Start your day with a scenic ferry ride from Istanbul to Büyükada, the largest of the Princes Islands. Enjoy the refreshing sea breeze and picturesque views during the journey. Explore the tranquility of the Princes’ Islands on a captivating day trip from Istanbul, complete with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
Upon arrival, explore Büyükada’s charming streets, lined with Victorian-era architecture and horse-drawn carriages. Visit noteworthy landmarks such as Aya Yorgi Church and the historic Splendid Palace Hotel.
After a leisurely 1.5-hour boat journey, disembark at Buyukada, the largest among the Princes’ Islands. Explore the island’s allure as you stroll through charming old buildings, mansions, and villas, each with its own story as a residence for local inhabitants. Revel in the unique atmosphere of streets devoid of cars.
After lunch, you have free time to explore Büyükada at your own pace. Consider renting a bike or a horse-drawn carriage to discover hidden gems, relax by the waterfront, or visit small shops and cafes.
Embark on a coastal stroll, bask on sandy bays for a refreshing swim, or venture into the tranquil pine forest for a serene escape. Opt for an electric car rental for a 25-minute tour, delving into the island’s fascinating history.
Take a ferry from Büyükada to Kınalı Ada, a smaller and less crowded island. Enjoy the short boat ride, taking in the beauty of the Sea of Marmara.
Explore Kınalı Ada’s serene atmosphere and natural beauty. Visit the Monastery of the Transfiguration (Aya Yani Church) and take a leisurely stroll around the island, appreciating its peaceful ambiance. Enjoy some free time to relax on the beaches of Kınalı Ada or explore any specific areas of interest. Take in the tranquility of this lesser-known island.
Return to Istanbul by ferry, reflecting on a day filled with exploration and relaxation. Cherish the memories of the Princes Islands as you watch the sunset over the Sea of Marmara during your journey back.
The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!
Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.
In group tours, hotel pick-up and drop-off are generally included. Rarely, some tours do not include hotel pick-up and drop-off or just drop-off. All private tours include hotel pickup and drop-off. Please read the description carefully to find out.