2-Day Troy And Gallipoli Tour From Istanbul

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Visit Gallipoli and Troy, two historic Turkish sites, on a 2-day tour from Istanbul with 3-star hotel accommodation in central anakkale included! After traveling to the Gallipoli peninsula with a knowledgeable guide, tour the World War I battlefields and learn about the events and aftermath of April 25, 1915. Visit now-serene memorials such as Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Brighton Beach and Anzac Cove on a walking tour, and enjoy plenty of free time to see sights independently, too. The next day, visit the ancient city of Troy for a tour of its archeological site and the Trojan Horse while learning about the mythological Trojan War.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Çanakkale (L)
Leave central Istanbul, and then travel by coach to the battlefields of Gallipoli. Your pickup time is early, so, if you’ve not had breakfast, enjoy a quick food stop just after leaving the city (own expense).
After roughly four hours on the road, arrive at the historic site where one of the most brutal and lengthy campaigns of WWI was waged. On April 25, 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps followed Allied orders to mount an attack with the aim of capturing Constantinople. The attack was met with unprecedented resistance from the Ottoman Turks and the campaign dragged out for some eight months, with thousands of fatalities.
As you walk about the area, learn all about the key battles that took place and see several poignant memorials that are visited by people from all over the world. Visit Lone Pine — Australia’s main memorial site — and explore the trenches of the Nek while hearing about the troops that stormed the surrounding woodland.
See Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, one of the rare sites that Allied troops captured for a short time, and pay your respects to fallen soldiers at ANZAC Cove where some of the most significant Gallipoli battles took place. Walk around Ari Burnu Cemetery where more than 200 servicemen are buried, and see other touching memorials including Brighton Beach, the Beach Cemetery and the trenches at Johnson’s Jolly.
Your day at the site includes ample free time for independent sightseeing, plus lunch in a restaurant halfway through your tour. After exploring, travel to your hotel in central Çanakkale, and then spend your evening at leisure.

Overnight: 3-star Grand Anzac Hotel or Büyük Truva Hotel in central Çanakkale

Day 2: Çanakkale – Troy – Istanbul (B, L)
Check out of your hotel after breakfast, we will be visiting Cimenlik Castle and Nusrat minelayer.
On a walking tour of the site, learn of Troy’s history and of its development as a series of settlements. Hear how it originated as a Bronze Age dwelling, and even a had stint as a Byzantine town before falling into a state of ruin. Troy is also famous for its links to the Trojan War, the Greek mythological story of the Trojan prince (Paris) who ran away with Zeus’ daughter (Helen) and sparked the 10-year battle. After exploring the ruins, visit the wooden Trojan Horse, which symbolizes the town, and enjoy free time to take photos at leisure.
Before starting your journey back to Istanbul, enjoy a break for lunch in a local restaurant, and then pass through the ancient city of Troy, roughly half an hour away. One of the world’s most famous archeological sites, Troy dates back around 4,000 years and is believed to be the city where the first contact between Anatolia (ancient Asia) and the Mediterranean region was made. Then, relax on the journey north, and finish with a hotel drop-off in central Istanbul in the late evening.

Inclusions for 2-Day Troy And Gallipoli Tour From Istanbul

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for 2-Day Troy And Gallipoli Tour From Istanbul

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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21 reviews by the users

  • Disconcerting never given an itinerary for an advertised tour or direct email contact. I think the added Troy tour was tacked together. Gallipoli is a must. Quite well done. Being pushed out the bus and the hotel direction pointed out, mmmmm. Cannikale an unexpected gem. Tour in city great. Troy don't

  • I read the Iliad and the Odyssey more than a hundred years ago, when I was still a kid and I used to daydream of visiting these places which at that time seemed unreal and out of reach. I put them on my bucket list. I am happy to report that I am glad I visited those places. I wish I would have done it when I was younger so that I could tell stories at work and during my presentations. This is a must see.

  • Guide was knowledgeable. Great to be part of a small group tour. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Worthwhile for those interested history. Guides were excellent. Hotel accommodation excellent. Transportation system and punctuality could be improved. Like the Hotel pick-up.

  • Excellent tour. Good value, in comfortable bus with wi-fi and good local guide,

  • This was an excellent tour. Going for two days with an overnight was rewarding and less exhausting than a one day tour. The guide was thorough and respectful of each travellers needs. We appreciated the respect Turkey has given to the ANZAC concept. Being from Australia this is very important to us. We also appreciated the knowledge we gained of the Turkish point of view.

  • We had a brilliant trip. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the pace of the tour was perfect.

  • Excellent guide who had a lot of knowledge about both Troy and Gallipoli. Itinerary was very good. Only gripes were our hotel too noisy lunch on second day same as first day but inferior and choice of dinner stop not good at all. Still would thoroughly recommend the tour though, especially to Anzacs. Great value for money.

  • Great value for money. Well organised and exceeded expectations. Well done and thank you !

  • The trip went exactly as planned and timeliness were respected. We could have spent more time at ANZAC and Turk monuments and cemeteries as some were skipped. The two day trip we took has is an abundant amount of free time in Çanakkale, which really wasn't advertised, but turned out to be fun.

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