Thirsty for an alternative exploration in Istanbul? Princess Island Tour is, definitely, what you are looking for! While Istanbul is famous for its bustling and overcrowded atmosphere, this tour takes you to visit the largest of Princess Islands, and spend a day while being surrounded by an exceptional natural beauty.
Our Princess Island Tour invites you to sail into Marmara Sea and observe some nice views over famous sites. Unfold the charm of Büyükada, or the Big Island as it is known in English, and feel like travelling back in time, on an island that there are no cars. Should you wish to get away from the crowds, and create amazing memories, this tour is the option for you!
Free Hotel Pickup & Dropback Service from Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli, Besiktas, Eyüp, Mecidiyeköy & Kagithane Hotels.
Departure time of this tour –
08:00 / 08:30
When participating in our Princess Island Tour, you can expect to feel the great atmosphere of a boat trip, and witness the beauty of Princess Islands. In the morning, a modern vehicle is about to pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul, and transfer you to the port. With an old-school and charming sailing boat, you will set sail in Marmara Sea. The boat trip lasts for, almost, one hour and 30 minutes. In fact, what makes it special is that it provides some cool views over important sites. Make yourself comfortable on the decks, and observe Topkapi Palace and Leander’s Tower. As the boat sails towards Büyükada, don’t forget to capture the moments with your camera!
Büyükada is the largest of the Princess Islands, and one of the most charming locations to visit when in Istanbul. In fact, it looks like time has stopped, as there are no cars on the streets, but horse-driven carriages. The island has some stunning, sandy bays where you can swim and unwind, as well as a serene pine forest. Once you arrive there, you will have the opportunity to experience a horse-carriage ride. The tour of the island with a carriage takes almost 45 minutes, and once done expect to feel an incredible blend of positive emotions. Accompanied by the tour guide, you will have the chance to enjoy a mouth-watering lunch, at a charming fish restaurant on the island. After lunch, feel free to explore the island as you wish, and to take full advantage of your visit to empty your mind. As you are away from the vibrant atmosphere of the city, this tour is an excellent opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones. In the afternoon, you will sail back to the port, where a bus is waiting to transfer you back at your hotel.
Excursion Go is offereing you the best local experts to book Princess Island Tour from Istanbul. No down payment is required to make reservations.
You can pay by card online or by cash on the tour day with any currency such as Turkish Lira, Euro (EUR), American Dollars (USD), United Kingdom Sterling (£).
Yes, our expert and knowledgeable guides accompany you throughout the tour.
This is a beautiful day trip from in Istanbul. The boat was so big and comfortable. We moved from golden horn port to Princes Islands tour. Buyukada is like a summer holiday area. Beautiful summer houses and very pretty shops, cafes and restaurants. We spent 3 hours on Buyukada. There are no cars on this island only electric vehicles and bikes. Lots of dining options and several cafes in addition to lokma and ice cream shops. Hike to the Prinkipo Greek Orthodox Orphanage or ride a bike to the Viranbağ beach/restaurant. The architecture and scenery are great there. A very nice and relaxing experience, especially the ferry ride.
The tour was worth it. A nice break from the hustle and bustle of central Istanbul. After an almost 2-hour boat trip with a show, we arrived to the Island.The large island has some good restaurants & shopping, ice cream of many flavors and a nice golf cart tour of the island. We ate some delicious fish by the seaside and the seagulls were quite entertaining — flying around and then landing near the window to wait for some food! Allow time on the large island for strolling along the many quaint shops and time to sit for some coffee or tea. We visited 2 islands. First was named Heybeliada. Then we were sailing from Heybeliada to Buyukada. On Buyukada we spended 2 hours and I took many photos. The Island is so pretty, the first island is very calming while the second is busy and bustling with tourists and locals. Loved the experience and the fact we got picked and dropped off from hotel to islands. If you want to see old istanbul summer houses you should join to istanbul Princes Island tour.