Gallipoli Art, Wine & War Tour 2019

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Discover Gallipoli on an art, wine & war tour

Make 2019 the year you spend eight days exploring the off-the-beaten-track parts of the Gallipoli battlefields and meeting the locals who have made it their home, with the added bonus of tasting some great Turkish wines and honing your painting skills.

Explore forgotten Gallipoli battlefields
Pay your respects to a loved one.
Learn how to master the art of making wine ...
... before sampling the results

The Gallipoli Art, Wine & War Tour starts in Istanbul with a fully guided ‘back streets’ adventure before setting off to Gallipoli, with lunch at an exciting new winery on the way. Once in the famed peninsula your days will be filled with history, a glass or two of wine, succulent barbeques and some painting. If you’re not a budding Tom Roberts or Picasso there’s even more time to go off exploring the old trenches, gullies and beaches of this famous World War One battle site.

Craig Roach (affectionately known as Roachie) in action.

Led by inimitable 30 year resident in Turkey, Australian Craig Roach, aka ‘Roachie’, this self-taught historian, Gallipoli Art prize finalist and teller of tall tales and true will lead you on an unforgettable adventure, before delivering you safely back to Istanbul. Here’s what Justin Edgell and his son, both from Mernda, Victoria, had to say after completing a tour in June 2017.

“My son and I did a journey of discovery at Gallipoli with Craig Roach or Roachie as he is known. His passion and knowledge was astounding and we walked away knowing and understanding so much about this history of ours.”

Get ready to make your memories on the Gallipoli Art, Wine & War tour 2019

Gallipoli Art, Wine & War tours* offer a unique experience and spaces are limited.

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