Gallipoli and Troy are only a few of historical sites you shouldn’t miss during your visit in Turkey. From the most recent times to the most ancient ones, you will witness different wars, cultures, and civilizations.
Gallipoli was one of the most important fronts in World War I. During the WWI, the allies tried to conquer this area to get through Istanbul. You will see more about this war, and in particular, what happened in this incredible site. You will visit places such as Brighton beach, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and many others.
During your Troy Tour, you will learn more about ancient mythology and all the history that surrounds this breathtaking place.
Day 1: Gallipoli
To join the Gallipoli and Troy Tour, you will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and we will drive you to the tour’ starting point: the waterfront where one of the most well-known battles of the WWI took place. There, you will learn more about this battle, its history and facts.
Later on, we will continue to the Kabatepe War Museum, which contains relics from the battle including original diary extracts and letters. Next, we visit the Brighton Beach, the intended landing place by the Allies and the Anzac Cove where dawn services are held on each Anzac Day (25th of April).
You will also visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly and the Chunk Bair New Zealand Memorial. The last stop is the Kilitbahir fortress, our last stop, which was built in 1453 by Mehmet II, the Conqueror (to honor his successful siege of Constantinople). After the tour ends you will be transferred to your hotel in either Eceabat or Canakkale.
DAY 2: Troy
After breakfast we will drive to Troy. Here you will learn the mythology surrounding Troy, The Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. Until now, 10 cities have been discovered there, one built on the top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC. You will also hear about the battle between Archillies and Paris, the Remains of Troy IX, the Alters and the Houses of Troy I, dating back to 2500 BC. After our morning Troy tour we will depart from Canakkale and drive back to Istanbul. After arrival we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Inclusions – Exclusions
- Pick up and Drop off
- 1 night accommodation with breakfast
- Full day tour of Gallipoli
- Half day tour of Troy
- 1 lunch
- All of the transfers by a comfortable vehicle
- Professional English speaking tour guide and driver
- All of the tax and service charges
- Landscape / History / Archaeology / War
- You can combine this tour with other destinations such as Pergamon, Ephesus, Cappadocia…