Yachting Land Adventure

The Battlefields of Gallipoli

Follow in the footsteps of the ANZAC troops, discovering one of the most moving sites in Turkey on this excursion to Gallipoli’s WWI battlefields.

The Gallipoli battle was one of the bloodiest conflicts of World War I that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula, from 17 February 1915 to 9 January 1916. Meet your guide at the port and drive to the local ferry station where you will cross to the European side of the Dardanelles. To honor the 250,000 soldiers who lost their lives at Gelibolu (Gallipoli), the peninsula was turned into the Gelibolu Historic National Park. It includes memorial monuments and the Ariburnu Cliffs. The beauty of the green hills, sandy beaches and blue waters provides an honored resting place for the soldiers who bravely fought and died in this historical battle in 1915.

Today, you’ll see both the Anzac and Cape Helles sectors of the Peninsula. During the tour, you will visit Brighton Beach, the intended landing place, Seddul Bahir and English Memorial. You will also view the Turkish Memorial, the Beach Cemetery on the southern tip of Anzac Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Lone Pine Australian Memory, Johnston's Jolly and the French Memorial on route. A refreshment stop will be made at a local hotel on your way to ferry station. Upon arrival, re-embark the local ferry and cruise to Canakkale city center, and drive back to the ship.

Notes: Flat, comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Also bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli)

Duration: 5.5 hours

Price: 179 USD