This is an in-depth tour of the Gallipoli peninsula, site of a major World War battle and of Troy, that much excavated site that has yielded pieces of history from 4,000BC to about 300AD.
We will pick you up at your hotel at 6:30AM or 7:00AM depending on the location of your hotel. We will stop for breakfast on the way. After lunch in Eceabat we will go to Gelibolu National Park to visit to Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson´s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston´s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), Shrapnel Valley,Turkish Memorial,The Nek and Walker´s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). We will depart Gallipoli about 4:30PM for our hotel. Overnight in Eceabat or Canakkale.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will have the morning free. We will pick you up at your hotel at 12:00 for lunch and depart for Troy. We will see 3700 year old city walls, houses from Troy I (3000 BC-2500BC), the Bouleuterium (the Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall), sacrificial altars, the remains of cities from Troy I through Troy IX, current excavation sites, and, of course, the replica of the Trojan Horse. We will depart Troy about 4:30PM, returning you to your hotel in Istanbul about 10:00 or 10:30PM.
NOTEIn season (April to October), you may continue on to Ephesus for the night and a day tour of Ephesus the next day rather than returning to Istanbul.