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Istanbul Princes’ Islands Boat Trip with Lunch and Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Istanbul, Turkey

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included

Overview

It's when the crazy Istanbul traffic and the stressed-out lifestyle of its inhabitants start getting to you, that you should escape for one day to the Princes' Islands. These islands are a 90-minute ferry ride away, and what you can expect when you get there is peace. The destination is Buyukada, the biggest of the 9 islands. Cars are forbidden, luxurious vegetation surrounds the islands, and traditional Ottoman houses and villas are waiting to be discovered.

Leaving the Golden Horn by ferry, you will round Sarayburnu (Seraglio Point), the headland on which the domes and minarets of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque can be seen. You will pass four islands with their charming old Ottoman houses and finally reach Buyukada. Upon arrival at the island, you will see the lavish Ottoman mansions and other beautiful Victorian summer villas around the island. Explore the pedestrianized island in the best possible way...by horse-drawn carriage! Hear the history of this laid-back island from your expert local guide, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then spend time at your leisure, perhaps relaxing on its beaches, before returning to Istanbul.

Buyukada was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian Period. During the Byzantium history the island was also used as a prison for those who were opposing the emperor. It was Buyukada where the Byzantine Empresses Irene and Zoe and Anna Dalassena were sent to.

Information

Includes:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Taksim, Şişli, Laleli, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, city center areas)
  • Professional guide
  • Ferry trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Excludes:
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Meeting Point

Kabatas Cruise Port or hotel pickup in Istabul city center
Departure Time:
Between 8am and 9am. The tour begins after hotel pickups are complete.
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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