Buyukada Island Roundtrip Boat Ticket with Audio Guide

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Buyukada of Princes' Islands Self-Guided Walking Tour with FREE Roundtrip Boat Ticket & Audio Guide

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Self-Explore the Beautiful Buyukada of the Princes' Islands

Experience the magic of Büyükada with our round-trip boat tickets and exclusive Audio Guide free for Istanbul Tourist Pass® holders. Dive into the rich history, captivating legends, and breathtaking landmarks of this enchanting island, all at your own pace.

Enjoy an amazing boat trip and step into the magical Buyukada! Let our audio guide be your companion as you uncover hidden gems, picturesque views, and fascinating stories, ensuring an unforgettable adventure. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Büyükada like never before – a perfect addition to your Istanbul journey!

About The Buyukada Island Roundtrip Boat Ticket with Audio Guide

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Audio Guide Duration - Approximately 20 Minutes

Audio Guide - English



Professionally curated audio guide for a self-exploration

Roundtrip boat tickets to Buyukada from Istanbul and back. 



Discover the charm and allure of Büyükada, the largest of the Princes' Islands.

Learn about the island's fascinating past, from its Byzantine roots to its modern-day significance.

Hear stories and legends that bring the island's history to life.

Get practical advice on the best places to see and enjoy.

Enjoy the scenic landscapes, lush parks, and picturesque beaches.

Learn about the best ways to get around the island and make the most of your visit.


About the Buyukada Island Audio Guide

Unlock the secrets of Büyükada with our comprehensive audio guide, exclusively available to Istanbul Tourist Pass® holders. The specially curated audio guide offers an immersive experience, highlighting the island’s stunning architecture, serene beaches, and vibrant history. Whether you're a history buff, nature lover, or just looking for a peaceful escape, this tour provides valuable insights and stories that bring the island to life. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace, with all the information you need right at your fingertips.

There are various audio guide routes for you to enjoy freely with your Pass!

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Hours & Meeting

This is an audio guide for your self-exploration. Start your journey whenever you'd like!

How To Get There?

Reaching Büyükada is a straightforward and scenic journey, with multiple transportation options available to suit different schedules and preferences. Here’s a detailed guide on how to get to this enchanting island:

FREE Roundtrip Tickets:

To get your FREE tickets you need to get to Kabatas Dentur Pier. Only ferries from and to Kabatas Dentur Pier are subject to be used. 

You can pay your ticket fee and reach the Island by using alternatives if you wish.

Other Ferries and Sea Buses

The most popular way to travel to Büyükada is by sea, with various services operating from different parts of Istanbul:

Istanbul City Lines Ferries: (Şehir Hatları) Depart from Kabataş and take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Büyükada. These ferries offer a leisurely and picturesque ride, allowing you to enjoy the views of the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara.

Istanbul Sea Buses (IDO): These high-speed sea buses also depart from Kabataş, reaching Büyükada in about 30 minutes. They offer a quicker alternative to traditional ferries while still providing a comfortable journey.

Mavi Marmara: This service departs from Bostancı and takes about 30 minutes to reach Büyükada. It’s a convenient option for those on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Turyol, Prens Tour, and Dentur: These private sea motor services offer trips to Büyükada from various points, including Kabataş, Beşiktaş, and Eminonu. The journey times are similar, providing flexibility in your travel plans.

Sea Taxi: For those looking for a more private and direct route, sea taxis are available from different points along the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. This option provides the convenience of setting your own schedule.

Departure Points and Travel Times

From Kabataş: Traditional ferries take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, while sea buses take around 30 minutes.

From Bostancı: Sea motors reach Büyükada in about 30 minutes.

From Kartal: Sea motors take approximately 20 minutes to reach the island.

The frequency and availability of these services vary depending on the season and the day of the week. Generally, there are two main schedules: summer and winter. During the summer months, services are more frequent to accommodate the influx of tourists. On weekends, there are typically more departures compared to weekdays.

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Important Information

This is not a guided tour. You can self-explore Buyukada Island on your own pace while listening to the provided audio guide on your own smartphone. 

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All About Buyukada Island Roundtrip Boat Ticket with Audio Guide

Büyükada, the largest and most popular of the Princes' Islands, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and cultural diversity. This serene island, located in the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul, provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The "Büyükada of Princes' Islands Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide" is designed to help you explore this enchanting island at your own pace, offering in-depth insights into its most captivating attractions.

Rich History of Buyukada Island

Discover the layers of history that have shaped Büyükada over the centuries. From its Byzantine origins to its role during the Ottoman era, the island has a storied past that is brought to life through engaging narratives and historical anecdotes. You'll learn about the significant events and notable figures that have left their mark on Büyükada, including the Greek Orthodox monks who established the island’s famous monasteries.

Main Attractions on Buyukada Island

The audio guide takes you through Büyükada’s top landmarks, ensuring you don’t miss any of the must-see sites. Highlights include:

Hagios Georgios Koudonas Monastery: Perched on a hill, this monastery offers stunning views and a peaceful atmosphere. It's a site of religious significance and a focal point for pilgrims.

Historic Mansions: Stroll through streets lined with elegant 19th-century mansions, each with its own story and architectural charm.

Churches and Synagogues: Visit a variety of religious sites that reflect the island’s multicultural heritage, such as the Greek Orthodox Church of Panagia and the Armenian Church of Surp Astvadzadzin.

Büyükada is rich in stories and legends that add depth to its cultural tapestry. The audio guide shares intriguing tales of the island’s past, including legends of hidden treasures and the lives of influential residents. These stories not only entertain but also provide a deeper understanding of the island's cultural heritage.

Natural Beauty of the Buyukada

Experience the natural splendor of Büyükada through its scenic landscapes, lush parks, and picturesque beaches. The audio guide highlights the best spots for nature lovers, from peaceful gardens to panoramic viewpoints. Whether you’re exploring the island’s green hills or relaxing by the sea, Büyükada’s natural beauty is sure to captivate you.

Practical Tips to Visiting Buyukada

The audio guide also offers practical advice to enhance your visit. Learn about the best transportation options on the island, the top dining spots for delicious local cuisine, and tips for navigating the island’s attractions efficiently. These insights help ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit, allowing you to focus on soaking up the island’s charm.

And remember, this enriching experience is available for free to Istanbul Tourist Pass® holders, adding even more value to your visit to this stunning island.

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Buyukada Island Roundtrip Boat Ticket with Audio Guide Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get the ferry to Büyükada from?

Ferries to Büyükada depart from Kabataş, Beşiktaş, or Bostancı.

Is Büyükada worth it?

Yes, many people find Büyükada worth visiting for its relaxed atmosphere, hike routes, local shops, and beautiful beaches.

How do I get from Istanbul to Büyükada?

Take a ferry from Kabataş, Beşiktaş, or Bostancı. You can also consider a more expensive option for luxury: Sea Taxi.

How do you get to the Princess Islands?

Take a ferry from Kabataş, Beşiktaş, or Bostancı to get to Princes' Islands.

Which Princes Island is best?

Each island has its own charm! Büyükada is the largest and the most popular among them. Heybeliada is also lively and car-free, and the other islands are more peaceful.

Can you swim in Büyükada?

Yes, there are various beautiful beaches for swimming and sunbathing in Büyükada.

Why is it called Princess Island?

Long story short; the islands were once inhabited by exiled princes.

Can you swim on the Princess Islands Istanbul?

Yes, you can swim at the beaches on the islands. There are various private and public beaches in which you can enjoy the sea and the sun.

How do I go to Princess Island from Taksim?

Take the metro or bus to Kabataş or Beşiktaş and transfer to the ferry there.

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