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Private Helles Gallipoli Tour From Eceabat, Canakkale

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Eceabat, Turkey
Private Helles Gallipoli Tour From Eceabat, Canakkale

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Delve deeper into World War I’s 1915 Gallipoli campaign with a private 5-hour tour of the peninsula’s Cape Helles area from Eceabat. It was here that British and French forces landed to coincide with the more famous landings further north. Learn about the campaign, and visit landing and combat sites, including V and W Beach, and memorials and cemeteries. Assistance in finding individual graves, plus lunch, transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private 5-hour Gallipoli Helles tour from Eceabat near Canakkale
  • Tour the key sites of the Helles offensive during the WWI Gallipoli campaign
  • Visit the landing beaches of Morto Bay, V Beach, and W Beach
  • Stand on Achi Baba hill and visit the Helles Memorial and other memorials and cemeteries
  • Private transport, lunch, and Eceabat hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Personalized attention from a private driver-guide
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4/26/2020 - 6/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
After pickup from your Eceabat hotel, travel through countryside to the village of Alcitepe, to the south of the Gallipoli peninsula. Before your tour, if you are keen to find a particular war grave in the area, let the local tour supplier know: they may be able to help in locating it.

On route, hear interesting background to the WWI 1915 Gallipoli campaign, learning about the landings of British and French troops on the southern part of the peninsula. Timed to coincide with the arrival of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) forces further north, the landings were made on several beaches, including the codenamed S, V, W, X, and Y, around Cape Helles, the peninsula’s southern tip.

On arrival at Alcitepe, known as Krithia at the time, visit Achi Baba hill, where the Turks maintained their main defensive line. Then, visit the Redoubt Cemetery, home to over 2,000 graves, and so-called after the Turkish forts across the peninsula that ultimately prevented the Allies' advance.

Visit Skew Bridge Cemetery, the Turkish Memorial, French Memorial, and Seddulbahir, and see the grave of Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie, awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his bravery.

Stand at Morto Bay, V Beach, and W Beach, where the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers landed and cut through wire fences and trenches to reach the cliff edge, and pay your respects at V Beach Cemetery and W Beach cemetery.

Other stops include the Pink Farm and Twelve Tree Copse cemeteries, the New Zealand Memorial, and the Helles Memorial, where a massive obelisk commemorates the whole Gallipoli campaign and the over 20,000 fallen Commonwealth servicemen with no known grave.

After your explorations, have lunch a local restaurant and then return to Eceabat, where your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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