Bespoke Tour To Gallipoli
This is just one of the ways in which we can arrange your bespoke tour to Gallipoli. We can tailor the itinerary to your specific needs.
This tour to Gallipoli visits and examines the main aspects of the Galliploi campaign:, the problems of landing against defended beaches at Cape Helles, the command, control and communication issues, the miracle that was ANZAC, the Turkish perspective, the conditions at Gallipoli, the Suvla Bay fiasco and discusses whether it was all worthwhile. We pay our respects at resting places and at the Cape Helles monument for those that are still missing.
Our Tailor-made Tours
Our tailor-made tours aim to offer a high quality experience that suits you. Visit historic and cultural sites of your choice in as much luxury as you desire, and we’ll pay impeccable attention to detail at every step of the way. Whether it’s a short city break complete with museums and galleries or exploring the world’s most famous battlefields, we will do everything in our power to ensure you have the immersive experience you are looking for.
We provide accommodation in good quality 4*, preferably historic, hotels. However we can find accommodation that suits your budget and basic needs, please enquire for more details.
We can include flights from London to Turkey as well as all ground transportation throughout your stay.
We can either arrange a private driver guide to take you to all the sites you wish, either a local English speaking guide or an expert from the Uk.
This is merely a suggested itinerary and can be tailor made to your interests and needs;
Day 1. Depart from London arrive Istanbul. Drive to Canakkale, stopping for dinner en-route. Check-in to our hotel.
Day 2. Morning visits to the 25th April landing beaches at Cape Helles: X Beach, where the 29th Division (1st Border, 2nd Royal Fusiliers, 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) came ashore; W Beach where the Lancashire Fusiliers won “six VCs before breakfast”; the main landings at V Beach and SS River Clyde; The Cape Helles memorial, which records the names of the missing; Y Beach and the missed exploitation. This afternoon we look at the breakout battles for Krithia around ‘The Vineyard’ and Twelve Trees Copse, the former the axis of the assault by 42nd Div.
Day 3. We start the day at the museum at Gaba Tepe and the memorials at Anzac Cove, where the Australian 1st and 2nd Divisions came ashore. Climb up to Plugge’s Plateau, scene of fierce fighting, with its overview of Anzac Cove and key features such as Razor Back and Shrapnel Valley. On to Lone Pine, where seven VCs were won, and tour many of the front-line Anzac positions, such as Johnstone’s Jolly and Quinn’s Post. We visit the important sites of the August offensive such Sari Bair, Walker’s Ridge, the Ghurkhas battle for Hill ‘Q’ and the Nek, the site of the ill-fated attack of the Australian Light Horse, immortalised in the film ‘Gallipoli’. Return to hotel. This afternoon we drive
along the Asian side of the Dardanelles to visit the ancient city of Troy with its extant towers, gateway, archaeological remains and replica wooden horse.
Day 4. Drive to beautiful Suvla Bay (via the Embarkation Pier) to examine the landings by 10th and 11th Divisions on 6th August - the baptism of fire for the Kitchener battalions. Follow the failed attempt to break out at Hill 10, Chocolate Hill and Green Hill and the subsequent struggle for Scimitar Hill.
Finally we shall examine one of the most successful phases of the operation, the evacuation at Suvla Bay. Return to hotel.
Day 5. An early departure from Canakkale to catch our afternoon flight to London Heathrow.