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  • Location:Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration:16 hours (approx.)

Troy Day Trip from Istanbul

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.


  • 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

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. Afterwards, hop back on your coach and journey back to your Istanbul hotel where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very friendly and nice driver.
Very Informative and helpful tour guide.

nathan.mccarry United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

As the other reviews said, it is a long day but really worth it. The van driver and tour guide were both excellent. We learned so much history not just about Troy but about the site going back to BC times. We didn't realize until we had the tour that length of the history 8 layers of different times being built and more being found. The site is well laid out and easy to get around with amenities such as very clean restrooms and a gift shop. We would highly recommend devoting a day to going as you get to see so much of the Turkey outside Istabnbul and how people live.

Harry J

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!

Lara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Wonderful day.

Dina S

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.

Jonathan O

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.

Shashank J

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.

Allen S

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!

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