Gallipoli Centenary Logo8 Day Fully Escorted Battlefield Tour
From: 20 – 27 April 2017
Fully Inclusive at $3,650 share twin* per person
(Land package only)
Single Supplements are available at $495

Boronia Travel Centre invites you to take a rare journey through time and retrace the footsteps of Australian soldiers and Turks who fought and died on the Gallipoli battlefields.

From the hauntingly beautiful ridges, valleys and beaches of the Gallipoli Peninsula to attending the emotional Anzac Day Dawn Service where history was made, our expert military historian will share their unique expertise and authoritative knowledge to guide you extraordinary battlefield tour and the journey of a lifetime.

Your tour of the Gallipoli battlefields has been designed as an educational experience with plenty of sightseeing involved. It is also very well paced, so you spend less time travelling and more time experiencing the range of activities and events to make you enjoy every part of your holiday experience.

You will also get exclusive access to a vast array of documentation, maps, films and photographs of Gallipoli from the archives of the Australian War Memorial to enhance your experience and ensure you a wonderful and memorable tour.

You’ll be staying at the centrally located Kum Hotel on the Gallipoli Peninsula, which is only 10 minutes south of Anzac Cove and the areas most visited by Australians at Gallipoli. The staff are always friendly and the rooms have been equipped with all the modern facilities to help enjoy your stay.

6 Reasons Why Our Gallipoli in Depth Tour is the Most Premium Available

There are so many advantages to book with Boronia Travel Centre when travelling to Gallipoli for Anzac Day 2017, which include:

  1. We have Australia’s most experienced battlefield historians / curator guides.
  2. You will stay 5 nights to gain the most knowledge and understanding of the Gallipoli campaign.
  3. There are no boxed, or “picnic” lunches. All meals will be in the comfort of the Kum Hotel at Gallipoli (and a chance to use the bathroom). A Boronia Travel Exclusive!
  4. You receive breakfast and lunch everyday, with 7 dinners.
  5. All major sightseeing included around Istanbul – a truly amazing city.
  6. Guaranteed early check-in for tour members arriving early into Istanbul on our Singapore Airlines group flights. Another Boronia Travel exclusive!
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  • The sights of Istanbul, where you’ll explore the city and take a guided cruise on the Bosphorus.
  • The emotional Anzac Day Dawn Service at Gallipoli and the the Australian Commemorative Service at Lone Pine.
  • Exclusive Boat Tour along the Gallipoli Coast for an unforgettable view of the valleys and ridges from the sea.
  • Guided tour of the landing at Cape Helles and Krithia Battlefields, including a short walk to Achi Baba.
  • Visit memorable sites such as Lone Pine, the Nek, and Quinn’s Post that occupy a unique place in our history.
  • Cross the famous Dardanelles to visit ruins of ancient Troy and Fort Çimenlik, with lunch at Canakkale.
  • A special Farewell Dinner has been organised with spectacular views over Istanbul to celebrate with new friends and the end of a wonderful tour.

Your Gallipoli Tour Includes:

  • Fully escorted by an experienced war historian / curator guide
  • All meals as listed on the itinerary, which have been specially selected to enable you to experience the best local cuisine.
  • All Gallipoli battlefield excursions, scenic drives and sightseeing as described in the itinerary.
  • Free Time. We understand that you might want to have a break occasionally.
  • Services of a local english speaking guide throughout your tour.
  • 5 nights premium accommodation in Gallipoli – more than any other tour operator.
  • Ground transport in deluxe air-conditioned coaches.
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Boronia Travel Centre cap, ticket wallet and luggage tags.

Extras:

  • Single Supplements are available at $495.
  • Boronia Travel Centre uses Singapore Airlines for all their Gallipoli Tours, and has access to the most competitive discounted airfares available from Australia.
  • Special group airfares are available with Singapore Airlines.
  • Upgrade airfares to business and first class available upon request.
  • Spend more time abroad with one of our many add-on holiday packages available at discounted rates. AWM tour member discounts available.
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Meals Included: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 1, 20 April – For those members travelling on our group flights you will be met by our local guide at Istanbul Ataturk Airport and transferred to the hotel in the heart of the Old City. For those arriving independently, we can arrange a private transfer to the hotel. This afternoon embark on a cruise along the Bosphorus, seeing beautiful Mosques, Palaces and historic timber houses on both the European and Asian shoreline. Tonight join your fellow tour members for a welcome dinner at the hotel. L D
Overnight: Kent Hotel, Istanbul

Day 2, 21 April – This morning travel by coach to Gallipoli with lunch upon arrival at our seaside hotel, conveniently located 10 minutes from Anzac Cove. Afterwards drive along the coast for our first visit of the landing beaches, stop at Ari Burnu cemetery, where the Dawn Service was held until 2000 and Beach cemetery, where the grave of John Simpson Kirkpatrick “the man with the donkey” rests. Take in the stunning view of Plugge’s Plateau, the Sphinx and finish with a stop at the picturesque Shrapnel Valley Cemetery. Enjoy dusk at Anzac Cove. B L D
Overnight: Kum Hotel, Gallipoli Peninsula

Day 3, 22 April – Begin today with a guided walking tour of ANZAC front line beginning at Lone Pine, the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli and the site of some of the bloodiest fighting. Continue onto Johnston’s Jolly, Steele’s and Courtney’s Posts, Quinn’s Post and the Nek, where the 3rd Light Horse Bridage made its tragic attack. Return to hotel for lunch, then tour the Anzac beaches for discussions on the landings, including a walk up to Plugge’s Plateau, to take in the sweeping views of the Sphinx and see the extent of the ANZAC position held in the first stage of the campaign. We then visit the northern area to Hill 60 and Suvla, where Hugo Throssel became the only Australian light horseman ever to won the Victoria Cross. Following dinner, attend optional film night. B L D
Overnight: Kum Hotel, Gallipoli Peninsula

Day 4, 23 April – After breakfast cross the Dardanelles for a guided tour the ancient city of Troy, return via the  Dardanos Battery gun emplacements for an overview on the naval assaults of 1915. Lunch will be in Cannakale at Yalova Restaurant by the water front, followed by a guided tour of Fort Çimenlik naval museum to see the replica of the Turkish minelayer Nusret, which laid the mines in the Dardanelles, causing so much damage to the allied navies.  B L D
Overnight: Kum Hotel, Gallipoli Peninsula

Day 5, 24 April – This morning we travel to the southern tip of the Peninsula for a guided tour of the landing at Cape Helles and Krithia Battlefields, including a short walk to Achi Baba, one of the highest points the Allied forces tried to capture. Also visit the impressive Turkish Memorial and “S” Beach at Morto Bay, and “V” Beach, the planned main British landing. Following lunch at hotel, join our exclusive boat tour of the Gallipoli coast from Anzac Cove to Suvla Bay for a panoramic view of the valleys and ridges from the sea, just as the Anzac soldiers would have seen it on the landing over 100 years ago (weather permitting), a truly unique experience, never to be forgotten! B L D
Overnight: Kum Hotel, Gallipoli Peninsula

Day 6, 25 April – ANZAC DAY. Today we commemorate the landing at Gallipoli 102 years ago. Attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Anzac Commemorative Site and later in the morning, the Australian Commemorative service at Lone Pine. Return to hotel for lunch with the remainder of day free for rest or optional guided walking tours of the battlefields (conditions permitting).  B L D
Overnight: Kum Hotel, Gallipoli Peninsula

Day 7, 26 April – Today we leave the battlefields behind returning to Istanbul. Enjoy lunch at the Armada Terrace restaurant overlooking the Sea of Marmara followed by touring the famous sights of the old city, including the Hippodrome, the beautiful Blue Mosque, with its immense interior lined with 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles and Hagia Sophia, one of the great marvels of architecture and the most important Byzantine monument in Istanbul. This evening attend our farewell dinner with unforgettable views of Istanbul by night at the Arcadia Blue Restaurant. B L D
Overnight: Kent Hotel, Istanbul       

Day 8, 27 April – Tour ends with a transfer to the airport for return flight to Australia or onward flight to other destinations.

Please Note: *Please note the tour cost is based on a minimum group size of 20 passengers, should numbers fall below 20 passengers the tour cost will vary. The above itinerary is subject to change at anytime. 

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Kent HotelKent Hotel, Istanbul 

The Kent Hotel is located at the heart of old city center, 15 minutes steps away from world famous Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern, Mosaic Museums, Islamic & Turkish Art Museum, Istanbul Archeological Museums, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and many more attractions. The 4 Star hotel offers it’s guests air conditioning, direct call facilities, LCD television with local and international satellite TV channels, minibar and hair dryer, free WI-FI internet connection, safe box in every room.


Kum HotelKum Hotel, Gallipoli Peninsula

Boronia Travel Centre is the sole Australian representative of the Kum Hotel, which has also been our home away from home ever since we began our Gallipoli tours. The beach resort style Kum Hotel is centrally located on the Gallipoli Peninsula and only 10 minutes south of Anzac Cove and the areas most visited by Australians at Gallipoli. Every room has a private bathroom, hot water, TV, heating and telephone.

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“It was a great privilege to meet with first generation descendants of Gallipoli veterans as part of my visit to the Anzac battlefields on 24 April 2015. I am writing to thank you for your role in arranging this.

I was deeply moved to meet the descendants in locations that have so much personal meaning for them. I also learned a lot about the experiences of those who fought at Gallipoli through the stories of their close family members. I am very grateful for Boronia Travel’s work in making such an experience possible.”
The Hon. Tony Abbott. MP, Prime Minister of Australia

“As one who has worked in the Travel industry I want to say that your attention to detail on all accounts was very much noticed and appreciated. Rod handled situations where our fellow passengers needed attention with quiet concern and poise and at no time would those who needed his help have felt uncomfortable. Sinam was so gentle in his ways and his knowledge, was unbelievable  Rod was like a Father figure and teacher to is all and what a wonderful choice you made with these two gentleman  We feel honoured to have been part of a great team for our experience of a lifetime tour to Gallipoli.

Your organisation of the 24th and 25th was so professional and even to where those of us who did not have a pass, were made to geel very comfortable at both the Kum Hotel and Mimosa Park. I could go on but it is easier that we give you a 10/10 and are already telling family and friends that if somebody they know wants to go to the Battlefields that they should look NO further than Boronia Travel. Very warm regards.”
Ruth Nichols

“Hi Ben, Wendy and I just wanted to congratulate Boronia staff for the expertise they showed in making our trip to Gallipoli the most memorable it could possibly be. As you know we were fortunate to be in the best group that you could have put together. You may have called us Grey Group but more Platinum to us. We are interested in going to do a Western Front tour but not till Mid 2017 so please keep us informed. Thank you again.”
Allan & Wendy Kemp

“Hello John, now that I have returned home after a fabulous trip to attend the Gallipoli 2015 services I want to thank you most sincerely for all that you, your family and staff members provided over the duration of the tour.

The incredible amount of work and detail showed in the most meticulous arrangements which you made and each of us who travelled in the various Boronia groups were indeed very blessed.

Thank you specifically for the arrangements you made for Anzac Day itself and for the incredible farewell dinner. This was a trip to remember and I was indeed fortunate to be part of one of your groups. With every good wish.”
Bryan Nicholls

“Dear John, the bags are unpacked, the washing and ironing is done. It’s now time to say thank you to all the members of Boronia Travel for such wonderful arrangements for my recent trip to Galipoli. One can only start to imagine the “behind the scenes’ work that went into such a mammoth task to get everyone to their appointed hotels and travel arrangements. God bless you all. Until we meet again. P.S. I had to give a short talk to our War Widows today and all were very impressed with the jackets and blankets you provided.”
Hazel Donald

“Hi Ben, from Ruth and I our sincere thanks for a great trip. We enjoyed it all and our two guides were simply brilliant. We had a good time in Singapore as well and the package was great. Boronia did a wonderful job of organising and the care and concern for those who had problems along the way never went unnoticed. Thank you again and if we hear of anyone thinking of going to Gallipoli we will have no problem in recommending you guys.”
Gary and Ruth

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