|Duration :||Full Day Princess Island Tour|
|Visiting Sights :||Great Island (Büyükada) - Marmara Sea|
|Tour Price :||44 Euro|
Princes Island Tour
Highlights of the Princes Island Tour
Our staff will come to your hotel to pick you up and transfer you to meeting point. After meeting with other tour participents and tour guide, drive to port to take ferry to Princes Island. Princes Islands are famous for the Byzantian Princes, and beautiful pine woods and beaches. There are several island close to eachother. We will disembark in Big Island (Also , It is called Buyuk Ada). Buyuk Ada is the largest and most enjoyable of the islands. Upon arrival to Big Island we will have lunch in a local restaurant then enjoy a ride in a horsedrawn carriage among the pine trees. Then you will have free time to take picture and self exploronation. Take ferry back to Istanbul.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Brief Info about the sites :
Buyukada, it is called in Engilsh Big Island is the largest island among the Princes’ Islands in the Marmara Sea. It covers an area of 5.4 km², and the distance of the island to the nearest Maltepe shore is 2.3 km.
Big Island was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period. The island was also used to exile the close relatives of kings and statesmen who might have threatened their political power. Furthermore, the island was also used as a prision for those who opposed the ones in power. One of the oldest structures on the island was a convent used for the exile of the Byzantine empress and for clergymen who lived in seclusion; however, this structure has not made it to the present day. Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting exiles to the convent, named Kadınlar Manastırı, was the Byzantine empresses, Irene, who had the monastery built.
The regular Princes Island tour have morning pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to ferry boat for pass through to island. During your visit there you will have a chance for horsecarriage sightseeing tour, lunch at the restaurant there and free time to explore the beautifull part of the island with the Turkish local tour guide, This is one of the most entertaining cruise in the Marmara Sea (Especially in summer).
Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Ferry boat fees
Horse Carriage Sightseeing in Princes Island
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
Lunch daily (Excluding beverages)
Drinks at the lunch
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2
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Dinner & Show Cruise on the Bosphorus (Istanbul by Night)
Bosphorus Day Cruises
Istanbul Guided Old City Tour
Sapanca & Masukiye Tour
Green Bursa day Tour
Gallipoli Day Tour
Troy Day Tour