Meet your guide at your Istanbul hotel or port, and get an early start for a drive along the European shore of the Marmara Sea. Take in views of elegant summer villas and Gallipoli, then board a ferry across the Dardanelles to the Troy archeological site, which Homer brought to vivid life in the ‘Iliad.’ Explore the remarkable ancient city with your guide, from the city walls, to Athena’s temple and the Odeon, a beautifully preserved stone theater. Climb inside a reconstructed Trojan horse to relive the famous, strategic end to the Trojan war.
Return to the European side of the Dardanelles to visit Gallipoli’s most iconic battlefields and moving cemeteries. Learn about the fierce fighting between Ottoman and ANZAC troops, then hear why some called the clash a ‘Gentleman’s War.’ Hear memories of the First World War from a local’s perspective, then pay your respects to the soldiers who fought and died along the Dardanelles. Finish the day with a return trip to your Istanbul hotel or port as the sun sets over the Marmara Sea.