6 Day Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy Tour

This 6 Day Turkey Tour Package covered history and Nature of Istanbul, Gallipoli and Troy 

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DAY 1
Istanbul

On your Arrival in Istanbul,our Driver will be waiting for you at istanbul airport,pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 2
Istanbul Old city tour. 

Breakfast and Lunch Included
You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:15 am and depart for the tour.
Visit the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. Continue to the Topkapi palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the elegant little Sokullu Pasa mosque and the hidden underground Theodosian Cistern. See the Grand Covered Bazaar. This tour may be done all or partially as a walking tour. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

DAY 3
Bophorus Cruise with Dolmabahce palace

Breakfast and Lunch Included 
You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:15 am and depart for the tour.
The tour starts with a visit to the exotic and aromatic Egyptian Spice Market. You may buy spices, caviar, and almost anything imaginable. Continue over the Galata Bridge and the Golden horn. We will visit the Selamlik- chambers of the incredible 19th c. Dolmabahce Palace. We continue up the Bosphorus and cross over to Asia to Camlica Hill for a view of Istanbul. After lunch . The Bosphorus cruise begins in the afternoon. We pass by the Rumeli Fortress and you will enjoy crossing from continent to continent traveling down the Bosphorus, which is lined with old Ottoman seaside mansions, marble palaces and small fishing villages. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 4
Istanbul-Gallipoli-Canakkale

Breakfast and Lunch Included 
You will be picked up from your hotel at 06:30 am very early in morning and depart from Istanbul, drive along the northern shores of the Marmara Sea, and as soon as we arrive we will have a break for lunch.
Gallipoli and The Dardanelles after our lunch we will stop to visit Gallipoli, a place of fierce fighting between Allied forces and the Turks. At ANZAC Cove thousands lost their lives in one fateful dawn morning. We will also see other famous battle sites of World War 1 in this area, such as Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. From here we go to a ferry and cross the Dardanelles. For World War 1 buffs, you will know the Dardanelle Straits were a strategic crossing point for the allied armies to cross from Europe to Asia Minor. Over a nine month campaign, more than half a million soldiers lost their lives in the fight to control this strait of water and nearby Gallipoli peninsula. 
Canakkale will be our final destination for today and where we will spend the evening. After dinner, you might want to stroll the harbor walk and experience the local culture. The locals buy sunflower seeds and stroll with their families, gossiping and looking at the sunset. When they reach the harbor''s end, they turn around, buy their ice cream and walk the other direction. Breakfast/Lunch - Dinner provided. Overnight stay in Canakkale.

DAY 5
Canakkale Troy- Istanbul

Breakfast and Lunch Included
You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:30 am in morning and depart  for the Troy tour:
We continue our scenic drive along the Aegean, stopping for photo opportunities and perhaps to indulge the taste buds at one of the many farmer road side stands that sell olives, figs, seasonal fruit and pistachios. We then will head east towards our first site of the day.
Sites you will see today
Troy is the ancient site written about by Homer in the Iliad. It dates back as far as 3000 BC and has been the site of nine different cities through the thousands of years it has existed. As you enter the site a large wooden Trojan horse dominates your view. You will definitely want to climb up and get your picture taken! After the tour we will provide lunch and after that we will depart from Canakkale, drive back to Istanbul, After arrival we will transfer you back to your hotel, Overnight stay in Istanbul.

DAY 6
Istanbul to Home

Breakfast Included
We will pick you up from your hotel (Regarding to your departure flight time) and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.Good Bye...