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Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

1. Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

This tour is specially designed for those visitors who want a more detailed tour with an expert guide, and who wish to walk in the footsteps of characters from Homer's Illiad and learn of how a long lost city was rediscovered. Start the tour at the door of your hotel in Istanbul, where you will be met by our driver before boarding a specially configured bus, designed to provide more space and greater leg room for your comfort. On arrival in the town of Eceabat, once the ancient city of Madytos, located on the shores of the Dardanelles Strait, stop to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your guide will accompany you on a 25-minute ferry trip across the Dardanelles to Çanakkale, where you will board the tour bus for the drive to nearby Troy. During the tour, your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological excavations from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s to the present day. 9 cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to before 3500 BC, with the city made famous by Homer in his book the Iliad describing the 10-year war being just one of the layered settlements. Not only will you see the still impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War, but you will also be able to walk past the ruins of everyday houses dating back more than 3000 years, and walk the same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago. Following the tour, re-board the tour bus to be carried back to Çanakkale, from where you will return by ferry to Eceabat. After a brief break, board the bus for the return trip to Istanbul, to be dropped at your hotel door.

Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

2. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Take a trip into the past on a full-day tour of Gallipoli from Istanbul, traveling by air-conditioned minibus to the battlefields and war memorials of the ANZAC campaign of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Depart Istanbul early in the morning, stopping en route for refreshments. Upon arrival on the Gallipoli Peninsula, your tour will focus on the ANZAC sector of the infamous battlefields. Stop at 11 different points of interest to learn more about the fateful events of the Australian and New Zealand troops, including ANZAC Cove where the troops first landed and set up base. Go to Beach Cemetery, where many of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Gallipoli were buried. Pause to reflect at the Lone Pine Memorial, one of 5 memorials on the peninsula that commemorate servicemen of the former British Empire killed in the campaign but who have no known grave. Visit the battlefields of The Nek and Chunuk Bair, where experienced guides will paint a picture that brings the war to life. Then, return to Istanbul by comfortable 25-seat minibus for a hotel drop off and the end of the tour services.

Canakkale: Full-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour

3. Canakkale: Full-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour

Your tour begins at the door of your hotel in Canakkale, where you will be met by your driver to take a 30-minute drive to Troy. There you will be met by your tour guide who will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological excavations. You'll learn the city in detail, from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s through to the present day. You will not only see the still-impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War, but will also be able to walk past the ruins of everyday houses which date back more than 3,000 years. You can also walk the same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago. Following your tour, you will re-board your tour bus to be carried back to Çanakkale where you will catch the ferry to travel from Asia to Europe. After enjoying lunch at a restaurant, you will then take a trip into the past on a half-day tour of Gallipoli. You'll travel by air-conditioned minibus to the battlefields and war memorials of the ANZAC campaign of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Upon arrival on the Gallipoli Peninsula, your tour will focus on the ANZAC sector of the infamous battlefields. You'll stop at 11 different points of interest to learn more about the fateful events of the Australian and New Zealand troops, including ANZAC Cove where the troops first landed and set up base. Following that you will go to Beach Cemetery, where many of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Gallipoli were buried. You can pause to reflect at the Lone Pine Memorial, one of 5 memorials on the peninsula that commemorate servicemen of the former British Empire killed in the campaign but who have no known grave, before visiting the battlefields of The Nek and Chunuk Bair. At the conclusion of your tour, you will take the ferry back to Canakkale.

Gallipoli Campaign Anzac Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

4. Gallipoli Campaign Anzac Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Go on a journey through history on a full-day tour to the battlefields of Gallipoli and learn about the legendary campaign of World War I when Allied Forces, including many from Australia and New Zealand, tried to open up a supply route to Russia. Departing from Istanbul early in the morning, you will drive to the Dardanelles, with an 08:30 AM stop en route for breakfast. Upon arrival in Eceabat, enjoy lunch with panoramic views of the Dardanelles landscape. Your guide will then take you to many of the main battle areas, war memorials and cemeteries, starting at the narrowiest point of the Dardanelles for a brief overview. Admire the Kilitbahir Fortress, built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1463 to protect the Dardanelles Straits. Then, drive to the landing beaches of the Gallipoli Campaign, and learn how soldiers from the British Empire, supported by French troops, landed on the shores to be joined at Ariburnu by the Anzacs of the Australian and New Zealander Army Corps. Highlights of your tour include the Ariburnu Cemetery and ANZAC Commemorative Site. See the Turkish Canon Batteries, and the landing beach at Anzac Cove, the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops. Discover where Anzac legend John Simpson Kirkpatrick is buried, and pay your respects at memorials erected to commemorate the fallen, such as the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Depart for Istanbul at 6:00 PM to arrive back in the city for the end of the tour services at approximately 11:00 PM, with a rest stop en route.

Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

5. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Travel back to the days of World War I as you explore the war memorials, battlefields, and landing sites of the Anzac Campaign in Gallipoli. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle across the Dardanelles. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Eceabat. Then, continue to Anzac Cove for the start of your afternoon tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Learn the story of the fateful campaign as you visit all the most important sites, such as Brighton Beach, the 1st intended landing site for troops of the New Zealand and Australian armies. Go to Beach Cemetery, the most famous of all the Anzac cemeteries, and see the grave of Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, one of the best-known of the Anzac soldiers. Look at the Anzac Commemorative Site at North Beach, below the sphinx where the dawn service is held on Anzac Day. Take an optional walk to Shell Green Cemetery on the Artillery Road from the shoreline to Lone Pine, site of the main Australian cemetery in Gallipoli. Go to Johnston's Jolly to see where the Turkish and Allied trenches were within 30 feet of each other. Stop at Chunuk Bair to see where the New Zealand troops put up an epic stand on 8 August 1915. At approximately 6:00 PM, depart the Gallipoli Peninsula for the return transfer to Istanbul, stopping for dinner along the way.

Canakkale: Full-Day Ancient Troy and Museum of Troy Tour

6. Canakkale: Full-Day Ancient Troy and Museum of Troy Tour

The tour starts at the door of your Çanakkale accommodation at 11:00AM. From there, take a 35-minute trip to the ancient city of Troy. Visit the museum of Troy and see the unique artifacts excavated around it, and following some free time for lunch, meet your local guide to visit the UNESCO-listed site of Troy. Throughout the tour your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological excavations. This ranges from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s through to the present day. Nine cities have been discovered here, built one on top of the other and dating back to before 3500 B.C. The city made famous by Homer in his book the Iliad describing the 10-year war is just one of these layered settlements. Not only will you see the still-impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War, but you will also be able to walk past the ruins of everyday houses which date back more than 3,000 years, walking the same paths of people three millennia ago. Following your tour, re-board the tour bus to be carried back to Çanakkale, where you will be dropped off to your hotel door.

Gallipoli Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Istanbul

7. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Istanbul

Travel back to the dark days of World War I and learn about the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, when western Allies launched a massive attack on the beaches of the Gallipoli Peninsula, leading to the loss of thousands of lives. Following a transfer from your hotel in Istanbul, journey across the Dardanelles to Eceabat on the eastern shore of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum inside the Gallipoli Historic National Park to learn about the defining moments of the campaign and the involvement of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Continue to Beach Cemetery, site of John Simpson´s Grave, one of the best known of the Anzac soldiers. Then, go to Anzac Cove where the Australian and New Zealand troops set up base during the campaign. See the 1st Anzac landing site at Ari Burnu, and pay your respects to fallen Australian soldiers at Lone Pine Cemetery. See some of the original trenches at Johnston´s Jolly, where unidentified soldiers were buried after the Armistice. Soak up the views of Shrapnel Valley and its Judas tree. Then, go to the Turkish Memorial to remember the many Turkish soldiers that also lost their lives. Continue to The Nek on the Anzac battlefields, and go to Walker´s Ridge, a small cemetery located near Suvla Bay. Finally, pay your respects to the fallen New Zealand soldiers at Chunuk Bair, the main memorial for New Zealand’s Anzac troops, before your return transfer to Istanbul.

Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul

8. Gallipoli Day Tour from Istanbul

Start your day bright and early from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul. Here, you will meet your friendly driver/guide before setting off on your afternoon tour of Gallipoli.  During your tour of the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli your guide will take you to places that highlight this location's serenity. Whilst driving through the picturesque Gallipoli, you will see landmarks such as the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Johnston's Jolly (where you'll visit the original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and The Nek. After an insightful and reflective day, you will return to Istanbul with a drop-off at your hotel.

Full-Day Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul with Lunch

9. Full-Day Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul with Lunch

On this full-day trip to Gallipoli you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Istanbul in time for an early start, between 06:30 and 07:00. The bus ride to Gallipoli takes around 5 hours. When you arrive you’ll have time for a short rest and then enjoy lunch before beginning your tour. You’ll visit one of the sites in Turkey that stirs significant emotion, at Anzac Cove, the landing site of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in World War I. You’ll also see the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, the Nek, and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. At the end of day you’ll return to Istanbul by bus, arriving at around 23:00.

Istanbul: Full-Day Gallipoli Experience

10. Istanbul: Full-Day Gallipoli Experience

Your tour will begin early in the morning with pickup from your hotel door around the Taksim and Sultanahmet areas. From there you'll depart for Eceabat in a non-smoking, air-conditioned minibus. At midday you will arrive to Eceabat, where you will enjoy a restaurant lunch. At 1:00PM you will depart for a fully guided Gallipoli tour, which will see you visiting Brighton Beach, the Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, and the Ariburnu Cemetery. You'll then move on to the ANZAC Commemorative Site, the Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, and Johnston's Jolly, which were the Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels. Later on, visit the Turkish 57 Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, before departing for Istanbul at 6:00PM. At 11:30PM, you will arrive back to your hotel in Istanbul

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What people are saying about Çanakkale Province

Our guide was great! Such extensive knowledge about the Anzac wars and perfect stopping points to see key landmarks. For a day trip, it is a loooong day because Gallipoli is about 4-5 hours out of Istanbul. If you don’t mind the long travel, this is such a great trip!!

Although it was a long day it was well planned at each stop along the way. The guide we had in Troy was excellent, he explained very well the history of the site over the last 5000 years. Lunch was. Rey good also

We had such a memorable time at Gallipoli. A once in a lifetime experience visiting such an important place. Our guide Burak was fantastic and really knew his stuff. He was friendly and knowledgeable.

The trip run smoothly. Everything was accordingly. The tour leader is very knowledgeable and friendly. His explanation make us easier to understand about those histories

Troy is not a rebuilt ruin. One gets much more out of the visit if studied prior. Our guide was quite good.