Leave Istanbul in the morning for a comprehensive Gallipoli Battlefields tour. Pass the Dardanelles strait with a ferry to overnight in the attractive city Canakkale...
Visit the homeric Troy and walk on the land where an ancient world war took place. After lunch in Canakkale town, start driving back to Istanbul...
- WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli
- Canakkale Martyr's Memorial
- Room with a Dardanelles view
- Ancient City of Troy
Day 1 - Istanbul to Gallipoli
Meet your guide and driver at your istanbul hotel in the morning. Start driving to Gallipoli rightaway. Lunch is recommended on the way or at Gelibolu town in a small restaurant overlooking the Dardanelles strait. After lunch, your tour in the Gallipoli peninsula will start with a stop at the Anzac Cove. A hike up to the lone pine or drive is possible afterwards. You will be able to read the open letter from Ataturk; founder of Turkish Republic to the Australian mothers. Lone Pine memorial will be seen before a stop at the 57th Regiment Memorial of the Ottoman army. Before leaving Gallipoli National Park, a visit to the Cunuk Bair is recommended to see a New Zealand Memorial and the trenches of both sides. A break in a small village located in the middle of the National Park will be followed by a drive to the Canakkale Martyr's Memorial which is located in the Southern most point of the Gallipoli peninsula, where The Dardanelles meet Aegean Waters. Eceabat town next, to take a ferry to Canakkale city. After checking in to your hotel, a little walk in the pomenade and the attractive city center of Canakkale is a must. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 2 - Troy and Back to Istanbul
After a nice breakfast, you can leave the hotel at a determined time. You will first visit Troy where the legendary Trojan War took place, according to the Ancient Greek epic poem "The Illiad" by Homer. You may be able to hear the voices of Hector and Achilles daring each other as you wander the 12 archaeological levels of this ancient site. The Trojan Horse awaits you in the ancient city of Troy to play the heroes of the ancient ages. After the photos, you will start driving back to Canakkale city to take the ferry from Asia to Europe again and drive back to Istanbul. Farewell to your guide and driver...
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