Duration: 12 hours
Route: The Archaeological museum of Canakkale – Naval Museum – Ottoman Minelayer Nusrat – Hystorical Mirror Market -The clock tower – Trojan Horse – Cimenlik Castle
Canakkale Private Tours: Everday
You shall be picked up from Istanbul airport, Istanbul hotel ,Istanbul Marina or even from the cruise ship port in Istanbul. Your Canakkale guide will hold up a sign with your name on it so you can easily find your way to the correct tour bus. Your tour guide or a turkish local Travel agency will provide you with a complimentary Canakkale City map,Turkey map and some Turkey brochures. Your Canakkale tour will take approximately 12 hours and after you will be driven back to your Istanbul hotel ,Istanbul Marina ,Istanbul airport or Istanbul harbor in Turkey.
Early in the morning we will depart from Istanbul by bus to make our way to Canakkale. Once you arrive in to Canakkale, Our tour will begin with a visit to the Archaeological museum of Canakkale. Canakkale has a fantastic archaeological museum with many objects distributed in 5 different halls and it displays archaelogical items from Troy, Dardanos, Assos and Bozcaada with mythological figures that were discovered during excavations near Biga and Can. And then after the Museum we will go to The Naval Museum in Cimenlik park, it is a first class military museum with different exhibitions areas spread over the grounds of the park. Next to the Naval Museum is a replica of the 365-ton Ottoman minelayer Nusrat, Nusrat saving the day against invading British warships during the sea offensive. After the war the underappreciated Nusrat was used as a lowly freight carrier and finally capsized in April 1990. Once you have taken in the sights and sounds that surround you, your tour guide will give you approx one hour free time so you can take a stroll at your own leisure around or relax and have some refreshments in the Hystorical Mirror Bazaar, (Shopping and lunch break). After lunchtime we will walk along the historical Yali streets, these streets are also known as the ‘’ Lower Market’’ of the historical shopping area, shops and homes here have been restored to their original architecture. The clock tower that is one of the major symbols of the city. Emili Vitali, an İtalian tradesman and honorary consul of the time built the clock back in 1897, there is a clock face on all four sides of the tower and it was also built from local Ayvalik stone, the square shaped tower narrows slightly as it rises. Also there is a public fountain beneath that was built in 1889 by a wealthy Jewish resident of the town called Halyo, the Clock tower now acts as one of the symbols of Canakkale. Vitalis who died in Nice, France, wanted a watersystemand a clock tower to be built in Canakkale with his wealth amounting to 10,000 French gold pieces. Then we will make a visit to see The Trojan Horse replica, The trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse and hid a large selection of men inside, the Greeks pretended to sail away but was actually in hiding nearby, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek forces crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army. The Greeks entered and destroyed the entire city of Troy decisively ending the war. Finally we will see Cimenlik Castle Sultan Fatih the Conqueror built the Cimenlik Castle in 1462 to control the Strait, it was known in the past as Bogaz Hisari and Kalai- Sultaniy. In the fortress you can still see the holes made by British shellfire during the Gallipoli Campaign. The small two-storey Fatih Mosque lies inside the castle and other parts of the fortress are now home to the Military Museum with displays of arms and military equipment from the Ottoman era and World War İ. There are also copies of books and maps prepared by the famed Ottoman sailor and cartographer Piri Reis.
After tour around Canakkale has come to a end we will drive back to Istanbul. Where you will then be taken to your drop off points.
- Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
- Parking Fees of vehicle
- Pick up From Istanbul Hotel, Istanbul Airport
- Drop off to Istanbul Hotel, Istanbul Airport
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities to the guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
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|A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
Private Canakkale Tour is runs everyday and available all year round.