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This tour is definitely worth the long drives to and from. A comfortable ride in an air-conditioned bus, a lovely lunch before arriving at the Gallipoli memorials, then crossing the Bosporus to Canna-kale for the night in an amazing hotel. Great breakfast with no real rush in the morning, then a great in-depth tour of troy before another bus ride back, crossing the Bosporus again. Credit to our guide as he was very informative and gave us time to explore around at each stop. Great tour to do with the family.
Guides were good and everything ran smoothly. Chief guide offered us an extra tour after Troy, seeing Gallipoli sites from the Aegean Sea plus a modern museum of the conflict from a Turkish perspective. That was good and saved us spending half day in Cannakale with nothing to do.
Fabulous tour. Rearranged our itinerary so we spent a leisurely afternoon at our hotel - the Kolin - which was fabulous. The tour guide Murat was professional, knowledgeable and good fun. A great way to experience this very moving place. Highly recommended.
The main focus of this tour is the Gallipoli peninsula and its WWI sites. Being American, I didn't have a strong connection to the area, where the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp lost a lot of lives during WWI, but it was still a very interesting tour, and quite beautiful, as well. Now, the beaches, coastal cemeteries and hilltop monuments are so peaceful, it's hard to imagine the brutal fighting. We had a fabulous tour guide, Morat, who was able to answer all our questions and took us to visit a few places that the other crowds didn't. He was also so nice, he took us to a cemetery not on the usual itinerary because a woman in our group had a great uncle buried there.
The included lunch was pretty good -- 3 courses -- and right on a pretty bay. The next day was the Troy tour. It was cool to be in such an ancient place and hear about all the stories I learned in school about Greek mythology. The ruins are easy to walk around and you can get very close to them.
The hotel was also quite nice. We stayed at the Helen Hotel in Canakkale.
All in all, a great two days!
Loved this trip and it was perfect to be able to see Gallipoli in the short period of time. If you don't have two days I would recommend doing the day trip but it would be a long day.
I enjoyed the time in the afternoon on the second day but it could be a long wait if you are traveling by yourself. The bus could afford to leave earlier than it does but understand it is picking up other people.
I thought it was great value for money
I think the accomodation I stayed in actually costed the same as what I paid for the whole 2 days. I felt I might have been upgraded on the accomodation because the rest of the group stayed in town but my accomodation was a 20min drive from the town
This was a well organized tourit was an eye opener for us seeing the battle grounds of Gallipoli
The only thing was oin the second day we had to wait in Cannakale till 6pm to return to istanbul It would have been better to have left earlier after the Troy excursion.
this trip was brilliant, guide was awsome. He had so much knowledge and was extremely friendly and helpfull. The Hotel was amazing. Every one should do this trip.
This is a superbly organised trip, which includes the 4 hour bus trips there and back, meals, overnight accomodation in a top-class hotel, guided tours of all of the key Gallipoli sites, and the excavations at Troy, and ferry tickes to and from Cannakale. It seemed particularly good value given the quality of the inclusions. The guide, Murat Deniz, displayed great knowledge of the subject material and interpreted it with great wit and charm. A great thing abot this tour is that it is well planned - there are plenty of rest stops on the way to and from Istanbul, and just the right amount of time at each stop do to your own exploring. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Gallipoli in the summer months. Even if you are not interested in Troy, I would still suggest staying overnight and returning the next day, as 8 hous on a bus is too much in one day. The overnight stay is in Cannakale on the asian side of the Dardanelles, and that is a most attractive city with plenty of sights and attractions to justify staying there a day.
Fantastic! Our tour guide Mehmut was very knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor. We will definitely recommending this tour to anyone visiting Turkey. J McEwan . W. Aust
Very moving and interesting trip. Our guide was great and really nice. The local agent was very welcoming too.
Andrew John B
Enter your review here.Long 2 days but well worth the trip
This was one of the best tours I have ever done. Excellent value for money and so informative, brilliant tour guide. I would recommend this to anyone that is interested in Gallipoli and Troy.