Lone Pine on Anzac Day Cruise at Gallipoli 2015

In 2015 you will have a once in a lifetime chance to be touring on a cruise ship heading to Gallipoli for the 100th year commemoration of ANZAC day. The face is of Private Leslie John Langdon, 11th Battalion, killed in action 25 April, 1915.

10 days

Gallipoli-2015
Epic Cruise

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Tour Overview

10 day cruise

Visiting - Athens, Ephesus, Lemnos, Canakkale, Gallipoli Battlefields, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Troy, AE2 Submarine site, Istanbul

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Gallipoli Experts Onboard - Dr John Basarin, Dr Kevin Fewster, Dr Carol Scott, Brad Manera, meet the experts

The soldiers of Gallipoli have passed into legend. Learn their story. Follow their footsteps. Remember their sacrifice.

Gallipoli 2015 offers you a truly exceptional travel experience. A glimpse into history to discover legends beyond the battlefields.

Board an opulent cruise ship and set sail upon the South Aegean, just as the Athenian, Spartan and Allied armadas have done. Explore the legendary ancient city of Ephesus for a glimpse of life as the ancient Greeks and Romans lived. Re-enact the 1915 voyage to Anzac Cove, departing the Greek island of Lemnos like the first ANZACs. Cruise the majestic Sea of Marmara where Australia’s AE2 Submarine lies, awaiting her final destiny, and pay homage at the watery grave.

Walk in the footprints of time as you enjoy the distinctive insights of noted international experts. Gain insight into ancient cultures, battles old and new, the Turkish Gallipoli story and intriguing links between the battlefields and legends beyond. Share the unforgettable moment as dawn breaks over Anzac Cove, immersed in the solemn recollection of 100 years. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the proud Gallipoli tradition and participate in Anzac Centenary commemorations.

Infused with the perception of over 20 years tour design experience, Gallipoli-2015 Epic Cruise is a sumptuous blend of tribute and luxury. A simply unmissable opportunity.

Arrive Depart
Sat 18th April Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Guest Embarkation
17:00 Athens to Kusadasi
Sun 19th April Kusadasi, Turkey
Ephesus Tour
08:00 22:30 Excursion: Ephesus
Mon 20th April Myrina, Lemnos, Greece
Anzac Cove
12:00
03:00
21:00
05:30
Day in Lemnos
 
Tue 21st April Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey
Gallipoli Battlefields
08:30 Excursion: Gallipoli Battlefields
Wed 22nd April Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey
Battlefield Highlights
Excursion: Gallipoli Battlefields
Thu 23rd April Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey Children’s Day in Canakkale
Fri 24th April Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey
Tour of site of Troy
22:00 Excursion: Troy
Sat 25th April Anzac Dawn Service
Kepez or Canakkale
AE2 Commemoration en-route Istanbul
02:00
12:00
20:30
07:30
16:00
22:30
Dawn Service
AE2 Commemoration
Sun 26th April Istanbul, Turkey
Gallipoli Anniversary Ball
07:00 Excursion: Istanbul
Mon 27th April Istanbul, Turkey
Guest Disembarkation
10:00 Disembarkation
Gallipoli-2015 Cruise Map

Embark in Athens

Day 1
Saturday 18 April, 2015
dinner

Arrive Athens and board Azamara Journey in the historic Port of Pireaus. Today’s cabin allocation is followed by a stylish evening cocktail function.

Ephesus

Day 2
Sunday 19 April, 2015
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Once a formidable Athenian ally, Ephesus was also a great cultural centre. Walk its 2,000 year old streets, visit the Celsus library and take a seat in the remarkably intact amphitheatre.

AE2, the Australian Submarine - Epic Gallipoli Cruise

Lemnos

Day 3
Monday 20 April, 2015
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Cruise the Aegean Sea’s pristine sapphire waters en-route to Lemnos. ANZAC troops began their Gallipoli journey from this island and returned depleted for the subdued Christmas of 1915.

Lemnos to Gallipoli

Day 4
Tuesday 21 April, 2015
breakfast, lunch & dinner
gallipoli cruise battlefields map small - Epic Gallipoli Cruise

From midnight, a minute-by-minute re-enactment of the ANZAC soldiers voyage from Lemnos to Gallipoli. Visit the evocative battlefield destinations Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair.

Gallipoli Battlefields Pilgrimage

Day 5
Wednesday 22 April, 2015
breakfast, lunch & dinner

An immersive battlefield pilgrimage continues with the Turkish narrative and visits to British and French areas at Gallipoli. By the end of today the fabric of a complete story will have been woven.

Canakkale Naval Museum - Epic Gallipoli Cruise

Children's Day & Naval Museum, Canakkale

Day 6
Thursday 23 April, 2015
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Embrace a joyous haze of dance and music as VIP guests at the spectacular Children’s Day festivities in Canakkale. An afternoon visit to Canakkale Military Museum includes the site where HMS Queen Elizabeth’s 15” shell landed without exploding.

Gallipoli Turkish Memorial - Epic Gallipoli Cruise

Troy

Day 7
Friday 24 April, 2015
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Indulge a passion for culture in the nearby ruins of Troy, and uncover secret links between Priam’s celebrated kingdom and Gallipoli. A relaxed afternoon ahead of Anzac Day.

ANZAC Day

Day 8
Saturday 25 April, 2015
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Anzac Day arrangements in detail.

Pay your respects as a lone bugle sounds and the shadows of 100 years loom against the breaking dawn sun. At anchor or adrift a safe distance off Anzac Cove, as directed by Turkish authorities, passengers remaining aboard may take part in a dignified Dawn Service and live broadcast of proceedings ashore. Ballot ticket holders will be transferred to and from the vessel to attend official commemorations. View Anzac Day arrangements

Lay a floating wreath where Australia’s AE2 Submarine lies in the Sea of Marmara’s hidden depths en route to Istanbul this afternoon.

The Dawn Service at Anzac Cove - Epic Gallipoli Cruise

Important information about 2015 Anzac Day Commemorations

Gallipoli-2015 plans to enable all passengers to share the Anzac Spirit and enjoy the once-in-a life time event you came for. There are three options for participating in centenary celebrations:

  1. Will leave the cruise ship late evening on 24th April at Canakkale port and travel by bus to the Gallipoli Peninsula ceremony site. After the Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair ceremonies on 25 April, passengers will return to the cruise ship by bus. The chance of very cold and wet weather should be considered by all on land commemoration attendees.

  2. Will leave the cruise ship late evening on 24th April at Canakkale port and travel by bus attend the independent Dawn Service, to be held at a location of special ANZAC significance within Gallipoli National Park. Following a big-screen broadcast of official proceedings on 25 April, passengers will enjoy a gunfire breakfast and return to the cruise ship by bus.

  3. Will remain aboard the cruise ship, that will sail to Anzac Cove late on 24th April and anchor offshore. On land commemorations will be observed utilising the latest communications technology from within the comfort of the ship. After the ceremonies, the cruise ship will collect returning passengers at Canakkale port, en-route to Istanbul.

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Istanbul

Day 9
Sunday 26 April, 2015
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Achieve the ANZAC’s goal to conquer Istanbul. Explore the old city’s charming winding lanes and dramatic monuments, including World Heritage listed Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque - Epic Gallipoli Cruise the mesmerising Blue Mosque and lavish Topkapi Palace. An elegant black tie ball concludes the cruise.

Optional Tours Departure

Day 10
Monday 27 April, 2015
breakfast

Bid friends and fellow travellers farewell. Depart for home or the promise of new horizons on an extension tour.

Inside the Aya Sofya - Epic Gallipoli Cruise

What's included

  • 9 nights accommodation onboard cruise ship
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Luxury cruise ship, Azamara Journey
  • Gallipoli experts team
  • All tours as per itinerary
  • Entry fees to all museums in the itinerary
  • National Park entry & guiding fees
  • Professional local tour guides
  • House wine, specialty coffees and teas

Available on request

  • International Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers (Meet & Greet)
  • Single room surcharge
  • Pre and post tour programs

Gallipoli Experts Onboard

The Gallipoli-2015 10 day/9 night Anzac themed cruise departs Athens Saturday 18 April, 2015. Passengers disembark in Istanbul on Monday 27 April, 2015.

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