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A Journey to Gallipoli and Troy: 2-Day Historical Tour from Istanbul

Duration

2 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

5/5

Guide Language

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Overview

Where are you inviting you a 2 in 1 experience, that we get to travel back to the dark days of World War I, and explore an ancient city of the Hellenic World on a 2-day tour of Gallipoli and Troy. Designed for your maximum comfort, the tour includes all transportation services, guiding service, entrance fees to the sightseeings mentioned in the itinerary, accommodation in 3 star or boutique hotels, breakfast and lunch on 1 day. On this 2-day programme, we are pay your respects to the fallen soldiers of the fated ANZAC campaign,in Gallipoli, explore one of the great Greek myths in Troy, and more.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the memorials and cemeteries of the unfortunate Gallipoli campaign of World War I
  • Explore the Greek myth of Troy at the remains of the ancient city in the Dardanelles
  • Go to the ANZAC landing sites, and follow the footsteps of the soldiers in the trenches
  • Visit the Turkish War Memorial and the memorials to the ANZAC troops
  • Marvel at the ruined walls of Troy
  • See a replica of the legendary Trojan Horse
  • Enjoy the private service designed only for you and your loved ones

Itinerary

This is a private tour designed only for you and your loved ones.

Journey through some of the most momentous events in history - separated by centuries - on a 2-day tour of southwest Turkey. We are visit the battlefields and war memorials of the ill-fated Anzac Campaign from World War I at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles, and then go to the historic city of Troy, site of the Trojan War and legends of Helen and Paris.

Our overnight accommodation will be in the coastal town of Eceabat on a peninsula of the Aegean Sea, and the nearest town to the Gallipoli battlefields.

Day 1: Istanbul - Gallipoli
Our journey starts with us picking you up from your hotel at 07.30am. After our guide gives us a brief information about our 2 days ahead, we are hitting the road to Eceabat, with our comfortable, air-conditioned coach.

We arrive about 13.30 pm and start our tour of the Gallipoli war museums, monuments and battlefields, traveling through the dark days of World War I at the Kabatepe War Museum in the Gallipoli Historic National Park. We are learn about some of the defining moments of the ill-fated Anzac campaign by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) from our guide.

We are continuing to Beach Cemetery, site of John Simpson´s Grave, one of the best known of the ANZAC soldiers. We are discovering where the Australian and New Zealand troops set up base at Anzac Cove. We are going to Ariburnu, the 1st landing site of the ANZAC troops. We pay our respects to the fallen Australian soldiers at the Lone Pine Cemetery memorial, and continue to Johnston´s Jolly to walk in the trenches dug by the ANZAC troops.

We are admiring the great views of Shrapnel Valley and its Judas tree, before going to the Turkish Memorial to the many Turkish soldiers that lost their lives in the campaign. Next, we are visiting The Nek on the Anzac battlefields. We are continuing to the small cemetery of Walker´s Ridge near Suvla Bay. Finally, we are paying our respects to the fallen soldiers of the New Zealand troops at Chunuk Bair. At the end of our 1st day, we are returning to our hotel in Eceabat for the night.

Day 2: Troy
We are checking our from our hotel after a good breakfast. Then we are heading to the legendary Troy. We are exploring the myths and legends behind the ancient city and Trojan War, including some of its principal players, such as Helen, Menelaus, Zeus and Paris. We will see the replica of the famous Trojan Horse (used in the Hollywood blockbuster "Troy") at the entrance to the archaeological site, before exploring the remains behind the city walls, including landmark monuments such as the Temple of Athena and the Scaean Gate. We are finding out where the Trojan Horse was taken at one of the Gates of Troy, and more.

The tour of Troy ends at around 11:30. We are heading to the bus station to catch the 13:00 bus to İstanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul, you can use our shuttle to Sultanahmet without extra charge.
Prepare for the activity
Know before you go
There will be a maximum of 20 people on this tour
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul on arrangement

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (x 1)
  • Breakfass (x 1)
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel, or boutique hotel equivalent in Eceabat
  • Tips (optional) and personal expenses
  • Dinner

Tour's Location

Reviews

5/5
Based on 5 reviews
Guide
5 /5
Transportation
4.8 /5
Value for money
5 /5
Safety
5 /5
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Isabella

June 14, 2021
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and always willing to answer question. We had really nice memories from gallipoli.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Ava

June 14, 2021

Hidden historic gem

One of the best informative, full of history about Gallipoli and Troy. Tour was so good thanks.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Riley

June 14, 2021

Gallipoli & Troy

This was our first trip to Turkey! Tour was well planned and our guide was phenomenal! She was so knowledgable and so skillful never rushed,... Read more
This was our first trip to Turkey! Tour was well planned and our guide was phenomenal! She was so knowledgable and so skillful never rushed, always gracious! Thank you. Less
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Mia

June 14, 2021

Brilliant tour

I would recommend it to everyone. Brilliant tour.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Emma

June 14, 2021

Troy

Before to book this tour, you should watch the film of Troy. Tour was fantastic. Recommend it.
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