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Both guides for Gallipoli and for the trip around Troy were very passionate, informative and extremely professional. They kept their departure times so we were never running late for anything. It was neat that we had Turkish guides as they provided another dimension to this trip. There was a big delay between the time the tour of Troy finished and the time we left Gallipoli, 5-6 hours, but the Anzac Hotel staff were great and played videos of Gallipoli for us, and they allowed us to store our gear there free of charge and to come and go as we pleased. The day tour of Gallipoli is long and quite emotionally draining but highly worthwhile!
Very enjoyable. Guides were knowledgeable and fluent. Transportation was interesting, including a private boat ride both ways across the Dardenells . Everyone was very helpful with my husband' electric mobility scooter. Hotels and food were very adequate for the price.
Both locations were very interesting and very well explained by the local guides. Overnight accommodation was excellent. The long bus trip to and from Istanbul was the only negative and travel by air should be considered.
It was a great trip, well-organised with friendly and informative tour guides and quality hotel. We even got the king of all trojan tour guides and it made the tour of Troy amazing. The only drawback was having to wait 5 hours in the afternoon for the bus back to Istanbul, but this gave us time to look around Cannakale anyway.
I very much enjoyed my two day trip to Gallipoli and Troy. Everything seems to have worked perfectly. The bus picked me up at my hotel at the precise time and delivered me back home. The tour guide to Gallipoli was fantastic and able to provide sufficient detail to heighten the adventure. The upgraded hotel was worth the money. The only confusion was wondering how the second day after the tour to Troy would unfold. We thought we would be leaving in the evening but realized we were to leave at noon which was okay with me. A more tightened agenda and a printed timetable would have solved this problem.
Carrol Ann H
The tour was very well organised, accommodation good and the guide was excellent. This was a very emotional and wonderful experience to visit the place that our very brave and wonderful Aussie's fought and gave their lives. Highly recommended.
Excellent trip. Picked up on time from Taksim Sq. Comfortable run down to Galipoli, with two stops. Two very good, knowledgeable guides - Murat (Galipoli) and Seyhan (Troy). Very good hotel (Kolins). And a nice group of people to spend a weekend with! Would recommend this trip to anybody.
The tour of Gallipoli was excellent and our guide (Murat) was the best. Unless you are definitely keen on Troy, I would not recommend doing the 2nd day to visit it, in the tour's current format. We had 6 hours to kill, after seeing Troy in the morning, in Cannakale. While it is a nice place, there is not 6 hours worth of things to do and therefore was not pleasant. I would suggest they take you down the night before the Gallipoli tour (arrive in Cannakale for dinner), wake up and do the Troy tour the next day, then do Gallipoli, then go back to Istanbul.
United Arab Emirates
Wow it was really wonderful experience. We enjoyed and learnt a lot during the tour
The tour was excellent and well-organised but it was my 2nd choice. My booking for the previous day was cancelled with less than 24h notice. Luckily, I could rearrange my time to suit but was still very inconvenient.
I had a terrific 2-day tour to Gallipoli and Troy. Viator had promised that this would be a guaranteed tour. Despite being the sole visitor that day, the complete tour infrastructure was available. Guarantee respected! My gratitude to Viator.
The guides at Troy and Gallipoli were both excellent and informative. This was my second visit to both sites. In regards to Gallipoli, I would like to have visited the Cape Helles battle sites where the British first landed, but then I suppose it would not have been possible without omitting some other site.
On Day 2, following the visit to Troy, an earlier return to Istanbul would be desirable rather than spending an entire afternoon in Canakkale and arriving in Istanbul very late. Also our driver got lost returning to Istanbul and had great difficulty finding the guests hotels.
Otherwise it was a pleasant and informative tour.
Great trip to Gallipoli. Interesting and knowledgeable Turkish guide, who explained things from both sides. Great overnight hotel. You can do this trip in a day. Second day was very long and we could have been on our way by lunch time. There was an option if the group wanted to return, but it was very expensive. We enjoyed wandering around the town, but for some with children it seems too long. Return road stop was awful, so suggest buy some snacks and give it a miss.
Don't go in the height of summer, as it would be very uncomfortable.
Tour was great! Pick up was a little early but we were able to avoid the traffic out of Istanbul and did not feel rushed. I did not know the hotel I would be staying at before hand but was very good, good choice of food and clean facilities. I was very fortunate as there was only myself and another couple so felt almost like a private tour.
Would highly recommend to anyone who has a few days and would like to see a bit more of Turkey, not just Istanbul.