Princes’ Island Tour From Istanbul: Buyukada

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am; you must contact the local supplier for exact pickup time and location (contact details will be provided on your voucher)
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Istanbul hotel (Europe only), or Hasan Kolcuoglu Kebab House
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Explore Bykada, the largest of Turkeys Princes Islands, on this full-day trip from Istanbul! Cruise across the Sea of Marmara, watching the sights of Istanbul slip from view, and then explore the pedestrianized island in the best possible way by horse-drawn carriage! Hear the history of this laid-back island from your expert local guide and then spend time at leisure, perhaps relaxing on its beaches, before returning to Istanbul.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

Leave your central Istanbul hotel by air-conditioned coach and head to the port with your guide to board your boat to the Princes Islands. The largest and most interesting one is Bykada your destination of the day! While cruising, look back on the sights of Istanbul, seeing iconic landmarks like Topkapi Palace and pretty Kiz Kulesi (also known as Maidens Tower or Leanders Tower), which was featured in the James Bond film The World is Not Enough.
Dock in Bykada and then amble through the streets with your guide, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere of island life. Vehicles are notably non-existent here, and the pretty roads resonate with the pleasing clip-clop of horse-drawn carriages. Hop aboard your own carriage and explore Bykada at a fittingly relaxed pace. Your guide will explain the islands history as you travel, talking about its time as a place of exile for banished statesmen and royalty, and of its life as a monastic settlement during Turkeys Byzantine-Christian period.
Pass the lovely wooden mansions that exemplify the islands late Ottoman-era architecture, and look out over the sparkling sea lapping on the shores. Seagulls are everywhere in Bykada, and if you want to feed them your guide will give you simits (bread with sesame seeds) so you can throw them a treat.
Stop for lunch at a seafood restaurant and then spend the rest of your day at leisure on the island. Bring your bathing suit if you want to swim, or perhaps explore the islands craft shops and waterfront cafs. Meet your guide at a pre-arranged time for your boat ride back to Istanbul. The last leg of your journey is made by coach to your Istanbul hotel, where your tour ends.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Round-trip boat crossing
  • Horse-drawn carriage tour
  • Local guide
  • Lunch

Exclusions

  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible

A small amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

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