Explore the ancient city of Troy on a full-day tour from Istanbul, and learn about its significance in Greek mythology. Marvel at the ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the replica of the Trojan Horse. Cruise the Marmara coast.
What to Expect
Travel back to the days of the Trojan War and such legends of ancient history as Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Homer on a full-day tour of “Truva” (the historic city of Troy).
Depart Istanbul early in the morning (06:00-06:30) from convenient meeting points in Taksim, Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, Şişli, Ortaköy and Bebek. Hotel pick-ups are available from Sultanahmet, Beyazıd, Sirkeci, Laleli and Aksaray. Transfer to Ataturk Airport for any last pick-ups from airport area hotels. Then, transfer to the port for a ferry journey along the Marmara Coast.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast as you cruise through the narrow straits of the Dardanelles. Upon arrival, lunch will be served on the roof of the Grand Eceabat Hotel, with stunning views of the Dardanelles as you dine. At 12.45, depart for Troy, and see the replica of the Trojan Horse from the movie “Troy” at the entrance to the legendary city.
Gaze on the remains of city walls that date back more than 3,000 years, and learn about landmark ruins and monuments, such as the Temple of Athena, Megaron House, and trench of Schliemann. Explore the death of Achilles near the Scaean Gate, and discover the site where the Trojan Horse was probably taken at the Gate of Troy VI.
See the remains of the Roman Bath, discover where the city’s music shows and poetry readings were held at the Odeon, and go to the ruins of the Bouleuterion where the council of citizens would meet. Learn about everyday life in the city at the remains of the Agora (market place) and more.
Your tour of the ruins ends at 17:00 with a transfer back to Istanbul at 18:00, and a hotel drop off at approximately 23:00.
- Breakfast and lunch
- Entrance to Troy
- Transfers by air-conditioned bus (Istanbul - Canakkale - Istanbul)
- English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
- Drinks during lunch
- Tips for drivers and guides
Know Before You Go
• The tour covers all the main sites and myths of Troy including the Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, Trojan Wars, battle between Achilles and Hector, the 3,200-year-old walls of Troy VI and VII, the east gate of Troy VI (VIP entrance), the Temple of Athena, the walls of Troy II, the Megaron House, the walls of Troy I (the oldest ruins of Troy), the trench of Schliemann, the ramp of Troy II, the Scaean Gate, the Gate of Troy VI (where the wooden horse was probably taken), the sanctuary (Sacrificing Altars), Roman Bath, Odeon, south gate of Troy VI, Bouleuterion, and ruins of the Agora (market place)