Princes’ Islands Tour From Istanbul

  • Princes’ Islands Tour in 8 Hours
  • Cruise on the Marmara Sea
  • Take a tour of the Island by New Phaeton
  • Lunch delicious Turkish food
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off service

Princes’ Islands Tour From Istanbul

TOUR CODE: IST-8

Cruise along to Princes Islands with our full day tour. It’s a breathe taking experience and once in a lifetime catch! With an on board local guide, learn all fascinating history about Islands. Take some pictures and enjoy viewing places like Topkapi Palace, Maiden’s Tower, Usküdar and Kadikoy from the boat. This beautiful Princes’ Islands tour offers an unforgettable experience.

Stop at Heybeliada and Büyükada which is the largest island of the Princes’ Island archipelago. During summer the Princes’ Island area is a popular destination because of the beautiful beaches and the incredibly peaceful surroundings. As car traffic is forbidden here, you will enjoy a walking tour of the island and discover this not spoiled nature jewel.

Tour Code Duration Location Price
IST-8 Full Day Istanbul 45 €uro
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Istanbul Istanbul Everyday 08:30 17:00
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Princes' Islands (Full Day)

An hour’s boat ride from city centre, this group of island take their name from Byzantine times when the princesses where sent there on exile. There are nine island, five small and four relatively large. No motor vehicle is permitted, transport being provided by horse-drawn carriages. On the Island there are many glorious 19th century mansions with characteristic overhanging balconies, most of which are inhabited only during the summer.

The tour starts with a drive to the pier. Cruise on the Marmara sea to go Heybeliada for walking a tour of the island through the pine forest, riding next to picturesque bays and along the old villas and after that we take a ferry to go for largest of the islands, Büyük Ada. Lunch is served at a seaside restaurant. Time is left to enjoy the cheerful local life on the village square.

During the Byzantine period, princesses and other royalty where exiled on the islands and later members of the Ottoman Sultans family were exiled there too, giving the island their present name. They were taken by the Ottoman fleet during the siege of Constantinople in 1453. During the nineteenth century, the islands became a popular resort for Istanbul wealthy, and Victorian-era cottages and houses are still preserved on the largest of the Princes’ Islands.

The islands are an interesting destination because they allow insight into a multicultural society in modern Turkey, possibly alike to the multicultural society that once existed during the Ottoman Empire in places such as nearby Istanbul.

  • Enjoy viewing Topkapi Palace, Leander’s Tower and Usküdar from the sea.
  • Eat your delicious Turkish lunch.
  • Take a journey with New Pheaton
  • Walk around the island and take some photos.

Inclusions

  • Professional onboard local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch delicious Turkish food

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for children aged 2 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
Princes' Islands Full Day Tour From Istanbul - Istanbul City Sightseeing