Gallipoli & Troy Tour 2 Days 1 Night

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Gallipoli & Troy Tour 2 Days 1 Night

Are you ready for an amazing 2-day trip? Explore the history of Gallipoli and Troy with the help of an expert guide.

Duration: 2 Days
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pickup from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Visit the battle memorials and cemeteries of Gallipoli
  • See the Trojan Horse, the site of the battle between Achilles and Paris, and the ancient city walls of Troy

Full Description

This is a 2-day tour from Istanbul to Troy and Gallipoli with 1 overnight stay in a hotel (B&B). 

On the first day of the tour, we'll head to Gallipoli. Gallipoli is a few hours drive from Istanbul and is the site of a famous battle between the Allies (particularly soldiers from Australia and New Zealand, called ANZACs) and Turks in World War I as part of the Allied campaign to capture Constantinople. Unfortunately, it was a disaster for the Allies with more than 60,000 soldiers killed, including 10,880 ANZACs, and many thousands wounded. Although victorious, the Ottomans also suffered great losses with an estimated 85,000 soldiers killed. 

It's a sombre journey but deeply moving and powerful. Your guide will take you to key battle locations and the many memorials to fallen ANZACS and Turkish soldiers where you'll learn about the great sacrifices they made for their countries.

On the second day, we will visit the ancient city of Troy. You will hear the interesting history of the Trojan War and stories from Greek mythology. See the ancient city and temple ruins and marvel at the The Odeon with its capacity for 1,500 spectators.

Details of the tour program will be as follows:

DAY 1 
06.00 Pick-up from hotels in Taksim
06.30 – 07.00 Pick-up from hotels in Sultanahmet and transfer to Eceabat
12:00 Arrive in Eceabat & have lunch at a local restaurant
13.00 Depart from Eceabat for 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)
• 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial 
• The Nek
• Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial
18.00 Arrive in Eceabat and check-in at your hotel (B&B) (3 star, 4 star and 5-star options are available) 

DAY 2 
Free morning
13.30 Depart for fully guided Troy tour visiting:
• The Trojan Horse 
• Sacrificial Altars
• The 3700-year-old city walls
• Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C. 
• The Bouleuterium (Senate Building)
• The Odeon (Concert Hall)
• Current excavations in progress
• Remains of various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX
17.30 Return from Troy tour
18.00 Depart for Istanbul
23.00 Arrive in Istanbul and be returned to your hotel OR an overnight bus to Izmir / Selcuk / Kusadasi can be arranged

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Includes

  • All transportation by A/C 'NO - SMOKING' vehicles
  • Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour with a professional English speaking guide
  • 1 lunch at a local restaurant
  • Fully Guided Troy Tour with a professional English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to Troy Ancient Site
  • Ferry fees
  • One night accommodation (B&B) (3 star, 4 star and 5 star options are available)
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Pickup from centrally located hotels.

Location

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About your Host

Crowded House

Crowded House Tours - based in Eceabat, the nearest town to the battlefields of 1915 - has long established itself at a leader in battlefield and historical tourism.
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Customer Reviews

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Vivian - June 17, 2019

My husband likes so much to learn the history of wars. If he got money enough he purchases a tank to go to job. I dont say anything due to this is his one hobby. Not tank subject of course.

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Patricia - July 12, 2019

Rather than tourists, the government people must visit these places. To see the living history and finish the wars in the world.

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Stephen - January 05, 2019

I will just say one thing, i came from New Zealland.

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