Walk in the footsteps of history, take a journey into the past among the memorials and trenches of the Gallipoli Campaign. Let Crowded House Tours to take you back to 1915.
Crowded House Tours - based in Eceabat, the nearest town to the battlefields of 1915 - has long established itself at a leader in battlefield and historical tourism.
However, despite our name, we do not just do tours: we do history. Our experienced guides lead you on a journey through the past, following the path of those who fought and died on this land some 100 years ago.
Our most popular package, one enjoyed by thousands of visitors to the battlefields every year, is our one day excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Crowded House's private tour bus departs daily from Istanbul early in the morning and returns to Istanbul in the evening following our Gallipoli tour. We pick up our guests directly from their hotels and drop them off at their hotel door the same night.
Our daily Gallipoli tour focuses on the ANZAC sector of the battlefields, stopping at 11 points of interest including ANZAC Cove, Beach Cemetery, Lone Pine, The Nek, and Chunuk Bair. All of our battlefield tours are conducted by experienced guides.
For those who like their history a bit more ancient, we also conduct a one day tour of Troy, again offering a direct pick up at your hotel in Istanbul, travel to Eceabat, lunch, ferry to the city of Canakkale and then bus trip to the site of ancient Troy with our guide, returning to Eceabat in time for the return to Istanbul.
Of course, you may chose to stay overnight or longer, either in hotels in Eceabat, elsewhere on the peninsula or across the Dardanelles Strait in Canakkale. If you do stay overnight, you will have the opportunity to take in both our Gallipoli and Troy tours during your two day, one night visit.
An increasing number of our visitors are not just interested in visiting the ANZAC battlefield but also the Helles sector at the southern end of the Gallipoli Peninsula, where the British and French forces fought. Crowded House Tours is the only company conducting regular tours of the Helles battlefield. Our Helles tour takes you to the areas where the British and French soldiers landed and served. Joining our Helles tour gives you the opportunity to get an understanding of the whole campaign of 1915. You can combine our Helles tour with our Gallipoli tour with our two days / one night Gallipoli and Helles Tour. Alternatively, you can visit the ANZAC sector, the Helles sector and Troy all in one tour; our two day / one night Gallipoli in Depth package.
While there is still much to see on the battlefields, there is also history beneath the waves, with many relics from 1915 below the water of the crystal clear Aegean Sea. During the summer, we run our daily ANZAC Snorkelling Tour, swimming over the wreck of the supply ship Milo, which lies just to the north of ANZAC Cove. Our snorkelling tour is a great way to learn more about the campaign, swim off the same beaches the Australians and New Zealanders landed on and see the land as they saw it as they came ashore. You can combine a snorkelling tour with our two days / one night Gallipoli & Snorkel Tour.
Private tour options
Crowded House can also provide a personalized service for your visit to the battlefields, designing tours to meet your special interests.
Crowded House offers an extensive range of private tours, allowing our guests to visit the many out of the way places of interest on the peninsula in the company of one of our experienced guides. You can join our private Suvla Tour, take one of our walking tours in company with one of our trekking guides or shape your own itinerary.
We can help develop your personal itinerary for you and, for those who have family members who served in the campaign, we can help you locate the cemeteries or memorials where relatives are commemorated or areas of the battlefields where they served and arrange to include a visit to these sites as part of a specialised private tour.
Crowded House Tours is the preferred choice as on the ground partner for many specialised private, school or military groups who come here on extended visits. We have a long history of arranging tour packages for groups that include travel, accommodation, guides and support services to allow visitors to get the most out of their Gallipoli experience.
For those planning a longer stay, we can also book you into a hotel to meet your required level of price and service, ranging from five-star, through to boutique and to budget through our extensive network of accommodation providers.
We also offer a range of tourism experiences away from the Gallipoli Peninsula. One of these options is a trip to the ancient city of Ephesus, with a stop to visit the ancient city of Pergamum on the way. That is a great option for travellers who want to continue to Ephesus after Gallipoli. We can pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and drop off you at your hotel around Ephesus (Selcuk-Kusadasi). This package is our two day/one night Gallipoli, Troy & Pergamum Tour.
As a fully registered travel agency, Crowded House Tours can also make all your travel arrangements for your trip through Turkey and beyond.