Istanbul 3 Islands Tour
Meal : Lunch
Our staff will come and pick you up from your hotel and take you to meeting point. After meeting tour group and tour guide, drive to harbor to embark the private boat. The boat departs from Golden Horn and sail in the Golden Horn, passing under the Galata Bridge into the Marmara Sea. We sail in the Marmara Sea to the Princes Islands. Fist stop will be Kınalı Island, then preceed to Heybeli Island, and we will visit Big Island (Buyuk Ada) too. While you are visiting each Island, you will be accommpanied by our Professional tour guide and you will have enough time to discover the islands. Also, you will have lunch on the boat.
We stop on a bay by dropping anchor close to one these Island for swimming. Our boat has sea stairs and you can easily come back to the boat after you jump in to water of Marmarae sea. At the and of thet our return back to Hotel.
Brief Info about the sites
Kinali Island : Named “henna’d” (kinali) after its red soil, Kinali is smallest island of Istanbul. It is about 1.3 square km (130 hectares, 321 acres).Ottoman Greeks called it Proti, and they and their Armenian neighbors built Ottoman-Victorian summer villas on the island, many of which survive along with several churches.
Heybeli Island : Heybeli (“saddlebag”) island,is the second-largest island in Istanbul. It is 2.35 square km (235 hectares, 581 acres).The Turkish Naval Academy (to the left of the ferry dock) and, between the hills, the Aya Triyada (Haghia Triada, Holy Trinity) Monastery is located in Heybeli Island.
Big (Buyuk) Island : Buyukada, it is called in Engilsh Big Island is the largest island among the Princes’ Islands in the Marmara Sea. It covers an area of 5.4 km², and the distance of the island to the nearest Maltepe shore is 2.3 km. Big Island was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period. The island was also used to exile the close relatives of kings and statesmen who might have threatened their political power. Furthermore, the island was also used as a prision for those who opposed the ones in power. One of the oldest structures on the island was a convent used for the exile of the Byzantine empress and for clergymen who lived in seclusion; however, this structure has not made it to the present day.. Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting exiles to the convent, named Kadınlar Manastırı, was the Byzantine empresses, Irene, who had the monastery built.
- Pick up and drop off at your Hotel or Cruise Port
- Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
- Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
- All entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums
- Parking and road tolls
- Horsdrawn Carriage Tour
- Ferry Fees
- Lunch at local restaurant (drinks extra)
- Local taxes
- Tips to driver and Guide
- Personal Expense
- Drinks at Lunch
You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2