In Istanbul visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome, then a more in depth visit of the Gallipoli battlefields over 2 days, a visit of Troy before heading back to Istanbul.
Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours free to explore.
After breakfast, you visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. We also visit a carpet shop and learn how carpets are made by hand.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.
Early departure from your hotel and depart for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Johnston's Jolly (where you'll visit original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and The Nek.
We will visit the Naval Museum and the minelayer, Nusret, in the morning. After lunch, step back in time today as we visit Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. Return back to Istanbul.
After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.