• 4 Days Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon

4 Days Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon
  • Duration: 4 Days

Day 1: Istanbul. Start your journey in the remarkable city of Istanbul. Begin with a guided tour to the iconic Hagia Sophia, once a Byzantine church and later an Ottoman mosque, now standing as a significant museum. Next, visit the beautiful Blue Mosque, renowned for its stunning blue tiles and unique six minarets. Explore the magnificent Topkapi Palace, which served as the main residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Lastly, taste the local cuisine at a popular restaurant, experiencing the rich flavors of Turkish cuisine.

Day 2: Istanbul to Gallipoli. After an early breakfast, embark on a journey to Gallipoli, a key historical site of WWI. Visit the ANZAC Cove, named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought there. Pay respects at the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Gallipoli campaign. Walk through the authentic Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels that have been preserved for visitors.

Day 3: Gallipoli to Troy to Pergamon. Start the day with a visit to the ancient city of Troy, immortalized in Homer's Iliad. Marvel at the archaeological ruins, including the famous reconstructed city walls. In the afternoon, head towards Pergamon, an ancient Greek city. Explore the Pergamon Acropolis, renowned for its steep and dramatic terrain. Visit the Asclepion, an ancient healing center considered to be one of the earliest medical schools in the world.

Day 4: Pergamon to Istanbul. Spend the first half of the day exploring more of Pergamon. Visit the Temple of Zeus and the ancient library, once the second largest in the ancient Greek civilization. In the afternoon, return to Istanbul. Enjoy some last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Explore the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Before you depart, take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus and witness the city's skyline from a different perspective.

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