Princes’ Islands… a charming chain which connects nine small islands in the deep blue sea of Marmara! A lovely gift from Istanbul to all of you…

All islands are famous for their mild climate, lush vegetation and ornate Ottoman houses. Cars are strictly prohibited, that’s why transportation can only be provided by horse-drawn carriages which are known as phaetons and bikes. But this restriction is that makes the islands even more unique!

During the Byzantine period, the islands were used as an exiled place for royalties, princes and later on for Ottoman Sultans. Until 1912, approximately 10.000 Greek and 670 Turks were living at Princes Islands. 

Our destination is Buyukada (Pringipos in Greek), which is the largest of the isles. After the Princes Islands tour, the moment we arrive on the last island, horse-drawn carriages will be waiting for us at the park so we can start an enjoyable ride through the pine trees and the narrow roads…

You can ask for some spare time to visit Aya Yorgi (a monastery on the top of the hill) which is an impressive place… Enjoy the fascinating sights of the city, until you reach your destination! A 1,5 hour journey through beautiful landscapes!

•Professional guidance (standard group tour in English-please ask for other languages)
•Pick up from & drop off to your hotel (only Sultanahmet and Taksim area)
•Lunch (vegetarian choices are available)
•Horse carriage ride
•Entrance fees

•Everything unless indicated differently
•Customary tip to driver and tour guide
•Drinks during the lunch
•Personal expenses
•Bicycle rental

•Please inform your tour guide if you want to spend more time at the island and you prefer to return to the city by yourself
•Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and assist you to meet with your tour guide between 07:45 – 08:20 according to your hotel location
•Lunch will be provided at a cozy local restaurant


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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 9 hours
Maximum number of people: 15
Location: Istanbul Tours
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