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Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, a member of our staff will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name, in order to transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own (Overnight stay in Istanbul)
Today the tour starts at 8:30 am. After breakfast we will pick you up from the hotel to start the tour in the imposing Old part of the city.
Hagia Sophia: a stunning former Christian Patriarchal Church
Blue Mosque: the only mosque with 6 minarets
Topkapi Palace: the first residence of the Ottoman Sultans
Hippodrome: the remains are the Serpent column, the German fountain and the Obelisks
Grand Bazaar: the most famous covered market in the world
Suleymaniye Mosque: the biggest mosque in the city
(At the end of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel at around 17:00. Overnight stay in Istanbul)
Upon arrival in Gallipoli, we will visit the waterfront where the dramatic naval battle took place! The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the Allies great disasters in World War One. It was carried out between 25th April 1915 and 9th January 1916 at the Gallipoli peninsula. We will continue to Kabatepe War Museum which contains relics of the battle including original diary extracts and many letters.
Follows the Brighton Beach and the Anzac Cove, where ”Anzac Day” is commemorated on April 25th every year. Some other interesting sights are: the Australian Lone Pine, a solitary tree in Gallipoli, which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915, Johnston’s Jolly cemetery, Chuck Bair and New Zealand Memorials. At the end of the tour, we will have the chance to visit the Kilitbahir Fortress! Mehmet ” The Conquer of Istanbul” built this castle, to honor his successful siege of Constantinople in 1453! Before we drive you to the hotel, we will cross the Dardanelles! (After the end of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight stay in Canakkale)
Right after breakfast we will transfer you to Troy. This is the city where the Trojan War took place, as described in the Greek Epic Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer! Today is a famous archaeological site, with travellers from around the world! Troy was destroyed and rebuilt nine times! Till now, 10 cities have been discovered, one built on the top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC.
Our experienced guide will help you to get to know with the ancient Troy and all the great history that surrounds the city. You will learn all about the most iconic figures of the war, such as Helen, Achilles and Paris! The trojan war, the famous trojan horse, the Altars and the Houses of Troy, dating back to 2500 BC (At the end of the tour you will be transfered from Canakkale to Istanbul and overnight stay there)
Breakfast and check out hotel, before 12:00. Transfer to Ataturk Airport to catch the flight