Princess’ Islands Tour (Full Day)

Istanbul , Turkey
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Princess’ Islands Tour (Full Day)

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

Highlights
⦁ Enjoy viewing Topkapi Palace, Leander’s Tower and Uskudar from the sea.
⦁ Eat your delicious lunch at a famous fish restaurant.
⦁ Walk around the island and take some photos.
⦁ Explore the neighborhoods and learn the history of the islands.

 

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

 

Background

Princes’ Islands Tour, An hour’s boat ride from city centre, these groups of islands take their name from Byzantine times when the princes were sent there on exile. There are nine island, five small and four relatively large. No motor vehicle is permitted, transport being provided by 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. They were taken by the Ottoman fleet during the siege of Constantinople in 1453. 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 islands are an interesting destination because they allow insight into a multicultural society in modern Turkey, possibly alike to the multicultural society that once existed during the Ottoman Empire in places such as nearby Istanbul.

 

Itinerary

The tour starts with a drive to the pier. Cruise on the Marmara sea to go Heybeliada. We will take a tour of the island by electric car and 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 :

What's Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Professional guidance
  • Transport by Air-conditioned minivan

What's Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Optional)

Activities

  • Family Friendly
  • Group Tour
  • Small Group Tour

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