Gallipoli and Troy 2 Days by Bus
TOUR INFO AND ITINARY
İSTANBUL TO ÇANAKKALE
This is a two days full day city tour. First day, we will pick you up from your hotel at about 06.30am and drive you to Çanakkale. Approximately, we will reach to Eceabat harbour at about 12.00pm and a nice lunch will be served. At about 12.45pm, we will start the fully guided Gallipoli Tour. The guide will tell you all the history and importance of the monements. Some of the most important highlights will be visited. Around 17.30pm the tour will end up and you will be transferred to your hotel in Eceabat. Below, you can find a short summary of the places you will be visiting during the Gallipoli Tour:
Brighton Beach, was the main base and favourite swimming spot for Anzac troops during campaign.
Beach Cemetery, contains the graves of over 300 Commonwealth soldiers including John Simpson.
Anzac Cove, was the landings of ANZACS in the Gallipoli campaign on 25th of April, 1915.
Arıburnu Cemetery, between the beach and the cliff under Plugge’s Plateau, contains 246 graves.
Anzac Commemorative Site, where dawn services are held on Anzac Day, was built by the New Zealand and Australian governments and with the approval of the Turkish government.
Respect to Mehmetçik Statue, is a sculpture depicting a Turkish soldier carrying an allied soldier.
Lone Pine Australian Memorial, the name comes from a single pine tree which grew on the battlefield. It was destroyed, but the cones were collected and taken to Australia, then sent back to Gallipoli many years later.
Johnston’s Jolly, was occupied by elements of the Australian 2nd Brigade on 25th of April, accessed by a road that marks what was the thin strip of no man’s land between the Turkish and Allied trenches.
Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, the 19th division commander Ataturk told his men: “I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. During the time before we die other forces and commanders will take our place”.
The Nek, a narrow bridge of land and a vitally important position on the northern end of the Anzac front line and the scene of a tragic attack by the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at down on 7th of August, 1915.
Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, which the Allies aimed to occupy because of its strategic location overlooking the peninsula. They failed and Mustafa Kemal became a hero.
ÇANAKKALE TO iSTANBUL
We will take you from your hotel after breakfast. You will be transferred to Troy and start the fully guided Troy Tour. The guide will tell you all the history and importance of the monements. Some of the most important highlights will be visited. Around 17.30pm the tour will end up and you will be transferred back to İstanbul. Below, you can find a short summary of the places you will be visiting during the Troy Tour:
Trojan Horse, however people always wondered if there was really a wooden horse or not, first mentioned in the Odyssey, is a tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the independent city of Troy and win the war.
Sacrificial Altar, at the Southern gate part of the city walls. Next to theatre.
3700 years old city walls, in Troy I, the walls were built in a herringbone pattern, which is peculiar to this period.
Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C. , known as one of the oldest megaron type of houses, which is constructed in line with a long and narrow shaped plan, and consists of a portico and a large room with a heart at the centre of it.
The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), originating from the time of Augustus, was a place of political gatherings.
The Odeon (Concert Hall), was a small theatre with marble blocks, used to enjoy music performances.
Remains of the Various Cities from Troy I all the way to Troy IX, excavations have revealed a total of 9 periods of settlement in this ancient city, which was established 5 thousand years ago.
What is Included: All transfers, one lunch, 1 night hotel accomodation at Gallipoli, all entrance fees, professional licenced tour guide in English.
Tips for Gallipoli-Troy Tours: Take some heavy jacket to protect yourself from cold. Bring camera to shoot some awesome photos and videos.
Cost: 220€ per person.