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Princes' Islands Full Day Tour

3.5 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Turkey

Princes' Islands Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Turkey

From US$ 84.30 per person

Cruise the beautiful Marmara Sea to Princes' Island by boat. Once on the island enjoy a full tour to explore everything the island has to offer.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Cruise the Marmara Sea by boat and see the sights of the Topkapi Palac and Lender's Tower
  • Stop off at the popular summer resort Büyükada
  • Complimentary lunch at a local fish restaurant
Full description
Let the various aromas and colorful sights overwhelm you on this full day tour of the Princes' Islands. And cruise along the Marmara Sea to the beautiful Princes' Islands by Maritime lines boat. The tour will take you to the isles via the popular summer resort Büyükada. This summer resort was once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes, and it boasts stunning pinewood scenery. From here you will experience a tour of the island, as well as lunch at a local fish restaurant. In the afternoon you will be treated to the breathtaking scenery of Topkapi Palace and Leander's Tower, topped off by the unique sights of the Uskudar. See all this and beautiful sea views from the convenience of a luxury ship. Finally we will arrive back in the evening to Istanbul where you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Free pickup and drop-off service for centrally located Istanbul hotels. When verifying your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible.
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A minimum of 2 guests is required for the tour to take place.
  • After booking, you need to call the local supplier in order to learn exact time and free shuttle availability.
  • Pick-up is only available for centrally located Istanbul hotels.
  • Free shuttle pick-up is offered between 8:00 and 9:00 (depending on the location of your hotel), and takes 45 to 60 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Guide in French not available yet a reservation made specifying a French guide forced to choose between English and Arabic (not cool), The place is beautiful but lacks explanation it's a shame. Value for money far too expensive 100 euros for two people, I would have given 60 to break everything. Long live the holidays.

February 2, 2020

The alternative program was not bad.

We had booked the Princes' Islands, but the weather was not like us. We were picked up at the hotel after we called the local provider as promised (20 min later). And it had rained and twisted for a long time, but alright, we wanted to go on a trip. After a short time by bus, and sorted by tour groups, our guide came and told us that due to the strong wind, no ships out. He offered us another tour, or money back. Since we had planned a tour, and did not intend to go back to the Grand Bazaar, we decided to do another tour. This was not so bad. we visited the Golden Horn, a mosque with the bones of a healer, we went by cable car. Something was inappropriate, was the attempt to turn us on something. It was about leather goods, only then art fashion show dan in the sale. As I said, everything else was fine.

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February 14, 2016

A great day !

In the best weather I was picked up on time and transported to the meeting point, the grouping was done quickly and then I went straight to the pier! After an almost 2-hour boat trip with a show, we arrived on the island, because some other groups were queuing for the carriages, our guide showed us a little bit the place and the restaurant in which we ate later. The carriage ride was not quite my taste now, but okay! The food afterwards was great I had grilled sea bass which was delicious. After the meal there was 1.5 hours of free time, which I used to take a look at the place and have an ice cream (MADO) which I can only recommend. The return trip was on an even larger ship which was quite fast, so we were back on time as promised. Thanks to the guide for the great tour!

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November 8, 2014

Product ID: 18466