Tour code: 5739GALTROY2

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Go back in time and discover two of Turkey’s most memorable sites during this 2-day guided tour of Gallipoli and Troy from Istanbul. Spend this first day journeying to Gallipoli and learning about the historic events that occurred at this World War I battle site. During a walking tour, see quaint memorials at Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine, Anzac Cove, and Brighton Beach and enjoy time on your own to explore more of the April 25, 1915 aftermath. After a 3-star overnight accommodation in Çanakkale, head to Troy and tour this ancient city’s archaeology with your guide. Hear stories of the Trojan War and see the famous Trojan Horse.

Highlights

  • 2-day Gallipoli and Troy tour with transport from Istanbul
  • Tour the WWI battlefields at Gallipoli and the ancient city of Troy with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Visit touching memorials including Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove and Brighton Beach
  • Make the most of ample free time to see the Gallipoli sights that interest you most
  • Explore the archeological site at Troy, learn about the Trojan War and see the famous wooden Trojan Horse
  • Enjoy overnight accommodation in a centrally located 3-star Çanakkale hotel

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

See the highlights of Gallipoli and the memorial sites of ANZAC on this 2-day tour

Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Çanakkale (L)
Early in the morning, meet your guide in central Istanbul and hop aboard your comfy coach for a voyage to Gallipoli’s historic battlefields. Along the way stop briefly for a quick bite to eat (own expense).

After about a four hour journey, arrive in Gallipoli and learn about the long and dreadful WWI campaign fought here between the Ottoman Turks and Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). ANZAC, who was a member of the Allies, followed orders to sack Constantinople, but were met by a surprisingly determined Ottoman Turk army who battled them to a standstill. Hear about the thousands who fell in Gallipoli during nearly eight months of fighting as you walk with your guide through this historic site. 

Begin your walking tour exploring the most interesting battlefields and observing quaint memorials which are visited by many foreigners every year. See the most poignant Australian memorial site - Lone Pine. Then stroll to the trenches of the Nek while learning about the soldiers who attacked from the nearby forest. 

Next, head to Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and discover a rare battleground where Allied troops were triumphant, but only for a short period. Continue to ANZAC Cove, where most battles were fought, and pay your heartfelt respects to the troops who died here. Then, stroll through Ari Burnu Cemetery and see where 200 servicemen lay forever. Observe more memorials at Beach Cemetery, Brighton Beach, and the somber trenches at Johnson’s Jolly.

Stop for lunch about midway through your tour and enjoy plenty of opportunities for leisure time to continue sightseeing on your own. Then, meet your guide at a predetermined time and drive to your accommodation in central Çanakkale where you will have more free time.

Lodging: 3-star Büyük Truva Hotel or Grand Anzac Hotel in central Çanakkale

Day 2: Çanakkale – Troy – Istanbul (B, L)
After breakfast depart from your hotel with your guide and head to Nusrat minelayer and Cimenlik Castle. Start the day with a walking tour and learn how Troy evolved from a series of small villages and became a Bronze Age dwelling only to fall as a Byzantine town. With your guide, hear about the ancient history of Troy and the Greek mythology of the Trojan War, a 10-year war started by the Trojan prince (Paris) who took off with Zeus’ daughter (Helen). Admire these historical ruins and then see the timber built Trojan Horse, the town’s icon. Afterward, spend some free time snapping photos and walking around.

Next, head to lunch at a restaurant nearby, before continuing through one of the most famous archeological sites in the world, the 4,000 year old ancient city of Troy. Learn how Troy is thought to be the first place where people connected from the Mediterranean region and Anatolia (ancient Asia). Finally, hop back on your coach and return to your Istanbul lodging where your tour ends in the late evening.

Customer Reviews

oscar.lanza

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I read the Iliad and the Odyssey more than a hundred years ago, when I was still a kid and I used to daydream of visiting these places which at that time seemed unreal and out of reach. I put them on my bucket list. I am happy to report that I am glad I visited those places. I wish I would have done it when I was younger so that I could tell stories at work and during my presentations. This is a must see.

Peter R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. Good value, in comfortable bus with wi-fi and good local guide,

JENNIFER A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an excellent tour. Going for two days with an overnight was rewarding and less exhausting than a one day tour. The guide was thorough and respectful of each travellers needs. We appreciated the respect Turkey has given to the ANZAC concept. Being from Australia this is very important to us. We also appreciated the knowledge we gained of the Turkish point of view.

Belinda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a brilliant trip. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the pace of the tour was perfect.

Robbie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great value for money. Well organised and exceeded expectations. Well done and thank you !

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The guides were wonderful throughout, very knowledgeable and engaging. The trip from Istanbul to the sites and to all the places in between were done with great precision and the food given along the way was delicious! Highly recommend these guys.

paul r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Exceptional. Tour guide and driver were of the highest standard and did all within their power to make the trip one of the best I have been on. Value for money.
Many thanks.

paul r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Exceptional. Tour guide and driver were of the highest standard and did all within their power to make the trip one of the best I have been on. Value for money.
Many thanks.

Thomas G S P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I went on this tour by myself on a weekend.Stayed at the Sultan Hostel the night before and the return night. All worked out very well. The tour guide, Mr G, was entertaining, informative and helpful. The stay in Canakkale was really nice, great city with night markets and restaurants! Amazing time!

Jeroen v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

It was a perfect organised trip from beginning till end!

Pick-up from Hotel in time. Tourguides on the rides and scenes spoke English very well and were very informative. Drop-off also in time.
In the evening I stayed in an hotel in Canakkele very nice hotel!.
This was a good decision to make because I think in Canakkele there are more bars and restaurants than on the island and this is closer to Troje so my hotel pick-up was at 11:30.

Jeroen

Gallipoli was very impressive especially because I was ther at March 18th 2015.

Troje was also very interesting because of the importance place in historical writing.

I can recommend this trip to everyone!

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