Princes' Island private tour by ferry from Istanbul
Sorry, we don't offer activity at this time. If you send us your e-mail, we will be happy to inform you as soon as we relaunched it.
- 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
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
You might also like
Bosphorus cruise with Asian city part tour
Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar tour
Half-day tour of Hagia Sophia and Blue Moque in Istanbul
Customised Istanbul private tour
From our partners
Private guide in your phone
Just walk, listen and discover more with free self-guided audio-tours to must-see places and hidden gems in 300 destinations.
Flights, hotels, holidays
Find your cheap flight ticket, book your accommodation and enjoy your holiday full of experiences worldwide.
Trip Planning App
Authentic travel available to all. Worldee is the world's largest database of quality itineraries, created by travelers for travelers.
Private door-to-door transfers
The most convenient way to travel between cities. Enjoy door-to-door service with an English-speaking driver and sightseeing stops on the way.
43 people are watching this activity
Pick your dates and book it now!