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From Istanbul: Büyükada Walking Full-Day Tour

4.3 / 5

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Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

From Istanbul: Büyükada Walking Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

From US$ 133.45 per person

Take a cruise through The Princes' Islands with a stop at Büyükada for a full day of walking and lunch. Visit ancient ruins, Ottoman mansions, historic churches and convents.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Istanbul


  • Journey by ferry across the beautiful Bosphorus Strait
  • Marvel at historic mansions and the ancient sites around Büyükada island
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch
Full description
Your tour starts with a ferry cruise across the Bosphorus to the Princes' Islands. You will stop at Büyükad, 'Big Island' in Turkish, and explore the the island's rich history. View the Ottoman mansions and experience the quiet, tree-lined streets before stopping for a traditional Turkish lunch. The Büyükada Island Walking and Carriage Tour continues with stops at ancient ruins and churches for you to explore. Your English-speaking guide will ensure you learn all about Büyükada's splendid past and notable residents.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Boat ticket
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
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4.3 /5

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A car-free island in the Marmara Sea

For a longer stay in Istanbul, a boat trip to the Prince Islands is recommended. You can get out of the hustle and bustle of the big city for a few hours. Because I was the only guest here (still in winter season), I was able to benefit particularly from the knowledge of the travel guide. During the trip he told "everything" about the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, his city and the Prince's Island. Büyükada was visited. There are no cars here, but horse-drawn cabs, very romantic. On a walk you can see churches, mosques and synagogues, signs of a time when religions harmonized well with one another. The visit to St. George's Church on the highest point of the island after a walk was particularly impressive. The icons there and the depiction of St. George as a dragon slayer are worth seeing.

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March 17, 2012

Our guide Atahana was kind and well informed, the tour was good, however we strongly suggest to provide individual transport to move freely around on the island. The public electric buses are overcrowded and cover only a small part of Büyükada.

August 13, 2021

Everything was really nice.

Friendly and excellently done, we'd definitely do it again.

October 11, 2012

Product ID: 18144