On April 25th, 1915, Allied troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The military campaign that followed was disastrous for the Allies yet came to define the national psyches of Australia and New Zealand. Travel to these solemn battlefields on the anniversary of the landing and wander through Anzac Cove to the Nek and Lone Pine. Walk through the trenches, attend a moving dawn service and hear the stories of heroism and camaraderie immortalised in Australia's Anzac history. This journey provides a great opportunity to pay respect to the fallen of World War I and to reflect on Anzac day 2011.

Start
Istanbul, Turkey
Finish
Istanbul, Turkey
Countries
Turkey
Themes
Festivals and Events, Short Breaks - Group Adventures
Code
ERAA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 52
Carbon offset
24kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Learn the personal stories immortalised at Gallipoli
  • Hear tales of heroism and camaraderie
  • Reflect on this historic battle at Lone Pine and the Nek
  • Pay respects at Anzac Cove
  • Experience Anzac Day at Gallipoli
  • Attend the dawn service

Itinerary

Meet in Istanbul and travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula. The battle fought here during World War I helped forge the collective national identity of Australians and New Zealanders, and was also perceived by the Turks as a defining moment in their own fight for independence. See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and the Nek and marvel at the beauty and serenity of a land that played host to one of the most horrific military campaigns of modern times. Hear stories of the tragic events that unfolded on 25 April, 1915 - a stark contrast to the green, windswept plains seen today. Walk through the trenches and be transported back to a defining chapter in Australia's Anzac history.
Wake in darkness to spend the first hours of Anzac Day 2011 at the moving Gallipoli dawn service. After the sombre final notes of 'The Last Post' ring out, there's time to attend more ceremonies for individual countries. Wander the cemeteries and reflect on the horrors of war and the sacrifices of these young men. Board a bus and travel to Istanbul late in the day.
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Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch

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Important notes

There will be up 60 passengers travelling on a large coach bus. Depending on how many passengers booked there may be multiple buses.

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