PRINCESS ISLAND GUIDED TOUR FULL DAY

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Duration

9 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

36 people

Languages

Arabic, English, Turkish

About this tour

Travel by boat from Istanbul to Büyükada and explore the largest of the Princess islands. See Ottoman-era mansions, enjoy a tasty lunch at a seafood restaurant, and afterward take some time at your leisure to explore the island.

Explore Büyükada, the largest of Turkey’s Princes islands, on this 9-hour excursion from Istanbul. Cruise across the Sea of Marmara, watching the sights of Istanbul slip from view.

You can explore the pedestrianized island in the best possible way – by bike (not included) or spend time at leisure, perhaps relaxing on one of its beaches, before returning to Istanbul.

Travel from your hotel by air-conditioned coach to the port with your guide, and board the boat that will take you to the Princess islands. The largest and most interesting of the islands is Büyükada, which is your destination for the day.

From the boat you can look back on the sights of Istanbul, seeing iconic landmarks such as Topkapi Palace and the pretty Kiz Kulesi (also known as the Maiden’s Tower), which was featured in the James Bond film, The World is Not Enough.

Dock in Büyükada and then take a stroll through the streets with your guide, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere of island life. Your guide will tell you about the island’s history during the ride, and about its time as a place of exile for banished statesmen and royalty, and of its life as a monastic settlement during Turkey’s Byzantine-Christian period.

Pass lovely wooden mansions that are stunning examples of the island’s late Ottoman-era architecture, and look out over the sparkling sea. Seagulls are everywhere in Büyükada, and if you’d like to feed them your guide will give you simits (bread with sesame seeds) so you can toss them a treat.

Stop for lunch and then spend the rest of your day at leisure on the island.

Meet your guide at a pre-arranged time for your boat ride back to Istanbul. The last leg of your journey will be by coach, and you’ll be dropped off at your Istanbul hotel.

Highlights

  • Feel the breeze in your hair as you cruise across the calm Marmara Sea
  • Take your time to explore the largest of the Islands of the Princes
  • Marvel at Buyukada's stunning natural landscape and intoxicating sea views
  • Learn about the island's history from your tour guide in an electric buggy
  • Indulge your tastebuds in a delicious and filling lunch on the island

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation in comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned bus
  • Lunch set menu
  • Ferry ticket with return
  • English speaking guidance (can be multilingual)
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Child discount N/A
  • e-cart usage on island
  • Photos and Videos
  • Gratuities (optional)

Itinerary

> Except Ramadan is this tour is all year round available.
> Confirmation will be received at time of booking or within latest in 24 hours
> The pick-up time is approx. 08:30
> Drop off approx. 18:00
> Offered as Private and Regular Tour
> Not wheelchair accessible
> Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
> Infants must sit on lap if seats N/A
> Regular tour can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft productions centers.

We Suggest
> Hat
> Comfortable shoes
> Camera

Durations

Full day (9-10 hours)

Languages

Arabic
English
Turkish

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Owner

antalyadailytour

Member Since 2022

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