Cruise to Princes Islands: Walk in Büyükada

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Cruise to Princes Islands: Walk in Büyükada

Sail to the Sea of Maramara and visit the largest of the Princes' Islands. Learn about its interesting history and admire its natural beauty.

Duration: 8 Hours
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Discover the largest of the Princes' Islands: Buyukada.
  • See Topkapi Palace and the Maiden's Tower as you pass the Golden Horn.
  • Enjoy the views of the Sea of Marmara from the ferry.
  • Take a ride in a horse and carriage around the island.
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch.

Full Description

Buyukada is the largest and most populated of the Princes’ Islands and simply means "Big Island" in Turkish. During the Christian Byzantine Empire, about 330 to 1453, Buyukada was used as a prison for people who opposed the Emperor, exiles were banished there and many monasteries were built. It was an interesting mix of inhabitants!

When you arrive in Buyukada, a horse-drawn carriage will be waiting to take you on a full tour of the island. Admire the natural beauty and see the old mansions, palaces, churches, convents and much more. At the end of the tour, we will take the ferry back to the city and you will be dropped off to your hotel.



  • Entrance fees.
  • Lunch.
  • 45-minute horse and carriage ride.
  • Professional guided tour conducted in English.
  • Pick up & drop off service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • A minimum of 2 guests is required for the tour to take place.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Customer Reviews

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Sullivan - February 10, 2019

Well organized trip

Kingsley - February 05, 2019


Kay - September 12, 2019

If Istanbul is summer, islands are lemonade. :)

Wm - December 26, 2018

We had a long Turkey trip and were spending 5 days in Istanbul. Islands side regenerated us. Wheather, sea, forest… We can continue 5 days more.

Christopher - April 26, 2019

It was so funny to journey with horses. But i think they are not feeded and taken care well. :/

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