Princes’ Islands Tour Itinerary
Although the Princes Islands are technically part of Istanbul, they are the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for a day.
You will be picked up from your hotel then taken to the ferry port where we will cruise to the largest of the Princes’ Islands, Büyükada, a one and a half hour journey by ferry.
When we arrive, we will take a horse-drawn carriage to tour the island, which was once a place of exile during the Byzantine era. You will be charmed by the beautiful architecture of the island’s wooden house and the lush green surrounds. As you tour the island you’ll enjoy the silence save for the odd bicycle bell and the sound of horses’ hooves on the roads as all motor vehicles are banned on the island. You will have the option for some free time to go and visit Aya Yorgi, a monastery on the top of the hill which is worth the climb.
Before heading back to the mainland we will enjoy a freshly cooked fish lunch, a specialty of the island. You will also have some free time to wander around the island (we suggest hiring a bike) or just sit and enjoy a Turkish coffee while soaking up the atmosphere of this charming island.
On arrival back at the ferry port you will be transferred back to your hotel.