4 Night Istanbul with Gallipoli
4 Night Istanbul with Gallipoli Ref: 4IWG
Private Car Transfer from Istanbul Airport to Hotel.
4 nights Sultan House 4* or similar, Istanbul
1 x Double/Twin Standard Room
Start Time: 08:30am
Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
See the sites of Istanbul on a half day tour that takes in the city’s famous historical landmarks and cultural sites.
The centre of sport activities in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, today named Sultanahmet Meydani.
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)
Built by the architect Mimar Sedefkar Mehmet aga. Until the 19th Century this was the traditional point for the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Hagia Sophia Museum
The best known Christian Church in Turkey and also one of the greatest marvelsof architecture. It was constructed as a Basilica in the 6th Century by Emperor Justinian.
Grand Covered Bazaar
The most attractive shopping centre in the world, with nearly 4000 shops, selling antique, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather wear and souvenirs.
Start Time: 18:00pm
Duration: 4 Hrs
Enjoy a culinary journey through the city of Istanbul on this 4 hour tour. Spend the evening going to four local eateries to sample such classics as Cig Kofte, Icli Kofte, Cag Kebab and Turkish baklava. Learn how to prepare these Turkish delicacies and see the city at night with an English speaking guide.
Start Time: 10:00am
This is the shortest way into the glorious Topkapi Palace Museum of Istanbul, which had been the house of the Ottoman sultans for 4 centuries. Choose the time fits you best, meet your guide in front of the palace and pass by the long ticket lines directly to the entrance.
Start Time: 06:30am
Duration: 1 Day
Gallipoli was the site of the ill-fated Allied World War I campaign to seize control of the Dardanelles straits where thousands of soldiers lost their lives. This one day excursion from Istanbul is an ideal option for those visiting to pay a visit to this famous battlefield, now a strangely poignant and peaceful spot.
We'll leave our hotel at around 06:30am for the five hour drive southwards to Gallipoli as your tour leader tells you all about harrowing history of the campaign and battles. Once there we'll visit Anzac Cove the site of the first bloody battle between Australian and New Zealand troops and the Turkish defenders.
We'll visit the carefully preserved Turkish and Allied trenches at Johnston's Jolly and the site of the Battle of the Nek, where hundreds of Australian troops were slaughtered. We will then visit the Australian War Memorial at Lone Pine named after the solitary pine tree that once grew here where you will find the names of 4221 Australian and 709 New Zealand soldiers who have no known grave. We will also visit the Memorials to the New Zealand and Turkish dead at Chunuk Bair. The beautiful landscape and quiet atmosphere of these sites belie their horrific past. After the tour and a visit to the Gallipoli Museum we will return to Istanbul, arriving late in the evening.
At the end of the tour at around 18:00pm, you will be transferred back to Istanbul. Around 23:00pm you will arrive back to Istanbul and will be dropped off to your hotel in Istanbul.
Start Time: 21:00pm
Duration: 3 Hrs
Watch Turkey's award winning belly dancers perform in an intimate atmosphere. Enjoy an exquisite selection of Turkish cuisine for dinner whilst you watch belly dancing, traditional Turkish shows and other surprise acts.
A transfer service to and from your centrally located hotel to Sultana's is included.
The night begins with one of four Turkish belly dancers' performance. Folk dancing from around Anatolia is on show through the night as well. The exclusive "Harem Life" performance will give you a light hearted glimpse into life in the Ottoman sultan's palace.
Sultana's is where the world famous belly dancer Didem made her name and performed for over 10 years. Come and check out the belly dancing stars of the future!
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Istanbul Airport.