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The day was very good! The guide was knowledgeable and thorough and very interesting! Very full one day trip. Extremely worthwhile
What an amazing day. Very long but completely worthwhile. Informative experienced guide who took us to so many pivotal places in our history.
Thoroughly enjoyed Gallipoli and will recommend this tour highly, extremely moving experience!
Be prepared for a very long day however this tour is well worth it. Pickup from your Hotel at 6 am and drop off back to your hotel close to midnight. About 5 hours drive to Gallipoli and then another 5 hours back to your hotel in Istanbul. A few things in regards to Neon of which we were not happy about. As we booked this tour with Neon we expected a Neon Tour Bus to pick us up. However, the Tour group that took us was Hassle Free Tours. The guide (Munt) did not speak to us much at all on the 5 hour journey to Gallipoli only to tell us when it was time to have a break and what time to be back on the bus. When we finally arrived in Gallipoli another Tour Guide (Murat) took over and then it started to get a lot better from there. We had lunch (which was okay) before we set off on our tour around Gallipoli. Murat was excellent, spoke very good English, had a great sense of humour and his knowledge on the history of Gallipoli is very extensive. He gave us a great insight and an unbiased account of the strategies they used and how these soldiers suffered through this sad time. We started from the beginning right to the end and took in all the important landmarks. About 6pm we headed back to Istanbul - quite exhausted - and arrived back at our Hotel around midnight. The drivers both ways were excellent. However just a heads up that the food in these road side services doesn't look too appetising and if you have a sensitive tummy you are better off bringing some of your own snacks (we had bananas etc). Well worth it.
The tour of Gallipoli itself was extremely good, but the whole day was spoilt by the lack of communication regarding the transport from Istanbul to Gallipoli and return. We were part of a very full tour, and without exception every person was disappointed in the confusion caused by the lack of advice that was forthcoming on the outward and return journeys. Otherwise this would have been a very very good experience.
This tour was great. The bus ride was quite long and our bus had problems with the airconditioning, but apart from that it was comfortable and enjoyable. The tour of Gallipoli itself was informative and interesting, the guide was very knowledgeable and his information was interesting to listen to. We had a couple of waits, one at the lunch break and one after the tour, while we were waiting for other people who were meeting us from another tour, and this was a little annoying. All in all the tour was good though and I would recommend it to others.
The most amazing tour we did on our 4 week holiday!!! The drive to and from Istanbul is long, but comfortable and you can nap :) The tour itself was amazing - a must do for any Kiwi's or Aussie's. Once you start the tour there aren't alot of toilet stops so pace drinking your water! Also bring snacks for the drive there and home. Such a beautiful place to visit would go back in a heart beat!
Although its a long drive it is worth every minute! Our good was wonderful and so knowledgable and adapted the tour to how we liked it and what we wanted to see. Sends goosebumps down your spine being there. A must do trip, loved it!!!
It's a long trip but well worth it. The tour guide was very knowledgable
Bus was comfortable, tour guide was informative. A very memorable experience.
A very full day but comprehensive.
Made special by our excellent professional guide and his delightful sense of humour
Very worthwhile tour for those interested in the Australian and New Zealand history in 1915. Day trip is very long, with no particular hurry to get you there or get you home, around 5 hours each way. The guide when you arrive is excellent and has a great balance in the presentation of Turkish and Allied events. Recommended, but only for those who can handle the bus trip, (driver and roads were fine)
This was the most moving experience of my life, unforgettable, guide was very informative, don't leave Turkey without being drawn into this tour, it has a hold on you as soon as you step onto Anzac Cove, it's very haunting, you can feel the presents of all those boys and men that lost their lives on the shores of a the unforgiving coastline of Turkey.