This tour – starting from İstanbul – will bring you through the archaeological sites of Troy and Pergamon, and to the natural beauty of the Dardanelles. Are you ready for this mix of history, natural beauties and myth?
The city around which the myth of Iliad has been written, has been discovered again two centuries ago by the German archaeologist Schiellman. Located on a hill in the middle of the courtyard, Troy is today an archeological site of big interest. The area has indeed been inhabited since the third millennium BC, and had its maximum momentum in the 12th century BC, epoch of the Homer’s ‘Trojan War’. During your visit to the site you will discover the different époques of the city and at the same moment relive the Myth.
Gallipoli is a small city located on the Dardanels, the strait that link the Aegean Sea with the Marmara Sea. Although the Dardanels do not have a magnificent history as the Bosphorous, they have been a very important and strategical point in the ancient and modenr world. During your visit you will visit also Çanakkale, on the Asian side: as you will discover, the place is very important for the modern Turkey, because that is the place in which one of the most important battles of the Independence War took place (in the 1921).
The city of Pergamon had its highest point during the Hellenistic Age, and in particular under the Atthanid dynasty (241-133 BC). Pergamon, along with Athens, is considered the most important center of the Hellenistic civilization, and has been for long time the cultural, comemrcial and artistic center of the Reign. The archaeological site that you will visit is located on a hill by which you will have an incredible view.
At the end of the tour, our local staff will take you back to bus terminal for your return to Istanbul, or, if you want to add one of our other fabulous tours such as Ephesus or Pamukkale, to an accommodation at the locality where the next tour will take place.
Early mourning: pick-up from your hotel and departure of the bus for Gallipoli
Arrival to Eceabat (Gallipoli) and lunch
Afternoon: tour of Gallipoli with visits to the Kabatepe Museum, Brighton Beach, War cemetary and trench
Evening: cross of the Dardanels with the ferry and check-in to the hotel
Visit of the center of Çanakkale or projection of a movie-documentary about the city
Early mourning: pick-up fromt the hotel to go to Troy
Mourning: visit to the archaeological site of Troy
Return to Çanakkale for the lunch
Afternoon: visit to the archaeological site of Pergamon
Evening: return to İstanbul or to other destinations*
* - our company can make you the reservation in accordance to your plan, or combine this tour with one of our other tours. All the transports (from İstanbul and to İstanbul / your next destination)
Lunch in both of the days
Entrance fees and tickets for all the sites and museums visited
One night at 3 or 4 star hotel in Çanakkale
Projection of film
Expert English-speaking** tourist guide
* - Prices may change according to season, contact us for the best offers.
** - available also in Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic and Japan (but price may change