Prince Islands—Old-Fashioned Pleasures

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(Prices are per person and in USD)

Included: Ferry ride to the Prince Islands, an exploration of Buyukada by horse-drawn carriage
Duration: 8 hours

This morning, we'll depart by ferry to the Prince Islands (Adalar), an archipelago of nine islands in the Marmara Sea. Historically, the islands were home to Greek and Armenian Istanbullus. En route, enjoy magnificent views of the Maiden's Tower, the Asian side of Istanbul, the historical Sarayburnu peninsula, and the magnificent Topkapi Palace complex.

Once we reach Buyukada, the largest of the nine islands, we'll take a tour of the island's many splendid Ottoman-era villas and their gardens in a horse-drawn carriage. 

We'll take a break for lunch (on your own) at a waterfront seafood restaurant, where you can enjoy the daily catch and a panoramic views of the Istanbul skyline and the sea. 

This private tour includes:

  • Ferry ride to the Prince Islands
  • Phaeton (horse-drawn carriage) ride
  • Licensed, professional, English-speaking guide
  • Private transfer in a comfortable, air-conditioned, non-smoking van
  • Entrance fees to all museums and sites
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or port (as needed)


  • Gratuities to guide and driver