Princes Islands and Asian Side
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours
Departure / Terminate time: 09:00am to 17:00pm
Price: Adult (7+) €55 / Child (2-6) €40
Departure from European side and accross the Bosphorus by the first bridge. Drive along the Asian side through Kadıköy all the way to Bostancı by seeing the differnt face of Istanbul (The Asian side is mostly residential area and you can clearly see the difference comparing to the European part).
Once we reach to Bostancı, you’ll have a chance to see one of the most beatiful district of Istanbul. After having little time in Bostancı, embark the boat going to Princes’ Islands. Disembark at Büyükada which is the largest and the most famous of this Islands chain. There are several small hotels where people stay for the weekend. Some of the historical buildings are Aya Yorgi Church and Monastery from 6th century, Ayios Dimitrios Church, Hristos Church and Monastery and enjoy the lunch in a nice seaside restaurant. After a small tour in the town centre and listening to the history of this lovely island, you’ll have free time to enjoy the beautiful island shores by renting a phaeton (Hors drawn carriage) or bicycle until the departure time. As there is no car aloud in the island, this promenade would be an unforgettable memory for you.
On the way back we’re going to catch a cruise which is going to Heybeli, Burgaz and Kinali Island before reaching Kabatas port on the European side.
Begin the day by cruising across the Marmara Sea towards the Princes’ chain of islands on the Maritime Lines ferry.
Disembark at Buyukada, now a popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery. This, the largest of the Princes’ Islands, was once the pleasure escape of the Byzantine princes.
Tour of the front facade of the island by horse-drawn carriage before enjoying a fish lunch at one of the best restaurants on the island. You’ll have plenty of free time for leisure and shopping before our evening return back to Istanbul.
Also viewed during the tour, from the sea: Topkapi Palace, Leander’s Tower and the Port of Istanbul.
- Ferry Tickets
- Horse Drawn Carriage Tour of the Island
- Round Trip Transfers from Central Hotels
- Transportation with A/C Vehicles
- Meals and Beverages Not Listed Above
- Optional Gratuities
- Personal expenses