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Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

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Activity provider: Crowded House Tours

Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Activity provider: Crowded House Tours

From US$ 100.11 per person

Explore the legendary ancient city of Troy on a full-day tour from Istanbul. Learn about myths and facts at UNESCO site and walk in the footsteps of figures like Achilles, Hector, Helen and Paris.

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Duration 18 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off is available from only the hotels in Taksim and Sultanahmet area. Pickup time for Taksim area is between 6 AM - 620 AM. Pickup time for Sultanahmet area is between 630 AM - 7 AM. Meeting point might be arranged depending on the location of the hotel. No pickup and drop off service available from the Asian side of Istanbul. Please confirm the exact pickup time and location before your departure.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the legendary ancient city of Troy and see the replica of the Trojan horse
  • See the 3,700-year-old city walls and the remains of various cities
  • Enjoy a comfortable journey and lunch before the tour starts
  • Learn about the mythology of the Trojan war and Homer's epic poem
  • Take a scenic ferry ride on the Dardanelles Strait
Full description

Take a detailed tour of ancient city of Troy, and discover scenes from Homer's Illiad. Learn of how the city was rediscovered and enjoy a delicious lunch. Travel from Istanbul in an airconditioned bus and cross from Dardanelles to Çanakkale by ferry. 

Start the tour at your hotel in Istanbul, where you will be met by your driver and drive to Troy by giving a break en route for refreshements (Breakfast served at own expense). 

Relax on the drive to Eceabat, once the ancient city of Madytos, located on the shores of the Dardanelles Strait. Stop to enjoy a hearty lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your guide will accompany you on a 25-minute ferry trip across the Dardanelles to Çanakkale.

Board the tour bus for the drive to nearby Troy and begin your tour. Hear about the mythology surrounding Troy. Dive into how the city was discovered, the ancient history, and what has been revealed by extensive archaeological excavations.

Hear about how 9 cities have where constructed on top of each other which date back to before 3500 BC, with the city made famous by Homer in his book the Iliad being just one of the layered settlements.

See the still impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War. Walk past the ruins of everyday houses dating back more than 3000 years. Stroll along same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago. 

Get back on the tour bus for the ride back to Çanakkale. Have a look at the Hollywood wooden horse from the famous movie Troy Catch the return ferry to Eceabat. After a brief break, board the bus for the return trip to Istanbul and end your tour back at your hotel. 

Includes
  • Return transport from your hotel in Istanbul
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Eceabat
  • Ferry tickets
  • Entrance fee to the ancient city of Troy
  • All transportation in an air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • Drinks during the lunch
  • Tips
  • Breakfast
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Although the journey from Istanbul was a long one, it was worth a visit to this archaeological site. The guide was very experienced and had experienced firsthand very important moments in the history of the excavations. Too bad it was not possible to visit the museum: this part should be added.

July 25, 2022

Burak was amazing. He was fun and very knowledgeable about the area and the unique history. I know that many reviews say it isn’t worth it, but it’s definitely worth it with an intelligent guide! We had a wonderful time from start to finish. It was a long day but without traffic in the evening the drive wasn’t too long. Lasted about 15 hours instead of 18. We were extremely happy

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April 22, 2022

Logistics was on point, pick up was on time and the tour ran according to schedule. Lunch was good and a lot of food (salad, soup, bread and full dish). Ride on ferry is short and nice. It takes about 4-5 hours to reach Troy from Istambul so would recommend it if you have enough time in Istanbul or if you are a Troy fan/knowledgeable about its history. It is also worth considering taking a 2-day trip and staying one night to rest and enjoy more of the city and the other activities to do around. If you are not necessarily a fan, consider that the ruins were mostly destroyed so even though you see something it is not as impressive as other ancient cities.

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March 12, 2022

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