Gallipoli Tour May 2019

General Information

Battle Honours Australia (BHA) is conducting a tour of Gallipoli in May 2019 by joining the UK Gallipoli Association’s annual tour to the peninsula, to be managed by Battle Honours UK (BHL).

The BHA tour commences in Istanbul on Friday 3rd May and ends in Istanbul on Saturday 11th May.  Peter Sweeney and Ron Lyons, joint owners of Battle Honours Australia (BHA), will escort clients from Sydney.

Ron and Peter, both associate members of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides (UK), will be part of the BHL guiding team on the ground. 

BHA Flights

Peter and Ron will be travelling on the following Singapore Airlines flights.

Flight

Day

Date

From/To

Depart

Arrive

SQ222

Thu

02MAY

SYDSIN 

1500

2120

SQ392

Fri

03MAY

SINIST 

0145

0745

SQ391

Sat

11MAY

ISTSIN 

1330

0500 12MAY

SQ241

Sun

12MAY

SINSYD 

0710

1650

 

BHA’s travel agent is Alison Garland of Journeys Unlimited, mob 0412 417 416, e-mail alison@journeysunlimited.com.au.  Alison will book the same flights for clients wishing to travel with Ron and Peter.  Alison can arrange any onwards bookings for those clients who do not wish to return to Sydney immediately at the end of the Gallipoli tour.  Please contact Alison directly for bookings.

Clients have the option of making flight arrangements through their own travel agent if they wish but will be responsible for arranging their own airport transfer to the Armada Hotel in the Sultanahmet District, Istanbul.

Itinerary

The tour starts on Friday 3rd May from the Armada Hotel in Sultanahmet, Istanbul, http://www.armadahotel.com.tr .  We will drop our bags at the hotel mid-morning after transferring from Istanbul airport.

The tour includes all coach and mini bus travel, ferry crossings, bed & breakfast and lunch.  Accommodation is on a twin share basis.  Dinner is not provided so as to encourage our clients to discover eateries of all kinds and meet the locals, who are very friendly and welcoming.

Day

Date

Activity

Location

Notes

Thu

2 May

Fly SAL Syd-Sin-Ist

Istanbul

BHA group Stay 2 nights Armada Hotel Sultanamet

Fri

3 May

Day bus tour Istanbul

Istanbul

BHA group

Sat

4 May

Bus down to Kilitbahir, ferry to Canakkale

Canakkale

BHA group check into Anzac Hotel ahead of Gallipoli Assoc group from IST

Sun

5 May

BHL Tour

see www.battle-honours.ed

‘The Tours’

Canakkale

Combined groups, ferry then mini bus to battlefield sites each day, returning late afternoon to hotel, evening meal own arrangements

Mon

6 May

Tue

7 May

Wed

8 May

Thu

9 May

Fri

10 May

Bus to Istanbul

Istanbul

Gallipoli Assoc group fly IST-LON

BHA group stays o/n airport hotel

Sat

11 May

Fly SAL Ist -Sin - Syd

 

BHA group fly home

Sun

12 May

Arrive Syd

Sydney

 

Hotels

The BHA group will be staying at the following hotels:

Date

Location

Hotel

Web

3rd & 4th May

Istanbul

Armada Hotel Sultanahmet

www.armadahotel.com.tr

5th to 9th May

Çanakkale

Grand Anzac Hotel

www.anzachotel.com

10th May

Istanbul

Airport Hotel tba

 

Friday 3rd May – Short Tour of Istanbul

The tour visits the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, the Hagia Sophia, returning to the hotel for check-in and drinks hosted by BHA.

Saturday 4th May - Day Tour of Istanbul

A full day tour of Istanbul -

  • starts at the Topkapi Palace, which was the main palace of the Ottoman Sultans until 1856 and many famous exhibitions are housed there;
  • then a ninety-minute cruise on the Bosphorus, the waterway linking the Sea of Mamara with the Black Sea;
  • after lunch, The Church of Chora one of the oldest and most important churches in the city - - representing fascinating wall paintings which tell the life of Christ in historical order;
  • ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar, the largest bazaar in the world with 52 small streets and more than 4,000 shops.

Cost & Payments

The cost per person is $A3,000 excluding airfares.  A single supplement price is available on application.  The $A is subject to change with currency fluctuations.

Payment for flights only is to be made either direct to Journey’s Unlimited or, if arranging your own flights, your travel agent.

Payment for the tour is to be made direct to Battle Honours Australia Pty Ltd as per:

          28th February 2019       Deposit        $750

          22nd March 2019           Balance    $2,250

Registration of Interest

Simply tell us of your interest in the BHA 2019 Gallipoli Tour via:

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