Day 1: Starting from Kusadasi or Izmir — Pergamon Tour — Transfer to Çanakkale — Overnight in Çanakkale
You will be picked up between 10:00 – 10:30 am from your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk to travel to Pergamon. After the lunch break, the group will start a fully guided Pergamon Acropolis Tour. At Pergamon, the ancient world’s major power, you will visit the Acropolis, the ruins of Zeus Altar “Throne of Satan”, the Hellenistic Theatre which had a seating capacity of 10,000 people, the Great Library which held 200,000 books and Trojan, the Gymnasium situated on terraces, the lower Agora, Temple of Dionysus, Temple of Athena and Temple of Trojan. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your Canakkale hotel.
- Overnight in Canakkale
- Included Meal(s): Lunch
Day 2: Gallipoli and Troy Tour — Transfer to Istanbul — End of service
You will be picked up approximately at 8.30 am to depart to Canakkale to visit the legendary site of Troy. 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 travel by ferry across the part of the Dardanelles known as “the Narrows”; reaching a small fishing village called Kilitbahir, known for its fort built by Mehmet the Conqueror. After lunch in Eceabat, we will travel to Gallipoli. Your visit will include Brighton Beach, the intended landing place, Beach Cemetery on the southern tip, 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 there are the original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. At the end of the tour around 6:00 pm, you will travel to Istanbul. You will arrive in Istanbul around 11:00 pm and will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel. This will be the end of our service.
- Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
INCLUDED in the Tour Price:
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- 1 night in Canakkale or Eceabat at a 3-star hotel including breakfast
- Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
- Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
- Services charges and local taxes
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Please note that a professional English-speaking guide will only join the group at the historical tour site and will not be present during transfer or intercity travel.