Those heroes that shed their blood, and lost their lives, you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side, here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears. Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land, they have become our sons as well. 'Mustafa Kemal Ataturk'
Day 1: Arrive Istanbul Transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Istanbul Enjoy a city tour of Istanbul visiting the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, famous for its fine Iznik tiles, the Hagia Sophia (closed on Mondays), Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays).
Day 3: Istanbul > Gallipoli > Canakkale Depart Istanbul early and drive along the coast of the Marmara Sea to Gallipoli. Visit the New Zealand, Australian and Turkish memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, Beach and Ariburnu Cemeteries and The Nek. Continue to your hotel in Canakkale.
Day 4: Canakkale > Troy > Istanbul Depart this morning for Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. Enjoy a tour before returning to Istanbul for overnight.
Day 5: Depart Istanbul Transfer to the airport.
• Private sightseeing with English speaking guide • 5 nights in 5-star accommodation • Transfers by air conditioned vehicle • Entrance fees • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Departs 01 Nov - 15 March 15 Sat/Mon/Thu
16 Mar - 31 Oct 15 Daily Not available for Anzac Day commemorations 2015
01 Nov - 15 March 15 Sat/Mon/Thu 16 Mar - 31 Oct 15 Daily
Not available for Anzac Day commemorations 2015
Booking conditions This is a scheduled group departure. Supplements may apply over certain periods. Please contact World Journeys for details.
This is a scheduled group departure. Supplements may apply over certain periods. Please contact World Journeys for details.