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ANZAC, CAPE HELLES AND TROY EXPERIENCE
In Australia & New Zealand, ANZAC DAY commemoration features solemn ‘dawn services’, a tradition started in Albany, Western Australia on 25 April 1923 & now held at war memorials around both countries, accompanied by thoughts of those lost at war to the ceremonial sounds of the Last Post on the bugle. The fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen (known as the Ode of Remembrance) is often recited.
Tjs tours WELCOMES YOU TO AN EXPERIENCE
YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!
Day 1 : Istanbul – Eceabat
06:00 Transfer vehicle will begin the circuit around the hotels for pickups. We ask that
customers be ready at reception of hotel for transfer to Eceabat.
Pickups between 6.30 & 7am, depending on number of customers from each hotel..
07:00 Transfer to Eceabat by TJS TOUR bus.
Morning & night showings of Gallipoli documentary, “The Fatal Shore” & the movie “Gallipoli” on the bus.
12.00 Arrive in Eceabat where you will be met by the staff of TJs TOURS.
Lunch in Eceabat
13.00 Depart from here you’ll drive to the ANZAC Battlefield area to start an emotional & memorable tour.
On tour you’ll visit:
Return to TJs TOURS Agency & Hotel in Eceabat.
Day 2 : CAPE HELLES & TROY
After breakfast, drive to the village of Kilitbahir, 5kms south of Eceabat, where you will visit :
Then further south to Cape Helles visiting:
DID THE TROJAN HORSE WAR ACTUALLY HAPPEN?
IS THERE ANYTHING LEFT OF THE TROJAN WAR CITY?
WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE TREASURES UNCOVERED FROM THIS SITE?
FIND OUT THE ANSWERS TO THESE MYTHIC QUESTIONS ON OUR TOUR!
TROY TOUR ITINERARY:
Tour departs at 07.30am OR 1pm, depending on season and other daily tour schedules.
Tour departs from TJs Hotel in Eceabat, where you will cross the famous Dardanelle waters and proceed to the ancient site of Troy, 36km south of Çanakkale.
Our local, English-speaking guide will tour you around the 9 city ruins on the site of Troy, explaining the people from the era, their houses and culture, and the reason for the final destruction of each city.
The commentary is filled with mythical stories of the site and surrounding areas, while filling you in on the history of the excavations, the excavators and their findings.
At the site you’ll be shown around:
There are very few toilets in the battlefield area. Go before tour!
There are also very few bins so please collect your rubbish & put it back on the bus so we can dispose of it responsibly later on.
Take your bathers/togs/cossies/swimmers for a swim at lunchtime when & if time & weather permits.
There are no shops at the battlefields, so remember to buy water & nibblies before you leave Eceabat.
Remember to take sunscreen & a hat if you’re not fond of direct sunlight as there is minimal shade available. Shorts are fine to wear on the peninsula but remember to wear sensible shoes as you will be walking on uneven ground at times & there are snakes in the area.
Times change according to the season & weather conditions.