Visit Troy and Gallipoli, 2 of Turkey’s most famous sights on a private overnight excursion departing Istanbul. The tour explores the ancient city of Troy and the poignant battlefields of Gallipoli, traveling in comfort and at your own pace.
What to Expect
Boasting a beautiful location, under the shadows of Mount Ida, Troy is famous for the legend of the Trojan Horse, the Trojan War, and for its spectacular Queen of Sparta, also known as Helen of Troy.
Visit this sublime site from Istanbul on a 2-day tour with an overnight stay in Çanakkale. You will start with an excursion to the Anzac battlefields of Gallipoli.
The pace of the tour is relaxed, but perfect if you only have time for a short trip during your stay in Turkey.
Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli
Depart from Istanbul on an early morning transfer to Gallipoli. Upon arrival you will visit the sights of the Gallipoli Battlefield, including Lone Pine, The Nek and Chunk Bair.
Subject of a 1981 film starring a young Mel Gibson, Gallipoli was the setting of the first major World War 1 battle undertaken by Australian and New Zealand troops. Both nations suffered terrible casualties and the battle marked a significant victory for the Turkish campaign against the Allies.
Commemorated every year in April on Anzac Day, you can visit Anzac Cove where the Allied troops first landed, see the marble and bronze memorial monuments, and visit the poignant war cemeteries.
Continue to Çanakkale for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Gallipoli – Istanbul
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel by your guide and driven to Troy. Once one of the most important cities in northwest Anatolia, today it sits in ruins on the plain of Ilium and is an archaeological wonderland.
Explore the ruins and learn about Greek Mythology, with only the impressive views across the Dardanelles and Mount Ida to distract you.
After the tour you will take a bus back to Istanbul where the trip ends with a hotel drop-off.
- 1-night bed and breakfast accommodation at a 3-star or similar boutique hotel
- English speaking official guide.
- Transfers by private fully air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- Full day guided tour of Gallipoli
- Daily full breakfast at your hotel
- All admission and museum fees for the sights mentioned
- 18% VAT and other taxes for all included services
What's Not Included
- Lunch and drinks during the tour