Full-Day Princes Island Tour in Istanbul With Lunch

Istanbul Princes’ Islands Tours presents a lovely trip to Heybeliada and Buyukada. Learn about the history of the Princes’ Islands, how the princes of the Byzantine Empire lived there. A ride on a horse-drawn carriage in Buyukada takes you all around the island to observe the beautiful scenery and great history.

Tour Highlights

  • The ferry journey to the Princes Islands
  • Explore and enjoy the lovely natural atmosphere on the island
  • Delicious lunch in a nice restaurant
  • A memorable excursion to Princes Islands

Princes Islands Tour in Istanbul Overview

Get ready to explore Heybeliada and Buyukada, the largest islands of Turkey's Princes' islands, on our full-day excursion from Istanbul. We cruise across the Sea of Marmara, enjoying the fabulous view of the city.
Pick up from the hotel in the morning and transfer to the port. Board the boat and start for the relaxing trip to the Princes’ Islands. This trip takes you to Heybeliada and Buyukada.

Our first destination is Heybeliada. Take a stroll through the streets with your guide and breathe the fresh atmosphere of the island. Spend around one hour in Heybeliada and board the boat again to proceed to Buyukada.

Buyukada is the largest of the Princes Islands. Explore the beauties of the island with your guide, learn more about the history of the island while you are riding on a horse-drawn carriage. Your guide will tell you how Princes Islands once was used as a place of exile for banished statesmen and royalty, and how life as a monastic settlement was during the Byzantine-Christian period.

In Buyukada, walk past the lovely wooden mansions which are fascinating examples of the island’s late Ottoman-era architecture. Feed the seagulls that you can find everywhere in Buyukada. It will be a nice experience for you.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and then spend the rest of your day at leisure on the island.

After leisure time on the island, meet your guide at the port and take the boat back to Istanbul. Drop off at your hotel after this lovely excursion to Princes’ Islands.

Pick-up Location List by Hours

Pick-up Location Pick-up Time
Besiktas Area 07:30 - 08:00
Ortakoy Area 07:30 - 08:00
Topkapi Area 07:50 - 08:15
Findikzade Area 07:50 - 08:15
Aksaray Area 08:00 - 08:20
Taksim Area 08:00 - 08:30
Sultanahmet Area 08:00 - 08:30
Laleli Area 08:30 - 09:00
Beyazit Area 08:30 - 09:00
Sirkeci Area 08:30 - 09:00
Tepebasi Area 08:30 - 09:00
Pera Area 08:30 - 09:00
Galata Area 08:30 - 09:00
Karakoy Area 08:30 - 09:00
Tophane Area 08:30 - 09:00

Included on Istanbul Princes Islands Tour

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (central hotels)
  • Lunch with one soft drink
  • Ferry ticket
  • English-Arabic speaking guide

Not Included on Istanbul Princes Islands Tour

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

Important Notes

  • Please inform if your hotel is not located in the center (Sultanahmet, Taksim, Fatih, Beşiktaş)