Duration: 7 hours
Route: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Scenic / Historic Walking Areas, Battlefields area -The Kabatepe War Museum – National Park – Anzak Cove – Lone Pine Cemetery
Çanakkale Private Tours: Everday
You shall be picked up from the Canakkale airport, Canakkale Hotel ,Canakkale Marina or Canakkale cruise ship port. Your Canakkale guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. Your Canakkale Tour Guide or Turkish Local Travel Agency will provide you with a complimentary Canakkale City map,Turkey map and Turkey brochures. Canakkale tour will take about 7 hours and after will drive you back to your Canakkale hotel , Canakkale Marina , Canakkale airport or Canakkale harbor in Turkey.
Our tour will begin with Troy. The ancient city of Troy is one of the world’s most famous ancient cities. The site slept forgotten untill Heinrich Schliemann, a German-born American millionaire-turned amateur archaeologist, decided to prove that the Homeric myths were not pure fiction. Staking out the most promising site along the cost, he hired local workers and began excavating.To the astonishment of fellow archaeologists, Schliemann uncoverd the ancient city.When we entered the ancient city with a rich history of the legend, we will see first the Trojan Wooden Horse. From seeing Troy’s ancient walls, climbing around the ruins, and gazing across the Troad (the plains of Troy) towards the waters of the Dardanelles and the hills of Gallipoli beyond.Troy is impressive for its great age and beautiful situation. People raised on stories of the TROJAN WAR should not expect imposing ruins, the city Homer wrote about came tumbling down 3000 years ago.But the remaining Bronze age fortifications, given their age, are remarkably well preserved.The tackytion.Nevertheless, if you are familiar with the Homeric stories of Hector, Paris and foxy Helen, you will get the sensation that these immortalized characters did indeed play out the tragedy on this site. Nine distinct strata, each containing the remains of city from a different period, have been identifed and dubbed Troy İ through Troy İX. An illustrated explanation of each stratum is availeble in the Excavation House.Troy İ dates from 3200 BC The city of Homer’s İliad is now believed to be Troy Vİ, not, ironiccally, Troy İİ, the city Schliemann excavated.Look out for house foundations, city walls, a temple, theater and bring bottle of water, because you will need it.After you have taken in the sights your Troy Tour guide will give you approx one hour free time to stroll at your leisure or relax have some refreshments is for lunch. And then we’ll move Gallipoli.
Across the Dardanelles, on the European side, lies the battlefield of Gallipoli, known as Gelibolu in Turkey.İn 1915-1916 seeing an opportunity to secure the Balkan front, Winston Churchill proposed that Britain use its superior naval forces to launch an attack on the Dardanelles. The navy would then conquer İstanbul, drive Turkey out of the war and open communication with Russia.The navy was bombarded at the narrowest part of strait, so the British navy turned its forces to the peninsula.The British high command sent wave after wave of Australian, New Zealander and British troops aganist the highly fortified Turkish position here, with brutal losses.This battle launched its hero, Ataturk, on a rapid rise to this his status as Turkey’s founding father.Each year thousands of Australian and New Zealanders make pilgrimages to war cemeteries here, where 22.000 Allied dead lie buried.There is a special dawn ceremony at the cove.We will visit Gallipoli National Park, Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ari Burnu (First Anzac landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
When the tour has finished your Troy&Gallipoli Tour guide will return you to your pick up point. You can take a Private Troy&Gallipoli Tour where you can be picked up by your Troy&Gallipoli Tour guide at your convienence. Where your Troy&Gallipoli Tour guide will pick you up at approx 08.00 hours for your Troy&Gallipoli Tour.
PS: Canakkale tours we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks english and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.
- Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Private Deluxe A/C VİP Vehicle.
- Parking Fees of vehicle
- Pick up From Canakkale Harbor, Canakkale Airport, Canakkale Hotel
- Drop off to Canakkale Harbor, Canakkale Airport, Canakkale Hotel
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities to the guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
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|A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
Private Troy & Gallipoli Tour is runs everyday and available all year round.