Gallipoli National Park is the great significance in the world military history being the soil on which the battles of the Gallipoli Campaign took place, contains Turkish and Allied monuments, cemeteries and museums surrounded by forests.
Troy, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey seems to show that the name Ilion formerly began with a digamma Wilion. This was later supported by the Hittite form Wilusa.
Enjoy with us on our 1 night, 2 days Gallipoli & Troy Tours and Boat Trip tour from Istanbul which you can both visit the cultural sites and and enjoy with a half day swimming boat trip. On 1st day, visit the battlefields and memorials of the ANZACs on the Gallipoli Peninsula. After a night's rest, visit Troy Ancient City in the morning and have a half-day boat trip on the water of Aegean Sea, with a chance of snorkeling over Milo steamer.
This is a regular group tour program taking place with a group of 15-20 people from different countries and places. You may or may not be together all the time throughout the program.
Private tour arrangements can also be made upon request.
Day 1: Gallipoli Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 06:00-06:15 in Taksim area or 06:30-07:00 in Sultanahmet area, then start driving for Eceabat, which takes around 5 hrs' drive from Istanbul. You will stop on the way for a small breakfast break, then arrive at Eceabat at around 12:00 to meet with your guide and the rest of the group. You will have lunch with the group, then start the tour of Gallipoli. You will see Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, parts of Turkish and ANZAC trenches standing up to date, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After the tour, you will cross the Dardanelles with a 20-mins ferry ride and check into your hotel. In the evening, you may go out for a walk through the city center, also having a chance to see the actual Trojan Horse prop used in the movie Troy, which is currently located by the coastline near the ferry port. Accommodation in Canakkale. (breakfast on the way, lunch before the tour)
Day 2: Troy Tour & Boat Trip: (check out from hotel in the morning) You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:30 and start driving for Troy Ancient City for 25-30 mins. You will be greeted by the model of Trojan Horse, stands as a symbol of the famous wooden horse used at the time. Then you will see the Sacrifical Altars, 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I (3000 BC-2500 BC), The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), current excavations in progress and the remains of various cities from Troy I to Troy IX. After the tour, at around 12:00, you will cross the Dardanelles back to Gallipoli Peninsula to have lunch. After lunch, you will visit Kabatepe Simulation Center to see Gallipoli museum, with various remnants of the battle displayed and a 3D recreation of the important parts of Gallipoli battles. After your visit, you will drive to the pier to get on the boat. You will see the landing beaches from the sea, like the Allied soldiers did in 1915. You will see Brigton Beach, ANZAC Cove, Beach Cemetery, Ariburnu Cemetery and ANZAC Commemorative Site. Also, you will have a chance to snorkel over the wreckage of Milo steamer, which was sunk deliberately by the Allied to form a breakwater for the William's Pier, to protect against rough weather and sea conditions. After the boat trip, you will return to Eceabat, where you will have the chance to take a shower before you depart back to Istanbul, or to get some rest, while others take their showers and get ready. You will start driving back to Istanbul at around 17:30, and get dropped off at your hotel at around 22:30. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
Alternative arrangements can be made instead of returning back to Istanbul upon request.
Note that this tour can be arranged at any day between May 1 and October 1, except Saturdays.
For snorkeling, you will need to have your own towels, slippers, lotions and swimsuits. Fins, mask and snorkel will be provided for your use.
The price is 205 EUR per person, including:
- 1 night's BB accommodation in double/twin room at a 3* or equivalent quaility hotel
- 1 full-day regular group tour w/ professional guidance in English
- 1 half-day regular group tour w/ professional guidance in English
- Lunch on the tours (except drinks)
- Entrance fees to the sites visited
- Transportation w/ A/C vehicles
The price excludes dinner, personal expenses and tips (optional).
If you are a single traveler, there will be an extra charge of 20 EUR.
Accommodation at 4* or 5* hotels can be arranged upon request.
Private tour arrangement:
If you wish, you may also take this trip as private, with a vehicle and English-speaking guide reserved solely for yourselves. Boat trip will still be with public boat.
The price for the private tour is 470 EUR per person, valid for a group of 2 people.
For groups of different number of people, please send us an inquiry.