Full Day Prince's Islands Heybeli ada and Buyuk ada tour with Lunch

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 12 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

A different flavor of İstanbul, a way from the city it self, be ready for an easy, relaxing day. Tour will start with a boat trip to the Princes’ islands from the Bosphorus and it’s bewitching ambience will make your experience a dreamy day. Today it is hard to believe that once the islands used to be the exileplaces for the royal family members. Now the islands are quite  popular with the beautiful naturet here. Recently historical buildings, beaches and sea food restaurants made the islands a famous summer attraction place for tourists and locals.

Different than all other Princes’ Island Tours in İstanbul , during your tour, you will have the chance to visit the 2 famous islands; Heybeliada & Buyukada. Lunch will be served in Buyukada after a phaeton (horsecarriage) ride around the island. On both of the islands you will also have free time for your self.

You will be taken from your hotel by airconditioned mini buses to Kabatas pier where you will catch the boat to the islands. The boat departs at 9.00am. During your journey you will be escorted by our English Speaking Guide. 

HEYBELİ ADA : 1st of the islands we visit. Getsit’s name fromit’s saddle bag shape   “Heybeli” meaning in Turkish “saddle bag”

When we get to the island you will have 1hr. free time (Pls. check the Heybeliada highlightslist)

You can enjoy drinks in a traditional Turkish tea house or you may try the nargile (smoking the aromatic tobacco), also do not miss the delicious icecream / waffle of the island.

If you love the nature, its recommended for you to stroll around the undiscovered path of the forest to reach to the summit of the island. Heybeliada’s highlight suggestions are;  19th C. Greek Orthodox Monk/Priest School on Umit Hil,18th C. Naval School, Macarios Hil, Bahriye Pier.

 

BUYUKADA : 2nd island we visit – we will have lunch here as well.

The biggest of the Princes’ islands. ”Buyuk” in Turkish also means “big.

When we get to the island first you will have the Phaeton (Horse carriage) ride around the island. After the ride you will be served lunch at a restaurant. Then you will have 1hr.free time for yourself. (Pls. also check the Buyukada highlightslist)

You can either rent a bycyle and tour around the island or you can go for swimming.

Also do not forget to try the traditional drinks (sage tea, black tea , Turkish coffe flavored with gymnastics etc.), there is a variety of traditional sweets as well. Buyukada’shighlight suggestionsare ; Church & Monastry of Hagia Yorghi 18th C.(greek orthodox), The greek orphanage building 19th C. (the biggest woodens tructure on earth), House  of Resat Nuri (Famous Turkish novelist), Greek orthodox and Muslim Cemetaries, Panaghia/Virgin Mary Churh 19th C.,Hased la Avraam Synagouge 20th C, Hamidiye mosque 19th C.
*The tour ends about 5.00pm. When we get back to Kabatas Pier, you will be taken back to your hotels by our AC-minibuses .

Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (only in city centre hotels)
  • Lunch at the restourant
  • English tour guide
  • Horse carriage ride
  • Lunch

Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Departure Point

Kabatas pier


Return Details

Tour ends at your hotel.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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