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Princes Island Tour from Istanbul

Büyükada, Adalar/İstanbul, Türkiye
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6-8 Hours

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Princes Island Tour from Istanbul

Embark on an enchanting journey with the Princes Island Tour from Istanbul. This full-day excursion offers a captivating escape from the bustling city, as you explore the serene beauty of Büyükada, the largest of the Princes Islands. Begin your day with a 9:15 AM departure from Istanbul, followed by a convenient transfer to the ferry terminal at 9:45 AM.

As you board the ferry, get ready to immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the Marmara Sea. Enjoy a scenic cruise, where the glistening waters and gentle breeze create a soothing atmosphere, setting the tone for a memorable experience ahead. After a pleasant journey, you’ll arrive at Büyükada, a picturesque island known for its tranquility and historical significance.

The tour unfolds with a guided walking tour of the island’s highlights. Explore the charming streets adorned with historic landmarks and indulge in panoramic views from scenic viewpoints. Delve into the captivating history and cultural heritage of Büyükada, as your knowledgeable guide shares intriguing stories and insights along the way.

A leisurely lunch awaits you at a local restaurant, where you can savor delicious cuisine at your own expense. Relish the flavors of Turkish gastronomy, immersing yourself in the island’s culinary delights. Following lunch, you’ll have ample free time to further explore the island at your own pace. Take a stroll along the quaint streets, discover hidden gems, or simply bask in the island’s natural beauty.

As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to Büyükada and board the ferry for your return journey to Istanbul. Reflect on the memories you’ve made and the unique experiences you’ve had throughout the day. At 5:00 PM, a comfortable transfer will be arranged to take you back to your hotel or designated drop-off point, ensuring a seamless conclusion to your Princes Island Tour.

Escape the city’s hustle and bustle and embrace the tranquility of Büyükada with the Princes Island Tour from Istanbul. Immerse yourself in the island’s history, soak in its natural beauty, and create lasting memories on this unforgettable excursion. Book your tour now and embark on an enriching adventure that combines relaxation, exploration, and cultural discovery.

TimeActivity
9:15 AMDeparture from Istanbul
9:45 AMTransfer 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
5:00 PMTransfer to hotel or designated drop-off point

Few Important Pointers

  • Explore the largest of the Princes Islands, Büyükada, known for its natural beauty and serene atmosphere.
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Marmara Sea, taking in panoramic views of Istanbul's coastline.
  • Visit historic landmarks on Büyükada and learn about the island's rich history and cultural significance.
  • Take leisurely walks along picturesque streets, capturing the charm of the island's architecture and landscapes.
  • Indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Turkish cuisine.
  • Have free time to explore Büyükada at your own pace, discovering hidden gems and enjoying the island's tranquility.
  • Experience the unique ambiance and cultural heritage of the Princes Islands.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views and capture memorable photos of the scenic landscapes.
  • Travel with a knowledgeable guide who shares insights and stories about Büyükada's past and present.
  • Enjoy convenient hotel pickups and drop-offs, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.

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9:15 AM - Pickup from Hotel Lobby on Sharing basis + Start of Princes Island Tour
  • Time: 9:15 AM
  • Pickup: Meet your tour guide at the hotel lobby for a shared pickup
  • Sharing Basis: Join fellow tour participants for a shared journey to the starting point of the tour
  • Departure: Begin the Princes Island Tour, embarking on an exciting adventure
  • Introduction: Get acquainted with the tour guide and fellow participants
  • Itinerary Briefing: Receive an overview of the day's activities and highlights
  • Comfortable Transportation: Board the designated vehicle for a comfortable journey
  • Start of Exploration: Set off on a memorable tour to discover the beauty of Princes Islands

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.

9:45 AM - Transfer to ferry terminal + Board ferry to Princes Islands + scenic cruise on the Marmara Sea
  • Time: 9:45 AM
  • Transfer: Depart from the designated location for a comfortable transfer to the ferry terminal
  • Ferry Boarding: Arrive at the ferry terminal and proceed to board the ferry
  • Princes Islands: Embark on a captivating journey to the Princes Islands
  • Scenic Cruise: Settle in and enjoy a leisurely and scenic cruise on the Marmara Sea
  • Glistening Waters: Marvel at the shimmering waters surrounding the islands
  • Panoramic Views: Take in the breathtaking vistas of the coastline and Istanbul's skyline
  • Refreshing Breeze: Feel the gentle sea breeze as you sail across the Marmara Sea
  • Relaxation: Find a comfortable spot onboard to relax and unwind during the cruise
  • Photo Opportunities: Capture memorable moments and stunning views along the way
  • Island Arrival: Arrive at the Princes Islands, ready to explore their unique charm and beauty

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.

11:45 AM - Arrive at Büyükada + historic landmarks and scenic viewpoints
  • Time: 11:45 AM
  • Arrival at Büyükada: Disembark from the ferry and step onto the charming island of Büyükada
  • Island Exploration: Begin exploring the island's historic landmarks and scenic viewpoints
  • Historical Significance: Discover the rich history and cultural heritage of Büyükada
  • Landmark Highlights: Visit iconic landmarks that showcase the island's unique identity
  • Architectural Marvels: Marvel at the impressive architecture and intricate details of the historical sites
  • Cultural Insights: Learn fascinating stories and anecdotes about the island's past and its significance
  • Scenic Viewpoints: Seek out breathtaking viewpoints that offer panoramic vistas of the island and its surroundings
  • Photo Opportunities: Capture memorable moments against the backdrop of stunning landscapes
  • Tranquil Ambiance: Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Büyükada as you explore its hidden gems

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.

1:30 PM - Lunch Time (On your own expense)
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Lunch Break: Take a well-deserved break and enjoy a delicious lunch
  • Flexible Options: Choose from a variety of dining establishments based on your preferences
  • On Your Own Expense: Please note that lunch expenses are not included in the tour package
  • Local Cuisine: Sample traditional Turkish dishes or explore international culinary delights
  • Recommendations: Your guide can provide suggestions on popular local restaurants and cafes
  • Leisurely Experience: Take your time to savor your meal and relax during the lunch break
  • Enjoy the Surroundings: Embrace the charming atmosphere of Büyükada while dining

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

2:30 PM - Free time to explore the island
  • Time: 2:30 PM
  • Free Time: Enjoy leisurely exploration and personal discoveries on the island
  • Independent Exploration: Embark on your own adventure and discover Büyükada at your own pace
  • Island Attractions: Visit local shops, boutiques, and markets for unique shopping experiences
  • Scenic Walks: Take a leisurely stroll along the island's picturesque streets and waterfront
  • Natural Beauty: Discover Büyükada's scenic landscapes, parks, and gardens
  • Cultural Encounters: Engage with the local community and experience the island's vibrant culture
  • Optional Activities: Engage in additional activities such as renting a bicycle, exploring hidden corners, or relaxing on the beach
  • Relaxation: Find a cozy spot to relax, unwind, and soak in the peaceful ambiance of Büyükada

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.

3:30 PM - Departure from Büyükada + Board ferry back to Istanbul
  • Time: 3:30 PM
  • Departure from Büyükada: Bid farewell to Büyükada and prepare for departure
  • Gathering Point: Meet at the designated location for the departure
  • Thankful Reflection: Reflect on the memorable experiences and beauty of Büyükada
  • Boarding the Ferry: Proceed to board the ferry for the return journey to Istanbul
  • Last Glimpse: Take a final look at the island's scenic landscapes and historic charm
  • Comfortable Seating: Find a comfortable spot onboard the ferry for a relaxing journey
  • Ferry Crossing: Enjoy the peaceful voyage across the Marmara Sea
  • Relaxation: Take this time to unwind, relax, and reminisce about the day's adventures
  • Appreciation: Express gratitude for the unique experiences and memories created 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.

5:00 PM - Pick up for Drop to your Hotel + End of Princes Island Tour from Istanbul
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Pick up: Your designated tour guide or transportation will be ready to pick you up
  • Drop to Hotel: Enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul
  • End of Tour: Bid farewell to your guide and fellow participants, concluding the Princes Island Tour
  • Appreciation: Express your gratitude to your guide for their knowledge and assistance throughout the day
  • Reflection: Take a moment to reflect on the memorable experiences and highlights of the tour
  • Relaxed Return: Sit back and relax during the transfer, reminiscing about your time on the Princes Islands
  • Fond Farewell: Say goodbye to your fellow travelers, cherishing the connections made during the tour
  • Lasting Memories: Carry the cherished memories of the Princes Island Tour from Istanbul with you

At 5:00 PM, it is time for the pick-up to drop you back to your hotel in Istanbul, marking the end of the Princes Island Tour. Your designated tour guide or transportation service will be ready to ensure a comfortable and convenient transfer. As you board the vehicle, take a moment to express your appreciation to your guide for their knowledge, guidance, and assistance throughout the day. Thank them for their efforts in making your Princes Island Tour a memorable experience. During the transfer back to your hotel, take the opportunity to reflect on the memorable experiences and highlights of the tour. Let the memories of the Princes Islands linger in your mind, savoring the beauty, tranquility, and cultural richness you have encountered. As you return to Istanbul, bid farewell to your fellow travelers, with whom you have shared this unique experience. Cherish the connections made and the camaraderie formed during the tour, knowing that these shared memories will stay with you. Arriving at your hotel, take a moment to pause and appreciate the journey you have undertaken. Carry the fond memories and the essence of the Princes Island Tour with you, knowing that you have experienced a special slice of Istanbul's captivating beauty.

Compare the Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Transportation on SIC basis
  • Ferry Transfers
  • Büyükada
  • Lunch
  • Taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Shopping
  • Private Transfers

Activity Type

Island Tour

Transfers Type

Ferry
Sharing Transfers (You & other guests will share)

Duration of Activity

Full Day

Other Terms

Can be Instantly booked
Pay in your own currency(Currency converter at checkout)
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Activity's Location

Büyükada, Adalar/İstanbul, Türkiye

Frequently asked Questions about this tour

Are transfers included in this tour ?

Yes, Sharing transfers are included in this tour.

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The tour can be cancelled 48 hours before travel date.

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Shiney
19/07/2023

It was a wonderful escape from the city, and I left with unforgettable memories

I can't recommend the Princes Island Tour enough! Büyükada is a true hidden gem, and this tour provided the perfect opportunity to explore its beauty. The ferry ride was scenic, the historical landmarks were impressive, and the free time allowed me to discover the island at my own pace. It was a wonderful escape from the city, and I left with unforgettable memories
Melisa
19/07/2023

It was a memorable day filled with relaxation and cultural discoveries

The Princes Island Tour was a fantastic experience! Büyükada is a picturesque island with its charming streets, stunning views, and historical landmarks. The leisurely pace of the tour allowed me to soak in the island's beauty and enjoy some free time for exploration. It was a memorable day filled with relaxation and cultural discoveries
Andreas
19/07/2023

I highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a peaceful escape from the city

Visiting Büyükada during the Princes Island Tour was the highlight of my trip to Istanbul. The island's natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere were truly refreshing. The tour was well-organized, and the guide provided interesting insights into the island's history. I highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a peaceful escape from the city
Leena
19/07/2023

The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, making the experience even more enjoyable. Don't miss this opportunity

The Princes Island Tour exceeded my expectations. Büyükada is like a paradise away from the bustling city of Istanbul. The tour allowed me to explore the island's rich history, enjoy breathtaking views, and indulge in a delicious lunch. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, making the experience even more enjoyable. Don't miss this opportunity
Crisby
19/07/2023

Highly recommend this tour for a unique and relaxing experience.

Absolutely loved the Princes Island Tour from Istanbul! Büyükada is a hidden gem with its peaceful atmosphere and charming streets. The ferry ride offered stunning views, and the historical landmarks were fascinating. Highly recommend this tour for a unique and relaxing experience.
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