2 Days Gallipoli and Troya Tour from Istanbul
Day 1: Gallipoli Tour(*L)
GALLIPOLI is a peninsula situated by Dardanelles strait which host many ANZAC soldiers who fought with Turkish forces friendly during First World War. After this battle Ataturk would like them to sleep in peace in our country by reserving memorials on their honor. Your guide picks you up from your hotel in Istanbul around 06:30-07:00 am and on our way to Gallipoli, we stop by to have breakfast,after driving 5 hours you will arrive to Gallipoli. Then you will start your visit different memorials of Dardanelles, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnstons Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. End of the tour, you will take a ferry to Canakkale and overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: Half day Troy Tour(*B *L)
Troy is a very important archaeological site for Turkey to classify different periods of antiquity with ten layers of habitation from Neolithic era to Roman time. Troy, city of Helen and Paris, city of wonders, city of independence with a gorgeous richness of history. On this day you will have free morning to enjoy this beautiful town on your own. At 12:00pm you will have your lunch then around 13:30-13:45pm you will start tour of Troy. You will visit Troy ancient city. You will be surprised with Trojan Horse and you will discover over 10 ancient cities built one on another, dating back to 3500 BC, passing through Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, battle field where Hector and Achilles fought for power, Roman theater, Greco-Roman Senate building roundly shaped that hosted deputies of democracy.
After the tour we will drive you back to Istanbul, on arrival before midnight you will be transferred to your hotel. End of our service.
If you would like to extend your stay with us, we will be happy to organize other beautiful destinations for you.
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Canakkale – Grand Anzac Hotel or Comfort Anzac Hotel
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room. Single traveler should pay 10USD extra for this trip.
Springs and autumn time it is rainy in Canakkale, so provide an umbrella or rain coat. Summers are hot, will be better to have sun cream and hat. Winters are cold and may be snowy, so bring your warm clothes and winter boots. All over the year it is highly windy, you will need a light jacket. Always wear comfortable shoes on this tour.