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Private 2-Day Tour of Troy, Canakkale & Assos

by Travelium Duration 2d Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is £252
*Pricing based on group of 4 travellers

Take a 2-day jaunt from Istanbul to discover the region's past, from ancient times through to the 20th century.

Day 1 watch the sunrise as you ride past the summer homes and sunflower fields that line the European shores of the Marmara Sea. Ride along the strait of the Dardanelles, pass by Gallipoli, site of the so-called “Gentlemen's War” between the Ottoman and ANZAC troops during WWI. Cross the Dardanelles by ferry and arrive in the city of Çanakkale, where the Ottoman army made its last stand against the allied armada. Visit the Kabatepe Museum and emblematic wartime landmarks, from the Australian memorial and cemetery at Lone Pine and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial to the tunnels and trenches at Johnston's Jolly. Wrap up your day with a delicious seafood dinner if you'd like before turning in for the night at your hotel.

Day 2 take a short drive to Troy,famous in Homer's epic poem The Iliad. Discuss the mythology of the Trojan Wars as you see the symbolic Trojan Horse statue and tour the archaeological ruins of the city walls and the columns of the Odeon. head to Assos. Hear about Aristotle's time in this small city, colonnaded ruins of the Temple of Athena and the grand Theatre of Assos. Light lunch, stroll around at your leisure, participat in an old sailors' tradition if you'd like by buying bread to throw overboard in the Dardenelles to feed the souls of brave soldiers who lost their lives there in battle.

Take a 2-day jaunt from Istanbul to discover the region's past, from ancient times through to the 20th century.

Day 1 watch the sunrise as you ride past the summer homes and sunflower fields that line the European shores of the Marmara Sea. Ride along the strait of the Dardanelles, pass by Gallipoli, site of the so-called “Gentlemen's War” between the Ottoman and ANZAC troops during WWI. Cross the Dardanelles by ferry and arrive in the city of Çanakkale, where the Ottoman army made its last stand against the allied armada. Visit the Kabatepe Museum and emblematic wartime landmarks, from the Australian memorial and cemetery at Lone Pine and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial to the tunnels and trenches at Johnston's Jolly. Wrap up your day with a delicious seafood dinner if you'd like before turning in for the night at your hotel.

Day 2 take a short drive to Troy,famous in Homer's epic poem The Iliad. Discuss the mythology of the Trojan Wars as you see the symbolic Trojan Horse statue and tour the archaeological ruins of the city walls and the columns of the Odeon. head to Assos. Hear about Aristotle's time in this small city, colonnaded ruins of the Temple of Athena and the grand Theatre of Assos. Light lunch, stroll around at your leisure, participat in an old sailors' tradition if you'd like by buying bread to throw overboard in the Dardenelles to feed the souls of brave soldiers who lost their lives there in battle.

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5:30 AM, Private 2-Day Troy & Assos Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 2d

Live Commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is £776.20, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Private 2-Day Tour of Troy, Canakkale & Assos

Activity Location

Troia

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Istanbul Hotel Pickup

    Istanbul


Highlights

  • Full 2 days to immerse yourself in Turkey's fascinating past

  • WWI landmarks & battlegrounds in Gallipoli & Canakkale

  • Chance to see Troy, made famous in Homer's epic - The Iliad

  • Stunning ancient ruins of Assos overlooking the Aegean Sea

  • Comfortable overnight accommodation & easy transport


Inclusions

  • Guided overnight tour to Çanakkale and Troy

  • Accommodation in Çanakkale on a half-board basis

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch on days 1 and 2

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Istanbul hotel


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks not listed as inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Rooms will be allocated based on your group size. For an even number of travellers, you will be allocated the required number of double rooms. Odd-numbered groups will be allocated the required number of double rooms plus an additional single room.

  • You will return to Istanbul at approximately 9 PM on day 2.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • You will be able to arrange transport from your Istanbul hotel when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.