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Gallipoli 2015: New Turkey Expeditions Timed with Anzac Centenary Commemorations

April 15, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Archaeological and cultural tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels has announced three expert-led tours of Turkey, each timed to coincide with next year’s centenary commemorations at Gallipoli.

The tours have been released early for centenary travellers and have been specially scheduled to operate before or after the official Anzac Day service on April 25, 2015.

They include an in-depth exploration of Istanbul, an expedition in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, and a walking and sailing journey aboard a traditional Turkish gulet.

Archaeologist Peter Sommer said the tours were ideal for anyone who wanted to delve deeper into Turkey’s extraordinary history as part of their Gallipoli pilgrimage.

“Turkey’s role in some of the pivotal events of World War I will come into stark focus during the Gallipoli centenary,” Peter Sommer said. “We’ve created a choice of tours that provide not only an insight into the land in which these events took place, but also an understanding of the much wider history of conquests and empires that helped shape modern Turkey.”

Hosted by expert archaeologists and historians, the three tours have been designed as add-ons to travellers’ own Gallipoli arrangements, regardless of whether they attend official Anzac Day events:

  • Exploring Istanbul – an eight-day focus on the former Constantinople, including world-famous sites like the Topkapı Palace, Haghia Sofia and Blue Mosque, as well as lesser-known wonders that other visitors rarely encounter. April 15 to 23, 2015. £2195* per person twin share (approx A$3925). 
  • Walking and Cruising Western Lycia – an eight-day journey that combines walks along some of the most scenic stretches of the Lycian Way with a sailing expedition aboard a traditional gulet amid the spectacular scenery of Turkey’s southern shores. April 28 to May 5, 2015. From £1995* per person twin share (approx A$3570).  

The three itineraries are among dozens of different tours and gulet cruises offered by Peter Sommer Travels, exploring ancient sites and spectacular scenery across Turkey, Greece and Italy.

Catering for no more than 18 people, each tour is hosted by an expert guide from fields including archaeology, ancient history, the arts, the classics and cuisine. They provide a fascinating insight into ancient lands while offering a chance to enjoy the magnificent culture, scenery, food and wine of the Mediterranean.

For full details and bookings contact Peter Sommer Travels in the UK on 0011 44 1600 888 220, email or visit

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