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Istanbul

Istanbul

Your tour will start with an early morning. You will drive along the European shore of the Marmara Sea, seeing some lovely summer houses on the sea side, with vast sun flower fields on the land side.

You will also travel by the shores of the Dardanelles, as you will pass by Gallipoli, another land of gallantry where the famous “Gentlemen’s War” was fought between the Ottoman and Anzac troops during the WW1.

As you cross the Dardanelles by ferry, and drive the last 25 minutes to the site of Troy; you will become a part of Homer’s legends; seeing the symbolic Trojan horse, the city walls, The Athena Temple and the Odeon.

Following the visit of the Trojan site, you will cross back to the European side of the Dardanelles to get to Gallipoli. Visit all famous battlefields and the cemeteries of Gallipoli and see the tragedy and the heroism of this famous battle.

Gallipoli is amazing, a beautiful place with such a sad and tragic history. During World War I, some of the most ferocious battles were both here among the Ottomans and the Anzac soldiers, young heroes aged only 18 and 19.

It was referred to as the 'The Gentlemen's War', because while shots were traded among trenches that were only 40 foot apart in some places, amazingly, a kind of camaraderie developed between the Allied soldiers and the Turks, they swapped cigarettes and other supplies and formed a mutual respect that lasts even to this day.

Today, a special ceremony called the Anzac Day Dawn Service is held in this site every year, on April 25th, to honor the lost heroes of the Gentlemen’s War. The souls of heroes, belonging to different ages, will accompany you on your trip back to Istanbul. Your tour will start with an early morning. You will drive along the European shore of the Marmara Sea, seeing some lovely summer houses on the sea side, with vast sun flower fields on the land side.

You will also travel by the shores of the Dardanelles, as you will pass by Gallipoli, another land of gallantry where the famous “Gentlemen’s War” was fought between the Ottoman and Anzac troops during the WW1. Meeting/pick-up point: At the hotel.

Start/opening time: At 6am.

End/closing time: At 10pm.

Languages: English.

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