Tour Dates: 10- 15 9 October 2019 



Hotel: 5 nights - Hotel Grand Anzac, Canakkale   
           Bed, Breakfast & Lunch 

The National World War I Museum and Memorial Gallipoli Tour 2019 

Planned Itinerary
This schedule may be subject to change.

Day 1 – Thursday 10 October 2019
The group will assemble at a hotel at Istanbul Airport and transfer to Gallipoli by coach to the Hotel Grand Anzac in Canakkale.
This is a 5-6hour transfer on a fully air-conditioned coach. We will stop off for a break halfway through the journey. All our transfer coaches have Wifi and complimentary bottled water on board 

Day 2 - Friday 11 October 2019
Helles   
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 head “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.
 
Day 3 - Saturday 12 October 2019
Anzac  
Morning – A boat trip around the Anzac Cove is undertaken before we land and move 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.
 
Day 4 Sunday 13 October 2019
North Anzac 
Morning -  A beautiful study of 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 don’t forget your trunks.
 
Day 5 - Monday 14 October 2019 
Suvla
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.

*On each day there are clear walking & non walking options, these do not need to be notified in advance and can be decided on a day to day basis, it means that your ability to walk long distances will not compromise your visit in any way*  
 
Day 6 - Tuesday 15 October 2019 
Return to Istanbul. *there is the option to extend your stay in the city should you wish