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Istanbul, Turkey
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10 hours


Up to 3 days

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English, Selectable

About this activity

Escape the busy city and find tranquility on the Istanbul Princess Island Tour. Surrounded by natural beauty, the island is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Avoid the traffic and crowds as you take a leisurely ride in a buggy and explore the charming Ottoman houses. Indulge in a delicious lunch at a fish restaurant and spend a peaceful day on the island.

Maximize your relaxation time by visiting a place full of vibrant colors and a variety of scents. A one-day tour of the Princes’ Islands allows you to take a cruise around the Marmara Sea to visit special destinations such as the Princes’ Islands via a Maritime boat.

Istanbul Princess Island Tour

During the tour, you will be transported to the island of Büyükada, a famous summer spa that was once a favorite holiday destination for Byzantine princes. The island is renowned for its stunning pine forests and sandy beaches, as well as its beautiful wooden mansions surrounded by natural beauty.

During the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the Leander’s Tower and Topkapi Palace, culminating in the unique views of Uskudar. You will be able to take in all of these sights from the comfort of a tour ship, which will take you on a tour of the sea to see beautiful views.

Princess Island Cruise

Climb aboard a boat and set sail on the Marmara Sea, which will take you to Big Island, also known as Buyuk Ada, the largest and most beautiful of the Princes Islands. Once you arrive, you can take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, known as a Phaeton, to see the Ottoman Old Houses and experience the natural beauty of the island. The tour, which takes around 45 minutes to an hour, maybe slowed down by short queues at certain spots. After the tour, you will meet up with your guide again. There is a beautifully designed fish restaurant by the seaside where you can have lunch while enjoying views of the sea. You will also have free time to explore the island and connect with new people at your leisure, at your own expense.

Afterward, you will board the boat again to return to the starting point. Upon arriving, you will meet a transportation service that will take you back to your hotel around 17:30 in the late afternoon.

You will be picked up from your hotel to embark on a memorable excursion to the Princess Islands. You’ll enjoy transportation to the Prince Islands via a traditional-style boat on the Marmara Sea. Make a stop at the largest island, Büyükada, a popular summer resort known for its wooden mansions and pine forests. It was once the most desired island of Byzantine Princes. You’ll tour the island by horse-drawn carriage, followed by lunch by the seaside at a fish restaurant. In the late afternoon, return to Istanbul by boat and then be transported back to your hotel.

Istanbul Two Continents Tour is designed for you and your friends or family. The displayed price is per person for a group of 4, but rates may vary for smaller or larger groups. Contact us for more information and to customize your tour. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the unique and captivating history on a private tour.


  • Marmara Sea
  • Buyukada


  • Return transfers from hotels,
  • Lunch,
  • Professional English speaking official tour guide,
  • Entrance fees to the various sites,
  • Air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle.
  • Personal expenses,
  • Drinks at lunch,
  • Tip to driver and tour guide,
  • Anything unless specified being included.


At the start of the excursion, you will be picked up from your hotel by a licensed professional tour guide who speaks your language and a driver in a modern and comfortable bus.

After being picked up by the driver and tour guide, you will be taken to the Marmara Sea, where you will board a traditional style boat and set sail on the beautiful Marmara Sea to the Princes Islands. Your first stop will be at the largest island, Büyükada.

You will arrive at Büyükada by boat, where you will learn about the cultural history of the islands from the tour guide and take a tour of the island by horse-drawn carriage. Büyükada is the largest of the Princes' Islands and offers a variety of natural beauty, including beautiful wooden mansions. After touring the island, you will be taken to a fish restaurant for lunch.

You will be treated to a delicious lunch at a seaside fish restaurant where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea.

After dining at the fish restaurant, you will have a brief period of free time to explore the island on your own and make any personal purchases. You will then be taken back to the starting point and transported to your hotel.



Frequently asked questions

Private tours only include your group (up to 13 people), your guide, and driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family! Regular SIC tours stand for Seat-in-Coach Basis Tours, which means you will share an air-conditioned coach or van with other tourists and you will have an English-speaking tour guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the itinerary that day. While the prices of private tours may vary according to the number of people, the prices of regular tours are fixed.

Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over uneven surfaces, inclines and 10 - 30 steps. Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreens are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their steps at all times in order to avoid injuries. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.

Tour start and end locations are stated above. If you want to transfer from a different place, you can contact us.

Our Regular SIC Tours are operated in English. Exceptional languages like Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and other languages might be organized as a private guided tour with your personal guide. You can contact us for your private tour requests.

You can make your payments by cash, bank transfer or credit card.

You can directly contact us to make a booking for any tour listed on our website or for your personalized tour requests.

If you can't find the tour or activity you want, you can contact us for your request. Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.

Yes, we have been a fully licensed tour operator in Turkey since 2011 and giving service all over Turkey. Do not hesitate to contact us for any travel-related request.

Ours headquarter is in Istanbul, and we have branches in Cappadocia and Ephesus.

Activity's Location

Istanbul, Turkey


(3 reviews)
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Turkey Travel Agency & Tour Operator
Solovksyk A.
One of the beat places to relax there , the place is very very beautiful , islands , with trees , surrounded with beautiful see views . If you spend a day there , most likely you won't regret it..
Turkey Travel Agency & Tour Operator
Henna K.
Take a break. Take a day to visit the islands. A very nice and relaxing experience, especially the ferry ride.
Turkey Travel Agency & Tour Operator
Nicola F.
Visit if you want to feel a countryside without cars and noise. We were lucky to have a private guide living in islands :)
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