New Zealand Memorial
Lone Pine Cemetery
The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale
06 : 00 / 06:30 Depart from Istanbul and drive to Gallipoli (approx 5 hours).On the way,stop for breakfast.Upon arrival to Eceabat,have lunch then start to visit Anzac Cove,the site of the famous battle between Allied and Turkish troops where heavy casualties were suffered on both sides.See the Turkish and Allied Trenches at Jonston’s Jolly.
See The Nek, a narrow stretch of ridge in the battelfield on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, site of one of New Zealand’s epic stands on the Gallipoli peninsula in August 1915.
There will also be a visit to Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial named after the solitary pine tree that grew here.The beautiful landscape and quiet atmosphere of the site hide its horrific past.On the memorial, you will find the names of 4221 Australian and 709 New Zealand soldiers who have unknown graves.
Hotel pickup and drop off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Tips to Guide
A moving experience. I'm a Kiwi with some strong family connections to Gallipoli. This tour was something I had been looking forward to for many years. Definitely recommended.
Fantastic tour with a wonderful and very knowledgeable tour guide. The day was long but the overall experience was well worth the time and cost. Good value for money. Would recommend to anyone.
My mother and I went to Gallipoli with the express purpose of visiting a family member buried at Lone Pine. Our Turkish guide was the most respectful person we had come across in a long time. Although we only had 20 minutes at the Lone Pine Cemetery at no time were we given the rush and the other people on our tour shared our moment as we laid flowers and a flag. The day was a very long 18 hours 10 hours in traveling time but worth every dollar and hour, especially if you are an Aussie. I would definitely recommend this trip as a must do!
Amazing experience!!!!! The tour guide was fantastic and full of so much information. The tour itself was excellent - a great way to fully understand the Anzac experience.