Up to 2 days
|Departure from Istanbul
|Transfer to ferry terminal
|Board ferry to Princes Islands
|Enjoy scenic cruise on Marmara Sea
|Arrive at Büyükada, the largest of the islands
|Visit historic landmarks and scenic viewpoints
|Learn about the island’s history and culture
|Enjoy leisurely lunch at a local restaurant (Pay on your own)
|Free time to explore the island
|Departure from Büyükada
|Board ferry back to Istanbul
|Transfer to hotel or designated drop-off point
At 9:15 AM, the Princes Island Tour begins with a pickup from the hotel lobby on a sharing basis. Meet your tour guide and fellow participants as you prepare for an exciting day ahead. This shared experience allows you to connect with other travelers, creating a vibrant and engaging atmosphere.
Once everyone is gathered, the tour officially commences. Listen attentively as the tour guide provides an introduction, sharing essential information about the itinerary and what to expect throughout the day. Feel free to ask any questions and seek clarification on any concerns you may have.
With the briefing complete, you'll board the designated vehicle, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Sit back, relax, and get ready to embark on an exploration of the enchanting Princes Islands.
This shared experience allows you to engage with fellow travelers, exchange stories, and create memorable connections. Embrace the sense of camaraderie as you embark on this adventure together, discovering the hidden treasures of the Princes Islands.
At 9:45 AM, after the pickup, you will be transferred to the ferry terminal where your exciting journey to the Princes Islands begins. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to the terminal, ensuring a smooth start to your adventure.
Upon arrival at the ferry terminal, proceed to board the ferry that will transport you to the Princes Islands. Find a seat and settle in as the ferry sets sail, offering a scenic cruise on the beautiful Marmara Sea. Be captivated by the glistening waters and panoramic views that surround you. Take this opportunity to relax, soak up the refreshing breeze, and enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the sea.
As you sail across the Marmara Sea, be sure to keep your camera ready for incredible photo opportunities. Capture the picturesque coastline and the mesmerizing skyline of Istanbul from a unique vantage point.
The leisurely cruise provides a moment of relaxation and serenity, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds the Princes Islands. With each passing minute, you'll draw closer to your destination, eagerly anticipating the exploration that awaits.
Prepare yourself to disembark at the Princes Islands, ready to immerse yourself in their unique charm and embrace the captivating experiences that lie ahead.
At 11:45 AM, you will arrive at Büyükada, the largest of the Princes Islands. Step off the ferry and onto the shores of this enchanting island, ready to embark on a journey through its rich history and natural beauty.
The exploration of Büyükada begins as you delve into its historic landmarks and scenic viewpoints. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of the island as you visit iconic landmarks that reflect its unique identity. Admire the architectural marvels that stand as testaments to Büyükada's past, appreciating their intricate details and grandeur.
Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the history and culture of Büyükada, sharing fascinating stories and anecdotes along the way. Gain a deeper understanding of the island's past and its importance within the larger context of Istanbul's history.
As you explore Büyükada, be sure to seek out the scenic viewpoints that offer breathtaking panoramas of the island and its surroundings. From these vantage points, you can capture stunning photographs, creating lasting memories of your time on Büyükada.
Embrace the tranquil ambiance of the island as you wander through its streets and uncover hidden gems. Experience the unique blend of natural beauty and historical charm that Büyükada offers, immersing yourself in its serene atmosphere.
At 1:30 PM, it's time to indulge in a delightful lunch break during your Princes Island Tour. This is an opportunity for you to take a break from the day's activities and recharge with a delicious meal.
You have the flexibility to choose from a range of dining options based on your personal preferences. Büyükada offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, allowing you to explore the local cuisine or opt for international dishes. Whether you're craving traditional Turkish flavors or seeking something different, there's something to suit every palate.
Please note that lunch expenses are not included in the tour package, and it is your responsibility to cover the cost of your meal. The guide can provide recommendations on popular local establishments where you can enjoy a satisfying lunch.
This leisurely lunch break allows you to relax, savor your meal, and immerse yourself in the charming surroundings of Büyükada. Take your time to appreciate the island's tranquil ambiance and soak in the atmosphere while enjoying a memorable dining experience.
After lunch, you'll have the opportunity to continue exploring the island or engage in optional activities, such as renting a bicycle, taking a horse-carriage tour, or visiting the nearby beaches. Make the most of your free time to create lasting memories and embrace the beauty of Büy
At 2:30 PM, after lunch, you will have the opportunity to enjoy free time to explore Büyükada at your own pace. This is your chance to delve deeper into the island's unique charm, discover hidden corners, and create unforgettable experiences.
During this free time, you can engage in independent exploration and follow your own interests. Wander through the charming streets, browse local shops, boutiques, and markets to find unique souvenirs or gifts. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and embrace the island's culture.
Take advantage of the scenic beauty that Büyükada offers. Enjoy leisurely walks along the picturesque streets and waterfront, taking in the breathtaking views of the island's landscapes. Discover the island's parks and gardens, where you can find moments of tranquility amidst nature.
This free time also provides an opportunity for relaxation. Find a cozy spot to sit back, unwind, and soak in the peaceful ambiance of Büyükada. You may choose to enjoy a refreshing drink at a local cafe or simply bask in the island's natural beauty.
For those seeking additional activities, there are various options to enhance your experience. Rent a bicycle and explore more of the island's hidden gems, go off the beaten path, or relax on one of the beautiful beaches nearby. The choice is yours to make the most of your time on Büyükada.
At 3:30 PM, it is time to bid farewell to Büyükada and conclude your visit to this captivating island. Gather at the designated location as directed by your tour guide for the departure.
Take a moment to reflect on the memorable experiences and the natural and cultural beauty you have encountered during your time on Büyükada. Appreciate the tranquility and serenity that this island has offered, leaving you with lasting impressions.
Board the ferry for the return journey to Istanbul. As you embark on the ferry, take a final glimpse of Büyükada's scenic landscapes, picturesque architecture, and historic charm. Cherish the memories created and carry them with you as you sail away.
Find a comfortable spot onboard the ferry, where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful crossing of the Marmara Sea. Take this opportunity to unwind, reflect on the day's adventures, and appreciate the unique experiences you have had on Büyükada.
As you sail back to Istanbul, express gratitude for the enchanting moments, cultural discoveries, and natural beauty that Büyükada has provided. Relish the memories and embrace the sense of fulfillment that comes from immersing yourself in this remarkable island experience.
The tour can be cancelled 48 hours before travel date.