REF. NO. 13
Day 1 : Istanbul – Eceabat
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 5.00 & 6.00 am, depending on number of customers from each hotel..
Transfer to Eceabat by TJS TOURS bus.
Arrive in Eceabat where you will be met by the staff of TJs TOURS.
Lunch in Eceabat
Depart TJs Hotel for a fully guided Gallipoli tour.
From here you’ll drive to the ANZAC Battlefield area to start an emotional & memorable tour.
On tour you will visit:
– Kabatepe Epic Promotion Centre (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 & Walker’s Ridge
– Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
Return to TJs TOURS Agency & Hotel in Eceabat.
Overnight in Eceabat
Please tell us before tour if you would like us to research or locate an ANZAC grave. There are no registers out on the peninsula.
Day 2 : Troy and Pergamum Tour
Tour departs at 07.30am 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:
After Troy, drive to Pergamum
TOURS RUN DAILY
The tour includes a 4-5 hour guided tour of the ANZAC area, 1-2 hrs at Troy & 1-2 hrs at Pergamum, all transportation, lunch & museum entrance fee.
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.