Gallipoli Centenary Cruise 2015

APT offers you luxury small ship Gallipoli 2015 cruises to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

Book the 17-day Ancient Mediterranean Luxury Cruise, departing on 16 April 2015, and combine two nights in Athens with 14 nights aboard Le Soléal. Save $1,000* per couple on all prestige staterooms and suites on this APT exclusive private charter. Valid on selected trips, book by 15 May 2014, or until sold out. Conditions apply*.

Exclusive APT private charter
Join this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Australians and New Zealanders to pay tribute to their proud heritage, the courage of their ancestors and the ANZAC spirit itself. You will also explore the ancient history of civilisation in Greece and Southern Turkey on this 17-day luxury small ship cruise of the Ancient Mediterranean.

Sail aboard Le Soléal, a luxury 125 cabin boutique small ship, and experience a sublime fusion of classical French elegance and modern indulgence. With just over 100 staterooms and suites, Le Soléal is akin to a private yacht. It merges a chic atmosphere, elegant décor and luxurious accommodation. Enjoy all-inclusive cruising because you will want nothing less.

Start your cruise with visits to the sun-drenched islands of Santorini and Mykonos before the cruise stops at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, for you to pay your respects and participate in a moving tour that includes Anzac Cove itself. Then travel to Istanbul to take in famous sights, including the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, before returning to a location near Anzac Cove on the eve of the Dawn Service.

Those with an attendance pass will be escorted ashore around dusk to stay overnight under the stars. Remaining guests will stay on board to enjoy a presentation detailing the journey of the ANZACs.

On Saturday 25 April, guests at the site will bear witness to the official ANZAC Day Dawn Service, while a special ceremony will be held aboard Le Soléal with large onboard screens showing the actual ceremony. Subject to access restrictions, APT will offer all guests the opportunity to again go ashore to visit Anzac Cove on this very special day.

This unforgettable cruise continues with a coastal exploration of historic Troy in Southern Turkey, a visit to the Delphi and the ancient ruins of the Temple of Apollo in Greece before sailing around the picturesque coast of Croatia and ending in Venice.  

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