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Battlefield Travel To Turkey Tipped To Continue With Centenary Of Lone Pine And The Nek Fast Approaching

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Lone_Pine_trench_6_August_1915 (3)Following the centenary of Anzac Day – which saw thousands of Australian flock to Gallipoli – interest in Turkey and the battlefields of Gallipoli has never been stronger. To commemorate some of the most famous and tragic battles in the Gallipoli campaign – which took place from April to December 1915 – Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours has designed a special, eight day centenary tour taking in the sights of Istanbul, Ancient Troy and Gallipoli including moving Commemorative Services for the Battles of Lone Pine and The Nek.

“The four day Battle of Lone Pine saw some of the fiercest fighting in Australia’s military history – resulting in more than 2,000 Anzac casualties and seven Australians being awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery. The Battle of The Nek was one of tragic loss – with four waves of Australian light horsemen ordered to charge in what was ultimately a suicide mission against the massed Turkish machine guns and rifles,” said Mr Peter Smith, General Manager, McLachlan Tours.

Lone Pine trench

Lone Pine trench

“Our Lone Pine and the Nek Centenary Tour provides an important opportunity for Australians to walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs one hundred years on, in the location where the Anzac legend was born, but without the crowds who were in attendance on April 25.”

MMBT today announced the final release of remaining seats on this its 2015 Lone Pine and The Nek Centenary Tour.

Mat McLachlan, founder of Mat McLachlan Battlfield Tours guides Australian battlfield pilgrims - including school children - around the  Gallipoli (Shrapnel Valley).

Mat McLachlan, founder of Mat McLachlan Battlfield Tours guides Australian battlfield pilgrims – including school children – around the  Gallipoli (Shrapnel Valley).


  • 8 Nights, 1 – 9 August 2015
  • Commences and concludes in Istanbul, Turkey

Tour Itinerary includes:

  • Five nights in the Gallipoli region – including Anzac Cove, North Beach, Lone Pine, Helles, Suvla and Ancient Troy
  • Three nights’ in Istanbul taking in all key highlights
  • Attendance at moving Commemorative Services at Lone Pine and The Nek
  • Guided commentary from an unrivalled team of expert battlefield historians
  • First-class air-conditioned coach travel and hotel porterage
  • Welcome drink, breakfast daily, four lunches and seven dinners – including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Copy of Mat McLachlan’s definite book Gallipoli: The Battlefield Guide.
Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Packages: $3147 per person, twin share. Single supplements available, visit: http://www.battlefields.com.au/index.php/tours/72  

Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours (MMBT) is fully accredited with the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) and is a member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). MMBT can customise battlefield itineraries for travel agents’ clients anywhere in the world.

For further information on Battlefield Tours, visit www.battlefields.com.au

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