Princes’ Islands Tour

 

The HighLigts:

  • Enjoy viewing Topkapi Palace, Leander’s Tower and Uskudar from the sea.
  • Eat your delicious lunch at a famous fish restaurant.
  • Take a journey with Pheaton
  • Walk around the island and take some photos.

 

Departure:

We’ll pick you up from your hotel between 08:30-09:00 AM

(Only from Sultanahmet, Laleli, Taksim areas)

 

Itinerary:

Princes’ Islands Tour, An hour’s boat ride from city centre, this group of island take their name from Byzantine times when the princesses where sent there on exile. There are nine island, five small and four relatively large. No motor vehicle is permitte, transport being provide by horse-drawn carriages. On the Island there are many glorious 19th century mansions with characteristic overhanging balconies, most of which are inhabite only during the summer.

 

The tour starts with a drive to the pier. Cruise on the Marmara sea to go Heybeliada for  horse-drawn carriages take the guests on a tour of the island through the pine forest, riding next to picturesque bays and along the old villas and after that we take a ferry to go for largest of the islands, Buyuk Ada,. Lunch is serves at a seaside restaurant. Time is left to enjoy the cheerful local life on the village square.

 

During the Byzantine period, princess and other royalty where exiled on the islands and later members of the Ottoman Sultans family exiled there too, giving the island their present name. They were taken by the Ottoman fleet during the siege of Constantinople in 1453. During the nineteenth century, the islands became a popular resort for Istanbul’s wealthy and Victorian-era cottages and houses are still preserve 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.This tour ends approximately at 17:00

 

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Local expert guide
  • Gratuities (optional)

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