Gallipoli and Troy Package Tour
We present you our tour called Gallipoli and Troy Package Tour, which is one of the Turkey package tours from Istanbul
Duration: 2 days 1 night
Tour Style: Small Group Tour
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: Kabatepe Epic Promotion Centre, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ari Burnu, Lone Pine Cemetery, Turkish Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, Shrapnel Valley, The Nek, Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair. Ancient City of Troy, The Wooden Horse, Dardanelles, Canakkale and Odysseus
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE GALLIPOLI AND TROY?
Today, the Gallipoli (Gelibolu) Peninsula battlefields are protected landscapes covered in pine forests and fringed by idyllic beaches and coves. However, the bloody battles fought here in 1915 are still alive in Turkish and foreign memories and hold important places in the Turkish, Australian and New Zealand national narratives. Australians and New Zealanders view the peninsula, now protected as the Gallipoli Campaign Historic Site, as a place of pilgrimage, and visit in their tens of thousands each year; they are outnumbered by Turks who, drawn by the legend of the courageous 57th regiment and its commander, Mustafa Kemal (the future Atatürk), also travel here in ever-increasing numbers to pay their respects. For Turks, Australians and New Zealanders, none of those battlefields are as sacred as the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, where 130,000 men died during a during a bloody battle fought between April 1915 and January 1916.
The Ancient City of Troy is within the borders of Canakkale district in Turkey. The Trojan war, described by Homer in the famous epic of the Iliad (Achilles, Hector, Ajax, Agamemnon, Paris), takes place here. In addition, the ancient city of Troy bears the traces of the story of 5000 years of human history. This important historical city was captured by the Persians, Alexander the Great, Seleucids, Pergamon Kingdom and the Romans. The ancient city of Troy has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1998. Mount Ida, Dardanel, Hellespont. These places mentioned in the Trojan Wars are located in Canakkale.
If you are familiar with Hector, Ajax, Agamemnon, Paris, Helen of Troy, Dardanelles, Hellespont, Trojan horse, Odysseus in Homer’s Iliad, Then you must not miss the legendary city of Troy. Book our daily Troy tour from Istanbul.
DAY1: Gallipoli Tour
You will be picked up from the hotel or pick-up point at 06:00 am with shuttle which is a comfortable AC nonsmoking Luxurious Car/Van. The bus will have two stops for breaks while en route for personal needs.We will arrive at Gallipoli at about 1 pm. Our tour will start from Gallipoli Battle-Fields. You will be able to see Kabatepe Epic Promotion Centre (War Museum).
Afterwards,We will visit the cemetery of John Simpson, one of the symbols of the Dardanelles War among the Australians. Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave) and also we will visit Anzac Cove(The name of the bay that the Anzacs landed during the Dardanelles War was called Anzac Cove. This bay became the main base of the Anzacs during the war.)
Other historical places we will visit during our tour:
- Ari Burnu
- Lone Pine Cemetery
- Turkish Memorial
- Johnston’s Jolly
- Shrapnel Valley
- The Nek
- Walker’s Ridge
- Chunuk Bair
End of the tour, taking ferry to Canakkale, arrival to hotel and overnight stay.
DAY2: Troy Tour
If you are familiar with Hector, Ajax, Agamemnon, Paris, Helen of Troy, Dardanelles, Hellespont, Trojan horse, Odysseus in Homer’s Iliad, Then you must not miss the legendary city of Troy.
It is known as the legend of the Trojan horse. Is the Trojan horse and trojan war legend true? The legendary town of Troy exists in the northwest of Turkey. If you are familiar with Homer’s Iliad, then travel to Troy.
You will be picked up from the hotel or pick-up point at 08:30 am and our tour begins.Our tour will start from the Ancient City of Troy. You will be able to see Troy Museum, Trojan Horse, Pitos Garden, Eastern Wall and Small Theater (Odeion) etc.
When our tour called Gallipoli and Troy Package Tour,is completed we will drive to Istanbul and take you the hotel where you stay at.
- Tours are maximum with 12 people
- If you wish, you can extend the Turkey Package Tour for 1 or 2 days.We can also arrange the Turkey Package Tour as a private tour upon your request.
Please make a note that there will be a short shopping break during the tour where you will have the chance to see and buy some handmade traditional souvenirs, carpets and seramic to take back home according to the tour destinations mentioned. (For our group tours.) You can enjoy your tour hassle free with no shopping stops in private tours.
Canakkale: Kolin Hotel, Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Akol Hotel, Canakkale Bogaz Hotel
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 1 night accomadation
- Shuttle and Bus transfers(air-conditioned vehicle)
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 2 Local Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request)
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver