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A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli)

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Visit Turkey’s most famous battle sites from ancient times to WWI on a full-day tour of Troy and Gallipoli from Istanbul. Take in the UNESCO-listed archeological dig at Troy, where Spartan and Achaean warriors laid siege during the Trojan War. Follow in the footsteps of the ANZAC troops that stormed fortified beaches along the Dardanelles, and explore their battlefields, trenches and cemeteries.
  • Full-day, Troy and Gallipoli tour from Istanbul
  • Combine two key sites in a single day
  • Visit an ancient city
  • See key WWI locations
  • Small-group tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off included
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Transportation from/to your base-location in Istanbul.
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please be informed kindly that you are required to contact your agency, Travelium, at least 48 hours in advance in order to confirm excursion.

The tour you have purchased, includes round transportation and please get in touch with your agency, Travelium, to confirm the time schedule of your flight in order to arrange the transportation accordingly.

If you have book this activity less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled time, please contact us immediately after booking to confirm your excursion.

Please bear in mind, you will be asked to present your printed voucher and photo ID when you meet with your guide.

Departure Time

6am
Meet your guide at your Istanbul hotel or port, and get an early start for a drive along the European shore of the Marmara Sea. Take in views of elegant summer villas and Gallipoli, then board a ferry across the Dardanelles to the Troy archeological site, which Homer brought to vivid life in the ‘Iliad.’ Explore the remarkable ancient city with your guide, from the city walls, to Athena’s temple and the Odeon, a beautifully preserved stone theater. Climb inside a reconstructed Trojan horse to relive the famous, strategic end to the Trojan war.

Return to the European side of the Dardanelles to visit Gallipoli’s most iconic battlefields and moving cemeteries. Learn about the fierce fighting between Ottoman and ANZAC troops, then hear why some called the clash a ‘Gentleman’s War.’ Hear memories of the First World War from a local’s perspective, then pay your respects to the soldiers who fought and died along the Dardanelles. Finish the day with a return trip to your Istanbul hotel or port as the sun sets over the Marmara Sea.
Itinerary
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Dardanelles Strait
The Dardanelles(Greek: Δαρδανέλλια, romanized: Dardanéllia), also known from Classical Antiquity as the Hellespont (/ˈhɛlɪspɒnt/; Classical Greek: Ἑλλήσποντος, romanized: Hellēspontos, lit. 'Sea of Helle'), is a narrow, natural strait and internationally significant waterway in northwestern Turkey that forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia, and separates Asian Turkey from European Turkey. One of the world's narrowest straits used for international navigation, the Dardanelles connects the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, while also allowing passage to the Black Sea by extension via the Bosphorus. The English name Dardanelles is an abbreviation of Strait of the Dardanelles. During Ottoman times there was a castle on each side of the strait. These castles together were called the Dardanelles, probably named after Dardanus, an ancient city on the Asian shore of the strait which in turn was said to take its name from Dardanus, son of Zeus.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Trojan Statue
The Trojan Horse is a story from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the independent city of Troy and win the war. In the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse and hid a select force of men inside, including Odysseus. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, ending the war. Metaphorically, a "Trojan horse" has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or place. A malicious computer program that tricks users into willingly running it is also called a "Trojan horse" or simply a "Trojan".
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Athena Temple
Much of the surrounding area is visible from the ancient Temple of Athena, built on top of a trachyte crag. The view from this temple on a clear day extends to nearby Lesbos in the south, Pergamum in the southeast, and Mount Ida in Phrygia in the east. To the north, the Tuzla River flows. To the northwest, two massive Hellenic columns still mark the gate to the city.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Behram
After leaving the Platonic Academy in Athens, Aristotle (joined by Xenocrates) went to Assos, where he was welcomed by King Hermias, and opened an Academy in this city. Aristotle also married Pythias, the adopted daughter of Hermias. In the Academy of Assos, Aristotle became a chief to a group of philosophers, and together with them, he made innovative observations on zoology and biology. When the Persians attacked Assos, King Hermias was caught and put to death. Aristotle fled to Macedonia, which was ruled by his friend King Philip II of Macedon. There, he tutored Philip's son, Alexander the Great. There is a modern statue of Aristotle at the town entrance.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
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Gallipoli Battlefield
The Gallipoli campaign, also known as the Dardanelles campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale (Turkish: Çanakkale Savaşı), was a campaign of the First World War that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu in modern Turkey), from 17 February 1915 to 9 January 1916. The Entente powers, Britain, France and Russia, sought to weaken the Ottoman Empire, one of the Central Powers, by taking control of the straits that provided a supply route to the Russian Empire. The Allies' attack on Ottoman forts at the entrance of the Dardanelles in February 1915 failed and was followed by an amphibious landing on the Gallipoli peninsula in April 1915 to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople (Istanbul).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Anzak Koyu Beach
The landing at Anzac Cove on Sunday, 25 April 1915, also known as the landing at Gaba Tepe, and to the Turks as the Arıburnu Battle, was part of the amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the forces of the British Empire, which began the land phase of the Gallipoli Campaign of the First World War. The assault troops, mostly from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), landed at night on the western (Aegean Sea) side of the peninsula. They were put ashore one mile (1.6 km) north of their intended landing beach. In the darkness, the assault formations became mixed up, but the troops gradually made their way inland, under increasing opposition from the Ottoman Turkish defenders.[nb 1] Not long after coming ashore the ANZAC plans were discarded, and the companies and battalions were thrown into battle piece-meal, and received mixed orders. Some advanced to their designated objectives while others were diverted to other areas.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli)?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli).
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What is the policy on sanitization during A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli)?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli).
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What is the social distancing policy during A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli)?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli).
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli)?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli).

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It was amazing to get to know a...
Mariska M
, Jun 2017
It was amazing to get to know a little bit of the history of the Great War and the brave soldiers on both sides of the World war 1. I was particularly impressed with the specialist knowledge our tour guide Ali shared with us. Ali's knowledge of the war, the history of the battles and the political environment of the time is exceptional. We were also spoilt with a define lunch on our way to Troy, which was unique to the Southern regions of Turkey
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What a great tour!! Private vehicle...
James F
, Jul 2016
What a great tour!! Private vehicle, private guide, absolutely beautiful countryside the day was a pleasure from start to end. Spent time at both Gallipoli and troy, we were the only people at Gallipoli other than the Gardner. Cenk Guide was attentive, personable and knowledgeable, I highly recommend this tour.
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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our...
Alexander M
, Jun 2016
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Gallipoli and Troy. We had the company of a guide and a driver in a very comfortable BMW. The trip was considerately done at every point and we found the historical site of Troy fascinating and the visit to Galllipoli moving. Although it is a long day... we did not get back till 8pm...it was very worthwhile and we'd really commend it to anyone who has only a short time to see a lot! Thanks to Travelium, Sevinc Kalik our guide and the driver whose name I've forgotten.
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