- 16/06/2017 at 3:42 am #8639
Tour Name: Princes’ Islands Tour
Duration: Full Day
Price: Please Ask
Departure Point: Hotels or central places in Istanbul
Princes’ Islands Tour in Istanbul
A once in a lifetime tour to discover the beauties beyond the city of Istanbul, that will offer you a unique chance to get to know some of the untold legends and magical stories that tourists usually miss when visiting the marvels of the city that links two continents, three religions, and countless cultures. Embark on a voyage that will take you to the sea, seeing the city with different eyes and learning new things about its past.
This special Princes Islands Tour will start around 08:30 in the morning when you will be picked up from your hotel and we will take the ferry to the wonderful and charming Princes’ Islands. Upon leaving the Golden Horn for the sea, the cruise will go around Sarayburnu (Seraglio Point), the peninsula on which the unforgettable minarets of the Istanbul’s mot iconic landmarks can be seen: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque. If you want to make a trip to these historical sights in Istanbul, check this Istanbul Old City Tour. This is one of the most beautiful views of the city and will surely remain with you long after you leave.
Tour to the Big Island
We will visit Buyukada (Big Island), where many princes were exiled across the history. Today, the island is a testament to its past and glory, giving the opportunity to see an almost intact display of lavish Ottoman mansions and other beautiful Victorian-style villas. The island was inhabited for millennia and there are plenty of unique landmarks to visit, including monasteries, mosques, and churches. But the island is mostly known as a place of exile, the most famous exiles being the Byzantine empresses, as well as Leon Trotsky. Nevertheless, the charm of this island is unmatched, with beautiful lush gardens, colorful fruit trees, exotic flowers and other natural wonders. The tour of the island will use a horse-drawn carriage, a unique and exciting way to move, as all motor vehicles are strictly forbidden on the islands. For lunch, you will have the chance to relax and enjoy a delicious meal in a seaside fish restaurant. From here, the view is amazing, mixing the old domes and minarets with the modern skyscrapers that form Istanbul’s skyline.
Many of the city residents also enjoy relaxing on these islands and this is the perfect chance to see Istanbul from another perspective, immersing in a totally new adventure outside the city. After all these, we will take the ferry back to the city and you will arrive at your hotel around 18:00. Book this Istanbul Tour with the best price guarantee.
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