2 Days Pergamon – Gallipoli And Troja Tour

2 Days Pergamon – Gallipoli And Troja Tour

Duration:

2 Days

Departing:

Kusadasi or Selcuk

Time:

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Pickup Point:

Kusadasi or Selcuk

Highlights:

Pergamon, Gallipoli And Troja

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Regular Price:

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2 Days Pergamon – Gallipoli And Troja Tour

You will be/can be met at the Izmir airport/ or even at your Hotel in Kusadasi. On 2 days Short Turkey Tour, tour during your Turkey Holiday, you will visit two World famous Unesco sites Pergamon and Troy’s ancient ruins.

After picking you up, we will drive to Pergamon; during your journey, your local tour guide will give you lots of information about Pergamon, Asclepion, Alexander The Great, the red Basilica, and Christianity in Pergamon. Castle Travel is a local Turkish travel Agency that will provide you with free Pergamon, Asclepion, and Turkey Maps to use during your 2 days short Turkey Tour.

Along the way, there will be breaks to stretch your legs and have a snack. Be sure to watch out the window as you are sure to see some of the most beautiful views along the way, so keep your eyes on the route. The journey from Kusadasi to Pergamon is 197 km/122 miles one way and will take around 1.10 hours

Day 1: Pergamon Tour with Red Basilica - Overnight in Canakkale

  • Red Basilica
  • Overnight in Canakkale
  • Pergamon Acropolis
  • Temple of Zeus
  • The Temple of Athena
  • The Library of Pergamon
  • Grand Theatre of Pergamon
  • Arsenals
  • Gymnasium
  • Red Court( Basilica)
  • Local Lunch in Pergamon
  • Drive to Canakkale
  • Overnight and dinner in Canakkale

Day 2: Troja and Gallipoli Tour - Bus to Istanbul Troja and Gallipoli Tour- Bus to Istanbul

  • The Ancient city of Troy
  • Wooden Horse
  • The Archaeological Museum of Troy
  • Dardanelles
  • After the local lunch drive to Gallipoli battle-fields
  • Kabatepe Epic Promotion Centre (War Museum)
  • Gallipoli Battle-Fields
  • Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
  • ANZAC Cove
  • Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
  • Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
  • Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches) – view Shrapnel Valley
  • Turkish Memorial
  • The Nek(Light Horse scene depicted in the Gallipoli movie) &Walker’s Ridge
  • Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
  • Transfer to Istanbul about at 17:00.
  • Arrive in Istanbul at 22:00

Pergamon Acropolis-Asclepion- Overnight in Canakkale

The ruins of Pergamon cross the river in Bergama's pleasant, modern city. The deep-bedded Caicus River flowing through the town adds to Bergama's quiet charms. Pergamon's archaeological sights, towering 330 m above the city, are extensive and impressive.
Its ruins, loping over more than 3000 acres, are located on two main sites. The Acropolis, which looms above the town, and with one world's wealthiest libraries, the ruins make it one of Turkey's finest archaeological sites.

Pergamon Acropolis

Extremely worthwhile UNESCO world heritage site atop a massive hill. It's high, panoramic views, its establishment, and the whole city complex in itself; you will love this place because it's overlooking the entire town. The theater on the side of the hill is simply amazing.

The most notable attraction is the mammoth amphitheater, capable of seating 10.000 spectators.
It is the steepest theater whole Mediterranean coastline. Most of the Altar of Zeus, consisting of the remains of a marble offering table, graces the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. The Temple was the "throne of Satan," referred to by St.John in the Book of Revelations.

In ancient times, only the library in Alexandria surpassed Pergamon’s, which contained more than 200.000 volumes. When the Alexandrians attempted to eclipse the Pergamon book bonanza by limiting the flow of papyrus from the Nile, Pergamon schoolers invented parchment from goat hide. The plot thıckned: when the library’s Egyptian rival went up in flames. Marc Antony plundered Pergamon’s shelves and presented the pilfered collection to Cleopatra.

Asclepion (Medical Center)

Under the direction of Galen, the most famous physician of the Roman Empire, Pergamon became the center of the cult of Asclepius, the Greek demi-god of healing and eponym of the Asclepion, which was both a temple and place of healing.

Allegedly, no patient left here unhealed, though undoubtedly, many were rushed out the back door in the throes of death. An impressive portion of the Asclepion remains, including a marble colonnade street, a theater, a library, a natural spring, and healing rooms.

Kizil Avlu (Red Baslica)

Red Basilica, which was originally built as a second-century temple to the Egyptian God Serapis and converted into a basilica during to Byzantine Empire. Pergamon Acropolis, The temple of Zeus, the Temple of Emperor Trojan, the Theatre, the Pergamum Library, Arsenals, Red Basilica, and the Ascleion medical center; after visiting all of them, we will drive for lunch. After lunch, drive from Pergamon to Canakkale, It is 220 km/137 miles, and It will take about 4 hours. Overnight and Dinner in Canakkale.

Troja and Gallipoli Tour- Bus or Transfer to Istanbul

Troja is an ancient city in northwestern Turkey that has a permanent place in both literature and archeology. It occupied a key position on the trade routes between Europe and Asia. The legend of the Trojan War between the Greeks and the Trojan people is the most striking theme of ancient Greek literature and forms the basis of Homer's Iliad.

If you are familiar with Hector, Ajax, Agamemnon, Paris, Helen of Troy, Dardanelles, Hellespont, the Trojan horse, Odysseus; and the Iliad of Homer. Then you must not miss the legendary city of Troja.

  • The Ancient city of Troy
  • Wooden Horse
  • The Archaeological Museum of Troy
  • Dardanelles

Everyone that comes to Turkey must take the time to visit The City of Helen of Troy and Gallipoli. After the Troja sightseeing tour, we will drive to Gallipoli. Today, the Gallipoli peninsula is in northwest Turkey and is home to 20 Turkish cemeteries, at least 40 Allied war cemeteries, and several memorials.

The Gallipoli (Gelibolu) Peninsula battlefields are protected landscapes covered in pine forests and fringed by idyllic beaches and coves. However, the bloody battles fought here in 1915 are still alive in Turkish and foreign memories and hold important places in the Turkish, Australian, and New Zealand national narratives.
A Gallipoli is a pilgrimage place for the Turks, Australians, and New Zealanders.

  • Kabatepe Epic Promotion Centre (War Museum)
  • Gallipoli Battle-Fields
  • Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
  • Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
  • ANZAC Cove
  • Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
  • Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
  • Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches) – view Shrapnel Valley
  • Turkish Memorial
  • The Nek(Light Horse scene depicted in the Gallipoli movie) &Walker’s Ridge
  • Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
  • Return to Eceabat

Once the tour comes to end, transfer to Istanbul about at 17:00. Arrive in Istanbul at 22:00.

P.S. Please note that there will be a shopping possibility where you may have the chance to see and buy some special traditional & handmade souvenirs from Gallipoli where civilizations lived to make your visit unforgettable.

PS: If you wish, you can do an Extention for several nights in Canakkale. Or you may request transfer service to Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, and Kusadasi.

*2 days Pergamon, Troja, and Gallipoli Tour runs every day and is available all year round. Also, documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed to you after your booking.

What’s Included?

  • Pick up From Kusadasi Hotels
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tours
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • 1 Night Accommodation (3-4 Star)
  • 1 Dinner
  • 2 Local Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request)
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • The drop off at your hotel in Istanbul

What’s Not Included?

  • Personal expenses and Gratuities

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