Buyukada, literally “Big Island” in Turkish, is the original Princes' Island, and the largest and most populated of the Princes’ Islands. 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 on exile. After his deportation from the Soviet Union in February 1929, Leon Trotsky also stayed for four years on Buyukada. We see mansions, palaces, churches, convents and much more... We meet the guide at the pier and take the regular cruise boat to the island.
Departure point: Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
Departure time: 08:30 AM
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Return details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 05:00 PM
Special Note: This tour departs with minimum 2 participants.
- You are required to be 15 minutes before the departure time at the hotel lobby
- Participants must be be promptly on time at the meeting points given by the tour guide. Tours will proceed without waiting the delayers
Terms & Conditions
Cancellation Policy - We require 48-hour advance notice for cancellations and/or changes to your booking.
Refund Policy - Sickness, Late arrival, Change of mind, will not receive any form of refund.
A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour. If the minimum is not met you will be notified at least 24 hours prior to departure and will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
What is included in the tour
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Entrance Fees
- Phaeton Ride
- Boat Tickets
What is NOT included in the tour
- Gratuities (optional)
- Beverages during lunch
- Anything that's not mentioned in the inclusions
- Phaeton Ride
- Splendid Hotel
- Wooden Houses
- Three Hours Boat Trip