Gallipoli Tour
Gallipoli Tour
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Istanbul, Türkiye

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PosieH
Sydney, Australia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Booked a day trip with Crowded House Tours. Picked up from hotel in Istanbul at 6.30. It was a long long day but totally worth it. Took our 19 year old son who got as much out of it as we did. The guide was great. Lunch was simple and tasty. Gallipoli was beautiful and emotionally draining. I would recommend this tour and feel all Australians and New Zealanders would benefit from this experience. The tour bus is clean. You arrive back at the hotel 14-15 hours after you left.
Written February 16, 2023
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Coffeematt
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
From my first long distance inquiry to the drop off at my hotel, this was a great experience. I recommend this company.
They promptly replied to my email inquiry which was quite last minute on my part. The driver was at my hotel exactly as promised. No waiting and wondering. The journey there and back from Istanbul was long but comfortable. The meal spots are regular Turkish country cafes, with other basic supplies if you need to buy for your day.
The tour itself was brilliant. Hasan our guide is thoroughly versed in the history and details of the campaign, and shares it in a thoughtful manner the whole time.
The stops were well managed and timed, with a good balance of information and free time to explore and contemplate.
Hasan is totally approachable and open to all questions, and demonstrates a vast knowledge of the area and the broad geopolitical situation around the time of the war.
A fascinating day. Well worth it.
Written April 16, 2022
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Janet K
London, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A very well organised, enjoyable and interesting tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, his spoken English was superb and he found shady spots for us to stand while explaining the history of the Gallipoli landings. A long day but well planned and even this 75 year old survived and enjoyed it!
Written August 19, 2022
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sakramsemab
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
the guide was knowledgeable and the lunch was good. pick up and drop off was on time. gallipoli tour is worth the money. it was sad to see so many people both sides died for no reason. overall we enjoyed the trip.
Written September 10, 2022
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bookworm0759
Townsville, Australia50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011
We were picked up from our hotel at 6.45am by shuttle bus and transferred to a larger bus. There was one rest stop before the bus stopped at a seaside restaurant for a delicious 3 course lunch. We met our highly professional and entertaining Turkish tour guide who showed us around North Beach, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Johnston's Jolly, the Nek and Chunuk Bair. It was very scenic, extremely informative and moving, particularly as the majority of tourists were of Australian and NZ origin.A highlight was the unexpected short cruise to show a different perspective of the terrain from the sea. An unexpected bonus was the impromptu swim in the pristine waters from off the boat at Anzac Cove. It was a 5 hour journey back to Istanbul and we reached our hotel at midnight having napped most of the way. Some of our fellow tourists had opted to take the 2 day tour which stayed overnight and visited Troy the following day. Meeting them a few days later, they commented that the second day was disappointing and they wished they'd only taken the 1 day tour. Cameras, hats, sunglasses and good walking shoes are a must. Although it was a very long day with a lot of travelling involved, it was a good way to see and learn first-hand about a significant part of our (Aussie) history and culture in a short time.
Written February 24, 2012
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DIANEGPER
Perth, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Friends
This excursion is for 16 hours but it is well worth the experience. We stopped for lunch which was included in the price and was very enjoyable. We then continued on to Gallipoli where we met our Tour Guide for the day. I cannot speak highly enough of this guide - he was so knowledgeable and the tour was very informative. It was a very memorable experience and I highly recommend it. It was excellent value for money as well. On the way back to Istanbul we also stopped for some refreshments and dinner. Excellent tour.
Written November 11, 2012
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CARMEL A
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
We had the unfortunate experience of travelling with Fez tours to Gallipoli, stay overnight near Channakanale and then onto Troy the following day. The tour guide was 40 minutes late picking us up from our hotel, we then spent another hour driving the streets of Istanbul trying to locate motels of the remaining passengers. Our first stop was at a garage for morning tea which had the filthiest toilets imagineable. A lunch at Channakanale then onto Gallipoli where our Turkish guide advised us that the Allies were so stupid, they thought they were at the sphinx. I took further objection to comments such as 'the allies got sick from eating too much cake and chocolate and our Turkish martyrs only had bread'. He also advised us, that thanks to your men, my people could not drink from water because of all the blood in it. Nearby our group, we could overhear another guide who was maybe Aussie or Kiwi giving a very insightful and interesting account of the events associated with the area. My first recommendation would be to choose an Aussie as a guide, as I particularly interested in the Allies efforts. After an enjoyable ferry ride, we are taken by bus to a hotel, many miles out of town, where we are advised to 'get out, you stay here'.

Day Two,
The bus collects us from our motel in the afternoon and takes us by minivan to Troy. Our guide is thoroughly knowledgeable on the history of Troy and makes our visit very worthwhile. However, when we return to the bus, I find that my bag (you know, we are told leave your bag on the bus it will be fine). has been opened as all the zippers are still open and my all cash has been taken from my purse. Fine for the driver, to go through my bag and help himself to my cash, when queried about this the driver reverts to the 'no english, no english' crappy response, despite being capable earlier. When departing the site, we advised that we cannot use the toilets at the site we must return to the bus. As it turns out, our guide owns a souvenir shop nearby and we should shop there.

Upon our return to Channakale I was greeted with hostility regarding my accusations and my credibility was diminished, being advised by the tour guide that I must have made a mistake and that I was wrong.
Written June 2, 2012
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sl1910
Australia113 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
I was quite disappointed with this tour and wouldn't recommend it. If you only have limited time in Turkey then I would skip this as one day to Gallipoli is NOT worth it.

PICKUP- very early ours was 6.30am and then the bus travels around picking up other people, we were in a mini van which seated about 14 people.

BUS- I was expecting a big coach so was surprised to see a 'mini bus' seats were relatively comfortable. Going over there as our group was so small everyone was able to spread out in the seats which was really nice. Coming back was another story- we picked up locals along the way! I felt like we were on a public transport bus, the amount of times we stopped at petrol stations to pick up people, then to drop them off and pick up another group of locals was ridiculous.

BREAKFAST- there was roughly a 2 hour drive before we had our first stop for 'breakfast'. The stop was a road house with a eating area off to the side. We were given a tray with a small baggie with some pieces of breadroll cut up. Then we were able to chose if wanted cucumber, tomato, some polony looking meat and cheese. yeap, thats it. We actually still felt hungry after, so i do recommend bringing snacks with you.

LUNCH- after roughly another 2-3 hour drive, we arrived at our spot for lunch. in Eceabat. Lunch is at their hotel the Grand Eceabat Hotel. Lunch was again very disappointing, there were a few starters which we helped ourselves to. We were then given soup- it was some gross watery minty soup. A plate was then put in front of everyone. The plate had meatballs (about 3 pieces) and chicken. With some lukewarm 'roast potatoes' and salad. I'd rather they asked us did you want meatballs or did you want chicken? instead of giving us a plate with both. It was disgusting and infact I'd rather they said you have an hour free for lunch, we recommend that place up the road for a cheap option and this place around the corner for a great local spot, meet the bus back here so we can start the tour at 1pm.

TOUR- We then got back on the bus to drive to Gallipoli which was about another 30-45mins easily on the bus. Our group was very small as we went in the off season, just our family of 3 and a man from Italy. So we were relieved we didnt fork out the extra money for a private tour which we were considering. Our guide was Hassan, we didnt quite get that connection with him and felt very rushed. While we dont expect to be best buddies with our tour guides, but we do appreciate a tour guide that includes the whole group in his discussions and doesnt sit in the car on his phone and rush us around each site and briefly explain things. The minute he found out we were Australian and the other man Italian he practically ignored the other man in our group and didnt even give him eye contact when speaking to everyone. Another very disappointing part was that we spent 90mins, max 2 hours at Gallipoli before getting in the bus to head back to pick up the people who went to Troy. According to their website at 1800 is when you depart their office to head back to Istanbul. We departed at 1700. Which to me felt like a big waste as we could have spent more time at Gallipoli.

DINNER- After getting back in the mini bus to head back to Istanbul we stopped at another roadhouse place for 'dinner'. Again very poor options to chose from. At least this time we could choose as dinner was our own expense. There is actually a little convenience stand where you can buy chips, crackers etc I'd recommend making that your dinner instead of the other options available.

DROPOFF- We arrived back in our hotel room at 9.30pm. Yep, 9.30pm. I was very surprised at this, i've seen other reviews saying they arrived back at 10.30/11pm etc. Plus side to arriving back at 9.30 was that we were able to go get a proper meal for dinner!

Unfortunately I don't recommend this tour and was quite disappointed in it. When you think about it, we spent 9 to 10 hours of our day in a car driving to Gallipoli. Only to spend a couple of hours actually at Gallipoli. I'd recommend people to fly to Cannakkale from Istanbul, pick a hotel of your choice to stay at, then arrange a day tour to Gallipoli from there. Then fly back to Istanbul or get a bus to Izmir and visit another area of Turkey. Only downside is there is one flight a day and its not at the most desirable time.
I also dont recommend doing a private tour from Istanbul either. It's the same thing as the group tour, same places you eat at, only difference if you're the only people in the car. You have to ask yourself is it really worth the price for you to be the only ones in the car? Also, for chosing the private tour because you didnt want to be stuck on the bus while the bus drops everyone off at the end- well, how do you know you're not going to be the first stop! We were the second stop.
Written February 23, 2015
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Lisa W
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
RSL Gallipoli and Turkey Tours
I have had the most amazingly wonderful and personalised trip to Turkey because of the care and organisation by Oli at the RSL tours office and also because of the experienced and knowledgeable RSL tour guides. I was travelling alone and wanted to visit my relative’s grave in Gallipoli. I also decided to visit some other places in Turkey and after researching the RSL Website I decided to book all of my tours, transfers and accommodation through RSL tours and I am very glad I did. Everything was fantastic. I also believe that it was cheaper for me to do it this way. Oli helped me plan my trip via a few emails and then kept in touch with me each step of my journey to ensure everything was ok.
The tours are extremely well organised, the coaches are very comfortable and there is plenty to see and do and the tour guides are all experts in their field.
In one week I visited Istanbul, Troy, Gallipoli Battlefields (2 days), Ephesus and Pamukkale. All of these were day tours.

I can only say that the expectations of how my trip would be were exceeded. I wanted to walk in my relative’s footsteps at Gallipoli, to visit where he arrived, to visit where he died in battle and also to visit his grave – and I did all three of these things plus much more. Of course this was not part of RSL’s regular itinerary, but this was no problem, Oli changed the itinerary to suit my request and then she chose Hasan to be my tour guide. Hasan went above and beyond what I expected. He researched into the night to find every piece of information he could including maps, photographs, documents. We visited my relative’s grave and it was very moving and special. We had other tours booked in for the rest of the day and I asked to come back to look for Tommie’s trench where my relative died. After the other tours had concluded Hasan took me for a Turkish dinner at Krithia and while we sat there he used Google maps to obtain the gps coordinates to locate Tommies Trench and together we discussed and planned. Then we drove to the area of the 2nd battle for Krithia and walked through what is now part pine forest and olive farm. Hasan expertly located some trenches, but knew the direction of Tommies trench and quickly located it. I was able to be right there thanks to Hasan. Later he took me to V Beach where my relative landed. I walked on the beach and the roads that my relative walked on. It was amazing.
My accommodation was very comfortable, in a good location and usually with a great view. Many breakfasts and some lunches and dinners were included in my tours. The price was great too. I had the greatest time. Everyone I met was so nice and I made many new friends.
No matter what sort of trip you want to do in Turkey e.g. a research trip to Gallipoli or a regular tour or exploring other areas of Turkey, I thoroughly recommend RSL Tours. When I go back to Turkey I will book with RSL tours again.
Written August 15, 2014
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Dvanin
Paris, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
We were recently on a two day Gallipoli and Troy tour with overnight stay in Cannakale. It was organised by OneNation Travel with website www.gallipolitour.com. The tour was organised well and transportation was good. The pick-up and drop-off was on time. We recommend this tour.
Written March 30, 2011
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