Travel to a land equated with one of the most significant military battles of our time. Be guided through Anzac Cove to the Battlefields, the Nek and the Lone Pine and share the stories of heroism and camaraderie that unfolded among the tragedies of what has become a defining moment in the Australian and New Zealand psyche. Many say that the struggles of Gallipoli marked the birth of a national consciousness among Australians and New Zealanders. Take time out to explore Troy before returning to Istanbul. This journey provides a great opportunity to pay respect to those who lost their lives and to reflect on what they fought for.
Day 1 Istanbul/Gallipoli
Transfer from Istanbul to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Be guided through Anzac Cove, the Nek and Lone Pine and discover the beauty and serenity of a land that saw one of the most horrific battles of modern times. Hear stories of the tragic events that unfolded on 25 April, 1915 - a stark contrast to the peaceful outlook that greets visitors today. Walk through the trenches and be transported back to a moment in history that saw repeated feats of heroism and great camaraderie among fellow diggers and the enemy, and defined the true meaning of the Anzac spirit. Spend the night in a traditional fishing village.
Day 2 Gallipoli/Istanbul
There are plenty of optional activities to start the day, from snorkelling over a WWI shipwreck to a tour around the site of Troy. See a replica of the wooden Trojan horse and wander among the ruins before journeying back to Istanbul.