Gallipoli and Troy Tour – 5 days
Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours free to explore.
Overnight Istanbul 3 star Erbil Hotel
After breakfast, you visit the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. We also visit a carpet shop and learn how carpets are made by hand. Overnight Istanbul 3 star Erbil Hotel (B, L)
Gallipoli battlefields tour
Pick up at 06:30 – 07:00 from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul and depart for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Johnston’s Jolly (where you’ll visit original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and The Nek. Overnight Çanakkale 4 star Iris Hotel (B, L, D)
We will visit the minelayer, Nusret, and Cimenlik Fortress in the morning. After lunch, step back in time today as we visit Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. Return back to Istanbul.
Overnight Istanbul 4 star Orka Royal Hotel (B, L)
After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends. (B)
(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
Tour does not include
Tour Type: Guaranteed Departure
Departures every day except “Anzac Day” week between April
This tour is a ‘Guaranteed Departure’ tour. This means that it will depart regardless of how many people are booked on to it.
During the high season (01 May to 31 Oct) there is a free morning on Day 4 an afternoon tour of Troy at 5 p.m and return to Istanbul arriving at approximately 11 p.m.