2-Day Small-Group Troy, Gallipoli and ANZAC Battlefield Tour from Istanbul

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 2 days
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Step back in time at Gallipoli and Troy on this enlightening 2-day tour from Istanbul, including round-trip transport, three meals and overnight accommodation. Head to Gallipoli to visit the battle sites of the World War I campaign, when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops fought the Turks in what would become a deadly stalemate. After an overnight hotel stay in Çanakkale, explore ancient Troy, famed for the Trojan War and legendary wooden Trojan horse. Enjoy in-depth attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 14 people.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • All-inclusive tour

Your tour includes round-trip transport from Istanbul, together with a tour of Gallipoli on Day 1 and an included dinner and one night's accommodation at a 5-star hotel in nearby Çanakkale. On Day 2, your tour includes breakfast at your hotel, an excursion to ancient Troy, and an afternoon free in Çanakkale before your return to Istanbul in the evening.

Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Çanakkale (L, D)Leave your hotel on the European side of Istanbul in an air-conditioned coach, and travel toward the Gallipoli Peninsula, the scene of one of WWI’s bloodiest military campaigns. Your pickup time is early, so enjoy breakfast (own expense) during a brief stop just outside the city.

After roughly four hours, arrive at Gallipoli, where memorials still testify to the Allied campaign of 1915-1916. On 25th April 1915, soldiers mainly from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on this now-peaceful peninsula to fight the Ottoman Turks and capture Istanbul, known then as Constantinople. The ANZAC attack met with fierce Turkish resistance and the campaign ended when Allied troops were evacuated in January 1916, only after an estimated total loss of 100,000 men across both sides.

Visit the main battle sites and memorials as your guide explains the terrible events that marked the campaign. See the Turkish and Allied trenches at Johnston’s Jolly and view The Nek, a mountain ridge that presided over a tragic Australian attack.

Stand at ANZAC Cove, the beach that saw the first landings, and pay your respects at the Australian Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial, the latter inscribed with the names of almost 5,000 soldiers without a grave. You'll also visit the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Blair, the site of a heroic stand by New Zealander troops.

During your tour, take a break for an included lunch at a local restaurant. Then, when your tour ends, travel to your hotel in nearby Çanakkale for an included dinner and the evening at leisure.

Overnight: 5-star Kolin hotel in central Çanakkale or similar

Day 2: Çanakkale – Troy – Istanbul (B)After breakfast at your hotel, set off by coach on your excursion to ancient Troy, roughly 30 minutes away by road.

Wreathed in legend, this UNESCO-listed archaeological gem is the location of ancient Troy, a city that many scholars believed, until its discovery in 1793, to have been dreamt up by the poet Homer for the purposes of his great work, The Iliad. The city is best known for the Trojan War of the 13th or 12th century BC, when after a 10-year siege by Greek forces, it fell into their hands after they smuggled soldiers inside its walls hidden within a giant, wooden horse.

Gaze in wonder at the crumbled walls and relics as your guide recounts the city's history, including the Greek myth of the Trojan prince (Paris) whose flight with Zeus’ daughter (Helen) triggered the war. You’ll also see the huge, replica wooden horse that stands here to commemorate the city's infamous past.

After your explorations, return to Çanakkale and spend the afternoon as you wish. Perhaps have lunch (own expense) at one of the many enticing restaurants, explore the town's other sights, or shop for souvenirs.

At around 6pm, board your coach and drive back to Istanbul, where your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off in the late evening.
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Overnight accommodation in a 5-star hotel
  • Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Local guides

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 2 people per booking
  • Please note: You must contact your local service provider 24 hours prior to the tour to reconfirm your departure point and time
Departure Point

Your hotel on the European side of Istanbul


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 11pm on Day 2

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

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Paul B

Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. Accommodation was very very tiny.

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Robert S

The two-day tour was excellent value for money with experienced and knowledgeable guides and professional and courteous service in every way. Thank you for the experience.

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Mark C H

tour company and the guide was exceptionally professional. I was the only customer for that day they still run the tour.
Very done

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Rebecca G

I really enjoyed this tour, and we had a good amount of time at Gallipoli. This was a very moving place. Our guide even helped me to find my relatives names on the memorial. The trip to Troy was very interesting and informative. I'm glad I chose the 2 day trip - it is quite a drive from Istanbul.

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Stuart H

Great value for Money and plenty of history!

User's Picture Gallery

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Lone Pine Cemetery

The somber cemetery at Lone Pine

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Trench

We stopped at two different locations to see the old trenches. This was one of the first sites we saw.

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One of the coastal monuments

This was one of the stops along the coast.

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Maydos restaurant

This was the lunch spot on Day 1.

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2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

Troy’s ancient ruins

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2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

Guide Seyhan explains how the Trojans built these ancient walls

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2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial to the Australian soldiers

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2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

One of the coastal cemeteries, resting place of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who died in battle

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2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

The ANZAC Day ceremonial site, where photo panels along the wall tell the story of the Gallipoli Campaign

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2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

Photo stop at ANZAC Cove, where the troops landed on April 25, 1915

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2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

Our guide Murat gives us information about the Gallipoli Campaign before giving us time to take photos.

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ANZAC Cove

Looking out over ANZAC Cove, the second stop on the Gallipoli tour.

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Troy

This picture is of Turkish artist Izzet Senemoglu's rendering of the famous wooden horse used in the war against Troy, erected in 1975, at the site of the excavations.

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