Product ID: 48307

Full-Day Troy Tour From Istanbul

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Explore the ancient city of Troy on a full-day tour from Istanbul, and learn about its significance in Greek mythology. Marvel at the ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the replica of the Trojan Horse. Cruise the Marmara coast.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up from Besiktas - Taksim at 06:00; Sirkeci - Sultanahmet at 06:15; and Beyazit - Laleli at 06:30. Pick-up from other locations is available on request
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruined walls and temples of the legendary city of Troy
  • Cruise through the Dardanelle Straits by ferry
  • See the replica of the Trojan Horse
  • Learn the legends of Paris and Helen of Troy
  • Enjoy lunch on the roof of the Grand Eceabat Hotel
  • Discover Homer's foundations for European literature
Full description
Travel back to the days of the Trojan War and such legends of ancient history as Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Homer on a full-day tour of “Truva” (the historic city of Troy).

Depart Istanbul early in the morning (06:00-06:30) from convenient meeting points in Taksim, Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, Şişli, Ortaköy and Bebek. Hotel pick-ups are available from Sultanahmet, Beyazıd, Sirkeci, Laleli and Aksaray. Transfer to Ataturk Airport for any last pick-ups from airport area hotels. Then, transfer to the port for a ferry journey along the Marmara Coast.

Enjoy a buffet breakfast as you cruise through the narrow straits of the Dardanelles. Upon arrival, lunch will be served on the roof of the Grand Eceabat Hotel, with stunning views of the Dardanelles as you dine. At 12.45, depart for Troy, and see the replica of the Trojan Horse from the movie “Troy” at the entrance to the legendary city.

Gaze on the remains of city walls that date back more than 3,000 years, and learn about landmark ruins and monuments, such as the Temple of Athena, Megaron House, and trench of Schliemann. Explore the death of Achilles near the Scaean Gate, and discover the site where the Trojan Horse was probably taken at the Gate of Troy VI.

See the remains of the Roman Bath, discover where the city’s music shows and poetry readings were held at the Odeon, and go to the ruins of the Bouleuterion where the council of citizens would meet. Learn about everyday life in the city at the remains of the Agora (market place) and more.

Your tour of the ruins ends at 17:00 with a transfer back to Istanbul at 18:00, and a hotel drop off at approximately 23:00.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from central Istanbul hotels
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to Troy
  • Transfers by air-conditioned bus (Istanbul - Canakkale - Istanbul)
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Tips for drivers and guides
  • Open buffet breakfast (available at an additional cost)

When you get there

Know before you go
• Please note that pick-up and drop off is only available from the European side of Istanbul and city center hotels (Sultanahmet, Laleli, Topkapı, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci and Şişli areas)
• The tour covers all the main sites and myths of Troy