Princess Islands Tours
The Princess Islands (Kinaliada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Buyukada, Sedefadasi, Istanbul Adalar) are considered attractive because their total lack of cars (horse-drawn carriages), the rurality, and the natural and scenic beauty. For a long time they were used as hideaways for Ottoman or otherwise royalty, people in exile, romantic people - now travelers enjoy them. The Tour starts with meeting in our art gallery in Sultanahmet or in a meeting point. Then our staff first gives you general information about istanbul and princess islands. Then we arrive to Sirkeci to see the Spice market while waiting for our boat departure ( Using public boats to go there ).
once we get on the boat we can see very nice view of istanbul from the sea. We can offer Tea and simit, the most traditional and delicious combination.
Our main visiting island is The biggest and the most charming one " Buyuk Ada" during this cruise the boat stops in all other islands and you may have the change to see them.
After a 90 minutes of lovely boat cruise we arrive to the island and upon request we can directly have the lunch or start walking in the island. later we took the Horse cars and make a whole island tour. Then we take of the horse car to hike up to the peak point, hill of the island to see the lovely view of Marmara and the island.
Here on the top of the hill we visit the beautiful and historical Orthodox Aya Yorgi - St Yorgi church. Later visiting the church we take pictures and walk down the hill to get back to our horse car. The car dpros us back to the center of the island. Here we can have a tea, nargile, Waffle or ice cream while waiting the returning boat.
Then we take the ferry back to the istabul. Tour ends around 18:00 - 19:00.
Idea : this tour gives an opportunity to see the marvelous, rural princess islands, Istanbul. During this tour you will be able to see lovely islands very close to the istanbul and try to have a chance to see the different views. If you visit the island in summer you may have chance to swim in the sea of Marmara. The orthodox church Hagia Yorgi is one of the most beautiful structure that you can visit during this tour. This tour runs everyday. For more information about the programe please send us an e-mail.