Princes Island Tour: Full Day Trip From Istanbul (2 Islands)

Istanbul , Turkey

Princes Island Tour: Full Day Trip From Istanbul (2 Islands)

The Price :    65.00
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Duration :   1 Day
Start Location:   Istanbul

Princes Island Tour

Join us on a magical journey to Istanbul’s Princes Islands with our expertly guided Princes Island Tour. This full-day adventure will take you to the most beautiful islands in the Sea of Marmara such as Buyukada and Heybeliada.

Our Princes Island Tour is a perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul and discover a different side of the city. With our expert guide, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the history, culture and traditions of the islands.


  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch at a local restaurant
  • Capture beautiful photos of landscapes and historic architecture.
  • Visit the island’s hilltop viewpoints for breathtaking panoramic views of the Marmara Sea
  • Learn about the islands’ rich history and their role in Byzantine and Ottoman empires.


We’ll pick you up from your hotel between 08:30 – 09:00 AM
(Only from Sultanahmet, Laleli, Taksim areas)


Princes Island Tour is a hour journey boat ride from the city centre. Groups of islands in the region take their name from Byzantine times when the princes were sent there on exile. There are nine islands, five small and four relatively large. Visitors are not allowed to use motor vehicles on the island, and transportation is exclusively provided through the use of horse-drawn carriages. On the Island there are many glorious 19th century mansions with characteristic overhanging balconies, most of which are inhabited only during the summer.

During the Byzantine period, princes and other royalty where exiled on the islands and later members of the Ottoman Sultans family exiled there as well, giving the island their present name. In the nineteenth century however, the islands became a popular resort for Istanbul’s wealthy and Victorian-era cottages and houses are still preserved on the largest of the Princes’ Islands.

The Prince’s Islands offer an interesting destination for visitors to gain a glimpse into modern-day multicultural society in Turkey. The society is reminiscent of the diverse population that once existed during the Ottoman Empire in nearby Istanbul.

Princes Island Tour Itinerary

Our full day Princes Island tour starts with a drive to the pier and later with a cruise on the Marmara Sea to go to Heybeliada. We will take a tour of the island by electric car. Similarly, we will pass elegant old wooden mansions along with beautiful natural scenery. Afterwards, we will take a ferry to go for largest of the islands, Buyuk Ada.

Lunch is served at a seaside restaurant. Time is left to enjoy the cheerful local life on the village square.

This tour ends approximately at 17:00

Places You’ll See :


Is Princes island Istanbul worth visiting?

Princes Island is one of the top destination for those who want to get away from the busy city life. It is a great way to take a break, calm yourself and discover a secret heaven where tranquility meets urban style of living. 

Is there restroom on your Bosphorus boats?

Yes, all the cruise vessels have restrooms.

How long does it take to get to the Princes Island from Istanbul?

It takes between 1 hour - 75 minutes to get to Princes Islands from Istanbul.

How long does Princess Island tour take?

Generally, a full-day tour can last around 6-8 hours, including the time spent on the ferry and the time spent on the islands.

Can you swim on the Princes Islands?

Yes, you can swim on the Princes Islands. There are several beaches on the islands that are suitable for swimming, and the water is generally clean and safe.

What's Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Professional Guide
  • Transportation in A/C vehicles

What's Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Optional)


  • Family Friendly
  • Group Tour
  • Small Group Tour

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Why Book With Us?

  • As a well known Tourism Agency, we believe that there should not be any suprises for you whether it be your trips, accommodations or so forth.
  • Therefore, our team is extremely dedicated and here to make sure that your are well satisfied throughout your journey.

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