Our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel at 08:00 after breakfast and drop you off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
Spend time at your leisure on the Buyukada largest of the Princes Islands. You shall admire the island’s Ottoman-era wooden mansions. Enjoy lunch at a local seafood restaurant with delicious meals.
From the boat you can look back on the sights of Istanbul, seeing iconic landmarks such as Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the pretty Maiden’s Tower ( Kız Kulesi )
The Princes’ Islands are an archipelago in the Sea of Marmara, located close to Istanbul. They were a place of exile during the Byzantine period and the favorite entertainment and resting place of the princes during the Ottoman Empire. Since there is no car traffic on the islands, you can walk on the streets peacefully among the beautiful wooden mansions and colorful gardens, or rent a bike or electric vehicle. In Büyükada, among the bright blue color of the Marmara Sea and lush pines of the island, you’ll see the traces of Greek and Turkish architecture, on the Pier area you’ll immediately realize the Ottoman Neo-Classical styles in the cafes and restaurants, as well as the Clock Tower. You will enjoy the peaceful lifestyle, the quiet and calmness of the islands, its clean streets, and its unspoiled nature. Home to the historical Hagia Yorgi Church, Büyükada is also a favorite for weekend escapades due to its clean beaches.
We will have lunch at a local fish restaurant by the sea. Then, board a ferry to Kınalıada, a smaller more residential Prince island to enjoy the day in a quieter and calmer atmosphere. After touring the island, we will return to Istanbul in the evening and drop you off at your hotel.
*We would recommend you visit the islands on weekdays, as they get very crowded on the weekends, especially during the summer months.
*Princes’ Islands itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and daytime crowds.
Our guide and driver will pick you up from the port or your hotel at the indicated time and drop you off at the end of the tour. On this tour, you will discover unique artworks and buildings from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods with an experienced and licensed tour guide.
- Due to traffic, pickups may be delayed beyond our control
- FREE Pick-up & Drop-off service is valid only for guests staying at hotels in the city center including, Beyoğlu, Besiktaş, and Aksaray districts, the Taksim area, and the historical peninsula.
- Extra Pick up-Drop off the charge from Asian Side 80 USD
- Extra Pick up-Drop off a charge from the European Side of 60 - 90 EUSD for districts such as Ataköy, Bakırköy, Levent, Maslak, Yeşilköy, Merter, Beylikdüzü, Bahçeşehir, etc…
- For cancellations made 7 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 6 - 3 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 2 days before the tour date, a 100% penalty is applied.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 2 days before the tour.
Applications to consider
- All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
- You must keep social distance while in vehicles
-The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
- You must bring your headphones
- You are required to bring and wear a mask
- Comfortable shoes are necessary
- Weather-appropriate clothing
Closing Days of Sites in Istanbul
Sunday - Grand Bazaar
Monday - Dolmabahçe, and Beylerbeyi palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Tuesday - Topkapı Palace, Military Museum
Wednesday - Chora (Kariye) Museum, Yedikule, Rumeli Fortress
Thursday - Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces
Friday - Most museums are open
Saturday - Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum of Istanbul)
PRINCES’ ISLANDS TOUR PRICES
* Group tour regular mixed prices per person: 50 USD
* Private tour prices: Rates are based on per person
3 - 4 Pax
5 - 6 Pax
7 – 10 Pax
11 Pax over
- Transfer pick-up and drop back to your hotel
- Ferry tickets round trip.
- English or other Language tour guide
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Service charges and VAT
- Additional tours
- Beverages during lunch
- Gratuities and tips for the guide and driver
Büyükada Spend time at your leisure on the Buyukada largest of the Princes islands
Admire the island’s Ottoman-era wooden mansions
Enjoy lunch at a local seafood restaurant with delicious meals in Buyukada
Hagia Yorgi Church, which was built as a small monastery in 1751, is a holy church for the Orthodox.
Cycling in nature with a view of Istanbul among the greenery in Büyükada is very popular.
Regular Group Tours are English-guided package tours with mixed nationalities of a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 40 people on the specified dates. Regular Group tour prices are fixed.
There is a child age restriction based on the character of the tour and generally, children under 8 years of age cannot participate.
Private Tours, on the other hand, is between 1 person and 40 people. It usually consists of small and private groups such as Families, groups of friends, or professional groups. No other travelers are allowed in Private groups. In private tours, the guide is given according to the group's request (available in Turkey)
Guaranty Departure Tours have a definite departure regardless of the number of people on certain dates.
The minimum and the maximum number of people and child age requirements are specified in the tour information.
The number of tour places varies according to the theme of the tour. Group tours are a minimum of 20 people - a maximum of 40 people. There is no limit on the number of private tours, usually between 1 and 18 people.
You can bring clothes and auxiliary items according to Turkey Tour regions and Tour season. During the winter seasons, you should bring thick and cold protective clothing and rain protective clothing.
Items such as clothes and umbrellas are required against rains that may occur in Spring and Autumn. In summer, have sunglasses, sunhat, comfortable walking shoes, swimming clothes, and equipment in lake and seashore tour programs.
It is appropriate for men and women to wear closed clothes in religious areas such as Churches, mosques, and synagogues. In Turkey, which is a Muslim country, mosques are not visited during prayer times. Mosques are visited after worship.
After you write your contact information such as the name of the tour you prefer, the tour code number, the date of the tour, the number of people to attend, on the tour request form, you can send us your request by reading and approving the rules written in the (Terms and conditions) section.
Your registration is done and your official confirmation is sent to you. Then you make some payment.
Tour payments are made by money transfer systems such as bank transfer or Western Union.
Visitors can withdraw money in Turkish Lira, Euro, and US Dollars with their bank cards from ATMs in Turkey. Most ATMs offer English or other language options for foreigners' convenience.
Visitors can use their credit and debit cards for all kinds of shopping. During the tour, you can travel to smaller towns or villages far from the city center, where your credit card may not be valid, so it is recommended to always have cash, foreign currency, and Turkish Lira with you.
Two-pin sockets used in Europe are also widely used in Turkey.
If you are using a three-pin socket, it is recommended to bring a converter adapter.
If you want to use your own country's GSM operator in Turkey, you should ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before coming to Turkey. Or you can get a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from one of the local GSM operators such as Türk Telekom, Vodafone, to use while you are in Turkey.
Foreigners in Turkey can drive in Turkey, provided that they always have their passports, international driving licenses, and their car licenses with them. It is legally forbidden to drink and drive and there are penalties. In Turkey, the vehicle is driven on the right side of the road.
Banks working hours 09:00 – 17:00 money transfer ends at 16:00.
Shopping Centers: 10:00 – 22:00
Pharmacies: 08:00 – 18:00 In each region, one on-duty pharmacy remains open between 18:00 and 08:00 at night.
There is a pharmacy on duty that remains open in every region on Sundays and public holidays. It is a legal obligation to keep the pharmacies on duty open.
For the treatments, you want to have in Turkey, travel agencies that have work and agreements with Hospitals and Doctors, who are experts in their fields, provide communication with the patient by transmitting the patient information to the relevant hospitals and Doctors. Travel Agencies, during the treatment period, provide services such as flight tickets, hotel or house reservations for accommodation, transfer services, and tour organizations for the patient and their relatives.
Hair transplant, Dental treatment, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery tour packages are among the most preferred health tourism packages in Turkey.
Compared to other European and Asian countries, Turkey has a large number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals and medical institutions. It has world-renowned Doctors who are experienced in their special branches and private or corporate hospitals equipped with modern medical devices. You don't have to wait in line for the highest quality medical treatment people deserve. Moreover, prices are much cheaper than world standards. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey Hospitals. Such as Dental treatments, Hair Transplantation, Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Urology, IVF – In Vitro fertilization, Cardiology treatments.
For foreigners who come to Turkey, there is no other vaccination obligation other than the Covid 19 Vaccine. It is obligatory for foreigners who come to Turkey during the Covid-19 Pandemic to be vaccinated or have a PCR test 72 hours before. In addition, there is an obligation to document this information.
As in all countries of the world, Cpvid-19 travel rules change from time to time according to countries. For this reason, you should learn the current travel data from the Turkish Consulate in your own country before traveling.
Istanbul Princes Islands Tour takes you to experience the serenity of Buyukada by city ferry and fantastic sailing. A guide will tell you about İslands history to enjoy the beautiful scenery and history of the Islands, and He will make a reservation for you at a nice fish restaurant by the sea. After a delicious meal, you can take a walk or cycle through the forest among the wooden mansions of Büyükada.
If you believe in the strength of your legs, you can climb up to the Hagia Yorgi Church at the summit with a 60-degree climb. But it's worth it, the view of Istanbul is wonderful from the hill.
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