Great trip! Even though it was short and covered 3 separate destinations, it didn't feel rushed or cramped at all.
The 1st day covering Istanbul won't take up all day; so you'll have time to self-explore.
The 2nd day drive to Galipolli is long, but worth it.
Troy on the 3rd day was just perfect! :)
Excellent tour for the extended stop-over in Turkey. Will do the big trip once Syria settles down.
It was a very nicely planned trip. Guides were very Knowledgeable and hotels which were provide were pretty good. Only thing which bothered us was food that was being provided. There were no options other than kabobs. We really enjoyed Turkey!
very good all round. only comments are
1. the early pick up for trip to Gallipoli, our hotel would not allow us to have an early breakfast.
2. because we were just 5 in our group, we elected to change the itinerary to go straight to troy and then return to canackle, thereby arriving back into Istanbul at the decent hour of 6pm - saving approx 3hrs.
Overall i would give 4 1/2 stars. Our guides (Ahmet-Blue Mosuq Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Tour, Hasan-Gallipoli,Anzac Tour and Burak - Troy Tour) were wonderful. The the visit to the fortress in the morning of day 4 was a tad disappointing as we were guided by someone who barely knew how to speak english although he seemed very nice. Felt like the fortress tour was just a filler and keep us occupied prior to the afternoon tour of troy. Transfers were seemless, first hotel that we stayed at was adequate. The hotel at Cannakalle was very good. There wasnt much variety being offered for breakfast in both hotels but i already knew that from other reviews so it didnt really matter. Location of our hotel in Istanbul (Antik Hotel) was perfect, twas only a 5 minute walk to the grand bazaar.
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