3 Days – Gallipoli – Troy – Ephesus by Bus

HIGHLIGHTS Gallipoli, Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), View Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial), Temple of Athena, Troy, Ephesus
DEPARTURE TIME All year round – Guaranteed Departure
TOUR STYLE Gallipoli Ephesus Tours
DURATION 2 Nights 3 Days
INCLUDED
All Transportation
Bus Tickets from Istanbul to Canakkale  and from Kusadası to Istanbul
1 Night 3 star Hotel in Canakkale wıth Breakfast
1 Night 4 star Hotel in Kusadasi with Dinner
2 Breakfast
Professional English Speaking Tour Guiding
Museum Tickets
Lunch
Pick up and Drop off at hotel
Touristical airconditioned not-smoking tour vehicle
Petrol, Parking fees
Experienced Drivers
Taxes and Service Charge
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks
Tips to guide and driver
Personal expenses and optional tours
NOTES

DAY 1 – Istanbul – Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
Depart early morning for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Gallipoli battlefields, Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), View Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial).
Overnight in Canakkale.

DAY 2 – Canakkale to Kusadasi
Ancient City of Troy Tour
8:00am Depart from hotel and visit a replica of the wooden Trojan horse that you can climb into for a photo, Excavation information centre which holds exhibits from the work underway, The fortification walls of Troy Vl with its tower and gateway entrance, Temple of Athena – the focal point of a great annual festival in honour of the goddess Athena, Schliemann’s trench – the discoverer of Troy , The entrance ramp to Troy ll., The sanctuary – an important religious centre of its time, The odeon.

After the tour, Noon Bus to Kusadasi at 13:15.
Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 3 – Ephesus Tour
Ephesus boasts some of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Artemis was the virgin goddess of nature, and protectress of women in childbirth. The enormous the Temple of Artemis, once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. In 263 AD., the temple was sacked and destroyed during the invasion of the Goths. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus.

Nearby, is the site of St. John’s Basilica. The plan of the Baptistery is somewhat complex. The main chamber is octagonal in plan, and is framed by a narrow corridor and flanked on two sides by absidal-planned halls. The main baptistery is paved with marble, with the pool in the centre. The baptistery predates the Justinian church, being built in the 5th century.

We also visit the reputed last House of the Virgin Mary who was said to have spent the last years of her life in Ephesus area. Some four to six years after the death of Christ, St. John is said to have accompanied the Virgin Mary to Ephesus, where St. John brought the Virgin Mother to a house on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain. It was officially accepted to be the house of the Virgin in 1892 with the celebration of high mass there by Timoni, Archbishop of Izmir, and this belief has recently been confirmed by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1979 with the celebration of high mass at Ephesus.
Evening Bus to Istanbul at 21:00pm

YK0179 Prices per person
Per Adult in Double or Twin Room 316 EUR
Per Adult in Triple Room 298 EUR
Per Adult in Single Room 361 EUR
Per child 7-11 years old (under 12) 236 EUR
Per child 3-6 years old 174 EUR
Per child 0-2 years old 92 EUR
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DAY 1 – Istanbul – Gallipoli Battlefields Tour

Depart early morning for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Gallipoli battlefields, Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), View Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial).
Overnight in Canakkale.

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DAY 2 – Canakkale to Kusadasi Ancient City of Troy Tour

8:00am Depart from hotel and visit a replica of the wooden Trojan horse that you can climb into for a photo, Excavation information centre which holds exhibits from the work underway, The fortification walls of Troy Vl with its tower and gateway entrance, Temple of Athena – the focal point of a great annual festival in honour of the goddess Athena, Schliemann’s trench – the discoverer of Troy , The entrance ramp to Troy ll., The sanctuary – an important religious centre of its time, The odeon.

After the tour, Noon Bus to Kusadasi at 13:15.
Overnight in Kusadasi

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Day 3 – Ephesus Tour

Ephesus boasts some of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Artemis was the virgin goddess of nature, and protectress of women in childbirth. The enormous the Temple of Artemis, once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. In 263 AD., the temple was sacked and destroyed during the invasion of the Goths. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus.

Nearby, is the site of St. John’s Basilica. The plan of the Baptistery is somewhat complex. The main chamber is octagonal in plan, and is framed by a narrow corridor and flanked on two sides by absidal-planned halls. The main baptistery is paved with marble, with the pool in the centre. The baptistery predates the Justinian church, being built in the 5th century.

We also visit the reputed last House of the Virgin Mary who was said to have spent the last years of her life in Ephesus area. Some four to six years after the death of Christ, St. John is said to have accompanied the Virgin Mary to Ephesus, where St. John brought the Virgin Mother to a house on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain. It was officially accepted to be the house of the Virgin in 1892 with the celebration of high mass there by Timoni, Archbishop of Izmir, and this belief has recently been confirmed by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1979 with the celebration of high mass at Ephesus.
Evening Bus to Istanbul at 21:00pm