World War 1
2012 On the Trail of the Irish Soldier in Gallipoli
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The Cost of this tour is E799 +Tax Payable to Joe Walsh Tours
Tours & Excursions
We will visit the Battlefields, the Cemeteries and the Museums associated with each battle. This tour is guided by Colonel Dick Heaslip, the Irish authority on the Irish soldier in World War I. It is designed to facilitate those who wish to study the battles, the Irish involvement, to remember the fallen and to visit the graves and memorials, especially of relatives. Joe Walsh Tours Military & Heritage Tours cater for both the ‘first timers’ and experts. If you have a particular grave or memorial you wish to visit please inform us in advance and we will do our best to facilitate you and to allow you to lay a personal wreath. If there is an individual soldier and you want to know where he fought please tell us in advance.
Transport & Accommodation
Return flights from Dublin to Istanbul
2 night's accommodation in the 4 star Orka Royal Hotel Istanbul or similar on a B&B basis
4 night's accommodation in Park Eceabat Hotel or similar on a B&B basis
Luxury air-conditioned coach throughout the duration of the tour
The assistance of Captain Donal Buckley on behalf of Joe Walsh Tours
Entrances Fees to all sites and museums
Dinner (one) in the Flower Passage in Istanbul
Day 1 Fly Dublin - Istanbul and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 Transfer by coach to Eceabat on the Dardanelles. Check-in to the hotel and then visit the Kilitbahir Castle and Forts at the Narrows to study the Naval Operation.
Day 3 Cape Helles Sector, Visit Kilitbahir, Turkish Cemetery, S Beach & Turkish Memorial, French Cemetery & Memorial, V Beach (Landing of the Dublins and Munsters) & Helles Memorial, W & X Beaches, Gully Ravine & Achi Baba (the Objective).
Day 4 Anzac & Suvla Sector, Kilye Cove, Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, North Beach, Kabatepe Plugges Plateau, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, Courtney & Steeles, German Officers, Quinns Post, Walkers Ridge & The Nek, Baby 700, Chunuk Bair & Hill 971, Rhododendron Spur.
Day 5 Suvla Sector. Fishermans Hut, Lala Baba, Nibrunesi Point, Hill 10, Suvla Point, Kirec Tepe, Chocolate and Green Hill, Scimitar Hill, Anafarta guns, Buyuk Anafarta and Bigali Village
Day 6 Early Check and coach to Istanbul. Visit the Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Check in the Orka Royal Hotel & Dinner at the Flower passage.
Day 7 Transfer to the Airport for return flight
Please note the programme may be adjusted to suit people who have a particular place or memorial to visit.
Travel insurance available on request
Prices are per person sharing twin/double rooms with facilities
Travel insurance is optional as per details above
Price includes entry fees to museums and historic sites as per itinerary
Prices are exclusive of taxes and charges
Single rooms are on request at a supplement of E40 per night
A non-refundable deposit of E200 is required for booking
Tour is subject to minimum of 20 passengers to operate