Your 4-day guided trip includes entrance fees to Istanbul’s famous attractions Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia as well as visits to the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar. Your two nights accommodation in Istanbul are included with an option to upgrade to a deluxe room. If you wish, you can see a belly-dancing show which includes dinner as well.
On the morning of Day 3, you will journey to Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli and other attractions renowned for their historical significance during World War I. After traversing over the Dardanelles, stop in Canakkale for your last night’s accomodation (included).
You last day will be spent reliving the legendary Trojan horse story in Troy. You will have the opportunity to spend some free time after lunch in Canakkale before returning to Istanbul that evening.
Highlights on the tour include:
Topkapi Palace:This famous Ottoman palace commands a stunning lookout from Seraglio point over the Bosphorus and Golden Horn. Once the throne for sultans, this palace is currently one the world’s largest museums and is filled with an astounding assemblage of Chinese and Japanese porcelain as well as ornate antique jewelry.
Gallipoli:Learn about the famous battles fought between Turks and ANZAC troops to a deadlock during World War I. Visit Lone Pine Australian Memorial, see Anzac Cove, and reminisce about the loss of life at the trenches and war memorials.
Troy:This attraction has become popular on the tour as it shows a fantastic recreation of the Trojan Horse and other remnants discovered by the German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann. Plus, listen to the ancient stories of Helen of Troy.
Please note: On Tuesdays Topkapi Palace is closed and will be swapped with a visit to Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, so extra time will be allocated to other attractions. Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be swapped with a visit to Chora Museum.