Go back in time and discover two of Turkey’s most memorable sites during this 2-day guided tour of Gallipoli and Troy from Istanbul.
Spend this first day journeying to Gallipoli and learning about the historic events that occurred at this World War I battle site.
During a walking tour, see quaint memorials at Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine, Anzac Cove, and Brighton Beach and enjoy time on your own to explore more of the April 25, 1915 aftermath.
After a 3-star overnight accommodation in Çanakkale, head to Troy and tour this ancient city’s archaeology with your guide. Hear stories of the Trojan War and see the famous Trojan Horse.
Price 135€ Per Person
Departure Hotel Pick-Up / Hotel Drop-off
Departure Time 8:00 am/9:00 am
Duration 2 Days
Tour Type 2 Days Trips from Istanbul
2-day Gallipoli and Troy tour with transport from Istanbul
Tour the WWI battlefields at Gallipoli and the ancient city of Troy with a knowledgeable local guide
Visit touching memorials including Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove and Brighton Beach
Make the most of ample free time to see the Gallipoli sights that interest you most
Explore the archeological site at Troy
Learn about the Trojan War and see the famous wooden Trojan Horse
Enjoy overnight accommodation in a centrally located 3-star Çanakkale hotel
Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Canakkale
Early in the morning, meet your guide in central Istanbul and hop aboard your comfy coach for a voyage to Gallipoli’s historic battlefields. Along the way stop briefly for a quick bite to eat (own expense). After about a four hour journey, arrive in Gallipoli and learn about the long and dreadful WWI campaign fought here between the Ottoman Turks and Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). ANZAC, who was a member of the Allies, followed orders to sack Constantinople, but were met by a surprisingly determined Ottoman Turk army who battled them to a standstill.
Begin your walking tour exploring the most interesting battlefields. See the most poignant Australian memorial site - Lone Pine. Then stroll to the trenches of the Nek while learning about the soldiers who attacked from the nearby forest. Next, head to Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and discover a rare battleground where Allied troops were triumphant, but only for a short period.
Continue to ANZAC Cove, where most battles were fought, and pay your heartfelt respects to the troops who died here. Then, stroll through Ari Burnu Cemetery and see where 200 servicemen lay forever. Observe more memorials at Beach Cemetery, Brighton Beach, and the somber trenches at Johnson’s Jolly. Stop for lunch about midway through your tour and enjoy plenty of opportunities for leisure time to continue sightseeing on your own.
Day 2: Çanakkale – Troy – Istanbul
After breakfast depart from your hotel with your guide and head to Nusrat minelayer and Cimenlik Castle. Start the day with a walking tour and learn how Troy evolved from a series of small villages and became a Bronze Age dwelling only to fall as a Byzantine town.
With your guide, hear about the ancient history of Troy and the Greek mythology of the Trojan War, a 10-year war started by the Trojan prince (Paris) who took off with Zeus’ daughter (Helen). Admire these historical ruins and then see the timber built Trojan Horse, the town’s icon.
Afterward, spend some free time snapping photos and walking around. Next, head to lunch at a restaurant nearby, before continuing through one of the most famous archeological sites in the world, the 4,000 year old ancient city of Troy. Learn how Troy is thought to be the first place where people connected from the Mediterranean region and Anatolia (ancient Asia). Finally, hop back on your coach and return to your Istanbul lodging where your tour ends in the late evening.