GALLIPOLLI, TROY, PERGAMON TOURS


The peninsula of Gallipoli (Gelibolu in Turkish) is a unique landmass in the European part of Turkey. Famous not only for the unique long stretch of land between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles Straits – Gallipoli is hallowed ground for many nations, especially Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. Thousands of visitors attend the ANZAC Day service each April and tens of thousands arrive throughout the year to commemorate the famous battles of The Great War.

The name Gallipoli is taken from the Greek word Kallipolis, meaning “beautiful city”x. Settled by Ottoman Turks in the mid 1400s, the Gallipoli peninsula became a staging area for Ottoman expansion into the Balkans. Today the area is mostly remembered for the battles that took place between British and French troops of the Allies against Ottoman troops between April 1915 and January 1916. Most famously, it was where the soldiers of the first ANZAC – the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – went first into action during the Great War. This campaign became a turning point in the national consciousness of several of the participants. Both Australia and New Zealand still celebrate Anzac Day and the Turks consider it a point of national pride.

We offer several group tours from Istanbul or Izmir. Whether you have one full day or several days to explore the area –our tours are with the most-respected tour agency in the Gallipoli area, offering experienced English-speaking guides and modern non-smoking transportation with A/C – a convenient way to experience Gallipoli during your Turkish holiday. We also offer tours that include Troy and other sites. All of our group tours are also available as private tours; please email us for private tour rates and availability. 


REGULAR GROUP TOURS

Full Day Gallipoli Tour (Istanbul, Gallipoli, Istanbul same day) 

This tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in Taksim or Sultanahmet area between 06:30-07:00, arriving in Eceabat at 12:30 for lunch. After lunch we begin our fully-guided tour of the following areas: Kabatepe Museum, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek; and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. At 18:30 we begin our drive back to Istanbul, including complimentary drop off at your hotel in the Taksim or Sultanahmet areas. 

Full Day Gallipoli Tour is 99 Euro per person including transfer to/from your hotel in central Istanbul, English-speaking guides, Museum entrance fees/tolls, lunch and all taxes. Our vehicles are non-smoking and have air-conditioning. If your hotel is located outside of Taksim or Sultanahmet areas, please email us with the name of your hotel so that we can check the transportation options.

This tour is operated daily from May through October. For your other requests, or for ANZAC Day tours (24-25 April), please email us to get further information.

Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon Tour (2 days - 1 night, departing Istanbul, end in Selcuk/Kusadasi)


Our 2 day, 1 night tour begins in Istanbul and ends at your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi. The tour starts with the pick-up from your hotel in the Sultanahmet or Taksim area of Istanbul between 06:30-07:00. We continue driving to Gallipoli and lunch at 12:30 in Eceabat. After lunch we begin our fully-guided tour of the following areas: Kabatepe Museum, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek; and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. At 18:30 you will be delivered to your hostel in Canakkale (the rate of 194 Euros per person is for the hostel arrangement with shared facilities. Upgrades to 3, 4 and 5 star hotels are also available; please see the rates below or email us for more information). At 20:00 that evening you will be shown a documentary about the Gallipoli area battles during The Great War, followed by the movie “Gallipoli”, starring Mel Gibson.

On day 2 of this tour, after complimentary breakfast at your hostel/hotel, we will collect you at 08:30 and continue on the fully-guided tour of Troy including: The Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, The Trojan Wars, The battle between Achilles & Paris, Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, The Bouleterium (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), Current excavations in progress; and Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. Lunch is at 11:45 followed by the departure forPergamon. Pergamon was once the ancient world’s major power and center of learning and the arts. We will visitThe Acropolis with a library that once held 200,000 books, Temples of Athena and Trojan, Alter of Zeus- now at Berlin Museum, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora. At 19:30 we will depart for Selcuk and Kusadasi for complimentary drop-off at your hotel in these areas.

The Two Day Tour of Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon is 194 Euros per personincluding transfer from your hotel in central Istanbul to your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi, English-speaking guides, Museum entrance fees/tolls, 2 Lunches, overnight stay in Anzac house hostel (with shared facilities), breakfast, video shows and all taxes. Our vehicles are non-smoking and have air-conditioning. Hotel upgrades are available at the following package rates: 3-star hotel is 224 Euros per person, 4-star Hotel is 234 Euros per person and the 5-star hotel upgrade is 254 Euros per person. All upgrades include private ensuite bathrooms with showers and breakfast.

This tour operates on select dates from June through October. For other dates, or during ANZAC Day (24-25 April), please email us for additional information.


Pergamon, Troy, Gallipoli Tour (2 days - 1 night, departing Selcuk/Kusadasi, end in Istanbul) 


Our 2 day, 1 night tour begins in Selcuk or Kusadasi and ends at your hotel in the Sultanahmet or Taksim areas of Istanbul. Day 1 begins with pick-up service from your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi between 08:30-09:00. Our first stop is lunch at Pergamon followed a fully-guided tour of Pergamon. The ancient Pergamon, was once the ancient world’s major power and center of learning and the arts. We will visit The Acropolis that with a library that once held 200,000 books, Temples of Athena and Trojan, Alter of Zeus- now at Berlin Museum, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora. We continue to Cannakale and check in at your hostel or hotel. At 20:00 that evening you will be shown a documentary about the Gallipoli area battles during The Great War, followed by the movie “Gallipoli”, starring Mel Gibson.

On day 2, after complimentary breakfast at your hostel/hotel, we will pick you up at 08:30 and begin with the fully-guided tour of Troy including: The Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, The Trojan Wars, The battle between Achilles & Paris, Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, The Bouleterium, The Odeon, Current excavations in progress; and Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. At 12:00 we enjoy lunch followed by the fully-guided tour of Gallipoli including: Kabatepe Museum, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek; and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. At 18:45 we depart for Istanbul with complimentary drop-off at your hotel in the Sultanahmet or Taksim areas.

Pergamon, Troy and Gallipoli is 194 Euros per person including transportation from your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi to your hotel in Taksim/Sultanahmet areas of Istanbul, English-speaking guides, Museum entrance fees/tolls, 2 Lunches, overnight stay in Anzac house hostel (with shared facilities), breakfast, video shows and all taxes. Our vehicles are non-smoking and have air-conditioning. Hotel upgrades are available at the following package rates: 3 star hotel is 224 Euros per person, 4 star Hotel is234 Euros per person; and the 5 star hotel upgrade is 254 Euros per person. All upgrades include private ensuite bathrooms with showers and breakfast. This tour is operated on select dates from June through October. For other dates, or during ANZAC Day (24-25 April), please email us for additional information.


Full Day Troy Tour (Istanbul-Troy-Istanbul, same day)


Our full-day group tour of the ancient city of Troy begins between 06:30-07:00 with pick-up from your hotel in Taksim or Sultanahmet areas of Istanbul and we arrive in Eceabat at 12:30 for lunch. After lunch your English-speaking guide will greet you and begin the tour. The tour includes the following areas: The Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, The Trojan Wars, The battle between Achilles & Paris, Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, The Bouleterium (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), Current excavations in progress; and Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. At 17:45 we will begin the bus ride back to Istanbul, with complimentary drop off at your hotel in the Sultanahmet or Taksim areas of Istanbul.

Full Day Troy Tour is 109 Euros per person including transportation to/from your hotel in central Istanbul, English-speaking guides, entrance fees/tolls, Lunch and all taxes. Our vehicles are non-smoking and have air-conditioning. If your hotel is located outside the Taksim or Sultanahmet areas, please email us with the name of your hotel and we can check for transportation options.

This tour operates daily from May through October. For other dates, please email us for additional information.


Please send us an email (info@goreme.com) for booking and further information
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