Gallipoli tour. Troy tour.

GALLIPOLI & TROY TOUR

When to go:
all year round
ideal length:
5 Days
Approx. Price:
From £TBC*

Gallipoli and Troy both has major significance in today's history as we know it. Gallipoli is where fierce Word War I fight took place between Allied forces and the Turkishb Army, whereas Troy's history dates back till 3000 BC.

why should you go:
Tracing back to history, where fierce World War I fighting took place between Allied forces and the Turkish Army.

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TOUR PLAN ↓

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Istanbul on your own. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2
This will be a full-day tour exploring the following:
The Spice Bazaar/Egyptian Bazaar (Misir Carsisi) transports you back to the Silk Road days with its mystical aromas of various spices. Here, you'll also find other shops selling fruits, vegetables, teas, flowers, fish, and Turkish Delight (lokum).
Bosphorus Cruise takes you though the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia; along its shores, you can take photographs of marble palaces and antique wooden Ottoman-era villas that sit beside luxurious modern residences.We will also visit Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque.
Topkapi Palace, the residence and administrative center of the Sultans during the Ottoman Empire, was constructed in 1459-1465 shortly after the establishment of Constantinople. You'll see the Treasury that houses the Topkapi Dagger, the 86-carat Spoon Maker' Diamond, and the jewel-encrusted bones of St. John the Baptist.
The Grand Bazaar Also known as the Kapali Carsi - "covered market".
Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3
Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Mosque (Camii) built during the reign of Sultan Ahmet I during 1609-1616. It is the only mosque in Turkey with six minarets. Due to its magnificent hand-dyed blue, green and white Iznik tiles it has been named the "Blue Mosque" by Europeans. The central dome is 43m in height and is 33.4m in diameter; it also boasts 260 windows.
Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya is a truly awe-inspiring, 1,400-year-old Byzantine cathedral which houses mosaics, relics and iron work. Hagia Sophia was, for nearly a thousand years, the largest enclosed space in the world, and is still seen as one of the world's most important architectural monuments. It is one of Turkey's most popular attractions, drawn by the sheer spectacle of its size, architecture, mosaics and art. Built during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD.
Hippodrome: the backdrop of chariot races and the center of Byzantine civic life. Of the ornaments which once decorated it, only three remain: The Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. The Obelisk is in the Egyptian style and was erected in 1547 BC and stood 60m tall. The German Fountain is also within the hippodrome area, constructed in Germany to mark German Emperor Wilhelm II's second visit to Istanbul; it was imported and officially opened on January 1 1901. The fountain's three domes are decorated with gold mosaics.

Day 4
Early morning drive towards the west, skirting the northern shore of the beautiful Sea of Marmara, heading towards the Aegean Sea. Sites you’ll see today:
Gallipoli (Gelibolu) and the Dardanelles - After lunch, we will devote our afternoon to visiting Gallipoli, where fierce World War I fighting took place between Allied forces and the Turkish Army. At ANZAC (Australia and New Zealand Armed Corps) Cove, thousands lost their lives on one fateful dawn morning. We'll also visit other famous WWI battlesites and cemetaries in this area, including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. From here, we'll board a ferry and cross the Dardanelles Strait. World War I history buffs will know that the Dardanelles Strait was a strategic crossing point for the Allied armies to cross from Europe into Asia Minor. Over a 9-month campaign, more than half a million soldiers lost their lives in the struggle to control this strait and the nearby Gallipoli peninsula. Still today, many villagers in this quiet and peaceful region speak of seeing ghosts wandering the cemeteries and hearing the sounds of battle.
Canakkale will be our final destination for the day where we will spend our evening. After dinner, you might want to stroll the harbor wall; here, locals buy sunflower seeds and take evening strolls with their families to watch the sunset. When they reach the end of the promenade, they turn around, perhaps buy ice cream and walk again. Why not join them?
Overnight in Canakkale

Day 5
We continue our scenic drive along the Aegean, stopping for photo opportunities and perhaps to indulge the taste buds at one of the many farmer road side stands that sell olives, figs, pistachios, and other seasonal fruits. We then will head east towards Troy.
Troy (Truva) is the ancient site written about by Homer in the classic Iliad. It dates back to approximately 3,000 BC and has been the site of nine different cities through the thousands of years it has been in existence. Upon entering Troy, a large wooden Trojan horse full-scale reproduction will dominate your view. You'll definitely want to climb up and get your picture taken! There is also a small museum on-site to help you get oriented.
After lunch, you will depart from Canakkale for a comfortable bus transfer back to Istanbul; upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 6 - Departure
Farewell! It is time to go home. We will transfer you to the airport and wish you well, asking you to keep Turkey in your heart, and hope that our paths will cross again.


PACKAGE INCLUDES ↓

  • All transfers upon arrival and at departure.
  • 5 nights HB accommodation in hotels mentioned in itinerary.
  • 3 dinners. Welcome dinner and dinners during Canakkale stay.

  • 2 organized group lunches.
  • All entrance fees to the museums and sites named in itinerary.
  • English speaking professional guidance throughout the tour.
  • Travel & Health insurance
  • Local (VAT) and additional taxes.


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