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Canakkale: Full-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour

1. Canakkale: Full-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour

Your tour begins at the door of your hotel in Canakkale, where you will be met by your driver to take a 30-minute drive to Troy. There you will be met by your tour guide who will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological excavations. You'll learn the city in detail, from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s through to the present day. You will not only see the still-impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War, but will also be able to walk past the ruins of everyday houses which date back more than 3,000 years. You can also walk the same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago. Following your tour, you will re-board your tour bus to be carried back to Çanakkale where you will catch the ferry to travel from Asia to Europe. After enjoying lunch at a restaurant, you will then take a trip into the past on a half-day tour of Gallipoli. You'll travel by air-conditioned minibus to the battlefields and war memorials of the ANZAC campaign of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Upon arrival on the Gallipoli Peninsula, your tour will focus on the ANZAC sector of the infamous battlefields. You'll stop at 11 different points of interest to learn more about the fateful events of the Australian and New Zealand troops, including ANZAC Cove where the troops first landed and set up base. Following that you will go to Beach Cemetery, where many of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Gallipoli were buried. You can pause to reflect at the Lone Pine Memorial, one of 5 memorials on the peninsula that commemorate servicemen of the former British Empire killed in the campaign but who have no known grave, before visiting the battlefields of The Nek and Chunuk Bair. At the conclusion of your tour, you will take the ferry back to Canakkale.

From Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli & Troy w/ Boat Tour

2. From Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli & Troy w/ Boat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and drive to Gallipoli Peninsula giving a break on the half way for refresments. ( Breakfast served at own expense ) On arrival, enjoy your included lunch. After the lunch, your local and experienced guide will take you to the Gallipoli Bettlefields to see Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and so on. At the end of the tour, you will overnight in a 3 star hotel in Canakkale. The next morning after your breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Homer's famous Troy. Lunch will be served after the Troy Tour. Then, you will visit Gallipoli Simulation Center to see 3D simulations about campaign. Then, you will take a boat to see the landing beaches from the sea. You will also have the chance to snorkel to a WW1 shipwreck at North Beach. In the afternoon, you will be driven back to your hotel in Istanbul.  Day 1  - 06:00 - 06:20: Pick-up from your hotel around Taksim area  - 06:30 - 07:00 Pick-up from your hotel around Sultanahmet area  - 09:00 - 09:30 Break for refreshments ( Breakfast served at own expense ) - 12:00: Lunch in Eceabat - 13:00: Depart for 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 and New Zealand Memorial - 18:30: Check-in to your hotel - Overnight in Canakkale Day 2 - Breakfast at hotel  - 08:30: Depart for Troy Tour visiting the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 BC - 2500 BC, yhe Bouleuterion, the Odeon and the remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX - 12:00: Ferry from Canakkale to Eceabat - 12:30: Restaurant lunch in Eceabat - 13:30: Visit Kabatepe Simulation Center for a 3D recreation of many of the historical events of the campaign - 14:45: Take a boat to visit the landing beaches from the sea. You will have the unique opportunity to see Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Commemorative Site at North Beach from the sea, just as the soldiers of 1915 did. You will have the chance to snorkel over the wreck of the Milo, a steamer that was deliberately sunk in late 1915 to form a breakwater for Williams Pier - 18:00: Depart for Istanbul from Eceabat - 23:00: Arrive in Istanbul

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What people are saying about Gallipoli, Turkey

Very well run 2 day tour with Crowded House in Eceabat/Cannakkale. Tour guides had excellent English and knowledge of the areas, and we can highly recommend our small boat trip into Anzac Cove, we had a great afternoon with our driver and skippers, lovely people.. Overnight hotel in Cannakkale was also excellent. Loved it all.

The trip and service was exactly as it was described. The transfers were smooth and efficient. I did the full day tour of Troy and Gallipoli and both guides were informative and polite.

Everything went smoothly and I had a great day out. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable and easy to approach. Gallipoli was the highlight for me.

Interesting place to see, especially with a knowledgeable guide :)