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Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

1. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Take a trip into the past on a full-day tour of Gallipoli from Istanbul, traveling by air-conditioned minibus to the battlefields and war memorials of the ANZAC campaign of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Depart Istanbul early in the morning, stopping en route for refreshments ( Breakfast served at own expense ) Upon arrival on the Gallipoli Peninsula, after the lunch your tour will focus on the ANZAC sector of the infamous battlefields. Stop at 11 different points of interest to learn more about the fateful events of the Australian and New Zealand troops, including ANZAC Cove where the troops first landed and set up base. Go to Beach Cemetery, where many of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Gallipoli were buried. Pause to reflect at the Lone Pine Memorial, one of 5 memorials on the peninsula that commemorate servicemen of the former British Empire killed in the campaign but who have no known grave. Visit the battlefields of The Nek and Chunuk Bair, where experienced guides will paint a picture that brings the war to life. Then, return to Istanbul by comfortable minibus for a hotel drop off and the end of the tour services.

Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

2. Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Take a detailed tour of ancient city of Troy, and discover scenes from Homer's Illiad. Learn of how the city was rediscovered and enjoy a delicious lunch. Travel from Istanbul in an airconditioned bus and cross from Dardanelles to Çanakkale by ferry.  Start the tour at your hotel in Istanbul, where you will be met by your driver and drive to Troy by giving a break en route for refreshements (Breakfast served at own expense).  Relax on the drive to Eceabat, once the ancient city of Madytos, located on the shores of the Dardanelles Strait. Stop to enjoy a hearty lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your guide will accompany you on a 25-minute ferry trip across the Dardanelles to Çanakkale. Board the tour bus for the drive to nearby Troy and begin your tour. Hear about the mythology surrounding Troy. Dive into how the city was discovered, the ancient history, and what has been revealed by extensive archaeological excavations. Hear about how 9 cities have where constructed on top of each other which date back to before 3500 BC, with the city made famous by Homer in his book the Iliad being just one of the layered settlements. See the still impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War. Walk past the ruins of everyday houses dating back more than 3000 years. Stroll along same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago.  Get back on the tour bus for the ride back to Çanakkale. Have a look at the Hollywood wooden horse from the famous movie Troy Catch the return ferry to Eceabat. After a brief break, board the bus for the return trip to Istanbul and end your tour back at your hotel. 

Canakkale: 6-Hour Gallipoli Tour with Lunch

3. Canakkale: 6-Hour Gallipoli Tour with Lunch

Your tour starts in front of the Tourist Information Center in Çanakkale at around 10:45AM, where you will be met by your passenger escort and accompanied to the ferry terminal. From there you will travel by ferry for the short trip across the Dardanelles Strait. Upon your arrival to the town of Eceabat, once the ancient city of Madytos, you will be able to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch you will board a coach for the 15-minute trip out to the battlefields, crossing the Gallipoli Peninsula and driving to the Aegean coast as well as one of the most famous beaches in modern history: ANZAC Cove. The first part of your tour takes in the area where the men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on April 25 1915. Moving from the beaches up into the hills above, the tour then traces the line of the battle along what became known as Second Ridge, where the Allied advance was halted on the first day of fighting by the Ottoman defenders and where the front line was located for the next seven months. The tour follows the road along the top of Second Ridge, with the lines of Allied and Turkish trenches still clear on either side. The tour stops at a number of cemeteries and memorials, including the Australian memorial at Lone Pine where almost 5,000 Australians who have no known grave are commemorated, and Johnston’s Jolly Cemetery where you will walk through the now abandoned trenches and tunnel entrances. The final stop on the tour is Chunuk Bair, one of the highest points on the peninsula and the site of the New Zealand National Memorial. The hill was captured in August by New Zealand troops and held for two days before being recaptured from the Allies by Ottoman forces under the personal command of Mustafa Kemal, who later became the president of modern Turkey. Chunuk Bair was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting of the campaign, with the names of more than 850 New Zealand soldiers who fell in the area commemorated on the memorial. The recapture of Chunuk Bair effectively ended Allied hopes of victory at Gallipoli, and so is a fitting place for the tour to close. At the conclusion of the tour your bus will return to Eceabat. You will be escorted to the nearby ferry for the trip back across the Dardanelles.

Canakkale: Full-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour

4. Canakkale: Full-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour

Your tour begins at the door of your hotel in Canakkale, where you will be met by your driver to take a 30-minute drive to Troy. There you will be met by your tour guide who will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological excavations. You'll learn the city in detail, from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s through to the present day. You will not only see the still-impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War, but will also be able to walk past the ruins of everyday houses which date back more than 3,000 years. You can also walk the same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago. Following your tour, you will re-board your tour bus to be carried back to Çanakkale where you will catch the ferry to travel from Asia to Europe. After enjoying lunch at a restaurant, you will then take a trip into the past on a half-day tour of Gallipoli. You'll travel by air-conditioned minibus to the battlefields and war memorials of the ANZAC campaign of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Upon arrival on the Gallipoli Peninsula, your tour will focus on the ANZAC sector of the infamous battlefields. You'll stop at 11 different points of interest to learn more about the fateful events of the Australian and New Zealand troops, including ANZAC Cove where the troops first landed and set up base. Following that you will go to Beach Cemetery, where many of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Gallipoli were buried. You can pause to reflect at the Lone Pine Memorial, one of 5 memorials on the peninsula that commemorate servicemen of the former British Empire killed in the campaign but who have no known grave, before visiting the battlefields of The Nek and Chunuk Bair. At the conclusion of your tour, you will take the ferry back to Canakkale.

From Istanbul: 2-Day Tour to Gallipoli & Troy

5. From Istanbul: 2-Day Tour to Gallipoli & Troy

Day 1: Istanbul - Eceabat - Canakkale 6:00 AM - 6:20 AM: Pickup from your hotel around the Taksim area 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM: Pickup from your hotel around the Sultanahmet area. Depart for Eceabat by non-smoking A/C minibus 09:00 - 09:30 AM: Break for refreshments (breakfast at your own expense ) 12:20 PM: Arrive in Eceabat 12:30 PM: Restaurant lunch 1:00 PM: Depart for a fully guided Gallipoli tour visiting Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial6:00 PM: Tour ends and check in to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star basis or similar hotel Day 2:  Troy 1:30 PM: Pick up from the hotel and depart to visit the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 BC - 2500 BC, the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall), and the remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX 4:45 PM: Head back to Canakkale 5:30 PM: Board your bus to your hotel in Istanbul 11:00 PM: Arrive in Istanbul with drop-off at your hotel

Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

6. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Travel back to the days of World War I as you explore the war memorials, battlefields, and landing sites of the Anzac Campaign in Gallipoli. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle across the Dardanelles. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Eceabat. Then, continue to Anzac Cove for the start of your afternoon tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Learn the story of the fateful campaign as you visit all the most important sites, such as Brighton Beach, the 1st intended landing site for troops of the New Zealand and Australian armies. Go to Beach Cemetery, the most famous of all the Anzac cemeteries, and see the grave of Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, one of the best-known of the Anzac soldiers. Look at the Anzac Commemorative Site at North Beach, below the sphinx where the dawn service is held on Anzac Day. Take an optional walk to Shell Green Cemetery on the Artillery Road from the shoreline to Lone Pine, site of the main Australian cemetery in Gallipoli. Go to Johnston's Jolly to see where the Turkish and Allied trenches were within 30 feet of each other. Stop at Chunuk Bair to see where the New Zealand troops put up an epic stand on 8 August 1915. At approximately 6:00 PM, depart the Gallipoli Peninsula for the return transfer to Istanbul, stopping for dinner along the way.

From Istanbul: Troy Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

7. From Istanbul: Troy Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Go on an epic adventure by visiting the the legendary, ancient city of Troy. Begin your trip by getting picked up from your hotel accommodation in central Istanbul. You will get down at the town of Eceabat, where you will feast on a delicious meal at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will get to wander around the ancient ruins of the city where the ancient Greek story of The Iliad is set in. Drop by the majestic remains of many of its architectural marvels, such as the Odeon, a stage where poetry recitals and musical performances took place; the ruins of the Temple of Athena; the Bouleuterion, where political affairs were discussed. You will get to witness excavations currently in progress as well as a towering replica of the Trojan Horse. All throughout the tour, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide, who will regale you with stories and commentary concerning Troy; you will get glimpses of Turkey's past and learn more about Greek mythology. You will even go on a ferry ride on the Dardanelles, a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia; you will be in between two continents at once! After the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel; sit back, relax, and relish this profound experience on your way back. This is definitely a must-book trip, especially if you are a history buff.

From Istanbul: Troy and Gallipoli 2-Day Trip

8. From Istanbul: Troy and Gallipoli 2-Day Trip

Begin your adventure with an early-morning departure from your hotel in the city center, and start the drive to Canakkale. When you arrive in Canakkale, enjoy lunch and then begin visiting the highlights of the city. Stops will include: • Brighton Beach • The Beach Cemetery • ANZAC Cove • Ariburnu Cemetery • The ANZAC Commemoration Site • Lone Pine Australian Memorial • Johnston's Jolly (Turkish and allied trenches and tunnels) • 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial • The Nek • Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial In the evening, continue on to Canakkale and check in at your 4-star hotel. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and stay overnight. On day 2, eat breakfast at the hotel and after breakfast, depart for a full-day tour and visit the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home to the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. You will see the ruins of legends and hear about the history of: • The Trojan Horse • Helen of Troy • The Trojan Wars • The battle between Achilles and Paris • Sacrificial altars • The 3,700-year-old city walls • Houses of Troy I (3000-2500 B.C.) • The Bouleterium (senate building) • The Odeon (concert hall) • Current excavations in progress • Remains of the various cities from Troy I-Troy IX After the tour, you’ll return to Canakkale for lunch, and enjoy free time during the afternoon before you depart for Istanbul.

Ruins of Troy and Gallipoli: 2-Day Tour from Istanbul

9. Ruins of Troy and Gallipoli: 2-Day Tour from Istanbul

Embark on an exciting 2-day tour from Istanbul, and explore the fascinating ruins of Troy, as well as the celebrated battlefield site at Gallipoli. Spend your first day exploring the amazing ruins of Troy, and hear the captivating stories behind the famous Battle of Troy, including the myth of the Trojan Horse, the tale of Helen, the history of the Trojan Wars, and the battle between Achilles and Hector. On your second day, depart for the famed battlefield site of Gallipoli, where the celebrated European soldiers and ANZAC troops died defending the site on April 25, 1915. Visit the many memorial sites and cemeteries of both the European and ANZAC soldiers, paying equal respect to all soldiers who lost their lives, and discover the sites that were crucial during the battle. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM: Pick-up from hotels in Taksim, Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, Şişli, Ortaköy, Bebek 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM: Pick-up from hotels in Sultanahmet, Beyazıd, Sirkeci, Laleli, Aksaray 8:30 AM: Enjoy a stop for an open-buffet breakfast(Extra) 12.00 PM: Arrive in Eceabat and enjoy lunch on the beautiful views over Dardanelles 1:00 PM: Depart for a fully guided Gallipoli tour visiting Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial 6:00 PM: Tour ends and check-in to your hotel. Overnight at Troia Anzac hotel Day 2 Open buffet breakfast 1:30 PM: Pick-up from your hotel 1:45 PM: Depart for Troy tour. You will visit the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 BC - 2500 BC, the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall), and Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX 4:45 PM: Back to Canakkale 5:30 PM: Tourist bus to your hotel in Istanbul 8:30 PM: Stop for a break along the way 11:00 PM: Drop off at your hotel in Istanbul

From Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli & Troy w/ Boat Tour

10. From Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli & Troy w/ Boat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and drive to Gallipoli Peninsula giving a break on the half way for refresments. ( Breakfast served at own expense ) On arrival, enjoy your included lunch. After the lunch, your local and experienced guide will take you to the Gallipoli Bettlefields to see Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and so on. At the end of the tour, you will overnight in a 3 star hotel in Canakkale. The next morning after your breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Homer's famous Troy. Lunch will be served after the Troy Tour. Then, you will visit Gallipoli Simulation Center to see 3D simulations about campaign. Then, you will take a boat to see the landing beaches from the sea. You will also have the chance to snorkel to a WW1 shipwreck at North Beach. In the afternoon, you will be driven back to your hotel in Istanbul.  Day 1  - 06:00 - 06:20: Pick-up from your hotel around Taksim area  - 06:30 - 07:00 Pick-up from your hotel around Sultanahmet area  - 09:00 - 09:30 Break for refreshments ( Breakfast served at own expense ) - 12:00: Lunch in Eceabat - 13:00: Depart for Gallipoli Tour visiting Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels, Turkish 57, Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair and New Zealand Memorial - 18:30: Check-in to your hotel - Overnight in Canakkale Day 2 - Breakfast at hotel  - 08:30: Depart for Troy Tour visiting the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 BC - 2500 BC, yhe Bouleuterion, the Odeon and the remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX - 12:00: Ferry from Canakkale to Eceabat - 12:30: Restaurant lunch in Eceabat - 13:30: Visit Kabatepe Simulation Center for a 3D recreation of many of the historical events of the campaign - 14:45: Take a boat to visit the landing beaches from the sea. You will have the unique opportunity to see Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Commemorative Site at North Beach from the sea, just as the soldiers of 1915 did. You will have the chance to snorkel over the wreck of the Milo, a steamer that was deliberately sunk in late 1915 to form a breakwater for Williams Pier - 18:00: Depart for Istanbul from Eceabat - 23:00: Arrive in Istanbul

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Excellent!, I didn't have much expectations after reading the comments, 5 hours by bus didn't seem like anything to me, but everything went perfectly, they picked us up on time at the point where we agreed, I didn't give the truck 5 stars because I feel like it was a little old. , but well the trip was VERY pleasant and bearable, we stopped for breakfast (at our own expense) in a very clean station, then we arrived at Eceabat and there we ate the lunch that was included, VERY GOOD too. In the rehreso I must say they changed us to a new truck and that ended up making it perfect. TREMENDOUS Troy, it far exceeds my expectations!!! The guide Burak is incredible, if you like the Iliad and Greek mythology this is a must see!! As a tip, I suggest that you DO buy in the official store because there is nothing in the other one. It is more expensive yes, but how many times will you buy a souvenir in TROYA? IT'S WORTH IT

This tour was extremely well planned, thought out and executed. Both tour guides displayed excellent knowledge and insight. We really enjoyed our tour, particularly the Gallipoli element - our tour guide Burak was energetic, engaging and a lot of fun. The overnight stay in Çanakkale was top class. Would not hesitate to recommend this tour.

Amazing experience guide was so knowledgeable and was able to convey it very well One small critique -might increase price slightly but a brochure showing all the photos and locations as a take away souvenir ( with the book references he mentioned) would be an awesome added bonus

The day trip was very enjoyable and the guide was very knowledgeable about the area and history surrounding it. I would recommend this to anyone who is visiting the area.

Spectacularly wonderful, Going to Troy has been a childhood dream to me and it came true today