Travellers who are anxious to visit Gallipoli during its centennial year have a chance to pay their respects at the official August Offensive ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine on 6 August 2015. Fez Travel is proud to announce three itineraries of varying lengths, which include attendance at the August Offensive ceremony. This provides a great alternative for travellers who missed getting a ticket in the ballot run by the Australian government for attendance at the ANZAC Day centenary Dawn Service. Fez is also offering specialist Battlefields tours and a tour visiting Gallipoli on Remembrance Day as part of its Gallipoli 100 year anniversary offerings.
The August offensive saw the heaviest fighting of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. It was one last attempt to break out of the deadlock that the campaign had fallen into. An integral part of the August offensive was an attack on heavily fortified Turkish trenches at an area known as ‘Lone Pine’.
It became known as ‘The Battle of Lone Pine’. The Turkish positions were considered ‘untenable’, impossible to capture but the attack was considered necessary to draw any Turkish reserves in the vicinity down onto Lone Pine and away from the key objective, a set of hills, known as ‘the heights’. During just 4 days of fighting, Australia lost more than 2000 troops.
The Australian government has announced that they will be holding a special service at Lone Pine Australian Memorial in 2015 for the 100th anniversary of ‘The Battle of Lone Pine’. No ballot will be held for attendance at this event.
Fez Travel Managing Director Ekrem Usta said “We are delighted to offer several itineraries that incorporate attendance at the 6 August 2015 official ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Lone Pine. Our August Offensive escorted group tours will all attend this ceremony and are available for 9, 11 or 16 days. These programs can also be customised for private groups”.
Fez is also offering a monthly departure of its specialist Battlefield tours from May to October as part of its celebrations of the Centenary of Gallipoli. The 8 day Battlefields tour spends some time getting to know Istanbul, including a visit to the Military Museum, before heading to the Gallipoli Peninsula where participants will spend several days exploring the Battlefields in depth.
Fez has also added a Remembrance Day tour to its 2015 program which will visit Gallipoli on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 2015.
Fez Travel’s tours are always accompanied by English speaking tour guides registered by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism, and its roots as a specialist Gallipoli tour operator mean that Fez guides have high level knowledge of Gallipoli.
For further information, please call Venture Holidays, Fez Travel’s Australian representative on 1300 414 151 or visitwww.ventureholidays.com.au