Princes Islands Tour
Highlights: Take a one hour boat ride to the Princes Islands near the Istanbul city center. Visit Heybeliada and Buyukada.
If you have done the main visites at Istanbul city center and want to have a full extra day out of the city traffic this is one of the best options to take Princes Islands Tour.
In the morning you have to catch the boat cruise on the Marmara sea to arrive to the one of the famous islands called Heybeliada. At Heybeliada you will like to take a lot of pictures of the old villas and the beautiful panorama of the bays. As no motor vehicle can be used you will also have the silence of the
After that you will take a ferry to the biggest of the islands which is called Büyükada. There you will have to chance to eat near the seaside at lunch and take pleasure of the “island life”. Islands had been an old exile destination at the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires for a long time. But as they became a popular resort for Istanbul’s high society at 19’th century there are many chances to have pictures of all these wonderful cottages and houses still remained today.
Ps: In the years before 2020, it was possible to travel on the island with horse carriages car, but Horse carriages car are no longer used anymore. Electric vehicles will be replaced by horses in 2020. We are waiting.
Opportunity: You can ask your guide for shopping possibility of leathers and carpets from whole sellers on the way back to the hotel.