- 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
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.
Reviewed by Karen M, February 2013
A long day but well worth it. The tour guide was very informative and the site itself was very interesting.
Reviewed by Marilyn J. T, February 2013
This tour was fantastic! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. He made the tour seem to "come alive". He put the facts into a context that made it all understandable and fascinating. At first, I thought that the bus ride to and from Troy would seem too long, but it did not. We had breaks for coffee/snacks, for lunch and for dinner. Plus the ride with the view of the sea to the side was lovely. This is a great tour and I have already encouraged my friends to include it when they visit Turkey.