Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Tours
Where to meet:
Meet up location: Taksim/Besiktas
Meeting time: 06.00 – 06.30
Meet up location: Sultanahmet/Sirkeci
Meeting time: 06.30 – 07.00
Meet up location: Beyazit/Laleli
Meeting time: 07.00 – 07.30
Meet up location: Atatürk International Airport
Meeting time: 07.30
End location: Izmir / Selcuk / Kusadasi
5 hours from Istanbul
5 hours touring in Gallipoli Battlefields
4 hours touring in The Ancient City of Troy
4 hours touring in The Ancient City of Pergamon
5 hours to Istanbul
You must be able to get in and out of a car.
Gallipoli Battlefields Tour Day 1
After having picked up from your hotel or airport, you will have a drive with a Touristic coach to Gallipoli. After Lunch at Eceabat depart for Gallipoli day tour.
Our first stop is Brighton Beach 15 minutes away in which John S. Kirkpatrick is buried. We talk about the Gallipoli and Turkey on our way. As soon as we arrive you will be giving a histroy brifing which includes the reason of the campaign and political events which cause Gallipoli Campaign.
Then we go and see:
Beach Cemetery: Beach Cemetery was used from the day of the landing at Anzac, almost until the evacuation. There are 391 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. Special memorials commemorate 11 casualties believed to be buried among them. 22 of the burials are unidentified. John Simpson’s Grave in Beach Cemetery ( he carried wounded ANZAC’s during the campaign )
Anzac Cove (First ANZAC landing place): Anzac Cove (Turkish: Anzak Koyu) is a small cove on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. It became famous as the site of World War I landing of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) on 25 April 1915. The cove is 600 metres (2,000 ft) long, bounded by the headlands of Arıburnu to the north and Little Arıburnu, known as Hell Spit, to the south. Following the landing at Anzac Cove, the beach became the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops for the eight months of the Gallipoli campaign.
Ari Burnu and Ariburnu Cemetery: Ari Burnu Cemetery lies between cliff under the plateau and beach and it is almost 1000 m northwest of Lone Pine. It was begun during the campaign and was used throughout the occupation. Today there are 253 commonwealth serviceman of the World War I buried and some commemorated in Ari Burnu Cemetery. 211 of casualties are identified. This cemetery covers an area of 1824 sq meters.
Anzac Commemorative Site on North Beach ( they stayed here until the end of the war ): The Anzac Commemorative site, 300 metres north of Ari Burnu at North Beach, has ten large pictorial panels with text in English and Turkish that tell the story of Gallipoli. To relieve the pressure on the traditional Dawn Service site at Ari Burnu War Cemetery caused by increasing numbers of visitors, the Australian and New Zealand Governments, with the cooperation of the Government of the Republic of Turkey built the Anzac Commemorative Site at North Beach.
Respect to Mehmetcik Statue (The story told for Lord Casey on his remebrance): The monument is a sculpture of a Turkish soldier carrying an Australian officer. The sculpture is based on an event in theDardanelles Campaignof the World War 1 in which a Turkish soldier, after raising a white flag, carried a wounded Australian officer toAustralian lines and returned to his lines before resuming the clash. There is also an inscription of a statement made by Lord Richard Casey then a lieutenant and the staff captain with the 3rd Brigade in the Australian army, during a visit to Turkey about his respect to Turkish army.
Lone Pine Australian Cemetery – Memorial (Australian Commemorative Site): There are now 1,167 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 504 of the burials are unidentified. Special memorials commemorate 183 soldiers (all but one of them Australian, most of whom died in August), who were known or believed to have been buried in Lone Pine Cemetery, or in the cemeteries at Brown’s Dip.Within the cemetery stands the LONE PINE MEMORIAL It commemorates more than 4,900 Australian and New Zealand servicemen who died in the Anzac area – the New Zealanders prior to the fighting in August 1915 – whose graves are not known.
Johnston’s Jolly Cemetery: Johnston’s Jolly Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery containing the remains of some of the Allied troops who died during the Battle of Gallipoli. There are now 181 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 144 of the burials are unidentified and there are special memorials to 36 Australian casualties believed to be buried among them, almost all of whom were killed in the capture of Lone Pine in August 1915.
Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment Memorial: The 57th Infantry Regiment Memorial is a Turkish war memorial commemorating the men of the Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment who died during the Battle of Gallipoli. The Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment was the first defending unit to go into action following the Landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915. On the first day, the 19 Division commander, Staff Lieutenant-Colonel Mustafa Kemal famously ordered the regiment, “I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. ”
View to Shrapnel Valley and Anzac Cliffs( Everyone was afraid to walk )
The Nek Cemetery: The Nek Cemetery is a small Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery located near Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The cemetery was constructed following the Armistice in 1919 on the site of the Battle of the Nek, at which time the ground was still covered with the remains of Australian 8th and 10th Light Horse troopers killed in the battle four years previously. It is likely that they form the majority of the unknown graves in the cemetery. The cemetery has the graves of only five identified soldiers and special memorials to another five known to be buried there.
Walker’s Ridge Cemetery: It was constructed on a spur which was named by the occupying troops after the headquarters of the New Zealand Infantry Brigade, under the command of Brigadier-General Harold Walker, which was located there. The cemetery was formed during the occupation in 1915 and is divided into two plots 20 metres apart and originally separated by a trench.
Walk to Chunuk Bair from Hill 261 in the restored ANZAC and Turkish trenches
Chunuk Bair Main New Zealand Memorial ( New Zealand Commemorative Site ): The CHUNUK BAIR (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL is one of four memorials erected to commemorate New Zealand soldiers who died on theGallipolipeninsula and whose graves are not known. This memorial relates to the Battle of Sari Bair and in other operations in this sector. It bears more than 850 names.
Chunuk Bair Cemetery: CHUNUK BAIR CEMETERY was made after the Armistice on the site where the Turks had buried some of those Commonwealth soldiers who were killed on 6-8 August. It contains 632 Commonwealth burials, only ten of which are identified.
View to Anafartalar Plain, Suvla Bay and Salt Lake
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Memorial
Also some places around the road..
Following our visit in Gallipoli, we’ll drive back to Canakkale and you will check in your hotel.
Troy Pergamon Tour Day 2
After having picked up, your drive takes you to Eceabat / Canakkale. We will across after lunch to the city of Canakkale and then drive to Troy together which takes 30 minutes.
Once we arrive, your tour guide will tell you about The Dreams of Troy: Myths, legends, stories. Closely tied is the Reality: the Archaeology of Troy.
We will see on Troy Day Tour From Istanbul:
The Trojan Horse
Legenday walls of Troy 6 and Troy 7
The East gate
The MEGARON building which is the first modern house in the world
The North Bastion
The Athena Temple
Troy 2 Walls and a megaron
The Schiliman trench
The layers of Troy
The principal gate belongs to Troy 6
Following our visit in Troy, we’ll drive to Pergamon
We will across after lunch to the ancient city of Pergamon for our tour.
We will see;
The ancient Pergamon, which once the ancient world’s major power.
The Library once held 200.000 books and Trojan.
Temple of Athena.
Temple of Trajan.
Altar of Zeus ( Now at BERLIN MUSEUM ).
The Gymnasium situated on terraces.
The lower Agora.
The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000.
Temple of Dionysus.
After Pergamon tour depart to Izmir.
20.30 Arrive in Selcuk
21.30 Arrive in Kusadasi
Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Tours from Istanbul Price
Adults Price PP: – €
Children 0-5 years: Free
Children 6-12 years: %50
What is tour included
- All transfer services with A/C ‘NO – SMOKING’ coaches
- Local tour guiding in English
- Lunch (2x)
- All official documents
- Breakfast on first stop from Istanbul
- Entry Fees and ferry passages
- 1 Night ACC. 3* Hotel DBL/BB
What is tour not included:
- Travel Insurance. You need to have your travel insurance.