Day trip

Istanbul: Day Trip to the Princes' Islands

4.3 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: TURISTA TRAVEL AGENCY
Day trip

Istanbul: Day Trip to the Princes' Islands

Activity provider: TURISTA TRAVEL AGENCY

From US$ 52.80 per person

Cruise over the Marmara Sea go to Princes' Islands, first visiting Heybeliada and then Buyukada for a walking tour to see its popular summer houses with beaches and pinewood scenery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 7 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup from Taksim, Besiktas, Beyoglu, Aksaray, Beyazit, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci. Please be ready 10 minutes before pickup.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Cruise on the Marmara Sea to the Princes' Islands
  • Enjoy a walking tour past gorgeous bay views
  • Explore the main square of Buyukada and admire the Victorian buildings
Full description

Only an hour’s ferry ride from the city center, the Princes’ Islands consist of 9 small islands that will transport you back in time and away from hectic city life. Spend a day exploring 2 of these islands, Heybeliada and Buyukada, to gain insight into a multicultural society in modern Turkey, akin to the multicultural society that existed here during the Ottoman Empire. Start with a cruise over the Marmara Sea to Heybeliada for a walking tour. Ride through the pine forests next to picturesque bays and past old villas. Then, take a ferry over to the largest island, Buyukada, and have lunch at a nice restaurant. Spend the afternoon enjoying the cheerful local life near the village square. Admire the well-preserved Victorian-era cottages that are covered in colorful flowers all summer.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Taksim, Besiktas, Beyoglu, Sultanahmet
  • Local expert guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

We had a great time- our guide Songul was excellent. She explained the history of the islands and took us around. We dined at a very nice sea fronting restaurant which served good food. We were given enough time to roam around on our own. The pick up and drop were a bonus. There was only one issue- it would have been better if a 15 minute pick up slot was mentioned rather than a one hour - we came to the lobby early and had to wait

Read more

March 26, 2023

We were picked up at the hotel, walked around the Spice Market before getting on the ferry to the smaller island. We walked around, drank some tea and then took the ferry to the large island. We rode an electric golf cart on a tour of the island, and ate fish by the seaside. There was nice shopping and we enjoyed some delicious ice cream and coffee before getting on the ferry back to the city. A van drove us back to the hotel. Sulaiman was an excellent tour guide and companion for the trip.

Read more

March 26, 2023

Le transfert était bien organisé, l’excursion également, nous avons fait le tour de la première île pour ensuite reprendre le bateau pour la seconde île, beaucoup plus grande. Nous sommes restaurés avec au choix soit poisson soit viande accompagnée de riz et de salade

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 300647