3-Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul to Kusadasi: Troy, Gallipoli, ANZAC Battlefields and Ephesus Ancient City

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Blend Turkish history with must-see sights on a 3-day tour from Istanbul to Kusadasi! With an expert guide, visit the poignant World War I battlefields — such as ANZAC Cove — at the Gallipoli peninsula, and then learn about the mythological Trojan War on a visit to the legendary town of Troy. Explore the ancient medical center of Pergamum Asclepion before finishing the experience with a tour of the Classical city of Ephesus and the...
Blend Turkish history with must-see sights on a 3-day tour from Istanbul to Kusadasi! With an expert guide, visit the poignant World War I battlefields — such as ANZAC Cove — at the Gallipoli peninsula, and then learn about the mythological Trojan War on a visit to the legendary town of Troy. Explore the ancient medical center of Pergamum Asclepion before finishing the experience with a tour of the Classical city of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary (Meryemana). Besides tours and meals, 4-star hotel accommodation is also included in Çanakkale and Kusadasi.
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Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Çanakkale

Stop At: Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Canakkale Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
Start your 3-day tour with a pickup from central Istanbul, and then travel by coach to the battlefields of Gallipoli. During the journey, listen to your guide give background on the historical peninsula region where one of the most bloody and lengthy campaigns of WWI was waged. On April 25, 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) followed Allied orders to mount an attack on Constantinople. The attack was met with fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turks and the campaign dragged out for more than half a year, with thousands of fatalities.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Anzac Cove, 17900 Canakkale Province, Gallipoli Turkey
After a break for lunch in the area, set off on your Gallipoli walking tour to learn about the key battles and see several poignant memorials that...
Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Çanakkale

Stop At: Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Canakkale Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
Start your 3-day tour with a pickup from central Istanbul, and then travel by coach to the battlefields of Gallipoli. During the journey, listen to your guide give background on the historical peninsula region where one of the most bloody and lengthy campaigns of WWI was waged. On April 25, 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) followed Allied orders to mount an attack on Constantinople. The attack was met with fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turks and the campaign dragged out for more than half a year, with thousands of fatalities.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Anzac Cove, 17900 Canakkale Province, Gallipoli Turkey
After a break for lunch in the area, set off on your Gallipoli walking tour to learn about the key battles and see several poignant memorials that are visited by countless nations. Stroll to Australia’s main memorial site at Lone Pine and explore the trenches of the Nek while hearing about the troops that stormed the surrounding woodland. See Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, pay your respects to fallen soldiers at ANZAC Cove, and see exhibits relating to the battles at Kabatepe Museum.

In the early evening, travel across the Dardanelles Strait and check into your Çanakkale hotel in time for dinner.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 4 STAR HOTELS

Day 2: Çanakkale – Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi

Stop At: Troy (Truva), Tevfikiye Koyu, Intepe, Canakkale Turkey
Enjoy breakfast before traveling with your guide to nearby Troy. One of the world’s most famous archeological sites, Troy was developed as a series of settlements, and enjoyed stints as a Bronze Age dwelling and a Byzantine town before falling into a state of ruin. Learn of its links to the Trojan War — the Greek mythological story of the Trojan prince (Paris) who ran away with Zeus’ daughter (Helen) and sparked a 10-year battle — while visiting the Trojan Horse. The impressive wooden sculpture serves as a symbol for the town, and your guide will make sure you have some free time to take close-up photos.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Pergamon Theatre, Kurtulus Mah. Akrapol Yolu No:2 Bergama Merkez, Bergama, Bergama Turkey
Take a break for lunch in town, and then travel to Pergamum, another of the country’s prominent ancient cities, for a tour of its ancient medical center: Pergamum Asclepion. The intriguing site started by offering holistic remedies (sunbathing or herb eating were commonly prescribed) but grew into a groundbreaking medical school — the work of which contributed to the basic principles of Western medicine.

Having explored the Asclepion, continue traveling to Kusadasi where your hotel awaits. Check in, enjoy dinner and then spend the rest of your evening at leisure.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 4 STAR HOTELS

Day 3: Kusadasi – Ephesus – House of the Virgin Mary -- Kusadasi

Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
Check out of your Kusadasi hotel after breakfast and travel to the city of Ephesus, an archeological site that’s considered to be one of Europe’s best-preserved Classical cities. On a walking tour of the ruins, see incredible sights such as the colonnaded Arcadian Way and the Temple of Hadrian that was built to celebrate the Emperor’s visits to the city.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
Take a break for lunch in town, and then continue to the House of the Virgin Mary, where some say that the Virgin Mary spent her final days. Look inside the chapel and hear from your guide about its history as a place of pilgrimage. Then, return to your coach and travel back to central Kusadasi where your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Anzac Cove
  • 3x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Pergamon Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Troy (Truva)
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 2 nights of accommodation
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please note: You must contact your local service provider 24 hours prior to the tour to reconfirm your departure point and time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 4 * Hotel names may vary
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 4 reviews

Reviewed: October 16, 2019

msharma1

Be aware that this trip abandons you at unknown places and does not comply with its contractual commitments of pickup and drop off. I was picked up from my hotel in Istanbul and abandoned in Kusadesi which was never stated in the contract


Reviewed: September 9, 2019

Liz B

3 day small group trip BUT each day different group and numbers varied from 27 to 17 to 4. A bit disconcerting. However All guides were EXCELLENT and itinerary great.


Reviewed: May 3, 2015

sarah

This tour was amazing!


Reviewed: August 2, 2014

Dean R

Well coordinated tour with local tour guides. Very personal tour and the guides were passionate about their country's history. Accommodation was good.