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Istanbul: 2-Day Historical Tour to Gallipoli and Troy

Istanbul: 2-Day Historical Tour to Gallipoli and Troy

From US$ 192.76 per person

Travel back to the dark days of World War I, and explore an ancient city of the Hellenic World on a 2-day tour of Gallipoli and Troy. Pay your respects to the fallen soldiers of the fated ANZAC campaign, explore one of the great Greek myths, and more.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the memorials and cemeteries of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of World War I
  • Explore the Greek myth of Troy at the remains of the ancient city in the Dardanelles
  • Go to the ANZAC landing sites, and follow in the footsteps of the soldiers in the trenches
  • Visit the Turkish War Memorial and the memorials to the ANZAC troops
  • Marvel at the ruined walls of Troy
  • See a replica of the Trojan Horse
Full description
Journey through some of the most momentous events in history - separated by centuries - on a 2-day tour of southwest Turkey. Visit the battlefields and war memorials of the ill-fated Anzac Campaign from World War I at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles, and then go to the historic city of Troy, site of the Trojan War and legends of Helen and Paris. Your overnight accommodation will be in the coastal town of Eceabat on a peninsula of the Aegean Sea, and the nearest town to the Gallipoli battlefields. Day 1: Istanbul - Gallipoli Meet for the 7:30 AM bus transfer to Eceabat, with a scheduled arrival at approximately 12:30 PM. Then, start your tour of the Gallipoli war museums, monuments and battlefields, traveling through the dark days of World War I at the Kabatepe War Museum in the Gallipoli Historic National Park. Learn about some of the defining moments of the ill-fated Anzac campaign by 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. Discover where the Australian and New Zealand troops set up base at Anzac Cove. Go to Ari Burnu, the 1st landing site of the ANZAC troops. Pay your respects to the fallen Australian soldiers at the Lone Pine Cemetery memorial, and continue to Johnston´s Jolly to walk in the trenches dug by the ANZAC troops. Take in the views of Shrapnel Valley and its Judas tree, before going to the Turkish Memorial to the many Turkish soldiers that lost their lives in the campaign. Next, visit The Nek on the Anzac battlefields. Continue to the small cemetery of Walker´s Ridge near Suvla Bay. Finally, pay your respects to the fallen soldiers of the New Zealand troops at Chunuk Bair. Transfer to your hotel in Eceabat for an evening at leisure. Day 2: Troy Following breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Troy at 8:00 AM. Explore the myths and legends behind the ancient city and Trojan War, including some of its principal players, such as Helen, Menelaus, Zeus and Paris. See the replica of the famous Trojan Horse (used in the Hollywood blockbuster "Troy") at the entrance to the archaeological site, before exploring the remains behind the city walls, including landmark monuments such as the Temple of Athena and the Scaean Gate. Learn where the Trojan Horse was taken at one of the Gates of Troy, and more. The tour of Troy ends at around 11:30 AM. You will then be transferred to the bus station to catch the 1:00 PM bus to İstanbul. Feel free to use the free shuttle to Sultanahmet Square on arrival in Istanbul.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entry to Troy Ancient City
  • Two lunches
  • Breakfast on the way to Eceabat
  • Breakfast buffet in the hotel
  • One-night accommodation in a three-star hotel
  • Personal expenses
  • Dinner
  • Beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Please note that the quoted price is per person, based on accommodation on a double/twin room basis. A single supplement of EUR 15 applies
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Excellent trip

In particular the Gallipoli portion was well done with an excellent guide who catered to our needs, was very knowledgeable and was able to tell the story in a meaningful way. His English was very good. We highly recommend this portion of the tour. Troy was also performed to a good standard.

March 26, 2018

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