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 4-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.
Day 1 Istanbul to Gallipoli
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.
Hear about the thousands who fell in Gallipoli during nearly eight months of fighting as you walk with your guide through this historic site.
Begin your walking tour exploring the most interesting battlefields and observing quaint memorials which are visited by many foreigners every year. 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. Then, meet your guide at a predetermined time and drive to your accommodation in central Çanakkale where you will have more free time. Overnight in Canakkale
Day 2 Troy & Back to Istanbul
After a free leisure morning, we will depart from our hotel at 13:30 and drive to Ancient city of Troy 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.
1 Night accomodation at Buyuk Truva hotel or similar in Canakkale
Professional English Speaking Guide
Lunch on Gallipoli Tour on day 1 .This tour offers Vegetarianfood option on request. Simply let Trip Now Travel know the food option that you prefer.
Transfers will be provided with new model vehicles
Drinks at meal
Per person in double room : 230 Euros per person