The 2-day Gallipoli and Troy Tour is an in-depth tour of the Gallipoli and Troy. Gallipoli is a peninsula bordered by the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles, which is the Hellespont of the ancient world. It was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of World War I. 500,000 Allied and Turkish soldiers died on the battlefield from disease or drowning. There are three museums and several cemeteries and monuments, all of which are included in the tour.
Troy was one of the most important cities in the ancient world and the site of the Trojan War between the Achaeans and the Trojans. Multiple excavations have yielded insight into history from 4,000 BC to 300 AD. Our Tour includes 3700-year-old city walls, houses from Troy I ((3000BC-2500BC), the remains of Troy 1 through Troy IX, current excavation sites and much more.
This is an in-depth tour of the Gallipoli peninsula, the site of a major World War battle and of Troy, a much-excavated site which has yielded pieces of history from 4,000 BC to about 300AD.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 6:30AM or 7:00AM depending on the location of your hotel. We will stop for breakfast on the way. After lunch in Eceabat, we will go to Gelibolu National Park to visit the Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson´s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston´s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial,The Nek and Walker´s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). We will depart from Gallipoli at about 4:30 PM for our hotel. We will stay overnight in Eceabat or Canakkale.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be free in the morning. We will pick you up from your hotel at 12:00PM for lunch and depart for Troy. We will see the 3700-year-old city walls, the houses from Troy I (3000 BC-2500BC), the Bouleuterium (the Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall), sacrificial altars, the remains of cities from Troy I through Troy IX, the current excavation sites, and, of course, the replica of the Trojan Horse. We will depart from Troy at about 4:30 PM, sending you back to your hotel in Istanbul at about 10:00 PM or 10:30 PM.
You may have a chance to combine the Gallipoli Troy Tour with another tour. If you want to see another place nearby while going to Gallipoli, we recommend seeing Ephesus.
In the season (April to October), you may continue on to Ephesus for the night and a day tour of Ephesus the next day rather than returning to Istanbul. You may kindly check our Highlight of West Turkey tour for more information on the subject.