Gallipoli, Troy, Assos And Cultural Village Tour
Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli
06:30 Pick up from your hotel or hostel in Istanbul and drive to the World War I Battlefields of Gallipoli.
We will stop on the way for breakfast break and continue to Eceabat.
11:45 Arrive at lunch stop in Eceabat
12:45 Fully guided Gallipoli Tour
Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
View Shrapnel Valley
Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches)
Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
The Nek and Walker’s Ridge
Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
17:30 Gallipoli Tour ends
After the tour, transfer to hostel / hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Troy – Assos – Ayvacik & Local Village Tour – Istanbul
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel.
Ferry crossing from Eceabat to Canakkale over the famous Dardanelle waters.
Arrival in Canakkale and drive to the site of TROY, 36km to the south.
Troy – Tour the historic home of the Trojan wars at Troy with a local, english speaking guide.
Here you will see the remains of 9 city levels destroyed over time by different forms of destruction both human and natural. You will hear the stories of the myth and the history behind the excavations.
Depart for Ayvacik – a small non touristic town with a great Friday market where you can buy all sorts of local produce, fruit & vegetables and handicrafts. You’ll have plenty of time to wander around and maybe even pick up a few bargains! You will have a pleasant choice of local foods which you may buy for your lunch.
Depart for Assos, A traditional stone house village set upon a mountainside with a beautiful harbour down the bottom, overlooking the island of Lesvos. Here we will tour the Temple of Athena on the highest point of the mountain and have Turkish tea at a local Çay (tea) House which has an extraordinary set of coffee tables to sit at.
Late afternoon departure for Village, Here you will wander the traditional village seeing sights such as the old wheat crushing wheel and the thatched summer houses for the sheep. We will walk on the streets of the village and you will have chance to see local life in the village.
Late evening departure for Eceabat. At the end of the tour drive back to Canakkale or Eceabat.
Drive back to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Tour ends.
- Personal expens
- All transportation in non smoking vehicle in tours
- Entrance and ferry fees included.
- Fully guided tour of Gallipoli with lunch
- 1 Night hotel with breakfast
- Fully guided tour of Troy
- Visit local Ayvacik market
- Visit Assos and tour the temple of Athena
- Walk the village of Balabanli
- Entrance fees on the tours
- Local taxes
– Pick up time is changing according Istanbul hotels. Please inform us your hotel details while making your request.
– If you like to continue to Selcuk or Kusadasi instead of came back to Istanbul, please inform us.