Experience the serenity of the biggest Princes’ Island in Turkey, Buyukada, on this full-day guided tour from Istanbul. Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands are havens of tranquility and the ultimate escape from Istanbul’s noise and traffic without having to fly or drive long distances. Princes’ Island (Buyukada) Tour is one of the Daily Tours in Istanbul departure everyday from Istanbul and lunch and Horse Carriage Tour is included as well.
Princess Island Daily Tour is the best way to escape from the crowd and noise and cool breezes and charming sights along the way to Princess Island where Byzantine Princes was living, during the tour enjoy the relax, silent and walking in the nature.
Explore Buyukada ( Big Island ) , the largest of Turkey’s Princes islands, on this excursion from Istanbul.
You’ll explore the pedestrianized island in the best possible way – by horse-drawn carriage! Hear the history of this laid-back island from your expert local guide and then spend time at leisure, perhaps relaxing on one of its beaches, before returning to Istanbul.
Travel from your hotel by air-conditioned coach to the port with your guide, and board the boat that will take you to the Princes Islands. The largest and most interesting of the islands is Buyukada, which is your destination for the day.
From the boat you can look back on the sights of Istanbul, seeing iconic landmarks such as Topkapi Palace and the pretty Kiz Kulesi (also known as the Maiden’s Tower), which was featured in the James Bond film, The World is Not Enough.
Disembark in Buyukada and stroll along with your guide enjoying the ambiance of this quiet island. Notice the lack of vehicles here and gain insight from your guide as to why. Then, take the best form of transportation on the island, a horse-drawn carriage. As you relax to the sounds of clip-clopping hooves, learn about the island’s history such as how former royalty and statesmen were once banished here. Plus, hear about the Christian monasteries that resided here during Byzantine–era rule.
Next, see prime examples of Ottoman-era architecture as you pass by elegant wooden mansions. Then, soak up gorgeous sea views and the surrounding landscape that’s highlighted by dazzling blue waters. During free time with your guide, grab a simit (bread with sesame seeds) and have some fun feeding the abundance of seabirds that happily live here.
Take a break at a restaurant for lunch and enjoy tasty seafood before your spend the remainder of your day on your own. Discover the island’s craft shops and waterfront cafes. Meet your guide at a pre-arranged time for your boat ride back to Istanbul. The last leg of your journey will be by coach, and you’ll be dropped off at your Istanbul hotel.
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