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Gallipoli & Troy Tours

Itinerary

2017 - 'Gallipoli Battlefields Tour'
8 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Thursday

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
Boutique
Day 2
Friday

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
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
Saturday

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
4 star
(B, D)
Day 4
Sunday

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
4 star
(B, D)
Day 5
Monday

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
4 star
(B, D)
Day 6
Tuesday

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
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Wednesday

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
Boutique
(B)
Day 8
Thursday

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)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • 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.
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
    4 nights
    4 star
    Çanakkale
    1 night
    Boutique
    Istanbul
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • 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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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Turkey

Çanakkale
Büyük Truva Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Cevatpasa Mah.
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cad. No:2
Çanakkale
Ph. :
+90 (0286) 217 10 24
Fax :
+90 (0286) 217 09 03
Büyük Truva Hotel
Büyük Truva Hotel
Büyük Truva Hotel
Istanbul
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Fax :
+90 212 528 44 55
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 Jan 2017
31 Dec 2017
1,159.00
420.00
Deposit Option available for Gallipoli Battlefields Tour :
 
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Deposit
01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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