Marmara Region
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  • Istanbul: Day Trip to the Princes' Islands

    1. Istanbul: Day Trip to the Princes' Islands

    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 Buyuk Ada, 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 charming tour by horse-drawn carriage. Ride through the pine forests next to picturesque bays and past old villas.   Then, take a ferry over to the largest island, Buyuk Ada, and have lunch in a seaside 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.

    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.

  • Istanbul: Princes Island Ferry Tickets and Sightseeing Tour

    2. Istanbul: Princes Island Ferry Tickets and Sightseeing Tour

    Princes Island is famous for its various leisure activities such as cycling, walking, and swimming, as well as for affordable fresh fish restaurants around the marina. Let yourself be enchanted by the special character of the island and its inhabitants, away from Istanbul's everyday hustle and bustle. When you arrive at the ticket counter in Kabatas, show your confirmation to the marine officer at the online window. Enjoy a 75-minute ferry ride from Istanbul to Princes Island. On the way to the island, you can admire the never-ending skyline of Istanbul from the open-air deck, as well as enjoy refreshments from the kiosk. When you arrive at Princes Island, a host will be waiting for you to bring you to the starting point of the sightseeing tour. It is then time to explore the best sights of the island on a 30-minute tour in a large electric golf buggy. After the tour, you are free to ...

    Very good and interesting getaway I would recommend all travelers visiting Istanbul.

  • Canakkale: Full-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour

    3. Canakkale: Full-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour

    Your tour begins at the door of your hotel in Canakkale, where you will be met by your driver to take a 30-minute drive to Troy. There you will be met by your tour guide who will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological excavations. You'll learn the city in detail, from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s through to the present day. You will not only see the still-impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War, but will also be able to walk past the ruins of everyday houses which date back more than 3,000 years. You can also walk the same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago. Following your tour, you will re-board your tour bus to be carried back to Çanakkale where you will catch the ferry to travel from Asia to Europe. After enjoying lunch you will then ta...

  • From Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli & Troy w/ Boat Tour

    4. From Istanbul: 2-Day Gallipoli & Troy w/ Boat Tour

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and drive to Gallipoli Peninsula. On arrival, enjoy your included lunch. After the lunch, your local and experienced guide will take you to the Gallipoli Bettlefields to see Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and so on. At the end of the tour, you will overnight in a 3 star hotel in Canakkale. The next morning after your breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Homer's famous Troy. Lunch will be served after the Troy Tour. Then, you will visit Gallipoli Simulation Center to see 3D simulations about campaign. Then, you will take a boat to see the landing beaches from the sea. You will also have the chance to snorkel to a WW1 shipwreck at North Beach. In the afternoon, you will be driven back to your hotel in Istanbul.  Day 1  - 06:00 - 06:30: Pick-up from your hotel around Taksim area ...

    Very well run 2 day tour with Crowded House in Eceabat/Cannakkale. Tour guides had excellent English and knowledge of the areas, and we can highly recommend our small boat trip into Anzac Cove, we had a great afternoon with our driver and skippers, lovely people.. Overnight hotel in Cannakkale was also excellent. Loved it all.

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What people are saying about Marmara Region

Very well run 2 day tour with Crowded House in Eceabat/Cannakkale. Tour guides had excellent English and knowledge of the areas, and we can highly recommend our small boat trip into Anzac Cove, we had a great afternoon with our driver and skippers, lovely people.. Overnight hotel in Cannakkale was also excellent. Loved it all.

Very good and interesting getaway I would recommend all travelers visiting Istanbul.

They picked me up as promised. Organized and enlightening.

Nice to have seen think spring is even more beautiful