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Princes Island Tour From Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

9 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

28 people




Princes Island Tour: Buyukada from Istanbul With the help of this tour guide, you can easily escape the crowded areas of Istanbul and travel to the peaceful, car-free Buyukada Island.

You have the opportunity to tour the Istanbul Princes’ Islands and visit Buyukada. During a horse-drawn carriage tour in Heybeliada, you can discover more about the Byzantine Empire princes who once spent their free time on these islands.

Discover the largest of Turkey’s Princes Islands, Buyukada, on this 9-hour trip from Istanbul. Observe Istanbul’s landmarks disappear from view as you cruise across the Sea of Marmara.

The best way to explore the pedestrian-only island is by bike (not included), or you can spend some time at your leisure, perhaps unwinding on one of its beaches, before flying back to Istanbul.

From your hotel, take an air-conditioned coach with your guide to the port, where you will board the boat to the Princes Islands.
You can view the sights of Istanbul from the boat, including well-known sites like Topkapi Palace and the charming Kiz Kulesi (also known as the Maiden’s Tower), which was depicted in the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough.

Take a stroll through the streets of Buyukada after you dock to experience the laid-back island lifestyle with your guide. On the way, your tour guide will provide information about the island’s past, including its role as a haven for exiled royalty and dignitaries as well as its time as a monastic community during the Byzantine-Christian era of Turkey.

Look out over the glistening sea as you pass lovely wooden mansions that are stunning examples of the island’s late Ottoman era architecture. In Buyukada, seagulls are commonplace, and if you want to feed them, your guide will provide you with simits (bread with sesame seeds) so you can do so.

Spend the first part of the day exploring the island, then pause for lunch at a seafood restaurant or on the boat.

Meet your guide at the appointed time to board the boat back to Istanbul. You’ll be dropped off at your Istanbul hotel on the final leg of your journey by coach.



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  • Enjoy some leisure time on the largest Princes island.
  • View the island's mansions from the Ottoman era.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local seafood restaurant


Princes Island Tour From Istanbul

Experience the majestic Princes' Islands, one of Turkey's most serene and beautiful locations, on a cruise along Istanbul's sparkling coastline.
Enjoy a delectable lunch buffet of Turkish specialties on board while listening to an engaging tour guide tell fascinating tales about the history of the islands.
Discover three of the magnificent Princes' Islands, take an electric car tour on Buyukada, and take in the breathtaking island scenery.


  • English speaking professional tour guide (other languages may be available)
  • Hotel transfers from centrally located hotels
  • Open Buffet Lunch on the Boat
  • Ticket for horse-drawn carriage
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips

Tour's Location

Istanbul, Turkey


Based on 17 reviews
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Rhys Hale
It was a nice experience to see the island. The boat trip was good and lunch was very tasty.
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Isabelle Mollen
It was an interesting tour. We totally enjoyed Prince's Island.
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Anastasia Hill
This was a good experience. Our guide was very nice and friendly, always polite and happy to help.
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Caity Oakley
Unforgettable experience. Great guide who was enthusiastic about the history of Istanbul. The food was good. Well worth the cost.
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Gaurav Tomar
Tasty food at the boat, recommend it! The tour guide was very nice and professional.
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Heist Stein
We totally enjoyed Prince's Island. It was a relaxing trip. The guide was very nice:
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Bri Piper
It was an interesting trip....... But our guide did not offer much history.
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Mia Yum
It was a really beautiful island and the lunch was very good.
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John Gallant
Overall a good day out to see a different side of Istanbul. The food was not great.
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Dahlia Loyola
The boat was comfortable. The food was okay. The guide gives good information about the island.
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