37 reviews of 2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul
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Reviewed by Breck W, October 2012
The tour was very interesting but the guide was not engaging and seemed to be disinterested with anything outside on the tour subject. We also felt it was a waste of time sitting around Cannakale for 5 hours. Both these things rather spoiled the trip.
Reviewed by Jose H, July 2012
gallipoli kind of boring if your not into wars that have nothing to do with your countries troy was fun but a short trip didnt give u time to take pictures
Reviewed by Joseph C, August 2011
Overall, a positive experience. We enjoyed the view of the Dardenelles, the history of the Gallipoli battlefield, and especially the tour of the ruins of Troy/Ilium. It was worth the overnight stay, and our accommodations at resort hotel outside of Cannikale were very pleasant.
It was good to have hotel pickup and dropoff in Istanbul. However, the pickup was 45 minutes late (the guide apologized), as they had difficulties finding hotels. Our dropoff was near, but not at, our hotel in Sirkece.
It seemed that the subcontractor, was somewhat disorganized. There various groups on different itineraries overlapping. Our guide for Troy, while knowledgeable, had no idea whether we were supposed to return to Istanbul that night.
In the end, we spent about two hours at Troy. I would have liked at least two more hours to explore the site on my own. Perhaps the tour could be reorganized to allow for more time at this world historical site. The Aussies love ANZAC cove, where we spent an entire afternoon. But we were more interested in Troy, where little time was spent, after a five-hour busride in each direction.
Reviewed by George K, July 2011
We had a great trip to Gallipoli, very moving, great food and great guide. The hotel that we stayed was 5star, Kollin. Very well priced. Two things I din;t like, 1, The bus driver drove to fast (110kph in a 30kph zone in the city area) and took risks passing when there was traffic comming towards us, plus answering his phone when driving. 2. The next day instead of getting away on our Troy tour, so we could get back to Istunbul for dinner we got back to our hotel at midnight. 7 hour to get back to our hotel from ANZAC cove pickup at 5pm. Please leave Troy by lunch time.
To obtain 5stars, slow down and get us back in time for dinner the next day.
Reviewed by Luis d, August 2011
The so called two day trip has effectively just two hours visiting the Anzac sector of Gallipoli and just a two hours visiting Troy.
Reviewed by Yogini V, Ireland, August 2010