Troy & Gallipoli in Depth Tour (Anzac & Helles) 2 Days 1 Night

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Troy & Gallipoli in Depth Tour (Anzac & Helles) 2 Days 1 Night

Explore Troy and Gallipoli on this 2-day tour from Istanbul. See the city and temple ruins of ancient Troy and learn the history of the Gallipoli campaign.

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

Highlights

  • Explore the ruins of the ancient city of Troy.
  • Explore the Greek myth of Troy at the remains of the ancient city in the Dardanelles
  • Visit Turkish and ANZAC battle sites and memorials.
  • Visit ANZAC Cove and pay your respects to the fallen soldiers.

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 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.

On the second day, 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.

Here's a detailed itinerary of the tour:

DAY 1 
06.00 - Pick-up from hotels in the Taksim area
06.30 - Pick-up from hotels in Sultanahmet and transfer to Eceabat
12:00 - Arrive in Eceabat and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
13.00 - Depart for fully guided tour of Troy 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 the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX
17.30 - Arrive at hotel (B&B) and check-in (3-star, 4-star and 5-star options available)

DAY 2
07.45 - Depart from hotel for fully guided Helles sector tour visiting:
• Namazgah Battery
• Rumeli Mecidiye Battery
• Seyit Onbaşi (Corporal Seyit)
• Top of Alcitepe, (Achibaba)
• Turkish Memorial
• French Cemetery
• V Beach
• Ertugrul Battery
• Helles Memorial
• Lancashire Landing Cemetery
• X Beach, Twelve Trees Copse Cemetery
• Alcitepe (Krithia)
12.30 - Back to Eceabat and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
13.00 - Depart from Eceabat for fully guided ANZAC sector 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 - Depart for Istanbul
23.00 - Arrive in Istanbul and be returned to your hotel

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Includes

  • All transportation by A/C 'NO - SMOKING' vehicles.
  • Fully Guided Anzac Sector Tour with a professional English speaking guide.
  • 2 lunches at a local restaurant.
  • Fully Guided Helles Sector Tour with professional English speaking guide.
  • One night accommodation (B&B) (3 star, 4 star and 5-star options are available).
  • Fully guided Troy tour with a professional English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to Troy ancient site.
  • Ferry fees.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby. (Please ask for pick-up availability)

Location

Know Before You Go

  • Please ask for the pick-up availability of your hotel.

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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Connie - February 28, 2019

If i try to write all my experiences here page is not enough. Well-known highlights in my country as well. Guide has different stories about these highlights.

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Terry - February 03, 2019

We saw the huge horse. It was really big. It was sad to see the young soldiers memorials. 15-16 years old. One more think, there were 2 bullets which have meet in the air. Can you imagine the conditions of this war?

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Ruben - August 15, 2019

While we were passing the Bosphorus by boat it was some cold. Troian Horse was so fascinating. Our hotel was comfortable. Could be some more clean. But the location was good.

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