3 Days Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Ephesus Package Tour
We present you our tour called 3 Days Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Ephesus Package Tour, which is one of the Turkey package tours from İstanbul
Duration: 3 days 1 nights
Tour Style: Small Group Tour
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: Kabatepe Epic Promotion Centre, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ari Burnu, Lone Pine Cemetery, Turkish Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, Shrapnel Valley, The Nek, Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair. Ancient City of Troy, The Wooden Horse, Dardanelles,Canakkale and Odysseus, Pergamon Ancient City, Pergamon Museum, Asklepeion, Red Basilica(Kizil Avlu), The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE GALLIPOLI-TROY-PERGAMON AND EPHESUS?
Today, the Gallipoli (Gelibolu) Peninsula battlefields stand as protected landscapes, adorned with pine forests, pristine beaches, and serene coves. Nevertheless, the haunting memories of the fierce 1915 battles still resonate deeply in Turkish and international consciousness, serving as pivotal elements in the national narratives of Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Gallipoli Campaign Historic Site draws Australian and New Zealander pilgrims by the thousands annually, with even larger numbers of Turks making the journey to honor the heroic legacy of the 57th regiment and its leader, Mustafa Kemal (the future Atatürk). This hallowed ground witnessed the sacrifice of 130,000 lives during a harrowing battle from April 1915 to January 1916.
The Ancient City of Troy is within the borders of Canakkale district in Turkey. The Trojan war, described by Homer in the famous epic of the Iliad (Achilles, Hector, Ajax, Agamemnon, Paris), takes place here. In addition, the ancient city of Troy bears the traces of the story of 5000 years of human history.
This important historical city was captured by the Persians, Alexander the Great, Seleucids, Pergamon Kingdom and the Romans. The ancient city of Troy has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1998. Mount Ida, Dardanel, Hellespont. These places mentioned in the Trojan Wars are located in Canakkale.
If you are familiar with Hector, Ajax, Agamemnon, Paris, Helen of Troy, Dardanelles, Hellespont, Trojan horse, Odysseus in Homer’s Iliad, Then you must not miss the legendary city of Troy. Book our daily Troy tour from Istanbul.
The Ancient City of Pergamon, one of the most important cultural centers of the Hellenistic period, bears the traces of the Hellenistic period, especially in its libraries, temples, streets, waterways, fountains and cisterns, trade centers, theater and social areas. We recommend anyone interested in the Hellenistic Period to visit the Ancient City of Pergamon. Also Pergamon was the home of Dr.Galen the founder of pharmacology.
The Serapis Temple was converted into a church and was one of the first of the Severn Churches mentioned in the Bible. Pergamon is “throne of Satan,” referred to by St.John in the Book of Revelations.
Ephesus is one of the most chosen destination in Turkey. Also Ephesus has the most famous ruins of Turkey.
Ephesus is the city that hosts the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus is one of the First Seven Churches of Christianity mentioned in the Bible. Also it is one the best preserved ancient Greek-Romans city of Turkey. The House of Virgin Mary was declared a place of pilgrimage by the Vatican in 1961.
DAY1: Gallipoli Tour
You will be picked up from the hotel or pick-up point at 06:00 am with shuttle which is a comfortable AC nonsmoking Luxurious Car/Van. The bus will have two stops for breaks while en route for personal needs. We will arrive at Gallipoli at about 1 pm. Our tour will start from Gallipoli Battle-Fields.
You will be able to see Kabatepe Epic Promotion Centre (War Museum). Afterwards, We will visit the cemetery of John Simpson, one of the symbols of the Dardanelles War among the Australians. Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave) and also we will visit Anzac Cove (The name of the bay that the Anzacs landed during the Dardanelles War was called Anzac Cove. This bay became the main base of the Anzacs during the war.)
Other historical places we will visit during our tour:
- Ari Burnu
- Lone Pine Cemetery
- Turkish Memorial
- Johnston’s Jolly
- Shrapnel Valley
- The Nek
- Walker’s Ridge
- Chunuk Bair
End of the tour, taking ferry to Canakkale, arrival to hotel and overnight stay.
DAY2: Troy and Pergamon Tour
If you are familiar with Hector, Ajax, Agamemnon, Paris, Helen of Troy, Dardanelles, Hellespont, Trojan horse, Odysseus in Homer’s Iliad, Then you must not miss the legendary city of Troy.
It is known as the legend of the Trojan horse. Is the Trojan horse and trojan war legend true? The legendary town of Troy exists in the northwest of Turkey. If you are familiar with Homer’s Iliad, then travel to Troy.
You will be picked up from the hotel or pick-up point at 08:30 am and our tour begins. Our tour will start from the Ancient City of Troy. You will be able to see Troy Museum, Trojan Horse, Pitos Garden, Eastern Wall and Small Theater (Odeion) etc.
Afterwards we will drive to the Pergamon Ancient City, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014. Afterwards, we complete our program by visiting the Pergamon Museum and the Asklepeion.
End of the Tour we will drive to Kusadasi/Selcuk and take you the hotel where you will stay.
DAY3: Ephesus Tour
We will pick you up from the hotel and Our tour begins. First, We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop which is The House of Virgin Mary. Afterwards we reach House of Virgin Mary. It is known that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus 4 or 6 years after the death of Jesus.
Second, After The House of Virgin Mary, we will then head on to the next destination which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and course lets’ not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus.
The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity with a capacity of 24.000 seats. Then We will pass through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
Finally, Then we will continue on the tour and head on for our next stop which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana), this outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
When our tour called 3 Days Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Ephesus Package Tour, is completed we will drive to Istanbul and take you the hotel where you stay at.
- Tours are maximum with 12 people
- If you wish, you can extend the Turkey Package Tour for 1 or 2 days.We can also arrange the Turkey Package Tour as a private tour upon your request
Please make a note that there will be a short shopping break during the tour where you will have the chance to see and buy some handmade traditional souvenirs, carpets and seramic to take back home according to the tour destinations mentioned. (For our group tours.) You can enjoy your tour hassle free with no shopping stops in private tours.
Canakkale: Kolin Hotel, Double Tree Hilton hotel, Akol Hotel, Canakkale Bogaz Hotel
Kusadasi: Korumar Hotel, Lavista Hotel, Pine Marina Hotel, Ilayda Hotel
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 2 night accomadations
- Shuttle and Bus transfers(air-conditioned vehicle)
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 3 Local Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request)
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver