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Day Tour - Troy Tour from Istanbul

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Fatih, Turkey
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Uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this guided day trip to Troy from Istanbul. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time. Plus, enjoy a visit to the small coastal town of Eceabat for lunch.
  • Day trip to Troy from Istanbul by luxury coach
  • Enjoy a seafood lunch in the coastal town of Eceabat
  • Travel by ferry from Eceabat to Canakkale, and then visit the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Troy
  • Walk around the ruins of Troy with your guide and hear tales of the Trojan War
  • Visit the wooden Trojan Horse statue before returning to Istanbul
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Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
Pick up & drop off from/to your Istanbul hotel
Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
Entrance fees
Lunch on tour
Suggested optional activities
Tips - driver and guide
Compulsory Travel Insurance

Departure Point

Cankurtaran Mahallesi Akbıyık Caddesi, Cankurtaran, Terbıyık Sk. No:3, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

We will meet in front of the hostel at 7am.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
In the morning meet your guide at your Istanbul hotel for your day trip to Troy. Hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan and voyage to the legendary city of Troy. Travel most of the morning with a stop for breakfast in the town of Tekirdag (own expense). Afterwards, continue to Eceabat, an eastern town on the coast of the Dardanelles.

In Eceabat, stop for lunch at Liman and savor a delicious two-course seafood meal, one of the best in town. Then board a ferry and cross the Canakkale in about 20 minutes. Finally, take a short coach ride to the ancient city of Troy and admire this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore Troy with your guide and learn about this city which existed nearly 4,000 years ago. Then, enjoy a 1-hour walking tour and gain insight about the history of one of the most popular archaeological sites. Hear how this it was the first link between Anatolia and the rest of the Mediterranean and started as settlements before becoming a kingdom. Then, learn how Troy evolved from the Bronze age, under Greek and Roman reign, and even as a small city in the Byzantine empire before collapsing.

Listen to lore of the Trojan War such as the mythological story about the Trojan prince (Paris) who stole Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta and was the catalyst for the 10-year Trojan War with the Achaeans (Greeks). Next, marvel at the at the wooden Trojan Horse whose iconic image defines this legendary war. Afterwards, hop back on your coach and journey back to your Istanbul hotel where your tour ends.
Stop At:  
Troy (Truva)
Depart early morning for afternoon tour of Troy. After lunch in Eceabat, we take a ferry across the Dardanelles and drive to Troy which is famous with the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. After the tour, we return back to ferry port to take a ferry across the Dardanelles. Return to Istanbul after the tour.
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fez Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Tour - Troy Tour from Istanbul?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Day Tour - Troy Tour from Istanbul?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Day Tour - Troy Tour from Istanbul?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Tour - Troy Tour from Istanbul?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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103 Reviews

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Beautiful trip
, Dec 2021
Loved it. Great tour to do in the off season when it’s not so busy. Great tour guide and lovely to get to see so much of the country in the drive.
A Long Day, But It's Worth It
, Mar 2021
I finally made it to Troy! Since that was the plan, and since I had googled the info & pictures beforehand, I have had a very pleasant day. We made it to the site of Troy and visited the museum, too. And there were only 2 people on the tour, including me - basically, we both almost have had a private tour :) Our guide Ensar is a very nice person, he's helpful and friendly, so it was a pleasure to meet him. The driver (sorry, I don't remember his name) was competent and drove carefully. It is quite a long way from Istanbul, but, to me, it was worth it.
, Nov 2020
awesome experience, great for history lovers. tour guide was informative. driver was awesome highly recommend. top notch
Unorganised transportations of this day trip to Troy
, Mar 2020
Unorganised! When I left my hotel, till I arrived at Eceabat ferry pier, no one told me what was I going to. The driver from the hotel just dropped me at the bus terminal in Istanbul and gave me the coach seat number and he was gone away; once the coach left the bus terminal, a bus attendant asked me for a bus ticket to Çanakkale. I told him I booked a day trip to Troy. He said this coach only stop at Eceabat, and they wouldn't take me back to Istanbul nor provide any tour guide for me because the coach was kinda public bus only! I was shocked, then I called the number which Viator's confirmation email has stated it, but no one picked up my call! Since I couldn't do anything at that moment, the bus attendant asked me to call the tour company again once we arrived at Eceabat. Luckily, there was eventually a tour guide looked for me at Eceabat ferry pier. Viator and the tour company in Çanakkale should let me know the itinerary and to explain to me all the procedures but not keep everything secretly. I didn't know how it was going while I was in the coach at Istanbul. It was my first time to experience this mess! Besides, it stated my lunch was a seafood lunch in one of the restaurant in Eceabat, but turns out the lunch was provided in Çanakkale and it was NOT a seafood lunch! The tour guide did a good job to tell me and the other joining tourists about the history of Troy very precisely while we were in the Troy Ruins. However, we didn't even have time to visit a Trojan Horse from the Troy Movie in the city centre of Çanakkale, our van was just pass by this site, coz we needed to catch the ferry back to Eceabat where we have to transfer for another van back to Istanbul. It's really chaotically since I board the coach at Istanbul bus terminal in the morning on that day!
A very good trip but too short a visit to the ruins of Troy!
, Dec 2019
We made our trip on Dec 12, 2019. The organisation was perfect: communication, pick up and drop off at our hotel, transportation, lunch, guidance during transportation, etc. Our guide in situ however didn't answer to this standard. He appeared to be a competent man, but his attitude was not at all conform. During the entire visit he gave the impression he wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible by rattling off his comment and constantly running metres ahead of us. By doing so he pulled down completely the level of the trip. That's the reason why rating the trip we leave it at 'average'. Understandable because the visit of the ruins of Troy was precisely the purpose of our trip.
Amazing trip!
, Aug 2019
Troy day trip from Istanbul was great. Beautiful sights, a lot of historic places, great attention, and a very knowledged guide made this trip a time to remember!
1 traveler found this review helpful
If you booked this tour for the lunch...
Georsadd G
, Aug 2018
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.
wonderful day
, Jun 2018
Mustafa is a great guide and took great care of us. He h has a good knowledge of history. The mini van was very comfortable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We were a little concerned that the...
Alan B
, Apr 2018
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Thr trip from Istanbul to the...
, Mar 2018
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 a 2 star.

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