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.
Pergamon, reached the height of its influence during the Hellenistic period becoming the capital of the Attalid kings and the Pergamon Empire from the 3rd to 2nd century BCE and in the Roman period it was the first capital of the Asian province until this was moved to local rival Ephesus.
This is a great way to see Aegean Coast from Istanbul to Ephesus with land transportation including the most important sites as Gallipoli, Troy and Pergamon. Depart from Istanbul early in the morning and visit the Gallipoli battlefields and war memorials. The next, day, start your trip with the Ancient City of Troy, then continue for Pergamum Ancient City. After your visit to this once a magnificent state's long-standing capital, you will continue driving down to Selcuk and Kusadasi, dropping off at your hotel
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 & Pergamum Tour: (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 your visit, you will continue driving for Bergama Town, where you will have lunch. After lunch break, you will visit the Ancient City of Pergamum, one of the most famous cities of the ancient times and the 400-year capital city of Pergamum Kingdom. You will see The Acropolis, The Library (once held 200.000 books and scripts), Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, The Gymnasium, Lower Agora, The Hellenistic Theater (had a capacity of 10.000 people) and Temple of Dionysus. After your visits, you will start driving for Selcuk and Kusadasi, which takes about a 3 hrs' journey. You will be dropped off at your hotel at around 21:30. You may also request to get dropped off at Izmir Airport on the way, if you have a flght to somewhere that evening.
Note that this tour cannot be arranged on April 24th and 25th due to Annual ANZAC Commemorations.
The price is 240 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 690 EUR per person, valid for a group of 2 people.
For groups of different number of people, please send us an inquiry.