9 days

August Offensive The Major

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Tour Overview

9 day Premium quality tour from $2,295

Visiting - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Suvla Bay, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Sirince, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Bursa

Activities - Gallipoli 2015, August Offensive, Culture, History, Archaeology

Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul - Old City Tour
  • Istanbul - Aya Sofya (St Sophia)
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Archeological Museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour - Tour
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - August Offensive - Tour
  • Suvla Bay
  • Gallipoli - Hill 60
  • Gallipoli - Hill 971
  • Gallipoli - Scrubby Knoll (Kemal Yeri)
  • Troy - Tour
  • Bergama - Pergamum Tour
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus - Tour
  • Sirince - Village
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Tour
  • Bursa - Green Mosque
  • Bursa - Silk Bazaar
Original trenches - Gallipoli - Escorted Tour

Istanbul

Day 1
Monday 3 August, 2015

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Istanbul Old City

Day 2
Tuesday 4 August, 2015
breakfast

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, the Archaeological Museum and the Hippodrome.

Temple - Pergamum - Escorted Tour

Gallipoli Battlefields

Day 3
Wednesday 5 August, 2015
breakfast & dinner

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Gallipoli Battlefields & August Offensive ceremony

Day 4
Thursday 6 August, 2015
breakfast & dinner

Today we will visit some of the less visited areas within the Gallipoli battlefields including Suvla Bay, Hill 60, Scrubby Knoll (Kemal Yeri) and Hill 971. We will also attend the official August Offensive ceremonies.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Day 5
Friday 7 August, 2015
breakfast & dinner

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 6
Saturday 8 August, 2015
breakfast & dinner

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Theatre - Hierapolis - Escorted Tour

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 7
Sunday 9 August, 2015
breakfast & dinner

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Bursa, Istanbul

Day 8
Monday 10 August, 2015
breakfast

Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar.

Ulucami Great Mosque of Bursa - Bursa - Escorted Tour

Istanbul

Day 9
Tuesday 11 August, 2015
breakfast

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Car ferry fees between Topcular and Eskihisar
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary

Extras

  • Tips - driver and guide

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
PamukkaleHotel to be advised5 star
KuşadasıHotel to be advised4 star
IstanbulHotel to be advised4 star
ÇanakkaleHotel to be advised4 star

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