You will have historical tours Gallipoli, Troy, and Ephesus. You will start to the guided tours from Istanbul and first, visit the Gallipoli war area then stay at the hotel. After visiting the Troy Ancient continue to Ephesus. After Ephesus and Virgin Mary House tour flight back to Istanbul. Your tour package takes 3 days and 2 nights.
Day 1 – Istanbul to Gallipoli Tour
06.00 – 06.30 am – Pick up from hotels in Taksim, Sisli, Besiktas, Beyoglu, Karakoy, Ortakoy
06.30 – 07:00 am – Pick up from hotels in Sultanahmet, Beyazid, Laleli, Sirkeci, Kumkapi, Topkapi, Aksaray, Zeytinburnu
07.15 am – Pick up from hotels in Ataturk Airport Area
08.30 am – We will have a stop for breakfast on the way to Eceabat town in Gallipoli peninsula.
11:50 am – Arrive in Eceabat town and have lunch.
12.50 am – Depart for Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour
The objective of the landing forces during the Gallipoli Campaign was, after having captured the high ground of the dry land, approach Narrows from the rear and get control of the castles and batteries on each shore of the Dardanelles.
We begin our tour at the Narrows, the narrowest point of Dardanelles. After having a fast look there so as to urge the essence of the Narrows, we carry on our tour to go to the landing beaches.
On Gallipoli day tour we will visit and hear about:
Beach Cemetery (the grave of John Simpson)
Brighton Beach (actually intended landing beach)
Anzac Commemorative Site
Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish and ANZAC trenches and tunnels)
Lone Pine Australian Memorial
Courtney’s & Steele’s Post Cemetery
Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial
Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Memorial
Sergeant Mehmet Turkish Memorial
Walker’s Ridge Cemetery
Respect to Mehmetcik Memorial
Battleship Hill & Location of Mustafa Kemal’s Headquarters
17.30 pm – Gallipoli tour ends.
18.00 pm – Transfer to hotel. Check into hotel and Overnight.
Day 2 – Troy Tour – Ephesus
You will have breakfast & Check out from the hotel. Free morning. Pick up right from the hotel and meet with your local tour guide then drive to Helen of Troy Ancient City.
On Troy tour we will visit and hear about:
The Trojan Horse which was used in the movie Troy
The Trojan Horse (Did it really exist ?)
Battle between Achilles and Hector
Helen of Troy (Was she the real cause of the war ?)
The Trojan Wars
The Temple of Athena
The 3200 years old city walls of Troy VI and VII
The East gate of VI (VIP entrance of Troy VI)
The trench of Schliemann
Walls of Troy II and Megaron House
Walls of Troy I (The oldest ruins of Troy)
The Scaean Gate
The ramp of Troy II
The Gate of Troy VI (Where possibly the tricky wooden horse was taken)
Sanctuary (Sacrificing Altars)
Odeon (Music theater)
South gate of Troy VI
Ruins of Agora
At the end of the Troy tour, bus transportation to Ephesus. Upon arrival to Ephesus and check into the hotel. Overnight in Selcuk or Kusadasi towns.
Day 3 – Ephesus Tour – Flight Back to Istanbul
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel. You will be picked up right from the hotel and drive to Ephesus Ancient City.
Fully Guided Ephesus Tour
Our first visit will be to Isabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art. Then visit Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World. Then proceed to Ephesus Ancient City where we will see Theater, Celsus Library, Odeon, Bouleuterion and more. We will have lunch at a local restaurant then we drive to House of Virgin Mary located top of the Bulbul Mountain. It was believed that she had spent her last days there.
At the end of the Ephesus tour, transfer to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and fly back to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul. Tour ends.
Drive from Istanbul to Gallipoli
1 Night Hotel in Gallipoli
Bus Transportation from Canakkale to Ephesus
1 Night Hotel in Ephesus
Professional Licensed Tour Guide
Mentioned entrance fees to sights
Lunches on the tours
Hotel Pick up and Drop off for the tours
Flight Ticket for Back to Istanbul
Any other expenses not noted in the included section
Drinks at the Lunches