In Their Footsteps
Eceabat - Anzac Sector - Eceabat
- This is a one day walking tour over the battlefield of the Anzac sector, starting from the beach where the first men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at dawn on April 25, following their advance along original trails into the hills above the coast and all along the front line where they were halted by the defending Turkish forces.
- The sites visited on our tour are:
- Ariburnu Cemetery, located on the northern end of Anzac Cove and the point where the first Australian soldiers landed at dawn on April 25, 1915.
- Anzac Cove, the beach where most Allied soldiers came ashore and which served as the main base for the Allied troops in the sector throughout the campaign.
- Hell Spit Cemetery at the southern end of the cove, the last resting place of John Simpson Kirkpatrick, the stretcher bearer known as the Man with the Donkey.
- Shrapnel Gully, the winding valley that runs from the coast up to behind the New Zealand and Australian front lines, the route many took to reach the front lines.
- Lone Pine, site of the Australian memorial and scene of heavy fighting on April 25 and throughout the campaign, especially in August.
- Johnston’s Jolly, a plateau to the north of Lone Pine laced with a maze of original tunnels and trenches.
- The Nek, site of the famous charge by men of the Australian Light Horse depicted in the movie Gallipoli
- Chunuk Bair, location of the New Zealand Memorial, built on the hill taken by the New Zealanders during the August offensive, and the highest point captured during the entire campaign.
- In the warmer months of the year, guests have the option of returning to the coast by bus and swimming over the wreck of the Milo, a British ship sunk during the campaign, before returning to Eceabat
- Advice for visitors
- While moderately easy, this walk does involve some climbing, with part of the route following dirt tracks and walking trails as we move from the coast up into the hills where the front lines lay. It is advised that solid shoes be worn, and that guests bring a hat and carry adequate water with them, as temperatures can be hot, especially in the summer months. In the warmer months, the tour can be rounded off with a swim close to Anzac Cove, so guests are advised to bring a costume with them.
- All transportation in A/C 'NO - SMOKING' vehicle
- Pick-up and drop-off service from/to hotel
- Lunch Pack
- Professional English Speaking Guide
- Personal Expenses
- Tips for the guide and driver
- Anything specified as included