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Full-Day Tour of Princes' Islands & Büyükada

By Plan Tours
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  • Day trip to enchanting Büyükada in the Princes' Islands

  • View of Leander's Tower during ferry ride across Marmara Sea

  • Picturesque horse-drawn carriage ride on car-less streets

  • Delicious seafood lunch in a waterfront Turkish restaurant

  • Engaging guide shares commentary about the island's history

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Büyükada

  • What's included

    Horse-drawn Carriage Ride

  • What's included


  • What's included

    Roundtrip ferry ticket between Istanbul and the Princes' Islands

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Istanbul hotel

  • What's excluded

    Additional food and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • The exact tour departure time is subject to change based on ferry timetables.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact hotel pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Cruise across the Marmara Sea for a day spent in the waterfront idyll of Büyükada, the largest of the Princes' Islands. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride along car-less streets to see colourful mansions, enjoy a seafood lunch, and soak up the scenery from a picturesque ferry ride.

After you're picked up from your hotel, head down to the ferry docks and board a vessel for the lovely cruise out to the Princes' Islands, catching glimpses of Leander's Tower and Istanbul's seaside landmarks along the way. Approach the pretty 19th-century ferry terminal of Büyükada and disembark, enjoying the pleasant, old-timey atmosphere of an island with no motorised vehicles.

Jump in a horse-drawn carriage for a perfectly era-appropriate way to explore the island's Ottoman-Victorian architecture and major landmarks. See the beautiful Hagia Yorgi church, the clock tower, and flower-filled gardens before heading to the waterfront to savour a seafood lunch with a view. After lunch, continue exploring, climbing up the hilltop Greek Monastery of St. George, and learning about the island's past before heading back to the ferry for your evening return to your hotel.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Buyukada

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel Pickup
    • Istanbul

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