Cruise to Princes' Islands and Guided Walking Tour in Buyukada

It looks like a very peaceful place to stay and relax. Looking at the lifest<x>yle of the residents, you may assume that they are very accommodating and hospitable. . . You will gonna enjoy walking because of the different kinds of house architectures from Greek, old/wooden houses, modern and Mediterranean st<x>yles. ...Marife G., United Arab Emirates – See more reviews
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Take a cruise to Princes' Islands and then walk around Buyukada to see mansions, palaces, churches, convents and much more!


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Buyukada, literally "Big Island" in Turkish, is the original Princes' Island, and the largest and most populated of the Princes' Islands. Buyukada was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period.

During the Byzantium history the island was also used as a prison for those who were opposing the Emperor. It was Buyukada where the Byzantine empresses Irene and Zoe and Anna Dalassena were sent on exile. After his deportation from the Soviet Union in February 1929, Leon Trotsky also stayed for four years on Buyukada.

After meeting with your guide, take the regular cruise boat to the island to see mansions, palaces, churches, convents and much more.

Tour Highlights

  • Phaeton ride

  • Splendid hotel

  • Wooden houses


  • Hotel pick-up

  • Guided tour

  • Boat ticket (round trip)

  • 45-minute phaeton ride

  • Lunch


  • Drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • This tour has a 4 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • Departure times may vary depending on hotel location.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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