Small-Group 4-Day ANZAC Tour: Istanbul, Gallipoli & ANZAC Battlefields and Troy

Small-Group 4-Day ANZAC Tour: Istanbul, Gallipoli & ANZAC Battlefields and Troy
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$405
Duration: 4 days
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Description

If you only have a few days in Turkey and want to see the major highlights, this is the tour for you. This four-day trip takes you to Troy, Gallipoli and Istanbul, combining Turkey's vibrant capital and surrounding historic sites.

The tour includes two nights accommodation in Istanbul, the option of dinner with belly-dancing entertainment and a full day of sightseeing in Istanbul, visiting the famous Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.

Next day you'll have an early departure for Gallipoli, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and other famous memorials from World War One. Crossing the Dardanelles, you'll spend the night in Canakkale.

You'll also visit Troy to see the re-creation of the Trojan horse, then spend a leisurely free afternoon in Canakkale before heading back to Istanbul for the night.

Highlights on the tour include:

Topkapi Palace:
Overlooking the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus on Seraglio Point, the former home of the Ottoman sultans is now one of the biggest museums in the world, housing a marvelous collection of antique jewelry, Japanese and Chinese porcelain.

Gallipoli:
Tour the battlefields of the First World War, where you will see Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, the Trenches and war memorials to Turkish and ANZAC troops.

Troy:
A major highlight of the tour is the reproduction of the Trojan horse and the ruins which were unearthed by Heinrich Schliemann, the German archeologist. You will also hear the romantic history of Helen of Troy.

Please note: Topkapi Palace (Closed on Tuesdays; will be replaced with Istanbul Archaeology Museum), Hagia Sophia (Closed on Mondays; will be replaced with Chora Museum), Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sundays; additional time will be spent at the other locations).

If you only have a few days in Turkey and want to see the major highlights, this is the tour for you. This four-day trip takes you to Troy, Gallipoli and Istanbul, combining Turkey's vibrant capital and surrounding historic sites.