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Wine & War 2024 – The Dardanelles

June 9 - June 14

£1,725.00

Tour Dates: 9 – 14 June 2024

Price Per Person: £1725:00
Deposit: £300:00 
Non Flight Price: £1525:00   
Single Supplement : £150.00

Included – 
Hotel Accommodation: 
3 nights Canakkale Grand Anzac 
2 nights Troya Tuscan 
Coach and driver throughout, all fuel, tolls and ferry crossings
Welcome drink and Map Pack on arrival in Canakkale 
2 x Winery visits
4 x Lunches
2 x Evening meal whilst at the Troya Tuscan 
Boat trip to Anzac 
Entrance to Troy 

 

Wine & War in the Dardanelles

Following on from our club tours to the Champagne Region and Loire Valley, 2024 focuses on the centuries of rich history across the globally strategic waterway of Turkeys Dardanelles. 
Alongside centuries of military history that stretch from Ancient Troy to the 1915 Gallipoli campaign, we also explore and celebrate the variety of emerging wine and local food produce of the region.
With flight and non-flight options, our tour will depart from Heathrow or meet in Istanbul before we transfer to the vibrant city of Canakkale for three nights. After exploring the Gallipoli Campaign, (through the eyes of club members who served there), we transfer a short way south to the area of Troy, spending two further nights in a boutique shoreside spa hotel. 
With visits to vineyards, boat trips and exploring excellent local produce, this trip will uncover centuries of history alongside the magnificent food and wine culture of the local area.   
 The tour is inclusive of: 
• all coach transfers once in Turkey, driver, fuel, ferries, and tolls
• Experienced British and Turkish guides throughout 
• Welcome drink and map pack on arrival in Canakkale 
• Three night’s accommodation on a B&B basis in central Canakkale
• Two night’s accommodation on a half board basis close to Troy  
• All lunches included 
• All wine tastings included 
• All museum entries included 
• Boat trip from Gaba Tepi to Anzac Cove included
• Two group evening meals while at the Troia Tuscan 
In addition, as ATOL holders, Battle Honours can arrange flights, alternately you can meet the group at Istanbul Airport. It is also possible to pre-arrange extensions in Istanbul via our Turkish Local Agents Wilusa Travel. 
Battle Honours have been visiting Gallipoli for twenty years leading almost 100 tours to the region and have exceptional contacts in the local area making this a trip not to miss!   

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – 9 June 2024

Mid-morning flight from London Heathrow to Istanbul (IST) that arrives around 1630 local time, the group then meets anyone who has travelled independently and make their way to Canakkale via coach.

The road has significantly improved in recent years and the new airport location avoids Istanbul’s notorious traffic; we also cross the impressive modern bridge that spans the Dardanelles, transfer time approximately 4 hours.

A welcome drink and useful map pack greet us on our arrival. 

Day 2 – 10 June 2024 

Helles Day – We begin today with a study of the British landings around Helles, after a visit to Lancashire Landing and the Helles Memorial, we stroll onto V Beach, scene of the River Clyde Landing before including a visit to the isolated grave of Lt Col Doughty Wylie VC, a club member who fell in the assault on the old castle at Sedd el Bair on the 26 April 1915

After lunch in a Krithia café, we visit Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery and the old front-line trenches to the east of Gully Ravine, concluding with the story of Lt Col Archibald Koe of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers, a club member who landed at Y Beach and the lost opportunity.

We end the day with a visit to the Suvla Winery for a tasting and tour of their visitor’s centre – www.suvla.com.tr/home.html 

Day 3 – 11 June 2024

Anzac Day – Today we start our tour of the Anzac sector in the best possible way, from the sea, our boat will allow us to study the coastline and complex terrain facing the troops that landed here on the opening day.

After landing we visit Beach Cemetery, before taking lunch in a nearby roadside taverna. We then drive to Lone Pine, Anzac Ridge the Nek and finally Chanuk Bair assaulted by New Zealand and Indian troops on the 7 August 1915. 

We finish the day with a visit to a visit to the Etruscan Winery in Eceabat www.etruscan.com.tr

Day 4 – 12 June 2024 

Suvla Bay Day – We visit the isolated and remote Suvla Bay to look at the landings of August 1915, with visits to Hill 10, the Salt Lake, Green Hill and Azmak we will study the landings and the story of the disappearing 5/Norfolk’s, commanded by Sir Horace Proctor Beachamp a club member.
We end the day with a special visit to the Consular Cemetery in the company of the local head of the CWGC Burak Gundogan to hear of the submariner’s war.  

We cross back to Canakkale and transfer to Hotel Troya Tuscan, our boutique hotel for the next two nights, with wine and local canopies of arrival. Evening meal atthe hotel included.  

Day 5 – 13 June 2024 

Suvla Bay Day – We visit the isolated and remote Suvla Bay to study the landings of August 1915, with visits to Hill 10, the Salt Lake, Green Hill and Azmak including the story of the disappearing 5/Norfolk’s, commanded by Sir Horace Proctor Beachamp, a club member.

We end the day with a special visit to the secluded Canakkale Consular Cemetery in the company of the local head of the CWGC Burak Gundogan to hear of the submariner’s war.  

We then transfer to the Hotel Troya Tuscan, our boutique hotel for the next two nights, with wine and local canopies of arrival. Evening meal at the hotel included.  

Day 6 – 14 June 2024

Transfer by coach to Istanbul for any city extension or flights back to the UK  

Booking

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”
Tour Dates: 5/10 May 2024 Price Per Person: £1725:00  *Gallipoli Association Members booking trigger a £100 donation to the Association Non flight option available – £1525:00 (meet in Istanbul or Canakkale) Deposit £300 (Flight Cost,ATOL approved) Single Supplement £150:00 Hotel: 3 nights Grand Anzac, Canakkale – Bed, Breakfast 2 nights Troia Tusan, Troia – Bed, Breakfast Lunches included Museums included Ferry to Tenados included Suvla Winery visit included Welcome drink and Map Pack in Canakkale included Previous Next

Hidden Gallipoli 2024

Planned to run alongside our standard battlefield tour, this is the ideal trip for those who have previously visited the Gallipoli battlefield and are keen to see more. Focussing away from the traditionally visited spots, ‘Hidden Gallipoli’, once again, is offering a series of new walks to covering the length and breadth of the Peninsula including, ‘Helles and the French Sector’, The RND at Krithia Sector, ‘Anzac Baby 700 & beyond’ The French Landings at Kum Kale, The Raids on the Asiatic Forts and a days study on the Island of Tenados. These walks will be led by either Steve Chambers or Clive Harris, this years tour again promises to be one not to be missed.

Tour Itinerary

Day One Scheduled flights from London Heathrow to the newly opened Ataturk Airport Istanbul. Transfer to Gallipoli by coach to the Hotel. *This is a 5-hour transfer, all our vehicles are air conditioned. There will be a snack/toilet break halfway through the journey. All coaches are also fitted with Wi-Fi and carry complementary water. Day Two AM Walk 1 – ‘Helles and the French Landings’ across the ground from the French national cemetery through their battlefields to the white house, this is a walk exploring the often overlooked French front, complex terrain and hidden trenches, dugouts reveal themselves as we hear about the vicious fighting in this sector. Lunch in a Krithia cafe PM Walk 2 – The afternoon will be spent walking across the Helles Battlefield occupied by both the Royal Naval Division and 52nd Lowland Division from May to December 1915. Along dried up Nullahs and Wadis we visit a number of locations so well known to the men of the campaign including Romano’s well, Skew Bridge, Picadilly Circus and relate the ground to a number of anecdotes from contemporary memoirs of the campaign. A stop at the excellent Suvla Winery in Eceabat completes our day. Day Three AM Walk 3- ‘Anzac and Beyond’ We begin at the Nek and follow the Anzac Ridge, passing the Mesudiye Gun positions, uncovered trenches and a number of Turkish memorials and cemeteries before descending down to the Apex and isolated Farm position with its remote Cemetery, we then climb onto Canuk Bair to study the New Zealand assault and subsequent Turkish counter attack over this key position. Lunch in a local cafe PM Walk 4 – returning to the ground dominated by Battleship Hill, we walk across the Baby 700 position and explore the furthest limit of Anzac exploitation across this intruiging area of the battlefield that affords a tantalising glimpse across the Dardanelles Day Four Today we depart Cannakale and visit Kum Kale and the landings of the French forces on the Asian side of the Dardenelles, from their original landing spot we will also visit the sites of a number of Royal Naval/Marine landing parties prior to the 18th March attempt to force the Dardanelles. The day is completed with visits to a number of Ottoman coastal forts and batteries before checking into the Troia Tuscan hotel, set in its own grounds with far reaching views over the entrance to the Dardanelles, this was once the location for a British Hospital during the Crimean War. Day Five Tenados Visit – This offer the unique chance to visit the island of Tenados, this island played a key role in the Dardanelles Campaign, providing a scene for conferences held by both Admiral De Roebeck and Admiral Carden. A vital supply base, it was also the location for the Royal Naval Air Service led by Captain Samson, from where reconnaissance and bombing raids were frequently launched over the Peninsula. Day Six Return to London via Istanbul.

Booking

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”

Details

Start:
June 9
End:
June 14
Cost:
£1,725.00
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Organiser

Angie

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Battle Honours Limited
Hill Farm Barn, Stowmarket Road,
Ringshall, Suffolk IP14 2HZ United Kingdom
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Wine & War 2024 - The Dardanelles
Included - Hotel Accommodation: 3 nights Canakkale Grand Anzac 2 nights Troya Tuscan Coach and driver throughout, all fuel, tolls and ferry crossings Welcome drink and Map Pack on arrival in Canakkale 2 x Winery visits 4 x Lunches 2 x Evening meal whilst at the Troya Tuscan Boat trip to Anzac Entrance to Troy
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Hill Farm Barn, 
Stowmarket Road, 
Ringshall, 
Suffolk, IP14 2HZ 

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