beach we see where HMS Implacable landed 2nd Royal Fusiliers, and have a picnic lunch before we look at the ground fought over by the British in the second phase of the campaign.
Day 5 - ANZAC Beach – Lone Pine
Continuing with our look at the 25th April landings we move north to ANZAC, where the Australians and New Zealanders landed. We visit ANZAC itself, spending the morning walking along the landing beach and seeing the battlefield and nearby military cemeteries. Picnic lunch at Lone Pine, where we look at the Australian attack and see the Lone Pine Memorial and Cemetery. We see where Albert Jacka became the first Australian to win the V.C. in WWI, and go to the Nek, where the Australian Light Horse suffered heavily in the August offensives – as graphically illustrated in the film ‘Gallipoli’. The day ends on the New Zealand battlefield at Chunuk Bair, seeing preserved Turkish trenches.
Day 6 - Suvla Bay – Shell Green
In the morning we go up to beautiful Suvla Bay, where some of the first British ‘Pals’ battalions came into action in August 1915. Here we study the landings and also look at the history of the ‘Lost Battalion’, the 1/5th Norfolks: the men from the Sandringham Royal Estate who disappeared during the fighting at Suvla. We also visit the new Suvla Bay Museum in Anafarta. A picnic lunch will be available. In the afternoon we return to ANZAC and see the peaceful Shrapnel Valley Cemetery and take a walk up to Shell Green where the Australians played a game of cricket in full view of the Turks. Meals: (B/D)
Day 7 - Channakale – Troy
We cross the Dardanelles to visit Channakale, seeing the military cemetery, with free time for some shopping and lunch. In the afternoon we travel to Troy, visiting the site of the siege and seeing the archaeological remains, before returning to Gallipoli. We also see the impressive Turkish Monolith. Meals: (B/D)
Day 8 - Departure
Fly back to the UK from Istanbul to London (Heathrow) for your connecting back to the USA. Meals: (B)
Turkey WWI Gallipoli Campaign (20 - 27 May 2022)
- Product Code: 2205-EUR-TURK
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