If you only have a few days in Turkey and want to see the major highlights, this is the tour for you. This four-day trip takes you to Troy, Gallipoli and Istanbul, combining Turkey's vibrant capital and surrounding historic sites.
- Multi-Day Trip
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- All-inclusive tour
The tour includes two nights accommodation in Istanbul, the option of dinner with belly-dancing entertainment and a full day of sightseeing in Istanbul, visiting the famous Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.
Next day you'll have an early departure for Gallipoli, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and other famous memorials from World War One. Crossing the Dardanelles, you'll spend the night in Canakkale.
You'll also visit Troy to see the re-creation of the Trojan horse, then spend a leisurely free afternoon in Canakkale before heading back to Istanbul for the night.
Highlights on the tour include:
Overlooking the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus on Seraglio Point, the former home of the Ottoman sultans is now one of the biggest museums in the world, housing a marvelous collection of antique jewelry, Japanese and Chinese porcelain.
Tour the battlefields of the First World War, where you will see Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, the Trenches and war memorials to Turkish and ANZAC troops.
A major highlight of the tour is the reproduction of the Trojan horse and the ruins which were unearthed by Heinrich Schliemann, the German archeologist. You will also hear the romantic history of Helen of Troy.
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ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli
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Departure Point:Tour departs from Istanbul hotels (on European side of Istanbul only)
Return Details:Returns to original departure point on Day 4
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ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Entrance fees
- Three nights accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L= lunch, D = dinner)
- Local guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
- Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
- Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Itinerary:Day 01: Istanbul
Your first day is free to beginning exploring Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. The city has long been known for it's strategic location at the entrance of Black Sea and for being the traditional crossroads between Europe and Asia. Depending on your arrival time, you may like to take an optional Bosphorus Cruise. Tonight you have the option of dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
Day 02: Istanbul (B, L)
Today you have a full day of sightseeing in Istanbul. You will visit Topkapi Palace and St Sophie, see the famous Blue Mosque and walk to the Hippodrome, to see the place of the former Horse Ground where chariot races and gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire time. Today you will end your tour with a visit to the exciting Grand Bazaar with over 4400 shops!
Day 03: Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Cannakkale (L, D)
This morning you have an early departure for Gallipoli to see Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Conkbair with the famous first world war memorials. Cross the Dardanell, which is one of the two waterways between Europe and Asia (approximately 30 minute ferry ride) before arriving in Canakkale around 6:30pm where we will spend the evening.
Day 04: Troy - Istanbul (B)
The morning starts with a visit to Troy, the beautiful city of Helen and the Trojan Horse. Around 12:00pm (noon), return to the Canakkale city for a leisurely free afternoon to enjoy the daily panoramas of a small Turkish Town. For those interested in documentary films such as Gallipoli starring Mel Gibson or 4 Corners Documentary "Fatal Shore" a visit to Anzac House (no charge) may be your choice. At approximately 6:00pm you will depart for Istanbul, arriving back in Istanbul at approximately 11:00pm.
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