Princes' Island private tour by ferry from Istanbul
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- Büyükada – the largest of Princes' Islands
- Peaceful unpolluted island with no traffic
- Victorian-era cottages
- Ride in a horse carriage
- Byzantine-era prison
All about the trip
Escape busy Istanbul for a day and explore an island where cars are prohibited. Discover the peaceful Büyükada with Victorian-era cottages and Ottoman-era mansions. Take a ride in a horse carriage and enjoy fresh unpolluted air.
Buyukada is the largest one of the 9 Princes' Islands. The archipelago in the Sea of Marmara is just a short ferry ride away from Istanbul and it is a popular escape for the capital's wealthy residents especially in summer. In other seasons it can become inaccessible due to rough weather and high waves.
There are still Victorian-era cottages and houses preserved there and beautiful Ottoman-era mansions. The island once served as a prison and the empresses Irene, Zoe and Anna were exiled in the local convent.
You can visit historical buildings including the Ayia Yorgi Church and Monastery built in 6th century and stroll on the peaceful streets.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim area
- Tour guide
- Land transportation by non-smoking air-conditioned vehicle
- Parking fees
- Island ferry
- 45-minute horse-drawn carriage ride
What is not included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels outside of the Sultanahmet and Taksim area
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You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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