2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour
If you are planing for a short trip to see Gallipoli and Troy during your stay in Turkey our Short Break trip is a great oppurtunity for you. Trips depart from Istanbul and including 1 night accommodation in Canakkale or Eceabat.
|Price Included|| Hotel pickup and drop off (on European side of Istanbul only) & Istanbul cruise port.
Transport by air-conditioned coach
1 night in Canakkale or Eceabat at a 3 star hotel including breakfast
Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch
Services charges and local taxes
|Price Excluded||Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified
The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915-16, also known as the Battle of Gallipoli or the Dardanelles Campaign, was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War I. The campaign began with a failed naval attack by British and French ships on the Dardanelles Straits in February-March 1915 and continued with a major land invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25, involving British and French troops as well as divisions of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Lack of sufficient intelligence and knowledge of the terrain, along with a fierce Turkish resistance, hampered the success of the invasion. By mid-October, Allied forces had suffered heavy casualties and had made little headway from their initial landing sites. Evacuation began in December 1915, and was completed early the following January.
Troy is the name of the Bronze Age city featured in the Trojan War of ancient Greek oral and literary tradition and the name given to the archaeological site in the north west of Asia Minor (now Turkey) which has revealed a large and prosperous city occupied over millennia. There has been much scholarly debate as to whether mythical Troy actually existed and if so whether the archaeological site was the same city; however, it is now almost universally accepted that the archaeological excavations have revealed the city of Homer’s Iliad. Other names for Troy include Hisarlik (Turkish), Ilios (Homer), Ilion (Greek) and Ilium (Roman).
Istanbul – Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
06.00 – 06.30 Pick up from hostel or hotel from the Taksim area
06.30 – 07.00 Pick up from hostel or hotel from the Sultanahmet area
12.20 Arrive in Eceabat
12.30 Arrive in Eceabat. Break for lunch
13.00 Start your Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour
On the first day you will travel to Gallipoli and will visit the following:
– Brighton Beach
– Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
– ANZAC Cove
– Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
– Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
– Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches)
– View of Shrapnel Valley
– Turkish Memorial
– The Nek and Walker´s Ridge
– Chunuk Bair (main New Zealand memorial)
After tour transfer to Eceabat or Canakkale for check in to your hotel. Overnight in Eceabat or Canakkale. (L)
On the second day you will travel to Troy and will visit the following:
– The Trojan Horse
– Sacrificial Altars
– The 3700 year old city walls
– Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C.
– The Bouleuterion (Senate Building)
– The Odeon (Concert Hall)
– Current excavations in progress
– Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX
The tour will be maximum of 2 hours. Around 11:45 am we will drop you off to Canakkale city center for free time. The tour guide will let you know the exact meeting time and departure place to meet in Eceabat for drive back to Istanbul. Depart for Istanbul at approximately 6:00 pm and arrive to Istanbul about 11:00pm and transfer to hotels. End of tour. (B)