If you'd like to visit Turkey and the battlefields of Gallipoli during 2015, we have an exciting number of tours departing throughout the centenary year. Each tour offers extensive sightseeing of the Gallipoli region, its battlefields, memorials and cemeteries and a number of tours coincide with important events that took place during the campaign. Top choices are our Lone Pine Express and Battle of Lone Pine tours which provide the opportunity to explore the region in August 2015, exactly 100 years on from one of the most momentous assualts in the Gallipoli campaign - the famous Battle of Lone Pine.
This exciting classical tour of Turkey with great 4 - 5 star hotels, takes in the amazing sights of Ottoman Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, mythical Troy and fairytale Cappadocia. Coinciding with Remembrance Day, on November 11th we make our way to the battlefields of Gallipoli to pay our respects and attend the moving Remembrance Day Commemorations.
Join us in commemorating the Battle of Lone Pine at a special 100th Anniversary Service on 06 August. Visit fortified trenches, crucial battlefields, and pay your respects to the soldiers who gave their lives at poignant memorial sites. Plus take in the highlights of Turkey en route, from the old city of Istanbul and fabled Troy to the ruins of Ephesus and thermal pools of Pamukkale.
Pay your respects to the soldiers who gave their lives during the August Offensive at Lone Pine at the special 100th Anniversary Commemorative Service hosted on the 06 August. Retrace their footsteps by visiting important battlefields and fortified trenches, exploring poignant war museums, and strolling through hauntingly beautiful memorials. Plus take in the highlights of ancient and modern Turkey en route.
From Istanbul, head east to surreal Cappadocia, before visiting Roman ruins, thermal pools and trojan horses en route to ANZAC Cove. At Gallipoli pay your respects to the fallen ANZACs during the centenery year, and explore trenches, battlefields and memorials on an in-depth tour, plus enjoy a boat trip along the coast.
The Gallipoli Peninsula holds a special place in Australian and New Zealand hearts as the birth place of the ANZAC legend, when the two nations stepped out from the shadow of their motherland, Britain. Despite losing far more souls on the battlefields of the Western Front, ANZAC Cove is where the Aussie and Kiwi spirit was born as they fought alongside each other in what turned out to be one of the biggest catastrophes for the Allies during World War I. After the bloody landings the campaign continued on for a little less than 9 months, with a final withdrawal on 09 January 1916. As the ANZACs fought at Gallipoli for almost a year, we are operating centenary tours during the same period allowing you to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey without the ANZAC Day crowds.
For those that are successful in the ANZAC 2015 ballot, we also offer a good choice of ANZAC Day tours. Our ANZAC Day 2015 packages offer the chance to be present at the evocative Dawn Service at ANZAC Cove and attend the national services at Lone Pine or Chunuk Bair for the 100th anniversary. You also get to explore and pay your respects at the numerous ANZAC memorials and carefully tended grave sites.