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Very comprehensive. Saw so much in just one day. It was a bit rushed at each place but only because there was only a day to see it all. The time we spent there was, personally, enough for me. The tour guide was great. Spoke about the war from both sides and the politics before, during and after the war. Very friendly and taught us a lot about Turkish culture and what else to see and do in Istanbul and Turkey.
We had a great tour to Gallipoli, very informative, and a moving experience. Would definitely recommend this tour.
excellent tour with very good guide, got drop off at Attaturk International Terminal in time for our midnight flight
to Aqcaba by the Red Sea
Amazing tour. Cem our guide knew lots of history and even took us to areas that weren't part of the usual tour. Such a moving and humbling experience.
I learnt so much about the ANZAC and the Turk's experiences in the Gallipoli campaign and I firmly believe it is a must-see for Australian and New Zealanders who visit Istanbul.
Absolutely amazing! We loved it and would recommend it to everyone! Cem was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot from him! Thank you so much! From the Aussie!
Excellent trip. Very informative guide. It is a long day though but worth the trip. Pleased we did it.
A truly beautiful day tour for a aussie visiting in the centenary of the battle. All sites were relevant to give a balanced account of the battle. Only down side was that the guide slept for two hours on the way to Gallipoli.
Very friendly, knowledgeable and professional guide. I really enjoyed my time on this day trip and learnt heaps about Gallipoli and also Turkey in general. Much recommended!!
Better than expected. Informative friendly tour guide and skilful driver. These people worked hard to make our day exceptional. It was a very long day in all, but very worthwhile. Thank you to everyone.
fabulous day trip only weeks before the centenary of the landing in 1915. The guide was most knowledgeable and pleasant. The bus was comfortable and the driver excellent. Excellent value for money with a door to door pick up service available making the whole trip easy.
Well organised trip. Breakfast and lunch provided. Great guide. Bus drivers and others friendly and helpful. Fantastic to hear the stories of what occurred in 1915 and visit those places. Really good (but long) day
I had an amazing guide and an amazing trip. The guide was well versed and very knowledgeable about the topic at hand. A heads up though, it is a long drive to get there, and in the winter it does get very cold.
Superb. The driver was knowledgeable and courteous, and our tour guide was super. He gave us interesting background information, historical and otherwise, and then set us free to wander on our own until a designated meeting time. Plenty of photo opportunities. Thank you very much!
First stop, about 10 min, is just for a little break. 2nd stop is for breakfast. Upon arriving at the tour desk/hotel near souther tip of Gallipoli peninsula, lunch was offered (very nice). Once the tour commenced, the guide was impressive. Those historical sites with his narration of history really made it so real that I was actually visiting the battle field where both sides fought fiercely. Again, amazing guide he was who made this whole tour worth every whatever the currency you are going to pay with!!!
The guide was very knowledgable on both fronts of the war. The museum was a good experience and the memorial sites were inspiring. Our guide gave us avery interesting I sightt to the lives the soldiers lived during this time. We were told both sides of the history and I would we omens this tour.
This was a very successful tour. I was allowed to go to Cape Hellas where my Granddad landed nearly 100 years ago and all the other wonderful places where he was at that time. Thank you so much especially to the young lady named Perri who was a wonderful guide
I can't begin to describe how emotionally moving this pilgrimage is. The knowledge imparted by our guide Icud was outstanding. He is a brilliant teller of fact and sympathetic to all sides. To go to Anzac Cove and Gallipoli is something every Australian should do to realise why we have today, what we have. The bus driver, guides, everything is 100% - thank you for this moving once in a life time experience.
very moving experience and highly recommended. Most people were staying over for at least 1 night and some were part of a 5 day tour but I was a bit uncertain about the hotels and decided to just do as a day trip. It was about 4 hours drive each way so a longish day but very manageable as comfortable van . Still had plenty of time at Gallipoli and in the town. Did not get included lunch as advertised but we stopped at service station where could buy cheap and very nice food.
Coming all the way from Australia and having little time for visiting places i had booked my day
trip not expecting much,but turning out to be a great day with the weather and all the sites
we visited in such a short time ,the tour guy making sure that we all understood every sites
meaning and significance Special Thanks to Mr Bulent for making me and my daughter
feel like a part of history.
A long day travelling but worth it for the comprehensive visit to the Gallipoli sites. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the driver excellent. Our only issue was being left to our own devices for an hour at a small town waiting for the ferry to arrive - a very cold and uninviting place
Gallipoli has always been a destination/experience that I have always wanted to see and feel. The tour did not disappoint, it was a long day leaving from Istanbul. I would recommend choosing a closer destination, but the guides and drivers were courteous and dropped us off to meet the main group. One thing that slightly irked me was our Gallipoli guide. Don't get me wrong he was very knowledgeable and had researched extensively to the point of being published. But, this came up too often and I felt at times the tour was more about him and his experiences with dignitaries and not about the events. I take some things seriously in life when required and Gallipoli is one of them. If this could please be fed back to the guide, I dont remember his name as I'm shocking with names, as he had a wonderful knowledge of the events from Turkish, New Zealand, Australian,British and international perspectives which become little lost with his constant self referencing.
If you are in Turkey don't let what I have written put you off this tour as it is an amazing and emotional day which I personally feel each Australian should attempt to do at least once :-)