Gallipoli & Snorkeling Tour 2 Days 1 Night

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Gallipoli & Snorkeling Tour 2 Days 1 Night

On this tour, take 2-days and 1-night to discover the historical battlefields of Turkey and snorkel to the wreck of a British steamer.

Duration: 2 Days
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pickup from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Visit the memorials and cemeteries of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of World War I
  • Snorkel to the sunken British steamer, the 'Milo'

Full Description

Take this 2-day, 1-night tour to learn more about Turkey's history and famous battlefields. 

The first day of the tour will be to Gallipoli. The name means "Beautiful City" but unfortunately, the area of Gallipoli in Turkey does not have a beautiful history. It was the site of a famous battle between the Allies (particularly soldiers from Australia and New Zealand, called ANZACs) and Turks in World War I as part of the Allied campaign to capture Constantinople. Unfortunately, it was a disaster for the Allies with more than 60,000 soldiers killed, including 10,880 ANZACs, and many thousands wounded. Although victorious, the Ottomans also suffered great losses with an estimated 85,000 soldiers killed. Your guide will show you many important sites from the battle and the Turkish and ANZAC memorials dedicated to those who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign. 

On the second day of the tour, you will go snorkelling at the ANZAC Commemorative Site at North Beach to see the sunken British steamer, 'Milo', which today is home to a variety of sea life. 

The detailed plan will be as follows: 

DAY 1 
06.00 Pick-up from hotels in Taksim  
06.30 Pick-up from hotels in Sultanahmet and transfer to Eceabat 
12:00 Arrive in Eceabat & have lunch at a local restaurant 
13.00 Depart from Eceabat for fully guided Gallipoli tour visiting:
• Brighton Beach 
• Beach Cemetery 
• ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery 
• ANZAC Commemorative Site 
• Respect to Mehmetcik Statue 
• Lone Pine Australian Memorial 
• Johnston's Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
• 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial 
• The Nek
• Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial 
18.00 The tour ends and you will be dropped at your hotel (B&B) for check-in (3 star, 4 star and 5 star options available) 

DAY 2 
9.30 We will drive to the ANZAC Commemorative Site at North Beach. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit, beach towel, flip flops and sun cream! We will provide you with the mask, snorkel and fins. We will snorkel to a steamer called 'Milo' which was sunk in 1915.
12.00 Back to Eceabat for free time
18.00 Depart for Istanbul 
23.00 Arrive in Istanbul and be returned to your hotel OR Day / Overnight bus to Izmir / Selcuk / Kusadasi / Cappadocia can be arranged

 

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Includes

  • All transportation by A/C 'NO - SMOKING' vehicles
  • Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour with a professional English speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Snorkeling tour, (we provide required equipment , fins and snorkels)
  • One night accommodation (B&B) (3 star, 4 star and 5 star options are available)
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Pickup from centrally located hotels.

Location

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About your Host

Crowded House

Crowded House Tours - based in Eceabat, the nearest town to the battlefields of 1915 - has long established itself at a leader in battlefield and historical tourism.
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Customer Reviews

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Daryl - July 17, 2019

When we make our check in, there was somebody smoking in our next door. We asked to change our room and it is given a new room. Can from hotel assisted us so much. Every hotel should have a receptionist like Can.

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Ismael - December 12, 2018

On one side you see the natural beauty of the see and on otherside you watch the sadness.

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Nelson - August 10, 2019

If you wish to understand how much these Turks are crazy you will see there.

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