Visit the ancient city of Troy, immortalized by Homer in his epic the “Iliad.” Travel from Istanbul on this full-day tour, learn about the Trojan War, and gain an understanding of this importance of this site. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
What to Expect
Visit the ruins on ancient Troy on this full-day excursion that departs from Istanbul in the early morning. You’ll have breakfast en route, lunch on the roof of the Grand Eceabat Hotel, and dinner on the return trip.
Exploring the ruins of Troy is like taking a journey back in history to 3,500 B.C.
The legend of Troy began with the story of Dardanos, son of Zeus and the ancestor of Troy’s royal family. Members of the royal family were considered to be sons of the gods, and their wealth grew to enormous proportions. Envy of this wealth led to the Trojan War, immortalized by Homer in the Iliad.
One of the first plays ever written for the theater was Euripides’ Trojan Women. During the tour you’ll gain an understanding of the impact of this site over time.
At around 17:00 the tour ends and you’ll head back to Istanbul, stopping at the half-way point for dinner.
- Round-trip transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned coach
- Breakfast along the way
- Lunch on arrival in Eceabat (fish and chips or schnitzel)
- Ferry tickets to cross the Dardanelles Strait
- English-speaking guide at Troy
- Entrance fee at Troy
What's Not Included
- Drinks during lunch
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for the driver and guide
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