Get away from the crowds of Istanbul and enjoy an informative sightseeing experience in Çanakkale with a memorable full day tour there. Troy Day Tour From Istanbul runs on a daily basis from Istanbul and offers you the opportunity to explore the ancient city of Troy. Visit the major monuments of this ancient city and get more information about the infamous Battle of Troy. The several important structures of this ancient city and the replica of the Trojan horse are among the key highlights of this exciting adventure.
Troy Day Tour From Istanbul begins early in the morning. The members of our team will collect you from your hotel in Istanbul and drive you towards Çanakkale region. An experienced tour guide will accompany you during this excursion in order to offer you an exclusive guided tour. Çanakkale is one of the most historic regions in the country. This is because expect from the variety of archaeological sites that has, the region experienced also important battles during WWI. Every year, thousands of people visit the region in order to explore its history and understand its importance.
After the road trip, when you arrive at the region, you will enjoy a much-needed lunch in the city of Eceabat. The lunch will be served at a local restaurant with an authentic atmosphere. Enjoy your meal and relax before the sightseeing activity. After lunch, the most interesting part of your excursion starts.
The first stop will be made at the city centre of Çanakkale. There, you will have the opportunity to observe a replica of the infamous Trojan horse which is now a symbol for the region. This exact replica is the one used in the Hollywood’s movie The Troy. Your tour guide will provide interesting details about the original horse and unfold its story.
Then, you will be transferred to the ancient city of Troy in order to visit the most important structures of this settlement. When in Troy, you will visit the Sacrificial Altars. As the region was constructed in order to pay tribute and respect to the gods, these remains have a lot to say about this ancient civilization and the religious beliefs of that period.
Another interesting structure that you are going to visit is the ancient city walls. These walls were built for defensive purposes and are 3700 years old. Then, you will move on to observe the houses of Troy. The settlement was constructed between 3000BC and 2500BC and the houses demonstrate the basic architectural style of that period. As you will be walking around, the tour guide will explain important aspects about the houses’ design and about the lifestyle of the people who were living there.
The final stop will be made at the ancient agora, the main political and social stage of the city. Agora was also used as a main trading and commercial point during antiquity. By the end of the guided tour, the bus will drive you back to Istanbul. This informative and exciting tour finishes during the afternoon when you arrive back to your hotel in Istanbul.
Interested in adding some more sightseeing in your holiday’s schedule? Troy Day Tour From Istanbul is one of the best options for those who are passionate about archaeological sites. It is also a great opportunity to learn the history of Troy and of the Battle of Troy. The infamous Trojan horse, the important structures of the ancient city and an exceptional guided tour are some of the things you should expect during this full day tour.
Pick up: On the day of this tour, a fully air-conditioned and comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel in the city centre of Istanbul. A licenced tour guide will welcome you in the bus and explain the basic features of the schedule. The road trip towards Çanakkale lasts for few hours during which you will observe beautiful landscapes.
Çanakkale: The region of Çanakkale is one of the most important ones in Turkey. The broader area hosts various important archaeological sites attracting thousands of visitors every year. In addition, the region is important as many battles during WWI took place there.
Lunch: When you arrive at the region, a lunch break will be offered at the city of Eceabat. The freshly made lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Trojan Horse: The starting point of your sightseeing experience will be the city centre of Çanakkale. There, you will observe one of the most known and important symbols of Troy, the infamous Trojan horse. This particular horse is not the original one but an official replica that forms a powerful symbol for the city. Do not miss the chance to snap some photos and admire its imposing size.
Troy Ancient City: For the next phase of this tour, you will be transferred to the ancient city of Troy. Back then, Troy was constructed as a dedication to the Gods. Thus, your first visit will be made at the city’s Sacrificial Altars. Nowadays, these are used as a source of information about the religious beliefs of that period.
Guided Tour: During your time there, you may also observe the ancient city walls. They were used for defensive purposes and archaeologists suggest that these walls are 3700 years old. Then, the tour guide will take you towards the houses of Troy. There, you will receive important information about the lifestyle of the people and the construction techniques that they were using. A final stop will take place at the ancient agora. That was the place where all the important decisions were made. In addition, it was the central merchandising point of Troy.
Return: By the end of your guided tour in Troy, you will return to the bus. A road trip back to Istanbul follows for few hours. The Troy Day Tour finishes during the afternoon when you arrive back to your hotel in the city centre of Istanbul.
Solo traveller, been there a couple of days ago. Before coming to Istanbul, I research I bit about daily tours and found this one. I like history so I booked it right away. Booking online was easy! The road trip was quite interesting with some nice views. We first went to see a replica of the trojan horse. The city centre is cool and the guide, a lovely girl, explained to us many things. The group wasn’t that big, so we all met and became friends. Then we went to some archaeological sites, and we even saw ruins of ancient troy. This area is full of history, and I think one day is not even enough!!! Recommended for all!!! It was my pleasure to be part of it!