Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

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Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

From US$ 101.69 per person

Explore the legendary ancient city of Troy on a full-day tour from Istanbul. Learn about Trojan mythology and see the ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage site, as you walk in the footsteps of Achilles, Hector, Helen, and Paris.

About this activity

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Duration: 18 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Istanbul

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the legendary ancient city of Troy and see the replica of the Trojan horse
  • See the 3700 years old city walls and the remains of various cities of Troy I & Troy IX
  • Enjoy a comfortable journey and lunch before the tour starts
  • Learn about the mythology of the Trojan war and Homer's epic poem
  • Take a scenic ferry ride on the Dardanelles Strait
Full description
This tour is specially designed for those visitors who want a more detailed tour with an expert guide, and who wish to walk in the footsteps of characters from Homer's Illiad and learn of how a long lost city was rediscovered. Start the tour at the door of your hotel in Istanbul, where you will be met by our driver before boarding a specially configured bus, designed to provide more space and greater leg room for your comfort. On arrival in the town of Eceabat, once the ancient city of Madytos, located on the shores of the Dardanelles Strait, stop to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your guide will accompany you on a 25-minute ferry trip across the Dardanelles to Çanakkale, where you will board the tour bus for the drive to nearby Troy. During the tour, your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological excavations from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s to the present day. 9 cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to before 3500 BC, with the city made famous by Homer in his book the Iliad describing the 10-year war being just one of the layered settlements. Not only will you see the still impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War, but you will also be able to walk past the ruins of everyday houses dating back more than 3000 years, and walk the same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago. Following the tour, re-board the tour bus to be carried back to Çanakkale, from where you will return by ferry to Eceabat. After a brief break, board the bus for the return trip to Istanbul, to be dropped at your hotel door.
Includes
  • Return transport from your hotel in Istanbul
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Eceabat
  • Ferry tickets
  • Entrance fee to the ancient city of Troy
  • All transportation in an air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • Drinks during the lunch
  • Tips
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
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My husband really wanted it. know the place, where a part of classical history took place. So, we left Istanbul to go to the Troia site. It takes about 5 hours by road in a van and about 15 minutes by boat and a few minutes by bus to get there. Worth it? for my husband yes, for me? the time was too long for a short walk. I advise you to go by plane or choose to spend at least a day in the region, which is very beautiful. Seeing the Dardanelles is exciting, imagining the Greek fleet passing by, makes us go back in time.

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September 19, 2020

Tour was great. Mustafa the guide is very knowledgeable and provided great historical information. Troia is a fascinating ruin with a rich history. Bus ride from Istanbul is very scenic and provides a sense of how vast and beautiful Turkey is. Our drivers Josh and Ali are fantastic - amazing to see them maneuver the bus in the small narrow winding streets in Old Town and then take on the crazy traffic around Istanbul.

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