Troy Day Trip from Istanbul

Code: TROY
16 hours (approx.)
  • The Ancient City of Troy
  • The entrance to Troy
  • Troy1

Uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this guided day trip to Troy from Istanbul. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time. Plus, enjoy a visit to the small coastal town of Eceabat for lunch.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Istanbul Hotels (on European side of Istanbul only) & Istanbul cruise port.
DEPARTURE TIME 7:30 AM Daily.
INCLUDED
Hotel pickup and drop-off Entrance fees
Lunch English speaking guide during the tour
No hidden or extra cost Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles
NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Information

• Round-trip ground transportation via air-conditioned vans, mini-buses or buses (depending on the number of passengers traveling).
• Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

06.00 – 06.30 Pick up from hostel or hotel from the Taksim area
06.30 – 07.00 Pick up from hostel or hotel from the Sultanahmet area
12.20 Arrive in Eceabat
12.30 Lunch
13.00 Depart on a fully guided Troy Tour

On the tour you will be able to see:

In the morning meet your guide at your Istanbul hotel for your day trip to Troy. Hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan and voyage to the legendary city of Troy. Travel most of the morning with a stop for breakfast in the town of Tekirdag (own expense). Afterwards, continue to Eceabat, an eastern town on the coast of the Dardanelles.

In Eceabat, stop for lunch at Liman and savor a delicious two-course seafood meal, one of the best in town. Then board a ferry and cross the Canakkale in about 20 minutes. Finally, take a short coach ride to the ancient city of Troy and admire this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore Troy with your guide and learn about this city which existed nearly 4,000 years ago. Then, enjoy a 1-hour walking tour and gain insight about the history of one of the most popular archaeological sites. Hear how this it was the first link between Anatolia and the rest of the Mediterranean and started as settlements before becoming a kingdom. Then, learn how Troy evolved from the Bronze age, under Greek and Roman reign, and even as a small city in the Byzantine empire before collapsing.

Listen to lore of the Trojan War such as the mythological story about the Trojan prince (Paris) who stole Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta and was the catalyst for the 10-year Trojan War with the Achaeans (Greeks). Next, marvel at the at the wooden Trojan Horse whose iconic image defines this legendary war.

At the end of the tour at around 6:00 pm, you will be transferred back to Istanbul. Around 11:00 pm you will arrive back to Istanbul and will be dropped off to your hotel in Istanbul. End of tour and services..

Price:75.00

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