Hi “Fellow Pigs”,
For some time now, a group of us in WA have been working on arranging a tour to Gallipoli and Lone Pine in August 2015 to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Lone Pine that involved the 7th Bn AIF. During this battle 4 members of the 7th Bn were awarded the Victoria Cross. We have made contact with a number of the descendants/family of the 4 Victoria Cross recipients and all have been very receptive and appreciative of what we are trying to arrange. Two have already signed on for the tour and others are still considering joining us.
We will be proposing two tours, as follows:
Option 1 – Short Tour
This tour is for 6 nights, meeting in Istanbul and staying three nights from the 2nd – 4th Aug, followed by two nights at Gallipoli from the 5th – 6th Aug, then return to Istanbul 7th Aug. During our time at Gallipoli, we will attend a service at the Lone Pine cemetery on 6th Aug to commemorate the commencement of the battle. This will be followed by a visit to The Nek cemetery on the morning of 7th Aug, to pay tribute to the heroic Light Horse charges, which took place exactly 100 years ago.
Option 2 – Long Tour
This tour includes all of the short tour above, but instead of returning to Istanbul on 7th Aug, the tour will continue on for another eleven nights, visiting many of the attractions that abound in Turkey, returning to Istanbul on 18th Aug.
From there, options will be available for people to venture further afield, either before or after the Gallipoli tours if they wish.
Indicative prices are from:
Long Tour $2,235 land only $4,565 including airfares
Short Tour $1,290 land only $3,620 including airfares
For more information, including a full itinerary, click on the link below.
VERY IMPORTANT. Expressions of interest must be lodged by 31st Oct, by either contacting the Travel Agent as follows:
Maxiema Lager on (08) 93825044 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ian McNee on (08) 92279845 or email@example.com
Steve Chamarette on (08) 92421865 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff Murray on (08) 94483109 or email@example.com
To download a brochure on the tour click here