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  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration:  16 hours (approx.)
Visit the ancient city of Troy and learn about its significance in Greek mythology as the main battlefield in the Trojan War. On the journey from Istanbul, stop for lunch in the coastal town of Eceabat, and then enjoy a walking tour around the archaeological site of Troy. Learn about the different eras that stamped their mark on the fascinating settlement and see the famous Trojan Horse statue before returning to Istanbul.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Troy from Istanbul by luxury coach
  • Enjoy a seafood lunch in the coastal town of Eceabat
  • Travel by ferry from Eceabat to Canakkale, and then visit the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Troy
  • Walk around the ruins of Troy with your guide and hear tales of the Trojan War
  • Visit the wooden Trojan Horse statue before returning to Istanbul

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What You Can Expect

Troy Day Trip from Istanbul

Small-Group Troy Day Tour from Istanbul

After an early pickup from your Istanbul hotel, hit the road and travel south by luxury coach toward the ancient city of Troy. The full journey takes up most of the morning, so to break it up, stop in the town of Tekirdag for breakfast and a Turkish coffee (own expense). Around midday, stop again in Eceabat, on the east coast of the Dardanelles.

After your two-course lunch in one of the town’s best seafood restaurants – Liman – hop on board a ferry for the 20-minute crossing to Canakkale. From here, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Troy is a short coach ride away.

Easily one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, Troy dates back nearly 4,000 years and is said to signify the first contact between Anatolia and the Mediterranean countries. On a 1-hour walking tour around the site, your guide will talk about Troy’s history and its development as a series of settlements. Learn how it started as a Bronze Age dwelling, survived a Balkan invasion, was rejuvenated during Greek and Roman rules, and even a had stint as a Byzantine town before falling into a state of ruin.

Hear tales of the Trojan War – an important Greek mythological story – and learn about the Trojan prince (Paris) who ran away with Zeus’ daughter (Helen) and thus sparked the 10-year war. After exploring the ruins, visit the wooden Trojan Horse that symbolizes the town and the Trojan War before returning to Istanbul.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a fabulous visit to Troy! The bus picked us up from our hotel on time, was very comfortable and the guide made time pass quickly. The lunch was delicious. Troy was spectacular though it really helped to have researched the site before visiting to make sense of the different levels. I've read about Hector, Achilles, Menelaus, Priam, Agamemnon and all the others from the Iliad and Odyssey all my life how amazing to see Troy and bring them to life! Only criticism is I wish our guide at Troy would have linked areas of the site to specific parts of the myth. I would definitely take other tours with Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Incredible tour, a little long if you only go for the day but well worth it. Would say to go early 2016 as they are currently building a huge meseum and are beginning to excavate again next year.

Such lovely tour guides too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Of great historical significance, expertly guided and explained!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour took 14 hours with about 1.5 or 2 hours at Troy. It was well worth it. The minibus was spacious and comfortable. The tour guide to troy picked us up before we boarded the ferry and brought us back to the minibus after the visit in Troy. The tour guide to Troy knew a lot about the dfferent archeological opinions concerning Troy, which was interesting and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I had an amazing guide and an amazing trip. The guide was well versed and very knowledgeable about the topic at hand. A heads up though, it is a long drive to get there, and in the winter it does get very cold.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This your was very well organized and guide was fantastic. The driver was very good and very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The tour was very good. It is a long day, because Troy is a long way from Istanbul, but it was well worth the effort!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Amazing trip to do if you have the time! It is a long trip from Istanbul, but as long as you are used to this kind of quick trips, it should be OK! The tour guide at Troy was simple awesome: Super passionate for the history of the place and this can easily be absorbed by the people participating on it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our tour guide in Troy was excellent and we learned so much about the ancient city of Troy. Much of the beauty and fun took place on the ferry ride to Troy.

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