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|Departure||Pick up from your hotel|
|Departure Time||Tour Days: Everyday
Tour Start Time: Apx. 09:00
Tour Ending Time: Apx. 16:00
Please note that all of our tours and activities include free pickup and drop off services for all participants. As such, collecting all participants might sometimes take longer than expected causing delays regarding the start and end of our tours. We kindly request all participants be ready for pickup and drop off by the shuttle service in the time frame specified here. Thank you for your cooperation.
|Programme||Departure by boat
Return to hotels
|What is included?||A pick up and drop back services by A/C transportations (From/to in-city hotels)
Ticket for horse-drawn carriage
English Speaking Professional Guide
|What is not included?||Tips
|What to bring with you?||Comfortable shoes
Money for personal expenses
Princes Islands Tour
As it suits for all princes and princesses; our Princes Islands tour, which combines the sea, the smell of the salt of it, vintage-looking cute streets, fresh air, colorful flowers, sincere people and of course, amazing views of Istanbul, will be one of the best traveling experiences in your life. The endless natural beauties, all the humble and sincerity that floods over the boulevards will be matchless and unforgettable moments of your Turkey journey. Thus, if you are in Istanbul and without leaving Istanbul completely, you can change your vibe by only leaving behind the crowd, noise, dynamism and never-ending mobility of the cosmopolite: Instead, we will go to find peace.
Departure from the Golden Horn
The departure point of our daily Princes Islands trip will be the Golden Horn, which is one of the most outstanding places of Istanbul. Yet, we will not spend too much time here, since we should enjoy these amazing islands as long as possible. Therefore, when you get on the special boat which can carry 200 people, we will start our journey and it will take one or one and half hour to get one of the Princes Islands, Heybeliada.
The first stop in our Princes Islands tour will be Heybeliada. Among nine islands, Heybeliada (as known as Halki, too) is the closest one to Istanbul, and also, it is the second biggest one after Buyukada. What you will dominantly see there will be intense green of a beautiful nature and surely, the pure sea that will make you jump into it directly; and endless peace that you can find at every corner of it.
Besides from its natural beauty, there are also significant places will catch your attention, which are also important for understanding the hybrid texture of Turkey, such as Aya Yorgi Monastery, Heybeliada Theological School, Aya Nikola Greek Orthodox Church and Beth Yaakov Synagogue. The information about the background and history of these important buildings, or other places, will be provided by your guide during our lovely Heybeliada daily trip. You, by the way, will be enjoying both of seeing brilliant structures and reflections of the nature while learning something new.
After we spend enough time in Heybeliada and take amazing photographs, we will get in the boat again, and start going to Buyukada.
Actually, moving from Heybeliada to Buyukada only takes 5 or 10 minutes; yet, we will take a nice break on our daily Princes Islands tour here, in our boat; by enjoying the view and our lunch: Moreover, it is the buffet type. Thus, it is recommended that to fill your plate with all the delicious meals to get the energy which you will burn in the next destination that we will go: Buyukada
After leaving Heybeliada, we will reach to the last stop in our Princes Islands day trip destination; which is Buyukada. The biggest and the most popular one among the nine islands; it always succeeds at attracting the tourists who likes nature, swimming, photography, walking, and of course, cultural tourism, too. Thus, Buyukada is a popular option in Istanbul, especially in summer. Yet, it has a unique ability about being lovely in all seasons and months.
Here, as in Heybeliada, our English-speaker guide will provide the information about the places we will see, or about your further questions. If you take a look around during our trip, you can see cute, island-type of houses that ornament the neighborhood, the Clock Tower, Aya Yorgi Church, the Greek Orphanage, glamorous and historical mansions, clean and peaceful beaches and of course, the surfs that cover them. The island is like another side of Istanbul; actually, the heavenly side of it. Thus, by enrolling in our Princes Islands tour, you can enjoy the contrast of the both sides of Istanbul; the beautiful nature, sincerity and loveliness. You probably will not want to return your hotel after this trip; yet, unfortunately, we will go back to Istanbul by our boat, to leave you there all safe and sound.
If you cannot get enough of Istanbul, you can check our daily tours in Istanbul to see and learn more about the cultural and historical background of the city, too.