5 Day Istanbul, Gallipoli and Troy Tour. Take a 5 Day Turkey Tour and explore the main highlights of istanbul, Gallipoli and Troy with our experienced local tour guides and luxury vehicles.
Arriving in Istanbul
On your arrival to istanbul airport; We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight stay in istanbul.
Istanbul Old City tour
After breakfast You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:15 am for the Daily istanbul sightseeing tour-Full Day.
Blue Mosque World renown for it's architecture and focal point for worshipping Muslims
Haghia Sophia 1,400 year old supreme church from Byzantium times which houses famous Byzantine Mosaics ,Byzantine Hippodrome,The focal point of the Byzantine Empire during the reign of Constantine. Within center you will see the Egyptian Obelisk and Serpentine Column.
Topkapi Palace the residence and leadership center of the Sultans during the Ottoman Empire. It was built in 1459-1465 shortly after the conquest of Constantinople. You will see the Treasury that includes the Topkapi Dagger, the 86 carat Spoon Maker Diamond, and the jewel encased bones of St. John the Baptist and arm bone.
Grand Bazaar and the Suleymaniye Mosque will also be visited during the tour. After the tour return back to hotel,overnight stay in istanbul.
You will be picked up from your hotel Very early in morning at 06:30 am in istanbul and will depart , drive along the northern shores of the Marmara Sea, and as soon as we arrive we will have a break for lunch.
Gallipoli and The Dardanelles after our lunch we will stop to visit Gallipoli, a place of fierce WWI fighting between Allied forces and the Turks. at Anzac Cove thousands lost their lives in one fateful dawn morning. We will also see other famous battle sites of World War 1 in this area, such as Lone Pine and Chunk Bair. From here we go to a ferry and cross the Dardanelles. For World War 1 buffs, you will know the Dardanelle Straits were a strategic crossing point for the allied armies to cross from Europe to Asia Minor. Over a nine month campaign, more than half a million soldiers lost their lives in the fight to control this strait of water and nearby Gallipoli peninsula.
Canakkale will be our final destination for today and where we will spend the evening. After dinner, you might want to stroll the harbor walk and experience the local culture. The locals buy sunflower seeds and stroll with their families, gossiping and looking at the sunset. When they reach the harbor''s end, they turn around, buy their ice cream and walk the other direction. After the tour transfer to hotel,overnight stay in Canakkale.
Canakkale Troy- Istanbul
You will be picked up from your hotel in morning at 08:00 and continue our scenic drive along the Aegean, stopping for photo opportunities and perhaps to indulge the taste buds at one of the many farmer road side stands that sell olives, figs, seasonal fruit and pistachios. We will head east towards our first site of the day.
Troy is the ancient site written about by Homer in the Iliad. It dates back as far as 3000 BC and has been the site of nine different cities through the thousands of years it has existed. As you enter the site a large wooden Trojan horse dominates your view. You will definitely want to climb up and get your picture taken! After the tour that we will depart from Canakkale, drive back to Istanbul, After arrival we will transfer you back to your hotel, Overnight stay in Istanbul.
After Breakfest and check out the hotel ;You will be picked up from your hotel two hours prior(Regarding to your departure flight time) and transfer to istanbul international airport.if you are extented we can provide extra days hotel accomodation for you in istanbul.