kenancelikBoronia Travel Centre can also arrange a one day private tour of the battlefields, guided by Lecturer Kenan Çelik OAM, the world-renowned Turkish expert on the Gallipoli Campaign. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting to know about the military history on the Gallipoli battlefields, and the ancient cities of Troy and Assos.

In 2000, Kenan was awarded the Order of Australia, our highest civil honour, by the Australian government in recognition of his services to Australian history, becoming the first Turkish citizen to receive this award.


“No-one knows the peninsula and the battle stories better than Kenan and it was a privilege to spend an afternoon with him. We gained a much better understanding about what happened in 1915 from his knowledge and experience.”
Peter Blunden, Managing Director, Herald and Weekly Times

“Kenan was absolutely amazing. He is just such a treasure, so humble and so knowledgeable. It was honestly one of the best things we’ve ever done. It was great to watch all of the tour busses schlep the “sheep” on and off to all of the major attractions, while we had Kanan take us to all of the real sites and explain everything in detail. We came away with a great understanding of the conflict, especially from the Turkish point of view (and in political context) which is something that I don’t think we would have got on one of the group tours.”
Clarissa Wilson, Melbourne

“The Gallipoli tour was absolutely fantastic. Transfers were prompt and courteous. Kenan was amazing – not only a wealth of knowledge on Gallipoli, but a really nice chap, and obviously very well connected. We were indeed every privileged to have him as our guide for our two tours. He made a special point to tell us what detail he knew about my family, and asked questions on what I knew. Indeed , I was most humbled when asked to sign his copy of John Hamilton’s book- Price of Valour. Thank you for all your help in organising this tour- all your work is much appreciated.”
James Throssell

Boronia Travel Centre can also assist with any Gallipoli Hotel arrangements, including car hire, plus any other requirements you may have to make your trip enjoyable and memorable.

For more information about our Gallipoli One and Two Day, Half Day and Private Tours and the experience of a lifetime, please contact us today or call 1800 035 350.

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