The Australian Battlefields of WWI – Turkey, France and Belgium Tours & Travel | September 2021

13 Days
Category:
  • Anzac-memorial-Turkey
  • View-of-escarpment-Galipoli-Turkey
  • Hand-knotted-rugs-in-Turkey
  • Harbourside-boats-Turkey
  • Trojan-horse-Canakkale-Turkey
  • Turkish pizza and salad
  • Turkish-bread-vendor
  • Handmade-wares-in-market-Turkey
  • Australian-WWI-cemetery-Villers-Bretonneux-Somme
  • Embankment-at-Amiens-France

Blue Dot Travel is proud to present a once-in-a-lifetime tour, taking in Gallipoli and the iconic battlefields of The Western Front in France and Belgium. It also features liberal sightseeing in Istanbul and historical townships along the way. Joining the tour as expert commentator is Major General Paul Irving (retired). Paul has a deep interest in military history having commanded both the 8th Brigade (which fought in the Battle of Fromelles) and the 2nd Division that fought at Gallipoli and the Western Front. He has visited the battlefield sites at Gallipoli and the Western Front on a number of occasions. Paul will help you explore the rich history of the Australian diggers’
involvement in the Great War or “the war to end all wars”, where the
Anzac legend was born. With him, you will visit the places which helped form our nation’s heritage, including major sites on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and at Fromelles in France, where the Australians suffered what is still today, the darkest day in our military history. We’ll also visit Peronne, Hamel, Pozieres and Mont St Quentin – considered by many as Australia’s greatest battle victory.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Visit the places that are etched in Australia’s WWI history
  2. A mix of military history – with some additional cultural travel experiences
  3. Istanbul – one of the great cities of the world, where East meets West
  4. The landing site of ANZAC Cove – a spiritual place for all Australians
  5. The Somme and Flanders regions with its museums, memorials, villages and towns
DEPARTURE DATE
1 Sep 2021
DURATION 13 days
TOUR COST $9,490
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,280 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
All tipping including drivers and guides
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
    • No more than 16 clients on any trip
    • Land only packages available
    • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
    • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
    • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $500 and a completed booking form is required

Join Major General Paul Irving (retired) as we walk in our Anzacs’ footsteps on Australia’s major WWI battlefields in Turkey, France, and Belgium.

Blue Dot Travel is proud to present a once-in-a-lifetime tour, taking in Gallipoli and the iconic battlefields of The Western Front in France and Belgium. It also features liberal sightseeing in Istanbul and historical townships along the way. Joining the tour as expert commentator is Major General Paul Irving (retired).

Paul has a deep interest in military history having commanded both the 8th Brigade (which fought in the Battle of Fromelles) and the 2nd Division that fought at Gallipoli and the Western Front. He has visited the battlefield sites at Gallipoli and the Western Front on a number of occasions. Paul will help you explore the rich history of the Australian Digger’s
involvement in the Great War or “the war to end all wars”, where the
Anzac legend was born. With him, you will visit the places which helped
form our nation’s heritage, including the major sites on the Gallipoli
Peninsula in Turkey and at Fromelles in France, where the Australians suffered what is still today, the darkest day in our military history. We’ll also visit Peronne, Hamel, Pozieres, and Mont St Quentin - considered by many - as Australia’s greatest battle victory.

We have carefully blended the itinerary to give a “snap-shot” of Australia’s military action in Gallipoli and the Western Front, focusing on our major WWI battles, while ensuring there is ample time to enjoy the incomparable delights of Istanbul and many other places of interest!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    1. Visit the places that are etched in Australia’s WWI history
    2. A mix of military history – with some additional cultural travel experiences
    3. Istanbul – one of the great cities of the world, where East meets West
    4. The landing site of ANZAC Cove – a spiritual place for all Australians
    5. The Somme and Flanders regions with its museums, memorials, villages and towns