Gallipoli ANZAC Battlefields Tour from Canakkalefrom
The Gallipoli Campaign was a World War I operation led by the Allied Powers against the Ottoman Empire. During this guided tour of key battle sites, you’ll revisit the days of the century-old Great War and learn about the conflict from both Turkish and international perspectives. You’ll also take a ferry ride on the Dardanelles Straits. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus an included local lunch, make for a hassle-free experience.
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Before the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey was a key player in World War I. On this tour, you’ll revisit one of the conflict’s most formidable campaigns. After pickup from your Canakkale hotel, board a ferry for a scenic ride across the narrowest section of the Dardanelles, once the site of an epic bombardment by French and British forces. After an included restaurant lunch, board an air-conditioned minivan to visit the Brighton Beach, a WWI landing place, where you’re welcome to take a dip in the water. Hear multiple perspectives on the legendary battle as you tour Turkish trenches and learn about heavy losses on both sides. You’ll also visit Beach Cemetery, which once sheltered 30,000 troops, and Lone Pine Australian Memorial, where Turkish strongholds were overpowered by Australians. After an in-depth guided tour of key battle locations, you’ll be comfortably dropped back at your hotel.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission – Gallipoli Battlefield
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Hassle Free Travel
Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
At 11.45 The tour departs and proceeds by Kilitbahir Car Ferry across the Dardanelles. Before proceeding to the battlefields, lunch is provided at the Maydos Restaurant & Bar. After lunch the tour travels by air-conditioned tour bus to the battlefield area to visit; Brighton Beach, the intended landing place where you can swim, weather permitting; Beach Cemetery on the southern tip of ANZAC Cove, the landing place of the first wave of ANZAC troops and home to up to 30,000 troops during the campaign (John Simpson Kirkpatrick of Simpson and his donkey is buried in this cemetery). Continue on to Ari Burnu Cemetery on the northern tip of ANZAC Cove, here you will find the Lone Pine Australian Memorial that is on the site of the attack and capture of Turkish trenches by the Australians. View Johnston’s Jolly Allied Turkish trenches and tunnels, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek site depicted in ’Gallipoli’ movie and finally Chunuk Bair New Zealand.