Gallipoli Walking Tour
May 5 - May 10£1,725.00
Tour Dates: 5/10 May 2024
Price Per Person: £1725:00
*Gallipoli Association Members joining us trigger a £100 donation to the GA
Non flight option £1525:00 – (meet in Istanbul or Canakkale)
Deposit £300 (Flight Cost,ATOL approved)
Single Supplement – £150.00
Hotel: Grand Anzac, Canakkale – Bed, Breakfast,
Lunches and Museums include
Winery visit included
Boat Trip to Anzac included
Welcome drinks & map pack on arrival in Canakkale included
Gallipoli Walking TourNow in its 20th year, we are pleased to be offering this popular tour to the Peninsula in the company of fellow enthusiasts and authorities. This tour, led by authors and experienced Gallipoli Guides Clive Harris & Steve Chambers offer a series of walks covering the highlights of the campaign, conducted at a relaxed pace and with scope to visit spots not offered on other tour itineraries. We feel this tour offers the most comprehensive tour available to the Peninsula, as part of a like minded intimate group to reach seldom visited spots via mule tracks, dried up gullies and quiet beaches. *Please note that your guides are extremely experienced in Guiding the Gallipoli Campaign and the group size and dynamics of this tour are such that if there is an alternative area of the Peninsula you would like to visit, let us know, this is entirely possible and encouraged* *This is a walking tour but the distances are not excessive, our average day involves around 6/7 miles over undulating ground but at a pace to suite the needs of the group, if you have any concerns please feel free to give us a call* The walks will be led by either Stephen Chambers and Clive Harris, both are GBG Badged Guides and published authors, alongside them an experienced, English speaking local guide makes up the unrivalled guiding team. We are located in the Grand Anzac, Canakkale. A charming boutique hotel with well equipped rooms with A/C, TV en-suite bathrooms and bar facilities. Bed and Breakfast basis, with packed lunches or cafe lunches included. *Evening meals not included Scheduled flights from Heathrow
Scheduled flights from London to Istanbul. Transfer to Gallipoli by coach to the Hotel Grand Anzac in Canakkale.
This is a 4 hour transfer on a fully air-conditioned coach. We will stop off for a short snack/toilet break halfway through the journey.
All our transfer coaches have Wi-Fi and complimentary bottled water on board
Morning – Starting at W Beach, Cape Helles. We see the cemeteries of Lancashire Landing and V Beach. Crossing the fields around Hunter-Weston Hill we arrive at the magnificent Helles memorial to the missing. We then visit Sedd el Bahr where the substantial Turkish defences awaited the men assaulting from the famous River Clyde
Lunch taken at a local café
Afternoon – After visiting to the isolated grave of Lt Colonel Doughty-Wylie VC we walk goes “up the line” along the weather-beaten Gully Ravine to Pink Farm allowing us to visit spots that once housed over-burdened Field Ambulances and countless billets in its shelter, alongside wells sunk by the Engineers to quench the parched thirst of the troops.
Morning – A boat trip around the Anzac Cove is undertaken before we land and walk from the stunning Beach Cemetery to the high ground of Lone Pine. Here the AIF stormed ashore and scrambled past the “Sphinx” to breach the Turkish lines. After an optional climb to Plugges Plateau, we ascend Boltons Ridge via Shell Green, where the briefest of cricket matches was played under fire ending at the Lone Pine Memorial with its breath-taking views over the Aegean.
Packed Lunch will be taken near Lone Pine
Afternoon – Clinging to the cliffs above the beaches, we chart the frontline held by Anzac troops. Intimate burial spots at Parade Ground Cemetery and Johnston’s Jolly join preserved trenches and memorials named after courageous and colourful Australian characters. We finish at the tragic site of the attack by the Australian Light Horse on The Nek.
A visit to the excellent Suvla Winery in Eceabat onroute back to the hotel ends our day.
Morning – A beautiful walk in the remote area of North Anzac. Leaving Embarkation Cemetery, we follow the path of Monash’s brigade through the notorious Taylor’s Gap and into Agyhl Dere. From there we ascend onto Damakjelik Spur, passing Australia Valley, before ending the day studying the actions of Hill 60.
Lunch will be taken in a local café
Afternoon – The most spectacular of any battlefield walks from the heights of Chunuk Bair to the beaches below. Focusing on Kiwi forces and New Army troops we follow their battle along the Rhododendron Ridge. This walk is on steep, mountainous terrain along a winding trail and is not for the faint hearted but enormously rewarding. We end the day with an optional dip in the Aegean Sea so do not forget your trunks.
Morning – Starting at Nibrunesi Points we follow the initial landings of the new Army Troops as they assaulted up Lala Baba and approached the Salt Lakes and beyond. We then explore Scimitar Hill and Green Hill as we look at the last great attack of the Gallipoli Campaign.
Packed Lunch at Green Hill Cemetery
After a stop at Chocolate and Green Hills, we spend the afternoon looking at the ill-fated Suvla landings in August 1915. Our walk begins on the beach before passing Hill 10 and following in the footsteps of the 5th Norfolk’s and uncover the true story behind the vanishing battalion.
Return to London via Istanbul.
Deposits can be paid via BACS transfer (IBAN if overseas) both account details are on the bottom of the booking form.
If you wish to pay by credit card, drop us an email and we will send you the relevant link.
Cheques can be made payable to “Battle Honours Ltd”