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Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

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Troy: Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Activity provider: Crowded House Tours
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From US$ 89.78 per person

Explore the legendary ancient city of Troy on a full-day tour from Istanbul. Learn about Trojan mythology and see the ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage site, as you walk in the footsteps of Achilles, Hector, Helen, and Paris.

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Duration 18 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Istanbul

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the legendary ancient city of Troy and see the replica of the Trojan horse
  • See the 3700 years old city walls and the remains of various cities of Troy I & Troy IX
  • 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
This tour is specially designed for those visitors who want a more detailed tour with an expert guide, and who wish to walk in the footsteps of characters from Homer's Illiad and learn of how a long lost city was rediscovered. Start the tour at the door of your hotel in Istanbul, where you will be met by our driver before boarding a specially configured bus, designed to provide more space and greater leg room for your comfort. On arrival in the town of Eceabat, once the ancient city of Madytos, located on the shores of the Dardanelles Strait, stop to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your guide will accompany you on a 25-minute ferry trip across the Dardanelles to Çanakkale, where you will board the tour bus for the drive to nearby Troy. During the tour, your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological excavations from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s to the present day. 9 cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to before 3500 BC, with the city made famous by Homer in his book the Iliad describing the 10-year war being just one of the layered settlements. Not only will you see the still impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War, but you will also be able to walk past the ruins of everyday houses dating back more than 3000 years, and walk the same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago. Following the tour, re-board the tour bus to be carried back to Çanakkale, from where you will return by ferry to Eceabat. After a brief break, board the bus for the return trip to Istanbul, to be dropped at your hotel door.
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
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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What to bring

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

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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

There were a few hiccups but this was an all day tour and they did a great job of coordinating everything so that we could have a great experience. The travel was smooth, the food was average but the guide was amazing!! Our guide explained so many details. He was patient and very thorough. He took time to answer questions and he had a wonderful sense of humor! I recommend this to anyone wanting to see Troy.

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March 7, 2022

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