Istanbul Princes' Islands Tour by Private Boat - Daily

Princes Islands Tour

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Duration: Full Day Princes' Islands Tour
Departs: Daily city tour all year around
Visited Places: Princes' Islands Tour


Princes' Islands Tour - Summer Escapes

Journey to one of the largest of the Marmara Sea Islands, rounding Seraglio Point aboard a city tour by boat to the Princes' Island of Büyükada, a picturesque sea front town with relaxing ambience, dotted with cafes and fish restaurants - behold splendid Ottoman and Victorian summer villas with colorfully flowering gardens, while exploring this island in a tour by Horse-Drawn Carriage...


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buyukada island istanbulCruise in comfort to secluded bays ideal for a swim

istanbul islands mansionsGo ashore to explore the village and magnificent mansions

Princes' Islands Tour
This island tour starts after breakfast, when you are picked up at the hotel or port by our private tour. Take a private motor-boat to one of the Princes' Islands, Buyukada (Big Island), which served as a place of exile for disgraced princes in days gone by. Today it is a quiet sea front town and summer holiday escape from the city.

Leaving the Golden Horn you will round Sarayburnu (Seraglio Point), the headland on which the domes and minarets of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque can be seen.

Upon arrival to the island, you will see the lavish Ottoman mansions and other beautiful Victorian summer villas around the island by horse-drawn carriage tour - one of the islands only means of transport, for motor-vehicles are strictly prohibited. There are colorful fruit trees, beautiful gardens, wooded areas and exotic flowers to be seen everywhere.

Afterwards, you can enjoy a delicious lunch in a cozy sea-side fish restaurant and relax looking back at the domes and minarets among skyscrapers of modern Istanbul's skyline.

This a perfect day for relaxing and enjoying one of Istanbul's residents' favorite summer retreats. Return by motor-boat and drop off to hotel or port.

Note: Instead of Buyukada Island, one of the other nearby Istanbul islands such as Heybeliada, Burgazada, Kinaliada may also be visited.

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Rent a Boat for a Private Tour:

For a private full day cruise on your own boat just for you and your family or friends, see below:


Prices depend on the kind of tour you prefer - see below. All these tours are ready to book online now at the links below - it's easy, instant and secure:

Private Tour 6 hours - 1 Island - Princes' Islands Tour by Zoe Yacht Rent a yacht from € 699
Private Tour 8 hours - 2 Islands - Princes' Islands Tour by Zoe Yacht Rent a yacht from € 899


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What's Included (Private Tour)

  • Private cruise tour by motor-yacht just for you for 6 or 8 hours duration.
  • Round-trip hotel transfers to the pier by new-model deluxe a/c vehicles.
  • Pick up from hotel or cruise ship port to start tour.
  • Drop off to the hotel or cruise ship port after tour.
  • All tours include all necessay crew and fuel.
  • Free tea, coffee and water available on board.
  • All taxes.

Not Included

  • Horse carriage ride, lunch (choice of lunch venues), personal expenses.


Start this tour any date you like - Departs daily.

Pick Up Locations

From Istanbul, we pick up from European-side city-center hotels and cruiseships. For those staying at apartments, private residences and suites, we can also pick you up but from the nearest selected hotel or pier as a meeting point.


Possible on request. Please ask. Some of the sites you may see in passing include Seraglio Point, Princes' Islands, Buyukada, Kinaliada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Horse Carriage Tour (at your own cost), Ottoman summer villas, Sea-side restaurants.

Tailor made tours:

Just forward your details of arrival and interests and we can create a tailor made escorted tour for your tour of Istanbul. Our private guides and A/C transport can collect and drop you off at the hotel to start and end the tour.

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Good to know:

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Bring swimwear and towel if you would like to swim and bring a hat, suncream, sunglasses for additional protection on sunny days.

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