4 Day Tour of Turkey - Gallipoli and Troy
Welcome to Turkey! Arrive Istanbul and transfer to hotel in Sultanahmet. Rest of day free. Overnight - Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul - Gallipoli - breakfast
This morning, we drive to the Gallipoli Peninsular. On 25 April 1915, Allied soldiers including Australian and New Zealand troops (who famously became known as the ANZACs - an acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landed at what has since become known as ANZAC Cove to commence the Allied offensive against the Turks with the intention of capturing the Ottoman capital and the road to Eastern Europe during WW1. Some half a million lost their lives in ferocious combat. A lasting legacy of this fateful campaign are the many poignant war memorials including the national memorials of Australia and New Zealand - Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair, along with numerous carefully tended cemeteries, the remains of crudely dug trenches (most often the only form of protection for troops on both sides) and of course ANZAC Cove. Our brave men are remembered annually at the commemorative Dawn Service. However, Gallipoli is a region that can be visited year-round, affording you the chance to pay your respects, perhaps place a flower on the grave of one of our brave troops and learn about the history of the men who came to be known as the ANZACs on our guided tour of the area. We’ll also enjoy lunch.
Dinner and overnight - Gallipoli
Day 3 - Gallipoli - Istanbul - breakfast
Today, we continue to Troy. If you’ve seen the movie - ‘Troy’ based on poet Homer’s ‘The Iliad’ you’ll be familiar with Paris, his prized Helen and Hector on the Trojan side and Agamemnon and Achilles on the Archaean (Greek) side. The legend of the lost city of Troy and Homer’s poetry was brought alive by it’s rediscovery in 1863. Subsequent excavations revealed 9 ancient cities, one on top of the other, dating back to 3000BC! We enjoy a tour of the ruins and bear witness to a replica of the Trojan wooden horse that helped sack Troy. Overnight - Istanbul
Day 4 - Istanbul - breakfast
After breakfast tour ends.
What You See
Istanbul * Gallipoli Peninsular - memorials, trenches, battlefields *
Ruins and Trojan wooden horse at Troy
2 nights 3 star & 1 night 4 star hotels * 3 breakfasts,
2 lunches, 1 dinner * Guided sightseeing - Gallipoli & Troy * Tour leader
* Relevant transfers-modern air-cond. coach
||Twin / Double
|Extra Accomodation/Tour Upgrades
|Optional Upgrades and Bolt-ons
|Istanbul after Dark
|Golden Horn & Pera Day tour
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