About Us

Crowded House Tours

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 Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul.

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 from Canakkale & Eceabat 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 Troy Tour from Istanbul, 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.

Anzac Day Tours

What makes us different?

Crowded House is the only tour company based on the Gallipoli Peninsula that focuses exclusively on providing services to overseas visitors. This focus gives us an advantage when shaping and developing tours for our guests, and has allowed us to build up a history of expertise in meeting the needs of visitors who join us for our tours.

That expertise has helped us become the leading tour provider in the region, bringing more overseas guests to the battlefields of 1915 and to the ancient city of Troy than any other tour company.

Our guides are among the most senior tour leaders on the peninsula, with many years of experience of introducing visitors to the history of the battlefields and telling the stories of the men and women who served in the campaign.

It is not just our experience that makes a difference, but what we bring to our tours that make them unique. Our guides use reproductions of original and rarely seen photos from 1915 from a private collection to better tell the story of the campaign, giving our guests a greater understanding of the conditions the men and women involved in the conflict experienced.

We also offer each of our guests an exclusive memento of their pilgrimage to the battlefields of the peninsula, a printed reproduction of a photo taken in 1915 as a reminder of your visit to the past.