TWO DAY GALLIPOLI – TROY – PERGAMON TOUR FROM ISTANBUL
DAILY DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL MAY THRU OCTOBER
+ EVEN DAYS IN JAN/APRIL + ODD DAYS IN FEB/MAR/NOV/DEC (2 DAYS)
ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – TROY – PERGAMON – SELCUK/KUSADASI (ONE WAY) (TOUR CODE GF02)
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. Overnight in Canakkale L. *Tour is done with an English speaking travel officer on transfer from/to Istanbul and a local guide at Gallipoli.
DAY 2: CANAKKALE – TROY – PERGAMON – KUSADASI/SELCUK
Pick up at 08:30 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. 10:30 we will depart for Bergama. 13:30 we will have lunch in Bergama and then visit the Pergamon Acropolis, where the ruins of Zeus Altar can still be seen today. 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.. We depart at around 17:30. Arrive in Kusadasi at around 21:30. B. L. *Tour is done with local guides in Troy and Pergamon and English speaking travel officer on transfer to Kusadasi or Selcuk.
|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|
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
|MODERATE|| Anzac Hotel
Comfort Anzac Hotel
Grand Anzac Hotel
Helen Park Hotel
|FIRST CLASS|| Akol Hotel
|SUPERIOR|| Kolin Hotel