Princes’ Islands Tour

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Discover the Enchanting Princes' Islands: A Captivating Tour

Escape to the Princes' Islands from Istanbul and immerse yourself in serene beauty and captivating history. Explore car-free paradises, picturesque landscapes, and historic landmarks. Don't miss this unforgettable experience, now included with the Istanbul Tourist Pass®. Book your spot today!

About The Princes’ Islands Tour

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Duration - Around 7 Hours

Instant confirmation - Requires reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

 

Highlights 

Escape bustling Istanbul and embark on a serene journey to the Princes' Islands

Explore car-free islands at your own pace, perfect for pedestrians and cyclists

Enjoy picturesque landscapes, fragrant pine forests, and colorful flower gardens

Discover captivating historical landmarks with Byzantine and Ottoman legacies

Visit Aya Yorgi Church in Büyükada for stunning panoramic views

Explore the Naval High School on Heybeliada, a remarkable red-brick building

Marvel at the grandeur of historic waterfront mansions, known as "yalıs"

Indulge in a delightful lunch served aboard the boat, surrounded by azure sea views

An unforgettable experience, combining beauty, culture, and tranquility


Includes

Ferry transportation from Istanbul to the Princes' Islands and back.

Lunch served on the boat during the tour.

A captivating tour led by knowledgeable guides, sharing information about the islands' history and landmarks.


Not Included

Pick-up and drop-off from/to hotels - guests are expected to be ready at the meeting point on departure times

Beverages during lunch are served separately and not included in the tour package.


Princes' Islands Tour: Serenity & History Awaits

Embark on a captivating journey to the Princes' Islands, an enchanting escape from Istanbul's bustling city life. Delight in a serene ferry ride as you reach the car-free islands, where pedestrians and cyclists roam freely. Explore Buyukada and Heybeliada, two of the most alluring islands, surrounded by fragrant pine forests and colorful gardens. Uncover their rich history through visits to the Aya Yorgi Church, the Naval High School, and the grand waterfront mansions. Lunch on the boat complements the breathtaking views of the azure sea. With expert guides and the Istanbul Tourist Pass®, this unforgettable tour promises tranquility and cultural exploration.

Itinerary:

  • Depart at 09:30 from the port.
  • Enjoy a scenic 1-hour ferry ride across the Sea of Marmara to the Princes' Islands.
  • Arrive at Buyukada, where you'll have 1.5 hours of free time to explore the island's beauty and charm.
  • Indulge in a delicious lunch served on the boat as you soak in breathtaking views of the sea.
  • Continue the journey to Heybeliada, another captivating island, and have 45 minutes of free time to discover its hidden gems.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of the islands with visits to iconic landmarks, such as Aya Yorgi Church and the Naval High School.
  • Witness the grandeur of the historic waterfront mansions, known as "yalıs."
  • Head back to Istanbul at 16:30, ending the tour with cherished memories of an enchanting day.

Please note that this tour does not include hotel pick-up and drop-off, and guests are required to be ready at the designated meeting point on departure times. Beverages during lunch are available but not included in the tour package.


Attention to all visitors:

Please be informed that a new regulation has been introduced in the Istanbul Strait. The Marine Police and Coast Guard have started implementing passport control measures in cruises. It is of utmost importance for all visitors to carry their original passports with them. Kindly note that photocopies or photographs of passports will not be accepted. Your cooperation in adhering to these regulations is greatly appreciated.

Hours & Meeting

The Princes' Island Tour starts at approximately 09:00 and concludes around 16:30, offering a full day of enchanting exploration.

How To Get There?

The tour's departure point is the port across from Kadir Has University.


Guests are kindly requested to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure. Please note that the return will be to a different port, ensuring you have a varied and enjoyable experience throughout the day.

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Important Information

  • Reservation: To secure your spot, please ensure to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. This will guarantee a seamless experience for you and your fellow travelers.
  • Lunch Inclusion: Rest assured, a delicious lunch is provided as part of the tour package. However, kindly note that beverages are not included and will be served separately at an additional cost.
  • Island Visits: The tour will take you to the captivating islands of Buyukada and Heybeliada. However, please be aware that the tour company reserves the right to modify the itinerary in the event of unexpected situations, ensuring your safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.
  • Punctuality: Participants are kindly requested to be ready at the designated departure point before the scheduled departure time. This will ensure a prompt start to the tour, allowing you to make the most of your time exploring the enchanting islands.
  • Tour Conclusion: The tour will culminate at Ahırkapi Port, where you'll be able to disembark and carry with you the cherished memories of this unforgettable experience.

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Discover the Princes' Islands: A Tranquil Escape and Historic Journey

Unveil the hidden treasures of the Princes' Islands, a serene oasis and historical gem awaiting you just a short ferry ride away from Istanbul's vibrant cityscape. Leave behind the bustling streets as you embark on a captivating tour to the car-free havens of Buyukada and Heybeliada. Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes adorned with fragrant pine forests and vibrant flower gardens, inviting you to take leisurely strolls and explore at your own pace. The islands' rich history comes alive as you visit iconic landmarks like the Aya Yorgi Church and the Naval High School, reflecting their Byzantine and Ottoman legacies. Savor a delectable lunch on the boat, surrounded by breathtaking views of the azure sea, making this journey a perfect blend of tranquility, culture, and natural beauty.


Princes' Islands Tour Itinerary:

- Depart from the designated port in Istanbul at 09:00.

- Enjoy a scenic 1-hour ferry ride across the mesmerizing Sea of Marmara to the Princes' Islands.

- Discover the allure of Buyukada during 1.5 hours of free time to explore its serene landscapes.

- Delight in a mouthwatering lunch served on the boat, with the azure sea as your picturesque backdrop.

- Continue the adventure to Heybeliada, with 45 minutes of free time to uncover its hidden charms.

- Immerse yourself in history with visits to the iconic Aya Yorgi Church and the majestic Naval High School.

- Marvel at the grandeur of historic waterfront mansions, known as "yalıs."

- Bid farewell to the Princes' Islands and return to Istanbul at 16:30, carrying cherished memories of this captivating tour.


What to See in Princes' Islands?

Buyukada: Explore the largest of the Princes' Islands, Buyukada, boasting picturesque landscapes, charming streets, and a serene ambiance. Take leisurely strolls through fragrant pine forests, discover colorful flower gardens, and visit historical landmarks like the awe-inspiring Aya Yorgi Church, offering stunning panoramic views of the island.

Heybeliada: Delight in the tranquil beauty of Heybeliada, another captivating island on the tour. Uncover hidden gems during your free time, including the impressive red-brick Naval High School, once a renowned naval academy, and marvel at the grandeur of historic waterfront mansions, known as "yalıs." Enjoy the island's laid-back atmosphere and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding sea.

Aya Yorgi Church: Perched atop a hill on Büyükada, the Aya Yorgi Church is a Byzantine-era monastery that offers mesmerizing panoramic views of the island and the sea beyond. It's a must-visit landmark, where history and spirituality blend seamlessly with the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Naval High School: Located on Heybeliada, the Naval High School is an impressive red-brick building that once served as a prestigious naval academy. As you explore its grounds, you'll be transported back in time, experiencing the rich maritime heritage of the Princes' Islands.

Historic Waterfront Mansions ("Yalıs"): The Princes' Islands are adorned with elegant waterfront mansions, known as "yalıs," showcasing the islands' grandeur and opulence. These historic houses offer a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the past, making them an architectural delight and a photographer's dream.

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Princes’ Islands Tour Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book the tour?

Booking the tour is easy! Simply visit your App to make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

What is included in the tour package?

The tour package includes round-trip ferry transportation from Istanbul to the Princes' Islands, a delicious lunch served on the boat, and visits to the captivating islands of Buyukada and Heybeliada.

Are the Princes' Islands car-free?

Yes, the Princes' Islands are car-free, creating a tranquil environment perfect for pedestrians and cyclists to explore the islands' natural beauty and historical landmarks.

Can the itinerary change due to unforeseen circumstances?

Yes, the tour company reserves the right to modify the itinerary if unexpected situations arise. Rest assured, any changes will be made with your safety and enjoyment in mind, ensuring you have a wonderful experience

What time should I be at the departure point?

Participants are kindly requested to be ready at the departure point, which is located across from the Kadir Has University, at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure a prompt start to the tour.

Where does the tour conclude?

The tour will conclude at Ahırkapi Port, where you'll be able to disembark with cherished memories of the enchanting Princes' Islands.

Is there a guide during the tour?

Yes, our knowledgeable guides will accompany you throughout the tour, providing insightful information about the islands' history, landmarks, and culture.

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