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8 days Tour Package Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy

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Duration

8 Days

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English, Spanish

Overview

Start and end in Istanbul! With the in-depth cultural tour Gallipoli Battlefields Tour, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 4 other destinations in Turkey. Gallipoli Battlefields Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

This tour starts in Istanbul visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Then spend 3 full days visiting every corner of the Gallipoli battlefields, the ANZAC sector, Cape Helles and Suvla Bay. This tour gives an indepth insight of the Gallipoli campaign.

  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
  • St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern.
  • The Nusret and Naval Museum are closed on Mondays and will be replaced by the Kapatepe Museum.
  • This tour does not depart during the ‘Anzac Day’ period between 20 – 26 April.
  • See our Anzac_Day_2019_Gallipoli_Tours.asp page to see our range of ANZAC Day tours.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the archaeological remains in Troy
  • Visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli
  • Pay tribute to the Australian memorial at Lone Pine
  • Check out the Naval Museum in Canakkale

Itinerary

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Day 1: Istanbul
Day 1: Istanbul

In and around Istanbul Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet with your guide and the rest of your group.
Overnight Istanbul - Boutique

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour
Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

Today you will enjoy a guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and the Turkish Military Museum. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.
Overnight Istanbul - Boutique - Breakfast

Day 3: Troy
Day 3: Troy

Early departure this morning as we drive west, along the Sea of Marmara, towards the Gallipoli Peninsula. This afternoon we will cross the Dardanelles and travel onward to Troy to visit the site of the famous siege and tour the archaeological remains.
Overnight Çanakkale - 5 star - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Cape Helles, Krithia
Day 4: Cape Helles, Krithia

Today we visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli commencing with the British landing sites of 25th April, 1915. We visit Mehmetcik Abide - Turkish Memorial, the Helles Memorial - British Memorial to the missing, a Turkish gun battery, V beach where the SS River Clyde landed the men of 29th division, the Lancashire landing site where the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers were awarded six VC's before breakfast, Krithia war museum and nearby Twelve Tree Copse cemetery and N.Z. Memorial. This visit requires some walking as the roads to the beaches are not accessible by coach.
Overnight Çanakkale - 5 star - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair
Day 5: ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair

After breakfast we continue our tour of the April 25th landing sites as we move north to ANZAC Cove, where the Australians and New Zealanders landed. We spend the morning walking along the landing beach and visiting the battlefields, nearby military cemeteries and preserved trenches and tunnels. We visit the Australian memorial at Lone Pine and Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels, before detouring to the Nek, where the Australian Light Horse Brigade suffered heavily in August offensives. The day ends on the New Zealand Battlefield at Chunuk Bair, seeing more preserved trenches and visiting the memorial.
Overnight Çanakkale - 5 star - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Suvla Bay Shell Green
Day 6: Suvla Bay Shell Green

Today we head to Sulva Bay, where some of the first British ‘New Army' Battalions joined the action in August 1915. Here we study the landings and also look at the history of the lost battalion, 1/5th Norfolk, the men from the Sandringham Royal estate who disappeared during the fighting in Sulva Bay. We will visit some of the less visited areas within the Gallipoli battlefields including Suvla Bay, Hill 60, Scrubby Knoll (Kemal Yeri) and Hill 971.
Overnight Çanakkale - 5 star - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Canakkale, Istanbul
Day 7: Canakkale, Istanbul

This morning we visit Naval Museum and the minelayer, Nusret, before we retrace our steps and travel back to the exotic city of Istanbul.
Overnight Istanbul - Boutique - Breakfast

Day 8: Istanbul
Day 8: Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight. - Breakfast

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Tour's Location

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FAQs

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Are museum entrances fees included during your tours?
Yes. We believe in making it easy for you to budget for your trip, so all our tours entrance fees to museums listed in your itinerary are included.
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Will I have a tour guide on my tour?
Yes, all of our tours include the services of a professional, English-speaking tour guide, licensed with the Ministry of Tourism.
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I’m a Vegetarian. Will I be able to find vegetarian meals in Turkey ?
Yes. Many dishes in Turkey are vegetarian so it is generally easy to find vegetarian options. Please let us know at the time of booking that you are vegetarian.
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What do you mean by a “professional licensed tour guide”?
Taking a tour with the professional licensed guide is very important. Guides in Turkey study a mix of history, archaeology and mythology for 4 years in order to get their tour guiding license and pass special exams in language skills. All our company tour guides are professional licensed guides and expert in their regions. It is illegal for anyone who is not a licensed tour guide to conduct tours of historical sites in Turkey.
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What kind of vehicle will be provided on my tour?
Our company provides you with a late model, comfortable, air conditioned vehicle such as a Mercedes Vito,Mercedes Sprinter,Volkswagen Carevalla and Crafter with an experienced driver.
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Which Entrance fees are INCLUDED?
Alçitepe (Krithia) - Museum
Çanakkale
Canakkale Naval Museum - (closed Mondays)
Cape Helles - British Memorial, V Beach, W Beach (Lancashire Landing)
Gallipoli - Brighton Beach, Ari Burnu Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Beach Cemetery, Lone Pine - Australian Memorial, Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels, 57th Regiment - Turkish Memorial, The Nek - original trenches, Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial, August Offensive - Tour, Hill 60, Hill 971, Scrubby Knoll (Kemal Yeri)
Istanbul - Blue Mosque, Harbiye Military Museum, Hippodrome, Old City - UNESCO Heritage site, St. Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace
Mehmetcik Abide - Turkish Memorial
Nusret - Mine Layer - (closed Mondays)
Suvla Bay
Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
Twelve Tree Copse Cemetary and N.Z. Memorial
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Cancellation Policy?
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1300 for Gallipoli Battlefields Tour, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel the standard cancellation policy applies.
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From where the tour starts?
Start and end in Istanbul.

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