Gallipoli & Troy Tour & Boat Trip 2 Days 1 Night

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Gallipoli & Troy Tour & Boat Trip 2 Days 1 Night

On this tour, take 2-days and 1-night to see the ancient city of Troy, discover the historical battlefields of Turkey and snorkel to the wreck of a British steamer.

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

Highlights

  • Visit Turkish and ANZAC memorials for those who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign.
  • Explore the ruins of Ancient Troy
  • Snorkel to see the wreck of the Milo

Full Description

Take this 2-day, 1-night tour to learn more about Turkey's history and famous battlefields. 

The first day of the tour will be to Gallipoli. The name means "Beautiful City" but unfortunately, the area of Gallipoli in Turkey does not have a beautiful history. It was 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.  Your guide will show you many important sites from the battle and the Turkish and ANZAC memorials dedicated to those who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign. 

On the second day of the tour, we will head to 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. At the end of the day, you'll return to Gallipoli to go snorkelling at the ANZAC Commemorative Site at North Beach to see the wreck of the British steamer, 'Milo', which today is home to a variety of sea life. 

The detailed tour itinerary is as follows:

DAY 1
06.00 Pick-up from hotels in Istanbul’s Taksim area
06.30 Or pick up from hotels in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet area and transfer for Eceabat
12:00 Arrive in Eceabat
12.15 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
17.45 Arrive back in Eceabat and check-in/transfer to your hotel

DAY 2 
Breakfast at the hotel
08.00 Depart for fully guided Troy tour visiting:
• The Trojan Horse
• Sacrificial Altars
• The 3,700-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/through Troy IX
11.45 Return from Troy tour
12.00 Ferry from Canakkale to Eceabat
12.30 Lunch at a local restaurant
13.30 Visit Kabatepe Simulation Center for a 3D recreation of many of the historical events of the Gallipoli campaign
14.45 Take our boat to visit landing beaches from the sea (*see below for details)
17.00 Back to Eceabat
17.30 Board the tourist bus to take you back to Istanbul

*You will have a unique opportunity to see Brighton Beach, the Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery and ANZAC Commemorative Site at North Beach from the sea, just as the soldiers of 1915 did. You can snorkel to the wreck of the 'Milo', a steamer that was deliberately sunk in late 1915 to form a breakwater for William’s Pier.

 

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Includes

  • Transportation from Istanbul to Eceabat and from Eceabat to Istanbul with A/C 'NO - SMOKING' vehicles
  • Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour with professional English speaking guides
  • Restaurant lunch before the Gallipoli tour
  • Fully Guided Troy Tour
  • Entrance to the Troy ancient site
  • Restaurant lunch on the second day
  • Entrance fee to the Kabatepe Simulation Centre
  • Boat trip to ANZAC landing beaches
  • We provide fins and snorkels
  • 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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Mae - December 01, 2018

At least one night should be stayed there to have all the visits well.

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Hattie - January 08, 2019

I had local tastes at hotel breakfast. And got Ezine Cheese before we returned.

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Lydia - February 02, 2019

An area where has been fulled sadness. You see the people who do not care about their lives to protect their country. And young Anzac soldiers who do not know why they are here. In order to understand the value of country love the best place to visit.

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