TWO DAY TOURS FROM/TO ISTANBUL

ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI –TROY – ISTANBUL (2 DAYS)
GALLIPOLI AND TROY TOUR – DAILY DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL (TOUR CODE GA02)

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. Continue to Eceabat 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. We will begin our return to Istanbul at approximately 18.00 and arrive around 23.00 in Istanbul and drop off at hotels. B.L. *Tour is done with an English speaking travel officer on transfers from/to Istanbul and 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. *Tour is done with a local guide in Troy and an English speaking travel officer on transfer to Istanbul. 

 PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE ROOM  SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 MODERATE   150 EUROS 20 EUROS
 FIRST CLASS 165 EUROS 25 EUROS
 SUPERIOR  185 EUROS   35 EUROS 

 

GALLIPOLI AND TROY TOUR IN DEPTH WITH ANZAC AND HELLES – DAILY DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL (2 DAYS)
TROY AND GALLIPOLI TOUR FROM ISTANBUL (TOUR CODE GB02)

DAY 1: ISTANBUL - TROY – 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. Continue to Eceabat for lunch. At 12:45 we will take a ferry over the Dardanelles Straight and drive to 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. Overnight in Canakkale. B. L. *Tour is done with an English speaking travel officer on transfer from Istanbul and a local guide in Troy.

DAY 2: CANAKKALE – HELLES SECTOR – GALLIPOLI - ISTANBUL
8:30 Departure from your hotel for a fully guided Helles Sector Tour including the Namazgah Battery, Rumeli Mecidiye Battery, Seyit Onbasi (Corporal Seyit), Top of Alcitepe, (Achibaba) Turkish Memorial, French Cemetery, V Beach, Ertugrul Battery, Helles Memorial, Lancashire Landing Cemetery, X Beach, Twelve Trees Copse Cemetery and Alcitepe (Krithia). We will have lunch around 12:30 and then will depart for the Anzac Sector Tour 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 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. The tour ends around 18:00 and transfer to Istanbul. Arrive late evening around 23:00 in Istanbul and drop off at hotels. B. L. *Tour is done with an English speaking travel officer on transfer to Istanbul and a local guide in Helles and Anzac Sectors of Gallipoli.

 PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE ROOM  SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 MODERATE   185 EUROS 20 EUROS
 FIRST CLASS 195 EUROS 25 EUROS
 SUPERIOR  205 EUROS   35 EUROS 

 

GALLIPOLI – TROY - ASSOS TOUR - DAILY DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL (2 DAYS)
ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – TROY – ASSOS – ISTANBUL (TOUR CODE GC02)

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. Continue to Eceabat 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 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. We will begin our return to Istanbul at approximately 18.00 and arrive around 23.00 in Istanbul and drop off at hotels. B.L. *Tour is done with an English speaking travel officer on transfers from/to Istanbul and a local guide at Gallipoli.

DAY 2: CANAKKALE – TROY – ASSOS - ISTANBUL
Pick up at 07:45 and depart for Troy visiting the model of the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C., The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), Current excavations, Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. At around 11:00 we depart for the ancient city of Assos (Behramkale) and visit the acropolis and Temple of Athena, high upon a hill. You can see the Greek Island of Lesvos from here. Aristotle founded his first school of philosophy in Assos. We also see the city walls, Ottoman Mosque, the Necropolis and ancient harbor with its quaint stone houses. We depart for Canakkale at 15:30 and then upon arrival cross the Dardanelles by ferry. We continue to Istanbul and arrive around 23:00 B. L. *Tour is done with a local guide in Troy and Assos and an English speaking travel officer on transfer to Istanbul.

 PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE ROOM  SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 MODERATE   190 EUROS 20 EUROS
 FIRST CLASS 205 EUROS 25 EUROS
 SUPERIOR  225 EUROS   35 EUROS 

 

GALLIPOLI AND TROY TOUR DELUXE PROGRAM WITH BOAT TOUR
DAILY DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL MAY – 15 OCTOBER (EX SATURDAYS) (2 DAYS)
ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – TROY – ISTANBUL (DELUXE) (TOUR CODE GD02)

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. Continue to Eceabat 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 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. We will begin our return to Istanbul at approximately 18.00 and arrive around 23.00 in Istanbul and drop off at hotels. B.L. *Tour is done with an English speaking travel officer on transfers from/to Istanbul and a local guide at Gallipoli.

DAY 2: CANAKKALE – TROY – KABATEPE SIMULATION CENTER – BOAT TRIP – ISTANBUL
7.45 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, Bouleterium, Odeon and current excavations. 11:30 return to Canakkale. 11:45 Board the ferry across the Dardanelles and lunch in Eceabat. We depart for Gallipoli at 13:30 and visit the Kabatepe Simulation Center (The Legend of Canakkale Demonstration Center). In the Demonstration Center, which has 11 galleries, the Canakkale War is simulated from beginning to end with various visual effects. After our visit we board the boat with an exclusive boat trip of the landing beaches as the Anzacs would have seen it with Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Commemorative site and we sail over the sunken wreck of the S.S. Milo where you may snorkel. 17:00 return to Eceabat and time to have a shower before returning to Istanbul. 18:00 Depart for Istanbul. Arrival around 23:00. B.L. Note: You should bring a swim suit, beach towel, slippers, sun cream, sun glasses and a hat. We will furnish fins, mask and snorkel.

 PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE ROOM  SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 MODERATE   200 EUROS 20 EUROS
 FIRST CLASS 215 EUROS 25 EUROS
 SUPERIOR  235 EUROS   35 EUROS 


TOUR PROGRAMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE DURING ANZAC PERIOD – INQUIRE FOR SPECIAL PROGRAM

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
 CANAKKALE
 MODERATE  Anzac Hotel
 Comfort Anzac Hotel
 Grand Anzac Hotel
 Helen Hotel
 Helen Park Hotel
 Kervansaray Hotel
 (BB)
 FIRST CLASS   Akol Hotel
 Artur Hotel
 Limani Hotel
 Parion Hotel
 Truva Hotel
 (BB)
 SUPERIOR  Kolin Hotel
 (HB)