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Gallipoli & Anzac Cove

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Gallipoli & Anzac Cove Tours
Gallipoli & Anzac Cove Tailormade Holidays

The Gallipoli and ANZAC Campaign - With the intention of capturing and securing the Ottoman capital of Istanbul, thus opening the road to Eastern Europe during World War One, Winston Churchill, British First Lord of the Admiralty, organised a naval assault on the strait. A strong Anglo - French fleet tried first in March 1915 but failed to secure the region. Then, on 25 April, 1915, British, Australian, New Zealand and Indian troops landed on Gallipoli at what is now known as ANZAC Cove. It is thought that the small harbour of Kabatepe Village may have been the object of the Allied landings on this fateful date but perhaps in the pitch dark of the early morning the landing craft were swept northwards by uncharted currents to the very steep cliffs of Ariburnu. A bit of bad luck really as whilst the Allies were forced to advance inland up and over the steep cliffs, Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) had foreseen the landing here and sent his Turkish troops here to do ferocious battle with the partly unsuspecting Allies. Both Allied and Turkish troops fought desperately and gallantly, slaughtering one another in vast numbers. After nine months of ferocious and oft futile battle whilst trying to push forth, the Allied forces were withdrawn in January 1916.

In the nine months of this bitterly fought campaign more than 36,000 Commonwealth servicemen died. The 31 war cemeteries on the Peninsular contain 22,000 graves though it was possible only to identify some 9,000 of these. There are a further 27,000 remembered in unidentified graves and on memorials.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Gallipoli & Anzac Cove, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Turkey

Traditional gulet | Turkey
Istanbul to the Med
7 days FROM $1,499

Following the famed Aegean coastline, we discover Ottoman Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale, finishing in coastal Marmaris - gateway to Greece and the stunning Mediterranean Sea!

Acropolis | Athens | Greece
Istanbul to Athens
14 days FROM $4,299

From Istanbul - the great capital of the Ottoman Empire, to Athens - the ancient capital of Greece in 14 magical days. Discover archaeological treasures and natural wonders and discover the jewels of the Greek Islands; Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos

Paros Island | Greek Islands | Greece
Turkey & the Greek Isles
15 days FROM $6,399

Take in the sights and delights of Turkey, from bustling Istanbul to coastal Marmaris, before hopping over to the beautiful Greek Isles of Rhodes, Santorini and Paros. Top off your holiday in historic Athens - Greece's capital city, on this incredible two week adventure hosted by a senior member of our team from On The Go HQ.

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey
Crystal Coast
7 days FROM $3,779

See all that is iconic to Turkey, magnificent Istanbul, extraordinary Ephesus, moving Gallipoli and dream like Pamukkale. Short, sharp and sweet, truly a Turkish Delight.

Traditional gulet | Turkey
Diamonds of the Med
17 days FROM $8,189

See the very best of Turkey, then up anchor at Bodrum and spend 7 blissful days aboard a traditional gulet, sailing the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and exploring the beautiful Dodecanese Greek Islands.

Rifleman in Anzac Cove | Anzac Day | Turkey
7th Brigade
9 days FROM $2,589

Indepth touring & hotel accomm on ANZAC Eve. ANZAC Day Tour, Gallipoli 2015. Starts: 18th April. Pay your respects to the brave soldiers of the ANZAC landings by visiting ANZAC Cove in 2015 - 100 years on and the day is still as memorable and poignant as ever.

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