Gallipolli, Troy and Pergamum Tour (2 days - 1 night)
a great way to see Aegean Coast from Istanbul to Ephesus with land
transportation including the most important sites as Gallipolli, Troy and
Pergamon. We use air conditined tour busses including the 1 night hotel
accommodation, entrance fees, Engl
Gallipoli National Park is the great significance in the
world military history being the soil on which the battles of the Gallipoli
Campaign took place, contains Turkish and Allied monuments, cemeteries and
museums surrounded by forests.
Troy, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War
described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two
epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the
Odyssey seems to show that the name Ilion formerly began with a digamma Wilion.
This was later supported by the Hittite form Wilusa.
Pergamon, reached the height of its influence during the
Hellenistic period becoming the capital of the Attalid kings and the Pergamon
Empire from the 3rd to 2nd century BCE and in the Roman period it was the first
capital of the Asian province until this was moved to local rival Ephesus.
This is a great way to see Aegean Coast from Istanbul to
Ephesus with land transportation including the most important sites as
Gallipoli, Troy and Pergamon. Depart from Istanbul early in the morning and
visit the Gallipoli battlefields and war memorials. The next, day, start your
trip with the Ancient City of Troy, then continue for Pergamum Ancient City.
After your visit to this once a magnificent state's long-standing capital, you
will continue driving down to Selcuk and Kusadasi, dropping off at your hotel
This is a regular group tour program taking place with a
group of 15-20 people from different countries and places. You may or may not
be together all the time throughout the program.
Private tour arrangements can also be made upon
Day 1: Gallipoli Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel
at around 06:00-06:15 in Taksim area or 06:30-07:00 in Sultanahmet area, then
start driving for Eceabat, which takes around 5 hrs' drive from Istanbul. You
will stop on the way for a small breakfast break, then arrive at Eceabat at
around 12:00 to meet with your guide and the rest of the group. You will have
lunch with the group, then start the tour of Gallipoli. You will see Brighton
Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site,
Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly,
parts of Turkish and ANZAC trenches standing up to date, 57th Regiment Turkish
Memorial, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After the tour, you
will cross the Dardanelles with a 20-mins ferry ride and check into your hotel.
In the evening, you may go out for a walk through the city center, also having
a chance to see the actual Trojan Horse prop used in the movie Troy, which is
currently located by the coastline near the ferry port. Accommodation in
Canakkale. (breakfast on the way, lunch before the tour)
Day 2: Troy & Pergamum Tour: (check out from hotel in the
morning) You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:30 and start
driving for Troy Ancient City for 25-30 mins. You will be greeted by the model
of Trojan Horse, stands as a symbol of the famous wooden horse used at the
time. Then you will see the Sacrifical Altars, 3700-year-old city walls, Houses
of Troy I (3000 BC-2500 BC), The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon
(Concert Hall), current excavations in progress and the remains of various
cities from Troy I to Troy IX. After your visit, you will continue driving for
Bergama Town, where you will have lunch. After lunch break, you will visit the
Ancient City of Pergamum, one of the most famous cities of the ancient times
and the 400-year capital city of Pergamum Kingdom. You will see The Acropolis,
The Library (once held 200.000 books and scripts), Temple of Athena, Temple of
Trajan, The Gymnasium, Lower Agora, The Hellenistic Theater (had a capacity of
10.000 people) and Temple of Dionysus. After your visits, you will start
driving for Selcuk and Kusadasi, which takes about a 3 hrs' journey. You will
be dropped off at your hotel at around 21:30. You may also request to get
dropped off at Izmir Airport on the way, if you have a flght to somewhere that
Note that this tour cannot be arranged on April 24th and
25th due to Annual ANZAC Commemorations.
The price is 240 EUR per person,
- 1 night's BB accommodation in double/twin room at a 3*
or equivalent quaility hotel
- 1 full-day regular group tour w/ professional guidance
- 1 half-day regular group tour w/ professional guidance
- Lunch on the tours (except drinks)
- Entrance fees to the sites visited
- Transportation w/ A/C vehicles
The price excludes dinner, personal expenses and tips
If you are a single traveler, there will be an extra
charge of 20 EUR.
Accommodation at 4* or 5* hotels can be arranged upon
Private tour arrangement:
If you wish, you may also take this trip as private, with
a vehicle and English-speaking guide reserved solely for yourselves. Boat trip
will still be with public boat.
The price for the private tour is 690 EUR per
person, valid for a group of 2 people.
For groups of different number of people, please send us