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$190.09 Day Trips & Excursions

Istanbul to Gallipoli and Troy 2-Day Trip with Accommodation

Day 1: Gallipoli Tour (B,L)After picking you up from your hotel, you will join the local guide and other traveling companions. You drive on a comfortable road system approximately for 4 hours, stopping in Tekirdag for open buffet breakfast.  Enjoy lunch (drinks are not included) when you arrive in Eceabat. Then you begin your guided tour of ANZAC Battlefields visiting Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove, Beach Cemetery, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Turkish and allied tunnels and trenches at Johnston’s Jolly, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zelland Memorial. About 5pm the first day of your tour will come to an end. Overnight in Eceabat.Day 2: Troy Tour - Istanbul (B,L)After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you cross the Strait Dardanelles by ferry to Canakkale and depart for Troya Archeological Site where you see the UNESCO recognized ruins of the ancient kingdom of Troy. You stroll through the site to see where the Trojan War, Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, Prince Paris all come from. About 11:30am end of the tour and free time in the  lively university town of Canakkale for lunch (drinks are not included) on your own and casual relaxation. At 6:30pm drive back to Istanbul. About 11pm, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Istanbul.

$226.02 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Gallipoli-Troy Tour from Istanbul for 2-Days and 1-Night

During the Gallipoli Campaign the aim of the soldiers was after capturing the hills coming to narrows and getting the control of the castles and canon batteries. Tour starting from the narrowest part of Dardanelles, after having a quick look to get an idea of the narrows we drive to the landing beaches.DAY 1 - Istanbul to Gallipoli Tour6am - 6:30am Pick-up from hotel Taksim, Besiktas, Beyoglu,Sisli6:30am - 7am Pick-up from hotel Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Beyazit, Laleli, Aksaray12:00 Arrive in Eceabat & Lunch12:45 Depart for Gallipoli Tour18:00 End of TourOvernight at hotelDAY 2BreakfastFree morning time12:00  Lunch12:45 Depart for Fully Guided Troy Tour17:30 Depart for Istanbul22:30 Arrive in Istanbul and Drop off to hotel in Istanbul (European side)

$190 Cultural & Theme Tours

Fully Day Gallipoli Tour

Early in the morning, we pick you from your hotel. We will drive out of the city along the highrises, residences and arrival to countryside, we will have a very scenic road. We will stop for lunch at the beautiful coastal town of Eceabat, where we will stop for lunch.Next, we will visit the historical sites where the battles took place.The battle started on the 25th of April 1915. The Allies attempted to take the Gallipoli Peninsula to gain safe access to Constantinople, present-day Istanbul. If they took Istanbul, they would be able to knock Turkey out of the war and help Russia in its struggle against the Central Powers—Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.We will see Anzac cove, where the Allied forces made their initial beach landing. This was a strategic error, and it lead to many deaths. Long Pine, Gabatepe Museum and the new opened museum of Canakkale will be on the schedule. We will drive back to Istanbul with the memories.

$185.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gallipoli and Troy Tour from Istanbul

DAY 1: Istanbul - Eceabat 06.30 - 07.00 am Pick up from your hotel  Depart for Eceabat by non smoking, A/C minibus 12.00 am Arrive in Eceabat 12.10 am Restaurant lunch in Eceabat 13.00 am Depart for Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour. Visiting - • Brighton Beach, • Beach Cemetery, • ANZAC Cove, • Ariburnu Cemetery, • ANZAC Commemorative Site, • Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, • Lone Pine Australian Memorial, • Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), • Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, • The Nek, • Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, 18.00 Tour endsOvernight at your hotel DAY 2: Eceabat - Istanbul  • Open buffet breakfast at your hotel08.30 am Depart for Fully Guided Troy Tour Visiting; • 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, • Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX.11.45 Return from Troy Tour12.00 Ferry from Canakkale to Eceabat and free time.18.00 Depart for Istanbul from Eceabat, 23.00 Arrive in Istanbul and drop back to your hotel

$318.74 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Night 2 Days Troy & Gallipoli Tour: Troyan horse, Helen of Troy, Cultural Strata Of Troy, Helles and Anzac Sectors

• Day 1 TroyDeparture from Istanbul early in the morning. Breakfast on the way. Lunch in Eceabat. Visiting ancient city of Troy, cultural strata of Troy. After tour departure for Eceabat. Overnight in Eceabat.The lands lies between the Dardanelles, sea of Marmara,Edremit Bay. It was called Troas or Troad in ancient times. The present location is known as Hisarlık. It was place of the Troyan war described in the Greek cycle Iliad. The myth says Troyan war was caused because Troyan prince Paris stole Helen, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta.The Wooden Horse-At the entrance of the ruins was built in 1975. The myth says that horse was used as a war trick. The Troyans took it inside as a gift from Spartans, without knowing soldiers were in it.Cultural Strata:Troy I(3000-2500 B.C.)Troy II(2500-2300 B.C)Troy III,IV,V(2300-1700 B.C.)Troy VI(1700-1250 B.C.)Troy VIIa(1250-1180 B.C.)Troy VIIb(1180-1000 B.C.)Troy VIII(1000-85 B.C.)Troy IX(85 B.C.-400 or 600A.D.) • Day 2 GallipoliBreakfast. Drive to Canakkale. Visit Gallipoli South (Helles) Sector. Lunch. Gallipoli North (Anzac) Sector. Back to Istanbul.The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the Europian part of Turkey, with the Aegean sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east. Canakkale war was a campaign of World War I in the Ottoman Empire between 25.april 1915. to january 1916. Russia’s allies Britain and France launched a naval attack, with the aim of capturing Constantinople (Istanbul). The campaign was one of the greatest Ottoman victories during war. The war formed the basis for the Turkish war of indepedence and the declaration of the Republic of Turkey 8 years later under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who was commander at Gallipoli.A tale of heroism Corporal Seyit-Corporal Seyit interred in the Rumeli Mecidiye Cemetery, virtually changed the course of the war single-handedly. He lifted the 275 kg shell,placed it in the gun and fired.

$450.32 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day ANZAC Dawn Service Gallipoli and Troy Tour From Istanbul

24 APR ISTANBUL - DAWN SERVICE4pm Meet at the front door of HAGIA SOPHIA MUSEUM4.15pm Depart for Eceabat9.30pm Depart Eceabat for Dawn Service.25 APR DAWN SERVICE - CANAKKALE ( B BOX L )5.30am Dawn ServiceService at Lone PineService at Chunuk BairLunch at Eceabat before returning to your hotel in CanakkaleOvernight Canakkale 26 APR GALLIPOLI - TROY ( B L ) Breakfast at the hotel8am Fully guided ANZAC Battlefield Tour visiting Brighton Beach Beach Cemetery ANZAC COVE Ariburnu Cemetery Lone Pine Memorial ( Australian ) Johnston’s Jolly Chunuk Bair Memorial ( New Zealand ) At the conclusion of your tour you will be transported to Restaurant for lunch2pm Across Dardanelles by ferry for Fully guided tour of the ancient city of Troy You will see and hear about : The Trojan Horse Helen of Troy The Trojan Wars Sacficial Altars The 3700 year old city walls Houses of Troy 1 3000B.C. – 2500 B.C. The battle between Achilles and Paris Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX Return to your hotel Overnight Canakkale27 APR CANAKKALE – ISTANBUL ( B ) Breakfast at your hotel9am A journey of 320 km which will include a comfort and refreshment stop on the half way Following the stop you will continue to Istanbul where your coach drop-off point will be Hagia Sophia Square ( Ayasofya Meydani in Turkish ) Local taxi transportation to your hotel at your expence