Gallipoli Troy Tours 2 Days 1 Night

Description

Gallipoli is one of the most relevant places when it comes to World War I. It was through this area that the allies tried to get through in order to conquer Istanbul. It was also a major victory for the central powers. You will learn more about this war and, in particular, what happened in this incredible site. You will visit places like Brighton beach, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and many others.

In Troy you will learn more about mythology and all the history that surrounds this enigmatic place. 

Inclusions - Exclusions

Includes:
Pick up and Drop off
1 night accommodation with breakfast
Full day tour of Gallipoli
Half day tour of Troy
1 lunch
All of the transfers by a comfortable vehicle
Professional English speaking tour guide and driver
All of the tax and service charges

Themes

Landscape / History / Archaeology / War

Features

* You can combine this tour with other destinations: Pergamon, Ephesus, Cappadocia...

Places Visited

Gallipoli
Anzac cove
Lone Pine
Chunuk Bair
Troy
Dardanelles

Departure Dates

Everyday

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Gallipoli
The day starts with an early departure from Istanbul (06:30am) and we will drive to Gallipoli, where you will learn all about the battle that once took place there.

Our first stop is Dardanelles (Hellespont), a strategic point, through which, the allies attempted to get throught in order to conquer Istanbul. Later on, we will continue to a War Museum, which contains battle relics such as original diary and letters extracts or weapons and personal belongings.

After, it’s time  to visit the Brighton beach, the intended landing place for the Anzac troops and also the Anzac Cove, where the dawn service is held each year on 25th April. At this time we will have lunch and end our day by visiting the Lone Pine Australian MemorialJohnston's Jolly, the Chunk Bair New Zealand Memorial and the Kilitbahir fortress, which was built in 1452 by Mehmet II, the Conqueror, to honor his successful siege of Constantinople.

Once the tour ends we will drive to Canakkale or Eceabat to spend the night.

Day 2: Troy
After breakfast, we drive to Troy. Here you will learn the mythology surrounding Troy, The Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. Until now, 10 cities have been discovered, one built on the top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC.

You will also see the recreation of Troy’s Horse, listen about the Trojan Warns, the battle between Archillies and Paris, walk through the remains of Troy IX, the Alters and the Houses of Troy I, dating back to 2500 BC.

When the tour comes to an end we will drive back to Istanbul, or if you prefer, to Ephesus. 

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