TWO DAY TOURS FROM ISTANBUL TO SELCUK/KUSADASI

ONE WAY
(ALSO DONE IN REVERSE)

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 (breakfast is not included).  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 transfers 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
 BUDGET 195 EUROS 15 EUROS
 MODERATE   205 EUROS 20 EUROS
 FIRST CLASS 225 EUROS 30 EUROS
 SUPERIOR  245 EUROS   40 EUROS 

 

PERGAMON – TROY– GALLIPOLI TOUR - FROM KUSADASI/OR SELCUK - DAILY DEPARTURE 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
 BUDGET 195 EUROS 15 EUROS
 MODERATE   205 EUROS 20 EUROS
 FIRST CLASS 225 EUROS 30 EUROS
 SUPERIOR  245 EUROS   40 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
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 MODERATE  Cura Hotel
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 FIRST CLASS   Akol Hotel 
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 SUPERIOR  Des Etrangers Hotel
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