Your first day is free to beginning exploring Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. The city has long been known for it's strategic location at the entrance of Black Sea and for being the traditional crossroads between Europe and Asia. Depending on your arrival time, you may like to take an optional Bosphorus Cruise. Tonight you have the option of dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
Day 02: Istanbul (B, L)
Today you have a full day of sightseeing in Istanbul. You will visit Topkapi Palace and St Sophie, see the famous Blue Mosque and walk to the Hippodrome, to see the place of the former Horse Ground where chariot races and gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire time. Today you will end your tour with a visit to the exciting Grand Bazaar with over 4400 shops!
Day 03: Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Cannakkale (L, D)
This morning you have an early departure for Gallipoli to see Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Conkbair with the famous first world war memorials. Cross the Dardanell, which is one of the two waterways between Europe and Asia (approximately 30 minute ferry ride) before arriving in Canakkale around 6:30pm where we will spend the evening.
Day 04: Troy - Istanbul (B)
The morning starts with a visit to Troy, the beautiful city of Helen and the Trojan Horse. Around 12:00pm (noon), return to the Canakkale city for a leisurely free afternoon to enjoy the daily panoramas of a small Turkish Town. For those interested in documentary films such as Gallipoli starring Mel Gibson or 4 Corners Documentary "Fatal Shore" a visit to Anzac House (no charge) may be your choice. At approximately 6:00pm you will depart for Istanbul, arriving back in Istanbul at approximately 11:00pm.
a great trip, nice hotels, very knowledgeable and friendly guides and wonderful and moving locations.
Great trip and great guided
Yvonne D Australia
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