TJ İlhami Gezici was born to be a guide.

Turkish names are often words with specific meanings in the Turkish language and TJ’s is no exception. The meaning of his name is Inspirational (İlhami) Traveller (Gezici), very appropriate for the owner of TJ’s Tours, the Gallipoli specialists who run daily tours to the Anzac site.

TJ İlhami Gezici - born to guide
Born to guide

Why TJ?

İlhami started out as a Turkey guide on long multi-city itineraries, mostly for Americans who gave him the nickname TJ. As the travel agents and hoteliers got to know him by this nickname, it stuck and he has used it ever since.

TJ’s Tours

Established in 1990, TJ’s Tours is the closest agency to the Gallipoli battlefields located in the town of Eceabat, just 8km from the Anzac site.

A local boy who studied High School in Eceabat, TJ’s love of the battlefields grew from the enthusiasm of his history teacher who would walk his students around the cemeteries and tell the stories handed down from the Turkish soldiers from the area. TJ himself was lucky enough to talk to some of these men in his childhood years.

Nowadays, TJ is the most experienced Gallipoli group tour guide in the area and has enjoyed the company of many people, including some famous ones, over the years.

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TJ with Dame Kiri Tekanawa

TJ İlhami Gezici - born to guide

TJ İlhami Gezici - born to guide

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A Gallipoli Experience Tour runs daily from Istanbul. For more information email:

TJ’s Hotels

TJ is more that just an experienced tour guide. He is also the owner of two hotels.

TJ’s Hotel Eceabat – Gallipoli

Located in Eceabat district, TJ’s Hotel is just a few steps from the sea and 150 meters from Gestas Eceabat Ferry Port. The hotel is close to Gallipoli battlefields and 13km from Anzac Cove.

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TJ’S Hotel – Eceabat
TJ İlhami Gezici - born to guide
TJ’s Hotel Eceabat

TJ’s Hotel offers modern rooms with air conditioning, LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also include a balcony.

Breakfast is served as an open buffet at the hotel. You can enjoy a healthy breakfast prepared with village products.

Eceabat and Kilitbahir districts offer many sandy beaches and ideal spots for swimming. You can also take a scenic ferry ride to visit the city centre of Canakkale. Staff run Gallipoli tours on a daily basis.

Canakkale Airport is 8 km from this pet-friendly hotel. – Lonely Planet

New for 2017 – TJ’s Hotel – Fethiye

Situated in Ovacık, 4km from the world famous Ölüdeniz beach and 7km from the center of Fethiye, TJ’s Hotel Fethiye makes an ideal base for holidaymakers. The hotel is also very close to Babadağ (Father Mountain) and benefits from cooler temperatures in the heat of the summer.

TJ İlhami Gezici - born to guide
TJ’s Hotel Fethiye

Entertainment, shops and bars in Hisarönü are just a few minutes walk from the hotel; close enough to be convenient and far enough away not to intrude on the hotel’s peaceful location.

About the hotel

The hotel has a total of 12 rooms; three family rooms, one triple room and eight standard double rooms.

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All rooms have en-suite, mini bar, air conditioning and balcony

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First floor balcony overlooking the pool and restaurant

Hotel amenities

  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High-Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Pets welcome

Open to Non-Residents

Gallipoli documentaries and movies are screened every week at the hotel. Email for further information.

TJ İlhami Gezici - born to guide

You can choose to stay Bed & Breakfast, Half Board or Full Board and enjoy delicious cuisine prepared with organic ingredients and prepared by expert chefs.

Cream Teas

Enjoy a cream tea by the pool. Home made scones, jam and kaymak (Turkish clotted cream) served wth a pot of English tea make up this afternoon treat. Served Monday to Saturday between 1pm and 5pm.

TJ İlhami Gezici - born to guide
Cream tea by the pool

To make a booking

Please click on the following link of your choice to make a booking

Expedia (currently from outside Turkey only)

Special Offer

Book a minimum of five nights directly with the hotel and save 15%. To make a booking email:

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TJ’s tour from Fethiye

Now you know a little bit about TJ, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that he has a very special, three night/ four-day tour that leaves from Fethiye every Wednesday.

Grander Tour – an experience you will never forget!

TJ’s Tours would like to welcome you to the Grander Tour – an experience you will never forget!

Day 1 – Fethiye to Key Museum in Torbalı, İzmir. The museum has an extensive collection of restored vintage cars, motorcycles and automotive artifacts.

Day 2 – Pergamum and Assos. Visit the Pergamum Acropolis, Athena and Trojan Temples, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Dionysos, Gymnasium of Youth, Odeon, Library, Agora, Great Theatre and Roman Bath. In the afternoon visit Assos, the Temple of Athena. Drive to Troy and hear the mythical stories that surround the site and surrounding areas. After Troy, cross the famous Dardanelle to Cannakale. Overnight stay in TJ’s Hotel in Eceabat.

Day 3 – Gallipoli Peninsula. Experience an emotional and memorable tour around the Gallipoli battlefields.

Day 4 – Gallipoli Peninsula to Fethiye, including a visit to a carpet village making Bergama carpets.

Click here to see the full itinerary.

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