***Option available for this tour to operate on a private basis - price on application***
- Important Information
Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Eceabat/Canakkale (L)
Early morning departure (between 6.30am and 7.00am) for Eceabat. On arrival in Eceabat at approx. 12:30pm you will be met by the local guide and after lunch at a local restaurant, depart on a guided tour of Gallipoli. Visits include: Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek Cemetery and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Upon completion of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 2: Eceabat/Canakkale - Troy – Landing Beaches - Istanbul (BL)
Morning departure for a tour of Troy. Discover the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700-year-old city walls, houses of Troy I (3000B.C. - 2500 B.C.), the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall) as well as the remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. Upon completion of the tour, return back to Canakkale then take the ferry to Eceabat for lunch at a local restaurant.
This afternoon, visit Kabatepe Simulation Center for a 3D recreation of many of the historical events of the campaign, followed by a local boat trip along the coastline for a sea perspective of the Gallipoli landing beaches. You will have the unique opportunity to see Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery and the ANZAC Commemorative site at North Beach from the sea, just as the soldiers of 1915 did. You also have the possibility to snorkel above the wreck of the Milo, a steamer that was deliberately sunk in late 1915 to form a breakwater for William’s Pier. Late afternoon (around 5.30pm), transfer by tourist bus back to Istanbul, arriving at approx. 10.30pm.
- 1 nights accommodation in Eceabat/Canakkale-hotels listed (or similar) with private facilities
- Transportation Istanbul/Eceabat/Istanbul by A/C, non-smoking tourist bus (non-guided)
- Fully guided Gallipoli tour
- Professional English speaking Guide
- Fully guided Troy Tour
- Entrance fee to Troy Ancient Site
- Entrance fee to Kabatepe Simulation Centre
- Local boat trip around Anzac sites/landing beaches
- Breakfast x 1; Lunch x 2
- Turkey Travel Notes – issued by Innovative Travel
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Tourist Class: Anzac Hotel
Superior Tourist Class: Limani Hotel
First Class: Kolin Hotel
Modest dress is required for entrance to holy sites – Men: Long pants, Women – skirt or long pants and shoulders covered.
On coach tours, hotels in regional areas (i.e Pamukkale) can be of a slightly lower standard than the other hotels on the tour.
All sightseeing tours require a moderate amount of walking around historical / cultural sites. This is particularly true in Cappadocia where walks can be up to 1 or 2 km long and where a good level of fitness will ensure you get a maximum enjoyment from your visit. On some tours you may visit a carpet or handicraft shop where the locals will show how their crafts are made. There is no obligation to buy any products at any of these places.
Optional tours offered during coach tours may not be guaranteed (even if pre-booked ex New Zealand) as they are subject to a minimum number of participants.
Private Sightseeing tours (if booked)
If a private sightseeing tour is booked it is important that you discuss the days arrangements with the guide as the touring programmes have a degree of flexibility. It is important to discuss with the guide so that any specific requirements can be met or addressed at the time.
Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.