• Escape the busy streets of Istanbul by going on an island exploration of Princes' Islands
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Marmara Sea and marvel at the stunning views as the cool breeze blows
  • Visit Büyükada, a popular summer resort on one of the islands, once used by princes during the Byzantine era
  • Travel around the island on horse-drawn carriages and bask in its beauty and peacefulness
  • Treat yourself to a delicious seafood lunch at a local fish restaurant as you recharge in the middle of the day

What To Expect

Known for their unspoiled beauty, ornate Ottoman houses, and the cool breeze that ripples through the lush vegetation, many consider a day trip to the stunning Princes' Islands as the perfect way to escape the noisy bustle of Istanbul. Get picked up at your hotel in the city, then head off towards the dock, where you'll hop aboard the boat on your way to Büyükuda, a popular resort on the islands. Go on a scenic cruise on the Marmara Sea and prepare to take photos as you enjoy the unobstructed views of Topkapi Palace and Lender's Tower. Once you've reached the island, learn about the unique and fascinating history of the area as you go on a guided tour by horse-drawn carriages called phaetons. Take a quick break for lunch with a stop at a local fish restaurant, where you'll get to enjoy a delicious seafood lunch that's sure to refill your energy for the rest of the tour! Spend some time walking around the island, checking out the local sights and delights at your own leisure, before you head back to Istanbul and get dropped off back at your hotel.

9 Hours 20 Nov, 21 Nov, 22 Nov, and more Üsküdar, İstanbul

What is included in the tour

  • Join in tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat ticket
  • Horse-drawn carriages
  • Lunch

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities (optional)


  • 8:30am-9:00am hotel pick up
  • 9:30am depart from your hotel to cruise boat
  • 12:30pm travel to Büyükada
  • 1:00pm tour of the island by horse-drawn carriages
  • 1:30pm lunch at a fish restaurant
  • 2:30pm free time
  • 2:45pm cruise boat depature
  • 5:00pm Cevahir Shopping Center
  • 6:00pm drop off at hotel

Additional Information:

  • Infants aged 0-2 are free of charge
  • Pick up and drop off services are only available for hotels/accommodations in the following areas: Aksaray, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Taksim, Sisli, Mecidiyekoy, and Besiktas. If you are staying outside the aforementioned areas, you will need to come to the nearest hotel with available pick up/drop off

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Please arrive in the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • The operator will confirm your pick up time in advance
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route as this is a shared transfer

Cancelation Policy

  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Pickup point
Selimiye Mahallesi, Haydarpaşa Limanı, 34668 Üsküdar/Istanbul, Turkey View on Map