Istanbul E-pass includes discounted 2 Days 1 Night Gallipoli & Troy Trip from Istanbul with English speaking professional guide. So pay €149 instead of €175. Discounted 2 Days 1 Night Gallipoli Trip can be used out of pass valid days.
For Istanbul E-pass Holders:
Per person in Dbl Room: €149 instead of €175
Per Person in Sng Room: €165 instead of €190
Sample Itinerary as below:
06:00 – 07:00 Depart from Istanbul (centrally located hotels only)
12:15 Arrive to Eceabat – Canakkale
12:30 Lunch at a traditional restaurant
13:00 – 18:00 Visits as below
ANZAC Commemorative Site
Respect for Mehmetcik Statue
Lone Pine Australian Memorial
Johnston's Jolly, (Trenches and Tunnels of Allied and Turkish)
Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment Cemetery
Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial
Accommodation in Eceabat 3* Hotel
09:45 – 13:30 Free time
13:30 Pick up from Hotel
14:00 – 16:45 Visits as below
The Trojan Horse
The 3700-year-old city walls
Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C.
The Bouleuterium (Senate Building)
The Odeon (Concert Hall)
Current excavations in progress
Ancient ruins of various cities from Troy I to Troy IX
17:30 Drive back to Istanbul and drop back to your hotel.
23:00 Drop off at your hotel in Istanbul
Day 1: Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul
Gallipoli campaign was one of the bloodiest conflicts of World War I. The Gallipoli campaign is known in history as the last gentlemen’s war. Explore Gallipoli, where the first world war took place, with its history.
Brighton Beach: Located north of Kabatepe. Called Z Beach also, originally planned as the ANZAC landing site on 25 April 1915.
ANZAC Cove: ANZAC Cove is the landing zone of Australian and New Zealand soldiers (ANZAC) on the 25th of April, 1915.
Ariburnu Cemetery: It is located in the most northern part of ANZAC Cove. It is the place where more than 250 Commonwealth servicemen are now memorialized or buried.
Lone Pine Australian Memorial: Lone Pine, located in Kanlisirt in the Ariburnu Region, where the Canakkale Wars took place with all its violence, is the largest cemetery where Australian soldiers are buried.
The Nek: Despite being a small conflict, the Battle of the Nek on the 7th of August 1915 was one of the most fierce battles during the Gallipoli campaign.
The Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial: The New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair commemorates 850 soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, many of whom were lost during the Allied efforts to take Chunuk Bair and in other battles in this region, between the 7th and 10th of August. Names of soldiers written on the walls of the memorial, who lost their lives and graves are not known. The monument is in the form of a rising column. When viewed from above, the sign of the cross is visible.
Following the visit accommodation in Eceabat / Canakkale.
Day 2: Troy Tour Day Trip from Istanbul
Depart from your hotel in Eceabat and drive to Troy ancient city. City where the famous Trojan War took place, mentioned in the Iliad, written by Homer.
About Troy (Truva) City
The Trojan Horse: The Trojan horse was built by the Greeks to gain entrance to the city to end long waged war between Troy and the Greeks. A wooden Horse was given as a gift to the Troy people.
Old City Walls: During excavations in Troy, 3700 years old city walls were discovered.
The Bouleuterion (Council House or Senate House): It is the building known as the parliament building in ancient Greece.
The Odeon (Concert Hall): Odeion is the name given to special structures built for musical purposes in ancient architecture.
The Final Word
Get a chance to visit Gallipoli where one of the most important places in WW1 and ancient Troy city, discounted with the Istanbul E-pass. Hotel drop off and pick up are included from/to centrally located hotels.
Gallipoli and Troy Tour Times
Gallipoli and Troy Tour starts with pick up at around 06:30 and next day finish with drop off at around 22:00 (approximately)
Pick up & Meeting Information
Gallipoli and Troy Tour Day Trip from Istanbul includes pick up and drop off service from/to centrally located hotels. The exact pickup time from the hotel will be given during confirmation. The meeting will be at the reception of the hotel.
It is required to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.
1 Lunch is included with the tour and beverages are served extra.
Participants need to be ready at pickup time in the lobby of the hotel.
Pick up is included only from centrally located hotels.
Accommodation will be at 3* hotel Bed and Breakfast.