Gallipoli Uncovered - 5 days

FROM USD $1,499

Discover Ottoman Istanbul, ANZAC Cove and the many battlefields and memorials of the Gallipoli Region on an exciting 5 day trip to Turkey. This tour is operated by Legacy London in conjunction with On The Go Tours and is available to Members of Legacy - worldwide.

If you like this itinerary and wish to organise your own private group this can be arranged on a departure date of your choice.

Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey and the start of a memorable holiday with Legacy. Today offers free time for you to explore the exciting city - that straddles both Europe and Asia! This evening a group welcome meeting is held. Overnight - Istanbul
The beautiful Hagia Sofia with fountains in Istanbul
Istanbul. This morning we enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul's old city. Our tour includes visits to the stunning Blue Mosque famed for it’s blue Iznik tiles and unique 6 minarets, the ruinous Hippodrome – now a small park of sorts and once scene of chariot races and political activities in Byzantine times, Hagia Sofia Museum - constructed as a Basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian and Topkapi Palace. The afternoon offers free time. Consider wandering through the Egyptian Spice market or the legendary, if cavernous Grand Bazaar - boasting some 4000 shops under one immense roof. Overnight - Istanbul (B, D)
Gallipoli Uncovered - 5 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
The graves and memorial at Anzac
Day 3: Gallipoli
Istanbul – Gallipoli. Early this morning, we travel to the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli. Here, we’ll embark upon a guided tour of the region, once the site of fierce fighting and today almost hauntingly beautiful, with its wooded landscape dotted with understated memorials to the war dead. Our guided tour of the region will take in sights such as ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian War Memorial and cemetery, Chunuk Blair New Zealand War Memorial and cemetery, the modest ANZAC Museum, the Nek, Johnston’s Jolly and the many fortified trenches still clearly visible amongst the scrub after all these years.

Crossing the Dardenelles by ferry, offering panoramic views of the entire Gallipoli Peninsular, we proceed to our hotel for a little rest and relaxation. Overnight - Gallipoli region (B, L, D)
ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli
Returning to the Gallipoli Peninsular we tour the British landing sites – X beach, Seddul Bair, W beach - the site of the Lancashire Landing, V Beach and V Beach Cemetery. We’ll also tour Krithia Vineyard, its war museum and nearby Redoubt Cemetery before returning to Istanbul this evening. Overnight - Istanbul (B, L, D)
Hagia Sofia and the Bosphorus in Istanbul
Day 5: Istanbul
Spend the morning at leisure further sightseeing or enjoying the hotel facilities. Say goodbye to new found friends before our included shuttle departure transfer to Ataturk International Airport (11am and 1:30pm).

Alternatively, you could choose to extend your stay by purchasing an additional nights hotel accommodation so as to explore Istanbul further. (B)
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Istanbul / Ends in: Istanbul
  • Departs: 06 April 2014
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:4, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3
  • Hotel Rating: 4 star & Special Class
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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Highlights of Turkey and the evocative ANZAC day dawn service

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