5 Days Istanbul and Troy Tour

$735.00 per person

Experience the magic of Istanbul and the ancient city of Troy over 5 days. Marvel at Istanbul’s rich history, from the grand Hagia Sophia to the bustling Grand Bazaar. Journey to Troy, where myth meets history, exploring the legendary ruins and the famed Trojan Horse. Perfect for history enthusiasts and cultural explorers. Book now for an unforgettable adventure!

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Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul, Airport Transfer and Free Day

Upon your arrival at Istanbul New Airport(IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport(SAW), our team will be waiting for you at the exit of the international line of the Airport, holding a sign with your name written on it. After which, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. Alternatively, you can join the Night Cruise on the Bosphorus with Dinner & Show.

Day 2: Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

After breakfast at approximately 8:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the full-day tour. Today on the tour you will visit the Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise

After breakfast at around 8:30 am, you will join the Half-day Morning Bosphorus Cruise. At the start of this tour, you will enjoy a drive to the pier in Eminonu for a short visit to the historical Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). Following this, you will join a shared boat tour and cruise along the Bosphorus which is a narrow strait between the continents of Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. You will be able to view the Dolmabahce PalaceBeylerbeyi PalaceBosphorus Bridge, citadels, centuries-old mansions, and the European and Asian shorelines while onboard the boat. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 12:30 pm. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Troy Day Trip from Istanbul

After an early pickup from your hotel, hit the road and travel south by luxury coach toward the ancient city of Troy. The full journey takes up most of the morning, so to break it up, stop in the town of Tekirdag for breakfast and a Turkish coffee (own expense). Around midday, stop again in Eceabat, on the east coast of the Dardanelles. Break for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant and after lunch,  hop on board a ferry for the 20-minute crossing to Canakkale. From here, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Troy is a short coach ride away. Easily one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, Troy dates back nearly 4,000 years and is said to signify the first contact between Anatolia and the Mediterranean countries. On a 1-hour walking tour around the site, your guide will talk about Troy’s history and its development as a series of settlements. Learn how it started as a Bronze Age dwelling, survived a Balkan invasion, was rejuvenated during Greek and Roman rules, and even a had stint as a Byzantine town before falling into a state of ruin. Hear tales of the Trojan War – an important Greek mythological story – and learn about the Trojan prince (Paris) who ran away with Zeus’ daughter (Helen) and thus sparked the 10-year war. After exploring the ruins, visit the wooden Trojan Horse that symbolizes the town and the Trojan War before returning to Istanbul. At the end of the tour at around 6:00 pm, you will be transferred back to Istanbul. Around 11:00 pm you will arrive back in Istanbul and will be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Departure from Istanbul – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 11:00 AM) and will then be transferred to the Istanbul International Airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation
  • 4 nights in Istanbul at a standard quality or Boutique hotel including breakfast
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Visa to enter Turkey
  • Any optional tours
  • Tips & Personal Items
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Travel Insurance

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
  • St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday, this will be replaced with the Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed

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