Ruins of Troy and Gallipoli
Canakkale Cruise Port
from 1,180 ZAR to 6,670 ZAR
Per Person Based On Your Group Size
Canakkale Cruise Port
1,394 ZAR per person
Max. 8 people group size
Duration: 7 hours
After arriving Canakkale port, our guide will pick you up and start driving through the beautiful countryside to this renounced ancient site that has appeared in Iliad's classic and later popularized by the Hollywood's version, we will start the tour with
Most of us must have heard of this famous ancient city. Its fame has been boosted up in the popular culture by the new Hollywood version with Brad Pitt in it. Once you are there, it is not difficult to pictures the characters in Homer's Iliad such as
Helen and Paris coming alive. After it had been thought for centuries that Homeric myths were just pure fiction, Henrich Schliemann, a German-born American millionaire-turned amateur archaeologist,
had proved that Troy once existed for a long time. The amateur archaeologist has hired local workers and began excavating where he believed used to be where Troy was located, which is the lower slopes of Mount Ida. His archaeologist peers were astonished when his team had finally discovered the 4,000 year old ancient city buried underneath the earth. Troy has been rising like a phoenix. It now draws so many tourists who are eager to find out about its history.
Troy is impressive for its great age and beautiful situation. The remaining Bronze age fortifications, given their age, are amazingly well preserved. With its
history of four thousand years, Troy
has become one of the most famous archaeological sites of the world.
When we first enter this ancient city we will see first the Trojan Wooden Horse used in the movie, which Hollywood gave to Troy residents as a present to promote the tourism. The city is known to have 9 archaeological layers. All these layers consisting of house foundations, theatres, public bath houses, and various artefacts. However, what has indicated its advanced technology is the sewage system.
While Troy Ä° dates from 3200 BC,
the city of Homers Ä°liad is now believed to be Troy VÄ°.
According to the excavations, the city showed that it
was founded and devastated several times in its history, resulting in
layers of settlement marked 1 to 9 can be seen simultaneously. Schliemann started his
excavations in 1871 which had unearthed 9 ruins of ancient cities and 42 dwellings. King Priam's Treasure was also found during those excavations.Today this city
is waiting for those who would like to trace the stories of ancient cultures. Surely so many people who come here find it even more utterly fascinating than when reading books about it.
Enjoy a private stroll for one hour after you have taken in the sights. Look for a lunch place in the local restaurants nearby and relax while watching people walking by. you will have one hour free time to stroll at your leisure or relax while having lunch.
You can choose to relax in a coffee shop and order some snacks and refreshments, or you can have a nice lunch in a local restaurants nearby where you can do people watching. After
the delightful lunch
we will move to Gallipoli.
known as Gelibolu in Turkey. The history went that Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of England at the time
British army to
use its superior naval forces to launch an attack on the Dardanelles. The navy
had managed to
conquer Istanbul and
drive Turkey out of the war
before open communication with Russia. The navy was bombarded at the narrowest part of strait, so the British navy turned its forces to the peninsula. The British high command sent wave after wave of Australian, New Zealander and British troops against the highly fortified Turkish position here, which resulting in brutal losses. Ataturk was rising as a war hero from this battle. He
was a military commander of genius and a statesman with few equals. Each year thousands of Australian and New Zealanders make pilgrimages to war cemeteries here. This is the place where
22,000 allied dead lie buried.
We will visit Gallipoli National Park, Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ari Burnu (First Anzac landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial). It is a sacred place for those who lost their loved ones to war.
Enjoy exploring this historical city with our professional guide who will give you a full detail of the history. After the trip has finished you will be returning to your port of call with our guide in the luxurious vehicle.