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2 Days Pergamum, Gallipoli and Troy Tour from Kusadasi - 2 Days

2 Days Pergamum, Gallipoli and Troy Tour from Kusadasi
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2 Days Pergamum Gallipoli Troy Tour

2 Days Pergamum Gallipoli Troy  – Explore Gallipoli, Troy and Pergamum on a 2-day tour that starts in Kusadasi and finishes in Istanbul! Combining ancient Greek, mythological and World War I history, this 2-day tour is an ideal experience for lovers of history and Turkey alike.  Learn about the ancient medical center,Pergamum Asclepion; visit the Trojan Horse in the legend-steeped town of Troy; and tour WWI battlefields and memorial sites like ANZAC Cove around the Gallipoli peninsula.Overnight accommodation and select meals are also included in a 3-star Canakkale hotel.

Pergamum

Bergama is a city in Aegan Turkey, known for its interesting archaeological ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon (a World Heritage Site )  and its wonderful center for walking arou

Troy  

Troy is an ancient city in what is now northwestern Turkey, made famous in Homer’s epic poem, the Iliad. According to the Iliad, this is where the legendary Trojan War took place. Today it is an archaeological site popular with travelers from all over the world. In addition to being a Turkish national park. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Gallipoli 

Gallipoli is a peninsula locality in north-western Turkey .Close to Istanbul The Gallipoli Peninsula is the site of extensive First World War  battlefields. Memorials on the north bank of the Dardanelles Strait. It is a commemorative site for the Allied (British Empire, France) and Turkish forces who fought, died and were wounded there. The Gallipoli Campaign also known as the Battle of the Dardanelles was very costly for both sides. Casualties and losses amount to 220,000 with a 59% casualty rate for the Allied forces. 253,000 with a 60% casualty rate for the Turkish forces.

Day 1
KUSADASI - PERGAMUM - TROY - CANAKKALE

Start your tour with pickup from your Kusadasi hotel, and then relax on the journey north to Pergamum, one of Turkey’s most prominent ancient Greek cities. After roughly 2.5 hours on the road, chatting with your guide about Turkey’s history, hop out of your coach to visit Pergamum’s magnificent Asclepion. An ancient medical center, the site grew from offering holistic therapies (sunbathing or herb eating were common prescriptions) into a groundbreaking medical school — the work of which contributed to the basic principles of Western medicine.After exploring the Asclepion, enjoy lunch in town, and then travel 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.In the late afternoon, travel onward to Çanakkale where your overnight accommodation and dinner awaits.Overnight: 4-star Kolin Hotel or Helen Hotel in Çanakkale

Day 2
ÇANAKKALE – GALLIPOLI - ISTANBUL

Savor breakfast before leaving Çanakkale for the battlefields of Gallipoli, a short distance away. As you travel, listen to your guide give background on the historical site 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.On a walking tour, learn about the key battles that took place and see several poignant memorials that are visited by countless nations. Wander 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.Following free time for lunch, leave Gallipoli in the late afternoon and start your journey to Istanbul, crossing the Dardanelles Strait. After roughly four hours on the road — including a dinner stop (own expense) — finish your 2-day tour in the late evening with drop-off at your central Istanbul hotel.

Price Includes:

  • Flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All accommodation mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All mentioned transfers in the itinerary.
  • All tours with transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
  • All tours with professional tour guide, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism.
  • All meals mentioned by the itinerary ( B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Vegetarian meals available.
  • All domestic taxes.

Price doesn't Include:

  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Medical services.

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