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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 8
Maximum number of people: 15
Location: Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troya
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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 in-depth insight of the Gallipoli campaign.
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Tour’s Program

Day 1

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

Day 2

Istanbul Old City

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
(B)

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
(B, D)

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
(B, D)

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
(B, D)

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
(B, D)

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
(B)

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.
(B)

(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
New Istanbul Airport (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
New Istanbul Airport (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Professional English-speaking local tour guides at each site
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
Tips except driver and guide
Entrance fees
7 nights - accommodation.
7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Alçitepe (Krithia) - Museum
Canakkale Naval Museum - (closed Mondays)
Cape Helles - V Beach
Gallipoli - 57th Regiment - Turkish Memorial
Gallipoli - Ari Burnu Cemetery
Gallipoli - Beach Cemetery
Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
Gallipoli - Hill 971
Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
Istanbul - Harbiye Military Museum
Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
Nusret - Mine Layer - (closed Mondays)
Troy - UNESCO Heritage site

Çanakkale
Cape Helles - British Memorial
Cape Helles - W Beach (Lancashire Landing)
Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
Gallipoli - August Offensive
Gallipoli - Brighton Beach
Gallipoli - Hill 60
Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
Gallipoli - Scrubby Knoll (Kemal Yeri)
Istanbul - Blue Mosque
Istanbul - Hippodrome
Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
Mehmetcik Abide - Turkish Memorial
Suvla Bay
Twelve Tree Copse Cemetary and N.Z. Memorial

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