5 Day Istanbul, Gallipoli and Troy Tour
5 Day Turkey Tour to Istanbul and Gallipoli
5 Days / 4 Nights
On your arrival to istanbul airport; We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight stay in istanbul.
Istanbul Old City tour
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am for Istanbul Old City Tour.
Today we will visit theSt. (Haghia) Sophia,which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. (St Sophia is closed on Monday) Continue to theTopkapi palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see theBlueMosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancientHippodrome with Obelisk ofTheodosius, Snake Pillar andGerman Fountainof Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the elegantlittle Hagia Sophia mosque, See theGrand Covered Bazaar. After the tour transfer to your hotel.Overnight stay ay 4* hotel in istanbul.
You will be picked up from your hotel Very early in morning at 06:30 am in istanbul and will depart , drive along the northern shores of the Marmara Sea, and as soon as we arrive we will have a break for lunch.
Gallipoli and The Dardanelles after our lunch we will stop to visit Gallipoli, a place of fierce WWI fighting between Allied forces and the Turks. at Anzac Cove thousands lost their lives in one fateful dawn morning. We will also see other famous battle sites of World War 1 in this area, such as Lone Pine and Chunk Bair. From here we go to a ferry and cross the Dardanelles. For World War 1 buffs, you will know the Dardanelle Straits were a strategic crossing point for the allied armies to cross from Europe to Asia Minor. Over a nine month campaign, more than half a million soldiers lost their lives in the fight to control this strait of water and nearby Gallipoli peninsula.
Canakkale will be our final destination for today and where we will spend the evening. After dinner, you might want to stroll the harbor walk and experience the local culture. The locals buy sunflower seeds and stroll with their families, gossiping and looking at the sunset. When they reach the harbor''s end, they turn around, buy their ice cream and walk the other direction. After the tour transfer to hotel,overnight stay in Canakkale.
Canakkale Troy- Istanbul
You will be picked up from your hotel in morning at 08:30 and continue our scenic drive along the Aegean, stopping for photo opportunities and perhaps to indulge the taste buds at one of the many farmer road side stands that sell olives, figs, seasonal fruit and pistachios. We will head east towards our first site of the day.
Troy is the ancient site written about by Homer in the Iliad. It dates back as far as 3000 BC and has been the site of nine different cities through the thousands of years it has existed. As you enter the site a large wooden Trojan horse dominates your view. You will definitely want to climb up and get your picture taken! After the tour that we will depart from Canakkale, drive back to Istanbul, After arrival we will transfer you back to your hotel, Overnight stay in Istanbul.
After Breakfest and check out the hotel ;You will be picked up from your hotel two hours prior(Regarding to your departure flight time) and transfer to istanbul international airport.if you are extented we can provide extra days hotel accomodation for you in istanbul.
- All Transportations by comfortable vehicles
- 3 Nights Hotel accommodation with breakfast in istanbul
- 1 Nights Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Canakkale.
- 1 Full Day istanbul city tour with Lunch
- 1 Full Day Gallipoli and Dardanelles tour with Lunch
- 1 Full Day Troy tour with Lunch
- Proffessional English speaking tour guides
- Entrance fees to the Ancient sites
- All of the service charges and local taxes
You can choose one of these hotels in each town to stay at during your trip :
Istanbul : 4* Te Golden Horn Hotel or Rast Boutique Hotel or Prince Hotel or Pierre Loti Hotel
Canakkale : 3* Helen Hotel or Anzac Hotel or Kervansaray Hotel or Grand Eceabat Hotel
Price per person Single Room : 580 Euros
Price per person Double Room share : 419 Euros
Price per person Triple Room share : 400 Euros