This is a custom tour which takes travelers back in time as they discover the history of the Gallipoli Campaign. The following is a general description of the items covered on the tour. The specific tour will be catered to your preferences.
The Gallipoli campaign, also known as either the Dardanelles Campagin or Battle of Canakkle, was a battle which took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in World War I. It is regarded as a defining moment not only for Turkey as a nation, but the Ottoman Empire as well.
You will be met at your Canakkale hotel by your tour guide and driver, who will transport you in a private air-conditioned vehicle to the Gallipoli peninsula. With the ferry we will cross the Dardanelles, the historic waterway that was the principal objective of the Gallipoli campaign. Your guide will first give a detailed brief about the WW1 and campaign at Achibaba Panoramic view point on Helles sector, followed by visiting the S beach and V beach with on site explanations. Following the Helles sector, you will visit places made famous by courage and sacrifice, including Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, Lone Pine, Quinn’s Post, the Nek, Chunuk Bair and more.
Led by Ilhan Varlik, a private guide who has profound knowledge and experience guiding tours of the Gallipoli Campaign, you will retrace the steps of the many soldiers who gave their lives during the battle. Learn about the history, stories, events and lasting effects this battle had not only on Turkey, but on the outcome of the war. This is guaranteed to be a touching, moving experience that you will never forget.
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Ilhan Varlik is a freelance, licensed tour guide, providing guiding service with customized individual itineraries and assistance for discerning travellers seeking authentiek outdoor and cultural experiences in Turkey. He designs trips expertly tailored to your interests and personally guides the tour in cooperation with authorized travel agents.