Istanbul & Gallipoli – 100th anniversary

We have designed this Istanbul & Gallipoli tour to enable you to enjoy the most important historical and cultural landmarks of Istanbul, but also to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli. This tour departs weekly throughout the year and can be partly tailor made to suit your needs. From only €739 pps. T&C apply.

Day 1

 Arrival to Istanbul

Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk airport you will be meet by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the evening in one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

Day 2

Ancient treasures of Istanbul (B)

 

After breakfast you are going to be taken to some of the most wonderful ancient monuments of Istanbul on our half day Istanbul City Tour:

  • Visit  the Hagia Sophia, the 6th century Byzantine basilica, the largest church of its era.
  • Visit  the Blue Mosque, a 17th century imperial mosque, famous for its six minarets, as well as its interior blue tiles.
  • Visit  the Byzantine Hippodrome, now an open air exhibition park with a number of monuments, where chariot races once were held.
  • Visit  the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered market with more than 4,000 shops.

 

Evening at Leisure.

Day 3

Istanbul – Canakkale – 300km (B,L,D)

Early in the morning, you will depart for Gallipoli; the famous battlefield of WWI. Upon arrival to Eceabat, you will have lunch and continue to your fully guided tour on these lands, where many have shed their bloods. Your tour will include many famous regions of Gallipoli Peninsula: Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetary, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemoration Side, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches and tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek, and Chunk Bair New Zealand Memorial. At the end of your tour, you will cross The Dardanelles and arrive to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 4

Troy – Istanbul (B)

Having your breakfast, you will visit the legendary city of Troy. This famous archaeological and mythological site, will show and tell you about The Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, the battle between Achilles and Paris, and its 3700 years old city walls with the help of your guide. In the afternoon, you are free to discover the city of Canakkale. Late afternoon, you will depart for your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight at Istanbul Hotel.

Day 5

Istanbul  (B)

It’s almost over, but you still have one free day in Istanbul.

After breakfast, take the opportunity to visit again your favourite attractions or to discover hidden treasures of the city. Optionally, add a Bosphorus cruise and tour to the Asian part of the city (€70 supplement per person).

Day 6

Istanbul Departure (B)

It’s time to start another day with a splendid breakfast before you are transferred to the airport to catch your short flight back to Istanbul, where everything started.

Istanbul Accommodation 


Please note that 3*& 5* options are also available for Istanbul

 

Canakkale Accommodation 

 

 

What is included in this tour?

  • Return Flights from Dublin to Istanbul Ataturk Airport with the award winning Turkish Airlines.
  • 30kg baggage allowance.
  • 5 Nights BB accommodation in the above stated hotels.
  • Half day Istanbul City Tour.
  • Professional English speaking guide during excursions.
  • All Transfers, excursions and tours by car/minibus/coach depending on the number of people.
  • Entrance fees, service charges, tips for Hotels and all taxes.
  • Please note: Travel insurance quoted separately.

 

Country Information

Currency: Turkish Lira

Vaccinations: No compulsory. Please check with your GP.

Visa: A visa is required to enter into turkey prior to travel. This is not included in the price but can be easily purchased online at www.evia.gov.tr at a charge of $20. Orient Travel can complete the form on your behalf, an administration fee of €15 applies per person.

Best time to Travel: Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) are the best times to visit, since the climate will be perfect for sightseeing in İstanbul and on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts

 

Call us today to book (01) 207 9650

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