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ANZAC, CAPE HELLES AND TROY EXPERIENCE
In Australia & New Zealand, ANZAC DAY commemoration features solemn ‘dawn services’, a tradition started in Albany, Western Australia on 25 April 1923 & now held at war memorials around both countries, accompanied by thoughts of those lost at war to the ceremonial sounds of the Last Post on the bugle. The fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen (known as the Ode of Remembrance) is often recited.
Tjs tours WELCOMES YOU TO AN EXPERIENCE
YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!
Day 1 : Istanbul – Eceabat
06:00 Transfer vehicle will begin the circuit around the hotels for pickups. We ask that
customers be ready at reception of hotel for transfer to Eceabat.
Pickups between 6.30 & 7am, depending on number of customers from each hotel..
07:00 Transfer to Eceabat by TJS TOUR bus.
Morning & night showings of Gallipoli documentary, “The Fatal Shore” & the movie “Gallipoli” on the bus.
12.00 Arrive in Eceabat where you will be met by the staff of TJs TOURS.
Lunch in Eceabat
13.00 Depart from here you’ll drive to the ANZAC Battlefield area to start an emotional & memorable tour.
On tour you’ll visit:
Kabatepe Epic Promotion Centre (War Museum)
Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches) – view Shrapnel Valley
The Nek(Light Horse scene depicted in the Gallipoli movie) &Walker’s Ridge
Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
Return to TJs TOURS Agency & Hotel in Eceabat.
Overnight in Eceabat or Canakkale
Day 2 : CAPE HELLES & TROY
After breakfast, drive to the village of Kilitbahir, 5kms south of Eceabat, where you will visit :
Turkish WW1 ammunition storage area
Then further south to Cape Helles visiting:
Turkish, French and English memorials
Troy is a complex site. It has its own excavations team that returns every year to unravel the mystery that is Troy. This makes it an ongoing site where every year a piece of the puzzle is uncovered and history is made known!
DID THE TROJAN HORSE WAR ACTUALLY HAPPEN?
IS THERE ANYTHING LEFT OF THE TROJAN WAR CITY?
WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE TREASURES UNCOVERED FROM THIS SITE?
FIND OUT THE ANSWERS TO THESE MYTHIC QUESTIONS ON OUR TOUR!
TROY TOUR ITINERARY:
Tour departs at 07.30am OR 1pm, depending on season and other daily tour schedules.
Tour departs from TJs Hotel in Eceabat, where you will cross the famous Dardanelle waters and proceed to the ancient site of Troy, 36km south of Çanakkale.
Our local, English-speaking guide will tour you around the 9 city ruins on the site of Troy, explaining the people from the era, their houses and culture, and the reason for the final destruction of each city.
The commentary is filled with mythical stories of the site and surrounding areas, while filling you in on the history of the excavations, the excavators and their findings.
At the site you’ll be shown around:
A replica of the wooden horse that you can climb into for a photo.
Excavation information centre which holds exhibits from the work underway.
The fortification walls of Troy Vl with its tower and gateway entrance.
Temple of Athena – the focal point of a great annual festival in honour of the goddess Athena.
Schliemann’s trench – the discoverer of Troy?
The entrance ramp to Troy ll.
The sanctuary – an important religious centre of its time.
The odeon – intended for the presentation of musical performances.
Current excavations in progress.
Fully guided tours with local, Professional English speaking guide.
All transportation in private ‘Non Smoking’ bus.
1 Night Accommodation (BB)
Entrance and ferry fees included.
There are very few toilets in the battlefield area. Go before tour!
There are also very few bins so please collect your rubbish & put it back on the bus so we can dispose of it responsibly later on.
Take your bathers/togs/cossies/swimmers for a swim at lunchtime when & if time & weather permits.
There are no shops at the battlefields, so remember to buy water & nibblies before you leave Eceabat.
Remember to take sunscreen & a hat if you’re not fond of direct sunlight as there is minimal shade available. Shorts are fine to wear on the peninsula but remember to wear sensible shoes as you will be walking on uneven ground at times & there are snakes in the area.
Times change according to the season & weather conditions.