Learn about the battle of Gallipoli in a moving visit the Gallipoli Battlefields, then soak up some of Turkeys rich history when you visit Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus on your way to Pamukkale and its incredible travertine pools before heading back to Istanbul via beautiful Bursa.
Pick up between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul, Taksim or 7 am from Sultan Hostel. We then depart for the Gallipoli Peninsula, one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey. Here we will visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, The Nek and original trenches and tunnels.
Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. Then we tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and Library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Upon arrival in Istanbul we will transfer you to your hotel at approximately 7 pm and your tour concludes.
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
Tips except driver and guide
4 nights - accommodation.
4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Bursa - UNESCO Heritage site
Gallipoli - 57th Regiment - Turkish Memorial
Gallipoli - Ari Burnu Cemetery
Gallipoli - Brighton Beach
Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
Site of the Temple of Artemis
Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
Gallipoli - Beach Cemetery
Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
Pamukkale - Hierapolis
Sirince - Village
Troy - UNESCO Heritage site