Visite a antiga cidade de Troia e aprenda sobre sua importância na mitologia grega como o principal campo de batalha da Guerra de Troia. Na jornada de Istambul, pare para almoçar na cidade costeira Eceabat e, em seguida, desfrute de uma excursão à pé pelos locais arqueológicos de Troia. Saiba mais sobre as diferentes eras que imprimiram a sua marca no assentamento fascinante e veja a famosa estátua do Cavalo de Troia, antes de retornar a Istambul.
If you booked this tour for the lunch, look for another tour as they did not serve sea food. If you booked this tour for a short drive, look for another tour as we only spent literally just an hour in the site. But if you really wanted to see 'Troy' and hear the interesting stories as to why this is said to be the 'Troy' from the mythology, then this is for you.
Although the tour indicates that it would be 16 hours, if you are brisk, you might get back by 9 pm - which makes a lot of difference! the tour is nearly 12 hours of bus ride. since there were only 5 of us, it was a very comfortable ride. hopefully we weren't noisy companions and thankfully, our company wasn't. lunch stop is on the way and you get another break on the return. a short boat ride helps break the monotony of the ride.
Troy itself is a whole gathering of ruins - with a longish walk around the ruins. Understanding and appreciating Troy helps if you have been to Greece we came after spending a week. The ruins means a lot is left to imagination and the guide. our guide - Mustafa - did an honest, sincere job of explaining Troy from 2 millenia ago.
definitely worth a visit - if you can put up with a long journey and hopefully you have quiet company!
We were a little concerned that the journey to and from Istanbul would be too long but the guides made it all very interesting and the journey time was fine. As well as the commentary from the guides we also enjoyed the views of the countryside while traveling to and from the site of Troy. Everything went according to the schedule and we found the experience at Troy extremely educational. The trip included a ferry ride and stops for breakfast extra cost and lunch included. My only suggestion for improvement would be for the guides to allow us a little free time on our own at the Troy site so that we could soak up the atmosphere there. I can definitely recommend this trip. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thr trip from Istanbul to the Echeabat was handled lousily by the driver who can hardly speak in English and kept on stopping for smoking break. He can not even tell us the places we were passing. We just slept all the way to Echeabat then met by a lady who accompanied us to a seafood restaurant who served meatball and pasta instead of the seafood as described in the info sheet. Then another guy brought us to the ferry to cross to Troia. The driver/guide who met us at the Camukkale Feribot is very good in his stories about Homers Iliad and Odysey but gave us a different version from the book of Homer and he doubted if there was really a Trojan War. On the way back to istanbul, all the passengers were sleeping on the minivan since we can not stand the body odor exuding from the driver. I have to put peppermint from my chaplips on my nosetrils to minimize inhaling the foul smell. First time i am giving VIator.com a 2 star.