ISTANBUL GALLIPOLI AND TROY TOUR

ITINERARY

2018

  • ISTANBUL
  • GALLIPOLI
  • CANAKKALE
  • TROY
  • ISTANBUL

5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS | DAILY DEPARTURE - YEAR ROUND

GROUP ISTANBUL GALLIPOLI AND TROY TOUR (CODE: CA05) | GROUP SIZE VARIES

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer (optional) to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2 ISTANBUL OLD CITY TOUR (FULL DAY WALKING TOUR – EXCEPT ON TUESDAY) 
8:10 – 8:45 Departure from your hotel. Today we will visit the Saint Sophia (Hagia Sofia) which was built by the emperor Justinian in the 6th century A.D and stands over much older remains of a church. See beautiful mosaics of biblical scenes and the Byzantine emperors and empresses. We continue to the Blue Mosque, which was built in the 17th century and is the only imperial mosque with 6 minarets, then the Hippodrome, a stadium and meeting place in Byzantine times, the Serpent Pillar from Delphi and the Egyptian Obelisk, with the Fountain of Wilhelm. Visit the Caferaga Medresesi which was designed by the architect Sinan and built in the 16th century, now used as a learning center for traditional Turkish arts. We will then explore the Topkapi Palace. It was the home of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th-19th century A.D. We see the Imperial Treasury with the famous Spoonmaker Diamond. (Harem section is optional and due an extra entry fee). The tour ends in the Grand Bazaar, which has over 4000 shops full of treasures Return to your hotel around 17:30. This tour may be done completely as a walking tour. **Note that on Sunday the Grand Bazaar is closed and on Tuesday the Topkapi Palace is closed. (In winter St Sophia is closed on Monday and is replaced by the Yerebatan Saray Underground Cistern) Overnight in Istanbul. B. L.
DAY 3 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 (extra) 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. The tour ends around 18:00 and crosses the Dardanelles by ferry. Overnight in Canakkale. L. (D) *Tour is done with an English speaking travel officer on transfers from Istanbul and a local guide in Gallipoli.
DAY 4 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.
DAY 5 DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport (optional) for departure. B.


INCLUDED:
Accommodation in hotel category of your choice
Meals as mentioned only (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Main museum entry fees
Transport in non-smoking vehicles with prof. English speaking guides on tours (Sultanahmet is a walking tour)

Order of tour itinerary may vary and other options may be available, extensions available for any point of the tour or shorter version of tour is also available (this tour is a tailored tour comprised of daily group tours)


NOT INCLUDED: International flights, Istanbul airport transfers, drinks, tips to guide and driver and items of a personal nature.  


OPTIONAL: 2 x Istanbul airport transfers 90 EUROS total - up to 3 passengers (valid for Istanbul Ataturk Airport only), additional nights in Istanbul and Turkish Night.

A FLEXIBLE TOUR OF TURKEY THAT FOCUSES ON THE HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL WITH TROY AND GALLIPOLI.

WE CAN CRAFT YOUR TOUR TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS WITH HOTELS OF YOUR CHOICE – UPGRADES TO PRIVATE TOURS, EXTRA ACTIVITIES AND MORE! 

GET OUR BEST QUOTE SPECIFIC TO YOUR DATES, BUDGET AND TASTES!
 
TOUR PRICES (IN EUROS) BY HOTEL CATEGORY 

 PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE ROOM  SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 MODERATE   305 EUROS 95 EUROS
 FIRST CLASS 370 EUROS 135 EUROS
 SUPERIOR 435 EUROS 205 EUROS

- Prices of tours vary and may not be valid during high season, holiday or special events periods.
 Discounts may also be available depending upon hotel choices, date of travel and payment method.

FEATURED HOTELS: M=MODERATE/F=FIRSTCLASS/ S=SUPERIOR

   ISTANBUL  CANAKKALE
 M  GRAND NAKI HOTEL
 ILKAY HOTEL
 NILES HOTEL 
 NOWY EFENDI HOTEL
 ORIENT EXPRESS
 ANZAC HOTEL
 CROWDED HOUSE HOTEL
 CURA HOTEL
 GRAND ANZAC HOTEL
 HELEN HOTEL
 KERVANSARAY HOTEL
 LIMANI HOTEL
 F  ALMINA HOTEL
 AMBER HOTEL 
 DERSAADET HOTEL
 HOTELLINO ISTANBUL
 RECITAL HOTEL
 SABA SULTAN HOTEL
 ZEYNEP SULTAN
 AKOL HOTEL (HB)
 
 S  AMIRA HOTEL
 ANTUSA PALACE HOTEL
 DOSSO DOSSI OLD CITY
 HILTON HOTEL SIRKECI
 FER HOTEL ISTANBUL
 PREMIER ACROPOL
 IBRAHIM PASA HOTEL
 KYBELE HOTEL
 LEVNI HOTEL AND SPA
 NEORION HOTEL
 PIERRE LOTI HOTEL
 SIRKECI MANSION
 YASMAK SULTAN

 DES ETRANGERS HOTEL
 KOLIN HOTEL (HB)


 


NOTES ON HOTELS: Breakfast included in all hotels. HB = breakfast and dinner included/ Hotels usually offer coffee and tea at breakfast but drinks are extra at dinner as is use of hotel mini-bar/Hotels have been grouped together according to price category and are a mixture of 3 star/4 star/5 star and boutique hotels. All hotel prices are for standard rooms unless otherwise mentioned. Upgrades are available for most hotels at extra cost.