Private Tour Istanbul to Gallipoli

Last Updated on July 11, 2019

On a private tour to Gallipoli, you are driven by a professional chauffeur from Istanbul to Gallipoli with plenty of time to see whatever you like, at your own pace.

The ride from Istanbul to the Gallipoli battlefields takes about five hours. The best plan is to have a quick lunch or picnic upon arrival in Gallipoli, then go straight to the battlefields.

You really do need a vehicle to explore the battlefields, as they extend more than 35 km (22 miles) over the hills of the peninsula (map).

A normal tour of the battlefields includes:

—The Kabatepe War Museum
—Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
—Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
—Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
—Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches)
—View of Shrapnel Valley
—Turkish Memorial
—The Nek and Walker´s Ridge
—Chunuk Bair (main New Zealand memorial)

Of course, on a private tour, you can establish your own itinerary, stopping at places such as Twelve Tree Copse, Lancashire Landing, Pink Farm, Y Beach, V Beach, Seddülbahir or Cape Helles. You could easily spend an entire day—or even two—exploring the peninsula, its monuments and beaches.

Efendi Travel in Istanbul has perhaps the best value-for-money private tours of Gallipoli. More…

After your battlefield tour, you can return to Istanbul, stay overnight at a Çanakkale hotel of your choosing, visit Çanakkale and Troy the next day, then return to Istanbul or continue your travels south along the Aegean coast to Bergama (Pergamum), FoçaİzmirEphesusBodrum, or inland to PamukkaleAntalyaCappadocia, or wherever your itinerary takes you next.

Here’s a planned six-day, self-drive itinerary from Istanbul via Gallipoli to Ephesus by Argeus Tourism & Travel. that includes an overnight stay at a mountain lodge on the slopes of legendary Mount IdaMore…

—by Tom Brosnahan

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