Gallipoli & Troy tour package from Istanbul is available every day all year round. You are going to be collected from your hotels in Istanbul early morning and drive to Gallipoli peninsula war area. You will go through the battlefields in the guided tour, learn how the war began, why the troops from different countries came here, how the soldiers fought, how the war continued and how it ended. Troy will learn about the magnificent history and warfare of the ancient city, and you will disappear in the spell of Helen’s love. You will testify to how a wooden horse changed the path of a war.
Day 1 – Istanbul to Gallipoli Tour
06.00 – 06.30 am – Pick up from hotels in Taksim, Sisli, Besiktas, Beyoglu, Karakoy, Ortakoy
06.30 – 07:00 am – Pick up from hotels in Sultanahmet, Beyazid, Laleli, Sirkeci, Kumkapi, Topkapi, Aksaray, Zeytinburnu
07.15 am – Pick up from hotels in Ataturk Airport Area
08.30 am – We will have a stop for breakfast on the way to Eceabat town in Gallipoli peninsula.
11:50 am – Arrive in Eceabat town and have lunch.
12.50 am – Depart for Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour
The objective of the landing forces during the Gallipoli Campaign was, after having captured the high ground of the dry land, approach Narrows from the rear and get control of the castles and batteries on each shore of the Dardanelles.
We begin our tour at the Narrows, the narrowest point of Dardanelles. After having a fast look there so as to urge the essence of the Narrows, we carry on our tour to go to the landing beaches.
On Gallipoli day tour we will visit and hear about:
Beach Cemetery (the grave of John Simpson)
Brighton Beach (actually intended landing beach)
Anzac Commemorative Site
Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish and ANZAC trenches and tunnels)
Lone Pine Australian Memorial
Courtney’s & Steele’s Post Cemetery
Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial
Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Memorial
Sergeant Mehmet Turkish Memorial
Walker’s Ridge Cemetery
Respect to Mehmetcik Memorial
Battleship Hill & Location of Mustafa Kemal’s Headquarters
17.30 pm – Gallipoli tour ends.
18.00 pm – Transfer to hotel. Check into hotel and Overnight.
Day 2 – Troy Tour – Drive Back to Istanbul
You will have breakfast & Check out from the hotel. Free morning. Pick up right from the hotel and meet with your local tour guide then drive to Helen of Troy Ancient City.
On Troy tour we will visit and hear about:
The Trojan Horse which was used in the movie Troy
The Trojan Horse (Did it really exist ?)
Battle between Achilles and Hector
Helen of Troy (Was she the real cause of the war ?)
The Trojan Wars
The Temple of Athena
The 3200 years old city walls of Troy VI and VII
The East gate of VI (VIP entrance of Troy VI)
The trench of Schliemann
Walls of Troy II and Megaron House
Walls of Troy I (The oldest ruins of Troy)
The Scaean Gate
The ramp of Troy II
The Gate of Troy VI (Where possibly the tricky wooden horse was taken)
Sanctuary (Sacrificing Altars)
Odeon (Music theater)
South gate of Troy VI
Ruins of agora (Market place)
At the end of the Troy tour, drive back to Istanbul. Once you arrive in Istanbul transfer you back to the hotel around 22:00 – 22:30 pm.
Professional Licensed Tour Guide
Mentioned entrance fees to sights
Hotel Pick up and Drop off
Any other expenses not noted in the included section
Drinks at the Lunch
Optional Izmir Day Tours