Turkey Cultural Tour   
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul  (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul (6 nights/7 days)
In this tour; 3 nights in ISTANBUL, 3 nights in Canakkale. We visit; Hagia Sophia (Church of Divine Wisdom), St.Savior Chora (Kariye) Museum, Taksim Square,Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar) Bosphoros criuse, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Underground cistern, Grand Bazaar. Dardanelles, Cimenlik Castle, Nusret minelayer, Anzak Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, North Beach, Lone Pine, Quinn's Post, The Nek and Russell's Top. V Beach, River Clyde Dock, The Castle, Morto Bay, Abide (Turkish Monumant, Twelve Tree Cops Cemetery, Helles, Dardanos batteries, Ahcıbaba Hill,Troy
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul  (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul  (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul  (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul  (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul  (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul  (6 nights/7 days)
Gallipoli-Anzacs Tour From Istanbul (6 nights/7 days)
Programme
 Day 1 (Istanbul)  
Today, we arrive in Istanbul, where a transfer guide will meet us at the airport. We transfer to our hotel downtown, and have a brief orientation late in the afternoon.
This evening, we can discover any of the Turkish restaurants in the area as we enjoy dinner on our own.
 
Day 2 (Istanbul) B D
This morning we visit Hagia Sophia, the "Church of Divine Wisdom." Completed under the Emperor Justinian in AD 537, the magnificent dome of the Hagia Sophia was once the pre-eminent architectural wonder of the Byzantine world. The massive building was a Christian church for almost a thousand years, until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, when Mehmet the Conqueror claimed it for Islam. The building served as a mosque until 1934, when the revolutionary leader and founder of the Republic, Kemal Atatürk, proclaimed it as a museum. This impressive structure has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour of Istanbul including visits of St. Saviour in Chora - (Kariye Museum) Originaly formed the center of a Byzantine Monastery complex. Only the church section which was dedicated to Jesus Christ the Saviour, has survived. .Continue your tour with the visit of Taksim Square.We have lunch on our own, and then board the Old Tram for a ride down Istiklal Street to the heart of Art Nouveau Istanbul. Istanbul has many Art Nouveau buildings; several were designed by the Italian architect Raimondo Tommasso d'Aronco, the chief palace architect for the last Ottoman sultan, Abudulhamid II, who ruled from 1876 to 1909. D'Aronco drew heavily Ottoman and Islamic architecture and art, reinterpreting them through the lens of the then-popular European Art Nouveau movement and its organic, floral forms. The results can be seen in the many beautiful palaces and grand private homes he designed for Istanbul's government and its elite citizens.Continue your tour with the visit of Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar built in the 17th century, this is the second largest covered bazaar in Istanbul. On to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, where the pungent and savory aroma of exotic oils, herbs and spices have perfumed the arched stone corridors for nearly 350 years. Now also proferring nuts, honey, dried fruits, traditional sweets and herbal remedies, the Spice Bazaar’s redolent wares will transform you into a veritable spice trader!.This afternoon, we take to the water for our Bosporus cruise. You can look north to the “European” district of Galata, or east to the Asiatic side of the Bosporus and the Maiden’s Tower. In ancient times, the Golden Horn could be closed off to warships with a giant chain stretching from here to Seraglio Point. Following our cruise, we enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant
 
Day 3 (Istanbul) B
This morning, we'll discover some of Istanbul's most famous sites on foot, including Topkapi Palace. Mehmet the Conqueror started building this complex in about 1459 and it served as the royal palace of the Ottoman sultans until 1853. Today, it is one of the world's richest museums, with a staggering collection of jewels, arms, porcelain, sculpture, manuscripts, and more. Next, we stop at the classic Blue Mosque, so-called for the shimmering blue tiles that line its interior. Flanked by symmetrical soaring minarets, it is one of the defining elements of the Istanbul skyline. This classic of Ottoman architectural design was constructed under the patronage of Sultan Ahmet I, from 1609-1616.Hippodromme,center of sporting (chariots races,athletics)events and political activities of the old city.
The Blue Mosque,one of the famous mosgues of the Ottomans are known for it’s blue Iznık tiles and unique with its 6 minarets.Today lunch is on your own.After the lunch. Just a short walk across the square takes us to the Underground Cistern, the largest of the many underground cisterns built during the Byzantine Empire to supply the city with water. This cistern is especially fascinating because the Byzantine builders recycled many stone structures—capital heads and columns-- that had been used in earlier temples. Now an upside down Medusa stares out at us from her watery home. The tour will end with the visit to the Grand Bazaar, the vast and legendary covered market that is the biggest souk in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewelry, and carpets.Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 4 (Istanbul, Canakkale) B L D 
Departing Istanbul we drive south west to the Gallipoli peninsula and catch a ferry across the Dardanelles to spend the afternoon in the vibrant town of Canakkale. You will visit Cimenlik Castle which Sultan Memhet II built in 1452. The fort today contains a fascinating military museum and beside it is the Turkish navy's minelayer, Nusrat, whose undetected mine laying activities led to the sinking of Allied warships in 1915. We then check into our central Canakkale hotel, where we stay the next three nights. This evening a local historian will meet with us and give an interesting overview of the Gallipoli Campaign from the Turkish perspective. 
 
Day 5 (Canakkale) B L D
After breakfast we drive to Canakkale. Our Gallipoli Campaign begins today. The peninsula is filled with cemeteries, a war museum and many memorials to the tragic events of 1915. As you enter this almost barren land, you can still sense the war and heartache that once dominated the landscape, breaking the silent air.Our first visits will be to Anzac Cove and Beach Cemetery - home to one of Australia's most legendary soldiers, Private John Simpson. We will then trace the steps of the ANZACs up into the rugged hills to visit the Shrapnel Valley,North Beach,Quinn's Post,The Nek ,Russell's Top Anzac Memorials at Lone Pine ,and Chunuk Bair. Amongst the numerous sights also visited will be Shrapnel Valley, Walker’s Ridge, the Nek and the surrounding trenches. Our last stop on the Gallipoli Peninsula will be the Kapatebe War Museum with its absorbing collection of war relics and memorabilia. We have included lunch in a local restaurant.Afternoon we cross Dardanelles by ferry.Dinner and overnight at hotel.
 
Day 6 (Canakkale) B L D
In the morning we take the ferry across Dardanelles for a day touring of the southern Helles area and battlefields, British landing  beaches and memorials of the battles in this area such as V Beach, River Clyde Dock, The Castle, Morto Bay, Abide (Turkish Monument),Twelve Tree Cops Cemetery, Helles, Dardanos batteries , including the Ottoman and Allied areas of conflict.  We visit Ahcıbaba Hill which was strategicly an important place during the war to see battlefields from there to understantand contitions better. Return by ferry to Canakkale to have lunch in a local restaurant.  On the way to hotel visit, Dardanos batteries and ancient Troy archaeological site. Drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
 
 Day 7 (Canakkale,Istanbul)   B
This morning,after breakfast we drive back to Istanbul .Rest of the day is free in Istanbul, or on the way to Istanbul city transfer to the airport for your flight out.
 
 
 
Included
Hotel Accommodation at below suggested hotels or similar • Sightseeing as per above itinerary • All escorted transfers • Daily breakfast, Lunches & Dinners where indicated. (Beverages are not included during lunches & Dinners) • Transportation by A/C deluxe vehicle depending number of pax • English speaking professional tour guide through the tour • All entry fees to the sites & museums • Tips to the hotel and restaurant staff • Service charges & local taxes
Excluded
• Flight tickets (International & National) • Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary • All personal expenses • Tips to the tour guide and driver.
Notes
REQUESTED; this tour is available all year round.
In this tour; 3 nights in ISTANBUL, 3 nights in Canakkale.
We visit; Hagia Sophia (Church of Divine Wisdom), St.Savior Chora (Kariye) Museum,Taksim Square, Bosphoros cruise, Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar),Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Underground cistern, Grand Bazaar. Dardanelles, Cimenlik Castel, Nusrat minelayer, Anzac Cove ,Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, North Beach, Lone Pine, Quinn's Post, The Nek and Russell's Top
V Beach, River Clyde Dock, The Castle ,Morto Bay ,Abide (Turkish Monument ),Twelve Tree Cops Cemetery ,Helles, Dardanos batteries ,Ahcıbaba Hill,Troy
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Turkey Cultural Tour
Zincirlidere Cd.Sisli-Istanbul/Turkey
• Tel: +90 532 3163653 • Tel: +90 212 2893252 • Fax: +90 212 2893252
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Turkey Cultural Tour
Zincirlidere Cd.Sisli-Istanbul/Turkey
• Tel: +90 532 3163653 • Tel: +90 212 2893252 • Fax: +90 212 2893252
• tours@turkeyculturaltour.com, • http://www.turkeyculturaltour.com