DAY 1: ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALE
Pick up at 6:00 from Taksim area hotels or 6:30 - 7:00 from Sultanahmet area hotels. Departure for Gallipoli. The journey takes approximately 5.5 hours but we will stop at around 9:00 for breakfast in a local restaurant (breakfast is not included). Arrival in Eceabat around 12:00 and lunch by the Dardanelles Straight. 13:00 we drive to Gallipoli and visit: Brighton Beach, the intended landing place, Beach Cemetery on the southern tip of Anzac Cove, the landing place of the first wave of Australian and New Zealand troops and home to up to 30,000 troops during the campaign, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Commemorative Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, site of the successful attack and capture of Turkish trenches by the Australians during the August offensive, Johnston’s Jolly where you will visit the original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Overnight Canakkale
**No guide on transfers from Istanbul, Tour is done with a local guide at Gallipoli.
DAY 2: CANAKKALE – TROY – ISTANBUL
You are free to discover Canakkale on your own (Suggested to visit the Archaeological and Naval Museums – entry fee not included) until pickup at 12:00. You will have lunch and then depart at 12:45 for Troy to visit the legendary site with its nine levels of civilization. Troy is the city of Helen and was famous in Homer’s Iliad. You will see the reproduction of the Trojan Horse and learn about the Trojan Wars as well as seeing the Sacrificial Altars, ancient city walls and houses of Troy which are thousands of years old, the Bouleterium, Odeon and current excavations. 18.00 transfer to Istanbul. Arrival around 23:00 and drop off at hotels. (B.)
**No guide on transfers to Istanbul, Tour is done with a local guide at Troy.
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