Best Day tour to Troy from Istanbul

Helen of Troy

Best Day tour to Troy from Istanbul

Duration :   1 Day
The Price :   90,00
Max People :    18
Start Location:   Your hotel in Istanbul
Total Seats :  48/54
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A day tour to Troy from Istanbul offers a glimpse into the ancient troy history and legendary tales associated with this iconic archaeological site.


Highlights of a day tour to Troy from Istanbul:


Morning:

Early Departure: Begin your day early with a departure from Istanbul to Troy. Our tour transportation is typically arranged by bus or minivan.

Scenic Drive: Enjoy the scenic drive through the Turkish countryside as you make your way towards the Gallipoli Peninsula, where Troy is located.


Late Morning:

Arrival at Troy: Upon arrival at the archaeological site of Troy, meet your guide who will lead you through the ancient ruins and provide insights into its history and mythology.


Lunch:

Lunch Break: Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant near the Troy archaeological site. Enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine and regional specialties before continuing your tour.

Mid-Afternoon:

Visit to Çanakkale: En route to Troy, stop in the city of Çanakkale for a brief break. You may have the opportunity to visit the Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial, a towering monument dedicated to the Turkish soldiers who fought during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I.

Guided Tour of Troy: Explore the ruins of Troy, which is famous for being the setting of the Trojan War as described in Homer’s epic poem, the Iliad. Highlights of the site include the ancient city walls, the remains of various settlements, and the reconstructed Trojan Horse.


Late Afternoon:

Return Journey: After lunch, begin your journey back to Istanbul. Use this time to relax, reflect on your visit to Troy, and enjoy the scenery during the return drive.


Late Evening:

Arrival in Istanbul: Arrive back in Istanbul in the evening, marking the end of your day tour to Troy. Depending on your preference, you may have the remainder of the evening free to explore Istanbul further or relax at your accommodation.

Also if you dont want to return back to istanbul you can continue to Izmir, Selcuk, Kusadasi, Pamukkale by bus. You can book your bus ticket from busticketline.com


 

Troy tour Tips:

  • Book in Advance: Make sure to book your day tour to Troy from Istanbul in advance, either through a reputable tour operator or your hotel concierge.

  • Wear Comfortable Clothing: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for walking and exploring archaeological sites.

  • Bring Essentials: Don’t forget to bring essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, a camera, and a refillable water bottle.

  • Be Prepared for Weather: Be prepared for changes in weather, as conditions can vary throughout the day. It’s a good idea to bring an extra layer or a light jacket, especially if you’re visiting during the cooler months.

By following this itinerary, you can enjoy a memorable day trip to Troy from Istanbul, immersing yourself in the ancient history and mythology of this legendary site


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Places You’ll See :

Helen of Troy, also known as Helen of Sparta, is a figure from Greek mythology whose beauty was said to have been the cause of the Trojan War. She is considered one of the most beautiful women in the ancient world, and her story has been told and retold in various works of literature, art, and drama throughout history.

Helen of Troy

According to Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus, the king of the gods, and Leda, a mortal queen. Her birth is often described as being the result of Zeus taking the form of a swan and seducing Leda. As a result, Helen was born from an egg, along with her twin brother, Clytemnestra. Helen was married to King Menelaus of Sparta, but her beauty attracted the attention of Paris, a prince of Troy. When Paris visited Sparta, he and Helen fell in love, and she left her husband to be with him. This act of adultery sparked the Trojan War, as Menelaus and his brother Agamemnon, along with other Greek leaders, gathered their armies to reclaim Helen and exact vengeance on Troy. The Trojan War, as depicted in Homer's epic poem "The Iliad," lasted for ten years and resulted in the eventual destruction of Troy. Helen played a central role in the conflict, although she is often portrayed as a passive figure who is acted upon by the gods and men around her. After the war, Helen returned to Sparta with Menelaus, although her fate varies in different accounts of the myth. Some stories suggest that she lived out her days in Sparta, while others claim that she was taken to Egypt by the gods or returned to Troy with Paris. Helen of Troy's story has inspired countless works of art, literature, and drama, including plays by Euripides and works by writers such as Homer, Virgil, and Shakespeare. She remains one of the most enduring figures of Greek mythology, symbolizing beauty, desire, and the power of love to incite conflict

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ITINERARY

ISTANBUL-GALLİPOLİ-ISTANBUL

06:00 - 06:15 AM Pick up from hotel around Taksim area


06:30 - 07:00 AM Pick up from hotel around Sultanahmet area


Depart for Eceabat by non smoking, A/C minibus


11:59 AM Arrive in EceabatLunch at a local restaurant in Eceabat


12:50 PM Depart for Fully Guided Troy Tour Visiting,

  • The Trojan Horse
  • Sacrificial Altars
  • The 3700 year old city walls
  • Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C
  • The Bouleuterium (Senate Building)
  • The Odeon (Concert Hall)
  • Current excavations in progress
  • Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX

17:30 PM Back from Troy TourDepart for Istanbul


 22:30 PM Arrive in Istanbul and drop back to your hotel OR Overnight local bus to Izmir/ Selcuk / Kusadasi can be arranged with an extra charge


 

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is included in the day tour to Gallipoli from Istanbul?

Our day tour includes transportation from Istanbul to Troy and back, guided tours of key sites such as Helen of Troy, Troy Horse, Troy museum, Ancent Troy cities


 

How long does the day tour to Troy from Istanbul last?

Our day tour typically lasts for approximately 16 hours, including travel time to and from Istanbul. We depart early in the morning (06:30 am) to maximize time at the Troy and return to Istanbul in the evening.


 

Is hotel pickup and drop-off included?

Yes, hotel pickup and drop-off are included for hotels located in central Istanbul. Please provide your hotel details during the booking process, and our team will arrange transportation accordingly.


 

What should I wear and bring for the tour?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes, as there will be some walking involved during the guided tours. Additionally, it's advisable to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a refillable water bottle. Don't forget your camera to capture the memorable moments!


 

Are meals provided during the tour?

Yes, lunch at a local restaurantin Eceabat is included in the tour package. The restaurant will offer a variety of Turkish dishes to suit different dietary preferences. Please inform us in advance if you have any specific dietary restrictions or allergies.


 

Is the tour suitable for children and elderly travelers?

Yes, the tour is suitable for travelers of all ages. However, please be aware that there will be some walking involved, and certain areas may have uneven terrain. If you have any concerns about accessibility or mobility, please contact us in advance, and we will provide assistance accordingly.


 

Is there an English-speaking guide on the tour?

Yes, our tours are led by experienced and knowledgeable Professional English-speaking guides who will provide informative commentary throughout the journey. If you require a guide in another language, please contact us in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.


 

How do I book the day tour to Troy from Istanbul?

You can book the tour online through our website or by contacting our customer service team via email or phone.7/24 Whatsapp : +90 531 378 9262  Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details for your tour.


 

What is the cancellation policy for the tour?

Our cancellation policy varies depending on the tour package and booking terms. Please refer to the terms and conditions outlined at the time of booking or contact our customer service team for more information.


 

What's Included

  • Entrance Fees
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Pick up /Drop of
  • Transport
  • Troy Tour

What's Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Drinks at Lunch
  • Meals
  • Tips for driver and Guide

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Why Book With Us?

  • We are Local and speaking your language
  • 24/7 support helpline during tour and Travel in Turkey
  • Flexible customisable tour and Activity options

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