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Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

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Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

From US$ 98.60 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 18 hours
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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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Funds had everything arranged perfectly. The guide was great and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot from him. It was fun to have someone there to have Troy-educated discussions with. As always, GetYourGuide did a great job of making a lifelong desire to see Troy better than I imagined! Thank you to all!

September 23, 2021

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this outing. It was great to get out of the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. Our guide was Baruk. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We went there not really knowing what to expect. We left knowing more than we ever even could of imagined. If you ever want to visit this historic site. I highly recommend taking the tour. You will get so much more out of it. As it has been mentioned before yes it is quite a roadtrip, I personally love roadtrips. You see so much more of the country this way. Take in the beauty of the country. Everyone at Crowded house was great. They responded quickly to all my messages. We were on the Asian side and they helped us make special arrangements for pick up and drop off at our hotel I highly recommend this tour. The meal that was provided was also quite yummy!

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September 11, 2021

We bought a private tour, and they came to pick us up with like 10 people. Of course we paid much more than what it cost. I had to chat with get you guide to complain about this situation. Arriving in Gallipoli they separated us from the group and put us private with Eldar, an excellent guide who helped us in everything. We returned to Gallipoli and they put us back in the same bus with which we came with the same people. They sent me an email telling me that they were not going to return the extra money I paid because in Troy it had been private. I told them that it was true but that I pay to go alone in the bus, not with 10 people. So they gave me a credit for what I had paid extra.

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July 24, 2021

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