CANAKKALE


Canakkale is known for its rich historical heritage and for itsbeautiful resorts on the shores of Dardanelles where the Marmara Sea mergeswith the Aegean Sea.






HIGHLIGHTS OF GALLIPOLI/ANZAC

You will visit the Anzac Cemetery, the Lone Pine and the Military Museum of the Gallipoli National Park, where the

Gallipoli Wars took place during World War You will Journey to the remote tip of the Gallipoli peninsula. This is Cape Helles where you will discover some of the most important memorials and sites on the whole peninsula. Here, at the most south-easterly corner of Europe is the British Commonwealth’s main monument to the whole Gallipoli campaign – the Helles Memorial. All Australian & New Zealand units which fought on the peninsula between April and December 1915 are commemorated here. On the outside walls of the memorial, along with thousands of other Allied servicemen, are the names of hundreds of Australian and New Zealand infantrymen who died in battle on this, the Helles Front, and ‘have no known grave’. Theirs is a forgotten story of the ANZAC struggle at Gallipoli


This is Cape Helles where you will discover some of the most important memorials and sites on the whole peninsula. Here, at the most south-easterly corner of Europe, is the British Commonwealth’s main monument to the whole Gallipoli campaign – the Helles Memorial. All Australian & New Zealand units which fought on the peninsula between April and December 1915 are commemorated here. On the outside walls of the memorial, along with thousands of other Allied servicemen, are the names of hundreds of Australian and New Zealand infantrymen who died in battle on this, the Helles Front, and ‘have no known grave’. Theirs is a forgotten story of the ANZAC struggle at Gallipoli.

From the heights of the spectacular Turkish Memorial – the Çanakkale Martyrs Memorial – you will have the opportunity to view the mouth of the Straits of the Dardanelles, that great waterway which was the primary Allied objective of the Gallipoli campaign. You will then catch the ferry across the Dardanelles to Canakkale.


The peninsula today is filled with cemeteries, a war museum and many memorials to the tragic events of 1915. As you enter this almost barren land, you can still sense the war and heartache that once dominated the landscape, breaking the silent air. Today you will spend time at the Anzac Commemorative site, Anzac Cove, Shrapnel Valley and Beach Cemetery - home to one of Australia's most legendary soldiers, Private John Simpson. You will also visit the Kabatepe War Museum with its collection of war relics. In the afternoon, you will be at the Anzac Memorials at Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Walker’s Ridge, the Nek and the surrounding trenches. The presence of our Australian War Historians will make this a very special day!