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Full-Day Troy Tour From Istanbul

4.1 / 5

24 reviews

Full-Day Troy Tour From Istanbul

From $116.14 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 15 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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

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 Troy. Enjoy a buffet breakfast as you cruise through the narrow straits of the Dardanelles.  Upon arrival, lunch will be served at a restaurant 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 5:00 PM with a transfer back to Istanbul at 6:00 PM, and a hotel drop off at approximately 11:00 PM.
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
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Tips for drivers and guides
  • Open buffet breakfast (available at an additional cost)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5

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All was very good! They picked us up at the indicated time, the very friendly driver, they had a guide in Spanish and English, it was super good because at the time of booking, I forgot to change the English language to Spanish, ask the guide if I could change to Spanish and he said yes. I liked Troy, more than anything, its history. It is small but very interesting.

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January 9, 2020

Really long tour, passing the coast by bus then on the ferry to the Strait of the Dardanelles and finally by car. the menu of the restaurant is small and the visit to Troia duara 2 or max 3 hours. the guide was the best thing on the tour, prepared, helpful and nice.

March 6, 2019

The trip is very tiring since the transport is uncomfortable and small. The first stop for “breakfast” it’s simple and poor. The lunch included it’s more than simple, so if you are planing to go, take your own things to eat... the first tour guide we met at lunch time, was not so friendly, it seemed we were bothering her For being there. The tour guide at Troy was great!! Very professional, nice and made us for almost 2 hours tour very interested and amizade about Troy. On the way back, after quite tiring trip the driver was using the GPS to take everyone back to the hotel but he was lost few times during the way to drop the first 4 guests making our time harder in the Micro-bus.

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November 8, 2019

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