The perfect Gallipoli tours for the ultimate Turkish experience
Gallipoli, a peninsula area in northwestern Turkey, is located quite close to Istanbul and is considered to be an extremely popular tourist destination in Turkey. It also holds great historical importance because of its role during the First World War. Gallipoli was the very site of the ill-fated allied campaign and is full of memories of the war. In fact, Gallipoli tours mainly revolve around the sights and memorial sites of the First World War.
Wandering through the sombre scenery where young soldiers scaled through a massive barrage of enemy fire and watching the countless days tell their stories of the horrors of the war is a humbling experience for anyone who visits the area. The Gallipoli peninsula is also considered to be one of the most sacred sites for the Turks because of the presence of a number of important monuments such as the Monument of Martyrs. The area surrounding the ANZAC Cove is also an important part of our Gallipoli tours, particularly important for the Aussies and the Kiwis due to the fact that their armies received their baptism in the fire on the cliffs in the area. In fact, it was this disaster that marked the beginning of Australia and New Zealand’s entry into World War 1.
The best way to embark on a Gallipoli tour is to consider a day tour from Istanbul. Your tour would begin at around 06.30 AM since a drive to Gallipoli would take approximately 5 hours. You can then arrive in Gallipoli before noon, have lunch and spend the rest of the day exploring the various sights and wonders that the place has to offer. Alaturka day tours normally end by 17.00 PM as tourists depart for their journey back to Istanbul. Expect to be dropped off right at the door of your Istanbul hotel. Alaturka also offers two and three-day tours in the area, as well as tours that begin in Istanbul and end in Selcuk or vice versa.
When travelling with Alaturka for your Gallipoli tours, you can expect lunch included, hotel pickups and drops, transfers in air-conditioned vehicles, petrol and parking fees, drivers, English speaking guides and museum tickets to be included in the tour charges. On longer tours, your accommodation is also included.
Some of the most popular attractions that become a part of almost all Gallipoli tours include the Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Battlefields, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Turkish Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, The Nek and Walker’s Bridge and View Shrapnel Valley.
For the list of tours please visit the Gallipoli Tours Page.