Every adventurous traveller is fascinated with sites that have historical significance. And wars have played a greater part of the ancient world. In that sense, Gallipoli and Troy are great spots to visit for a history enthusiast. If you are acquainted with history, you will know that both Gallipoli and Troy are historical witness of great wars. So, this Gallipoli and Troy 2 Day Tour From Istanbul is specially designed for lovers of history.
Although this is a two-day short tour you will walk in the midst of living history. And you will cherish these moments throughout your life. Here’s a short summary of the two spots for you.
Gallipoli is a peninsula situated in the western part of today’s modern Turkey. This peninsula has witnessed many wars throughout history. It has seen the horrors of the Crimean War, Balkan War and the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War. As you visit through the Gallipoli Peninsula, you will see numerous ruins and artefacts of War field.
This was a strategic point for classic warfare, and once you walk through the terrain you will find its geological diversity. Thoughts of walking through a genuine and well-preserved battlefield where many great solider and warrior gave life for their cause will give you goosebumps.
Another spectacular attraction of this tour is the Ancient City of Troy. If you have knowledge about Greek literature, you must know about the devastation of the city of Troy through trojan war, as described in Homer’s Iliad.
However, once you visit this place, you will get to know that. Troy was not only the love triangle of Paris, Helen and Menelaus. Rather it is a more ancient city which went through Nine subsequent changes. You will get to know that this city was in fact destroyed and built nine times. The artefacts found from all nine trojan era are well preserved in the site. And the diversified antique artefacts will surely leave you baffled.
Above all this short two-day tour will increase your horizon of historical knowledge about Gallipoli and Troy through active visiting and interesting adventure in places of historical interest.
Join a 2-day exciting excursion and visit Gallipoli and Troy during your holidays. Gallipoli and Troy 2 Day Tour From Istanbul is ideal for those who seek some more sightseeing outside of Istanbul and for those who wish to explore the history and culture of the region.
Pickup: You will be picked up from Istanbul in a cosy vehicle and will be transferred to Çanakkale where you will take rest, have lunch and prepare for the tour of Troy.
The Tour: You will be taken to the tourist spot by an expert tour guide of excursion mania. In the tour, you will gain sufficient knowledge about the city of Troy throughout the ages. Firstly, you will be taken to the famous replica of the wooden horse used in the Troy movie. Although it is not real, you will gain an insight into the myth of Odysseus and his wooden horse.
Then you will be directed to the ruins of Troy-I and you will visit the ancient trojan house observe the wall that built up to protect their city from external threats.
You will also visit the senate building- the Bouleuterium and the concert hall- the Odeon. These structures are proof of an excellent civilization that existed here throughout ages. And you will have a taste of it through this tour of Troy I to Troy IX.
Departure: After the end of the Troy tour, you will be escorted back to your hotel in Çanakkale. Here you will stay for the night in a premium hotel and have rest for the tour of the following day.
The Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel in a cosy vehicle and taken to the Gallipoli peninsula. Unlike the city of Troy, you will find this place more of a geological terrain than that of Troy which was beset with historical ruins.
However, the relics of the wars are well preserved in Gallipoli and you will have a journey through the terrain that stands as a witness to so many historical battles. The major destination that will be covered in this tour for you is ANZAC Battlefields, Gallipoli War Museum, Military Museum, Northern Gallipoli Battlefields, Lone Pine Cemetery, and Turkish Memorial.
You will complete your lunch as per your specification in between your sightseeing time in Gallipoli.
End of Tour: After the end of the Tour, you will be escorted back to Istanbul is a cosy and comfortable vehicle. Our tour package will end as we help you check in to a hotel in Istanbul. However, if you want any extension or alteration, let us know beforehand and we will adjust.
I liked the way this tour combined two different periods of history. Even though I knew about the Trojan war, being there is a whole different experience. The ancient city has a lot to see. Our guide was a lovely girl, and oh, she knew a lot!!! If you ask me, Gallipoli was the coolest place. We went on to explore modern history, which is quite interesting. We went to several battle fields and memorials. The overnight stay was good, hotel was nice, and all the meals we had were tasty. In general, I think this is a cool tour to join, it had a bit of all.