TWO DAY PERGAMON – TROY – GALLIPOLI TOUR – FROM KUSADASI OR SELCUK
DAILY DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL MAY THRU OCTOBER
+ ODD DAYS IN JAN/APRIL + EVEN DAYS IN FEB/MAR/NOV/DEC (2 DAYS)
SELCUK/KUSADASI – PERGAMON – TROY – GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL
(TOUR CODE GG 02)
DAY 1: KUSADASI/SELCUK – PERGAMON - CANAKKALE
Pick up at 10.00 - 10.30 from Kusadasi or 11.00 from Selcuk. We continue to Pergamon. After lunch we will visit the Pergamon Acropolis, where the ruins of Zeus Altar "Throne of Satan" can still be seen today. Pergamon was a center of Roman authority and a place of persecution for Christians who denied imperial worship. The acropolis is situated high above the plain and has a unique panoramic view. The very narrow and steep theater on the hillside could seat up to 10,000 people. Parchment paper was first produced in Pergamon. We will visit the remains of the Great Library, which rivaled the one of Alexandria in Egypt, the palaces of the kings, and Temple of Trajan. Overnight in Canakkale. L.
DAY 2: CANAKKALE – TROY – GALLIPOLI - ISTANBUL
8.30 Depart from Canakkale to visit the legendary site of Troy 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.. We will proceed by ferry across the part of the Dardanelles known as “the Narrows”; the ferry pulls in at the small fishing village of Kilitbahir, which is known for its fort built by Mehmet the Conqueror. After lunch in Eceabat head to Gallipoli. You will be given a full explanation of the famous WWI battle. We will 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 Commemoration 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. Continue to Istanbul at 18:00. Arrival around 23.00 and transfer to your hotel. B.L.
|PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE ROOM||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT|
|MODERATE||225 EUROS||20 EUROS|
|FIRST CLASS||240 EUROS||25 EUROS|
|SUPERIOR||260 EUROS||35 EUROS|
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TOURS INCLUDE: PICK UP AND DROP OFF AT HOTELS IN CENTRAL LOCATIONS IN ISTANBUL ONLY, 1 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION, TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSFERS, ALL ENTRY FEES AND MEALS AS MENTIONED: B=BREAKFAST, L=LUNCH.
SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE OR GUIDES ON TOURS (NO GUIDE ON TRANSFERS FROM/TO ISTANBUL)
NOT INCLUDED: DRINKS/TIPS OR ANYTHING NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED
| Featured Hotels
|MODERATE|| Anzac Hotel
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Grand Anzac Hotel
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|FIRST CLASS|| Akol Hotel
|SUPERIOR|| Kolin Hotel