It is situated on a Turkish peninsula between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles Straits. The Allies believed that an invasion would be a decisive strike against the Ottoman Empire (which had joined itself with Germany) and thus bring World War I to a close quickly. If you were asleep in class on the day the Gallipoli campaign was discussed, or, worse, if you are an American, you have never heard the phrase Gallipoli because World War I history is covered so quickly and insufficiently in school.
Troy is one of the most well-known ancient towns in history. Even if you don’t know much about it, you’ve probably heard of the Trojan War and the Trojan Horse, and you’ve probably seen Brad Pitt and Eric Bana in the epic (or epically bad, depending on your point of view) movie about it. However, you may not be aware that it is not just a fictional location, but also a genuine area. Yes, it is possible to travel to Troy.
Gallipoli and Troy Tour
Gallipoli in 2 Days From Istanbul, take a tour of Troy. Spend two wonderful days in Turkey taking in some of the must-see attractions. Visit the battlefields and memorials in Gallipoli to pay your respects to the fallen warriors. Learn about the many different cities that once stood in Troy, as well as the legend of the Trojan War. This vacation is jam-packed with excitement and gorgeous locations to see, so don’t miss out!
Gallipoli and Troy Tour: Day 1
You will be picked up from your Istanbul hotel at 6:30 a.m. and driven down to the Gallipoli peninsula! From the luxury of the bus, take in the beauty of the Sea of Marmara. You’ll arrive at the picturesque beach town of Eceabat around 12:00 PM and stop for lunch. Your guide will take you up Gallipoli’s eerily gorgeous coast.
You’ll travel the now-deserted battlefields and trenches in the footsteps of the ANZAC and Ottoman forces, paying respects at the many memorials to all of the dead soldiers. You’ll learn about both sides’ successful and unsuccessful operations, as well as stories of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the bright young Colonel of the Ottoman forces. You will be driven to your hotel in Canakkale at the end of the tour, where you will have the remainder of the evening to shop and explore.
Gallipoli and Troy Tour: Day 2
At 8:30 a.m., you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the ancient city of Troy to begin your day. During the trip, you’ll see Troy IX, the Odeon, the Bouleuterion, the homes of Troy I, the 3,700-year-old city walls, sacrificial altars, and a life-size replica of the Trojan Horse, which you can enter and photograph. After the tour, you will be returned to your Istanbul hotel.
What is Offered?
- 3-4 star quality hotel in the center with breakfast
- All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
- All tours with lunch, transportation and entrance fees
- All tours with professional tour guide, licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
- All meals mentioned by the itinerary. (B –Breakfast, L–Lunch, D–Dinner)
- Vegetarian meals available
- Full travel insurance
- All domestic taxes