41 reviews of Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul
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Reviewed by Trisha, September 2012
As an Australian, this tour is a must. The whole area is steeped in history and emotion and the guide that we had was so knowledgeable and so interesting - he made the day. It is a long trip from Istanbul but it is definitely worth it. Lunch was really good.
Reviewed by Nic, August 2012
It was a hot Wednesday, an early day that started with pick up at 6:45am. A long ride on a mini van where I could catch up on some sleep but also taking the opportunity to overlook the suburbs and countryside of Istanbul. Overall even though half of the day was taken up by getting there and back the 5-6 hours that was the tour there was educational and memorable with a passionate Turkish tour guide . Being able to learn and see it through the eyes of the countless soldiers who fought tirelessly and the number that lost their lives seem to outweigh the amount that survived. Best to do this day tour and also have another day available for Troy. I know I will be going back for that. Most cemeteries and memorials were situated by the beach and is quite peaceful where people would go swim. The lunch provided at a restaurant in Maydas (situated by the ocean) was tasty.
Reviewed by DIANE V G, June 2012
Absolutely fantastic excursion and was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. Our tour guide was brilliant and very informative. It's a very emotional experience to be there and hear about the many things that happened and to see the memorial and see the trenches where our Aussie Diggers fought and I am very glad I experienced it - my dad fought in the war so I am sure he would have been proud to know that I visited there.
Reviewed by Tamara C, Australia, October 2011
We had a great time on this trip - was great to see in person a piece of Aussie/Kiwi history. It was a long day, but we were given so much information from a wonderful tour guide once there in Gallipoli. Don't expect too much on the bus trip - we were hardly given any information to or from Gallipoli which we were hoping for. We did however have the opportunity to watch a Gallipoli documentary on the way back in the bus which was good. Would definitely recommend this if you have any interest - it is a very informative, educational and eye opening day.
Reviewed by Laurie, Australia, October 2011
Magnificent tour in every respect. Every Australian should do it. Guide professional and very informative. Would highly recommend this tour company. Transport comfortable and trip very pleasant over such a long distance. Saw all the sights and with expert cometary, it put the entire confrontation into perspective for both countries. Plenty of time left at each site for visual and contemplation.
Reviewed by Samo T, Slovenia, October 2011
Excellent trip, but exhausting. Guide, who lives in Canakkale, was nice and very informative. I recommend this trip, but be prepared because the whole trip takes about 17 hours.
Reviewed by terrence l d, October 2011
A very long day , but most informative and a memory that will last forever thanks Terry and Karen
Reviewed by Wayne L, September 2011
This was a very long day but well worth the travel time . Well organised .
Reviewed by Brendan R, Australia, August 2011
Fantastic tour with a wonderful and very knowledgeable tour guide. The day was long but the overall experience was well worth the time and cost. Good value for money. Would recommend to anyone.
Reviewed by Robyn, Australia, July 2011
Bus was 50 minutes late to pick us up. It is a very long, rushed day but well worth it, if your time in Istanbul is short. Gallipoli was the main reason for our 3 day stay in Istanbul and we weren't disappointed. Guide was also knowledgable.
Reviewed by Donald D, July 2011
Absolute fulfilling day. Was long but totally rewarding. Sites visited were all memorable and relevant to Australia's Gallipoli campaign. At no time were we asked to move along - our guide allowed us to stay at each site for as long as the group needed. Congratulaions for providing us with an insight and understanding of the battles fought and the impact each had on both the Australian and Turkish troops. Would recommend the trip to any person considering a visit to Gallipoli.