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New ITINERARY FOR 2017 Gallipoli Battlefields The haunting Gallipoli battlefields, located in the Dardanelles, are the grave of more than 30,000 British and Commonwealth troops. Day 1 Fly to Istanbul where you will be met and transferred to your overnight hotel. Day 2 Gabatepe & Helles Memorial Early departure for the four-hour journey to Gallipoli. We have lunch in Gallipoli town, overlooking the Dardanelles. Following check-in at our hotel, we visit the Helles Memorial to the Missing, where the vast majority of those who fell in 1915 are commemorated, seeing the Turkish gun battery. B,D Day 3 British Landings Cape Helles – Krithia We begin our look at Gallipoli by focusing on the landings on 25th April 1915. We start on the British sector, seeing where the River Clyde landed the men of the 29th Division on V Beach, Seddul Bair, and the nearby V Beach Cemetery. We then move on to Lancashire Landing, where the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers won six V.C.s before breakfast. (This visit requires some walking as the roads to the beach are not accessible by coach.) At X Beach we see where HMS Implacable landed 2nd Royal Fusiliers, and have a picnic lunch before we look at the ground fought over by the British in the second phase of the campaign. B,D Day 4 ANZAC Beach – Lone Pine Continuing with our look at by Air the 25th April landings we move north to ANZAC, where the Australians and New Zealanders landed. We visit ANZAC itself, spending the morning walking along the landing beach and seeing the battlefield and nearby military cemeteries. Picnic lunch at Lone Pine, where we look at the Australian attack and see the Lone Pine Memorial and Cemetery. We see where Albert Jacka became the first Australian to win the V.C. in WW1, and go to the Nek, where the Australian Light Horse suffered heavily in the August offensives – as graphically illustrated in the film ‘Gallipoli’. The day ends on the New Zealand battlefield at Chunuk Bair, seeing preserved Turkish trenches. B,D Day 5 Sulva Bay – Shell Green In the morning we go up to Suvla Bay, seeing where some of the first British ‘Pals’ battalions came into action in August 1915. Here we study the landings and also look at the history of the ‘Lost Battalion’, the 1⁄5th Norfolks: the men from the Sandringham Royal estate who disappeared during the fighting at Suvla. We also visit the new Suvla Bay Museum in Anafarta. A picnic lunch will be available. In the afternoon we return to ANZAC and see the peaceful Shrapnel Valley Gallipoli Lone Pine Cemetery and take a walk up to Shell Green where the Australians played a game of cricket in full view of the Turks. B,D Day 6 Channakale – Troy We cross the Dardanelles to visit Channakale, seeing the military cemetery, with free time for some shopping and lunch. In the afternoon we travel to Troy, visiting the site of the famous siege and seeing the archaeological remains, before returning to Gallipoli. B,D Day 7 Fly back to the U.K. from Istanbul. B Please Note due to the nature of this tour, some walking is involved. Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/ktgl 7 days from £995 Includes... • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 5 evening meals • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described • Return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Istanbul • Airport transfers in Istanbul • Air-conditioned coach travel Plus... • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Flights... Return flights are with British Airways from London Heathrow to Istanbul – call or see our website for details. War time illustration of the Lancashire Landing Your Hotels Your first night will be at the 4-star Grand Hotel Halic or All Seasons Hotel in Istanbul. You will then stay for five nights at the 3-star Hotel Kum in Eceabat/Gelibolu, centrally located on the Gallipoli peninsula. WORLD WAR I 1914-1918 Hill 10 Cemetery, Galliopli By Air Tour Code: K7TGL Sep 9 2017 £995 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £199; visa application fee; flight supplements where applicable. Important Note: An e-visa is required prior to travelling. Please call for more details. Visit www.leger.co.uk/battlefields/tours for full tour details 25


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