This 2 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. This 2 day private tour starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. Day 1 is a Gallipoli Battlefields Tour which explores all the major battlefields of the ANZAC sector of the World War 1 Gallipoli campaign. Day 2 visits ancient Troy of Helen and Paris fame and scene of Homer's 'The Iliad', the battle of Troy and the Trojan Horse'.
Pick up between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul, Taksim or 7 am from Sultan Hostel, and head towards the Gallipoli battlefields and Troy. After crossing the Dardenelles we will visit the Naval Museum and the minelayer, Nusret. Afterwards we head for the ancient city of Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince.
Gallipoli is one of the most touching places in Turkey. Today, we visit the Gallipoli World War I Battlefields, including Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Johnston's Jolly (where you'll visit original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and The Nek. With your own guide and driver, you may visit rarely seen areas which are not included on the standard coach tour. After our Gallipoli tour we drive for Istanbul where our tour finishes at approximately 7 pm.