GALLIPOLI-TROY 2 DAYS BY BUS
06.00-06.30 Pick up from hotel in Taksim
06.30-07:00 Pick up from hotel in Sultanahmet( Old City)
12.00 Arrive in Eceabat for lunch
12.45 Depart for fully guided Gallipoli Tour
On tour you will visit;
Brighton Beach, was the main base and favourite swimming spot for Anzac troops during campaign.
Beach Cemetery, contains the graves of over 300 Commonwealth soldiers including John Simpson.
Anzac Cove, was the landings of ANZACS in the Gallipoli campaign on 25 April 1915.
Ariburnu Cemetery, between the beach and the cliff under Plugge’s Plateau , contains 246 graves
Anzac Commemorative Site, where dawn services are held on Anzac Day, was built by the New Zealand and Australian governments and with the approval of the Turkish government.
Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, is a sculpture depicting a Turkish soldier carrying an allied soldier.
Lone Pine Australian Memorial, the name comes from a single pine tree which grew on the battlefield. It was destroyed, but the cones were collected and taken to Australia, then sent back to Gallipoli many years later.
Johnston’s Jolly, was occupied by elements of the Australian 2nd Brigade on 25 April, accessed by a road that marks what was the thin strip of no man’s land between the Turkish and Allied trenches.
Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, the 19th division commander Ataturk told his men: “I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. During the time before we die other forces and commanders will take our place”.
The Nek, a narrow bridge of land and a vitally important position on the northern end of the Anzac front line and the scene of a tragic attack by the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at down on 7 August 1915.
Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, which the Allies aimed to occupy because of its strategic location overlooking the peninsula. They failed and Mustafa Kemal became a hero.
17.30 End of the tour
Transfer to Hotel in Eceabat/Canakkale .
Overnight in Eceabat/Canakkale
Breakfast served at the hotel. Depart from Hotel for Troy Tour :
On tour you will visit:
Trojan Horse, however people always wondered if there was really a wooden horse or not, first mentioned in the Odyssey, is a tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the independent city of Troy and win the war.
Sacrificial Altar, at the Southern gate part of the city walls. Next to theatre.
3700 years old city walls, in Troy I, the walls were built in a herringbone pattern, which is peculiar to this period.
Houses of Troy I , 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C. , known as one of the oldest megaron type of houses, which is constructed to a long and narrow shaped plan, and consists of a portico and a large room with a heart at the centre of it.
The Bouleuterion(Senate Building), originating from the time of Augustus, was a place of political gatherings.
The Odeon(Concert Hall), was a small theatre with marble blocks, used to enjoy music performances.
Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX, excavations have revealed a total of 9 periods of settlement in this ancient city, which was established 5 thousand years ago.
11.30 End of the tour
Free time to discover around on your own
18.00 Depart Back to Istanbul
23.00 Drop off to hotels in Istanbul