Round-Trip Ferry Tickets to Princes Islands

Exchange your voucher at the ticket office in Kabatas and get access to the boat. The boat departs from Kabatas ferry station in the morning and returns in the evening. A Marine Officer will welcome you at the departure pier, help you onto the boat, hand you a Bosphorus cruise plan, and explain to you what you will see during the crossing.

Exchange your voucher at the ticket office in Kabatas and get access to the boat. The boat departs from Kabatas ferry station in the morning and returns in the evening. A Marine Officer will welcome you at the departure pier, help you onto the boat, hand you a Bosphorus cruise plan, and explain to you what you will see during the crossing.

Set off for the Princes' Islands, which in Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman times were used as exile sites and as a monastery region. Today only 4 of the total 9 Princes’ Islands are open to public settlement. Arrive at the most famous and beautiful of these islands called Büyükada, or 'Big Island'.

Spend the day exploring the island at your own pace. Take a walk through the center and get used to the silence that reigns on the island. See the Merkez Eczanesi, a pharmacy from 1870, and feel you have stepped back in time.

Go to Hamlaci Street 4 and see the ruins of the villa where Trotsky lived in exile between 1929 and 1933, writing his autobiography and 3 volumes on the "History of the Russian Revolution".

Alternatively, rent a bike and cycle around the island admiring the magnificent old villas lining the streets. Explore the Greek Orthodox St. George Church on top of the island's tallest hill where you can also admire fantastic views of Istanbul, the Marmara Sea, and the neighboring islands.

Stop over and visit the former Greek Orphanage, Europe’s largest and the world's 2nd largest wooden house. Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the many restaurants around the harbor. Go to one of the public beaches (Halk Plaji) or beach clubs for swimming and sunbathing. If you like hiking, you can also walk around the island on foot.

When you have finished exploring, take the return ferry to Istanbul at your leisure. The boat departs Büyukada (Big Island) to return to Kabatas ferry station at 3:30 PM.

Important information

What to bring

• Headphones
• Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

• Pets

Know before you go

• The ferry departs at 9:45 AM
• The last boat returns from the Island is 3:30 PM. You will receive the most up-to-date informations before the tour starts

€10
per person
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Group
24 hours
Group size up to 30 persons
Mobile ticket
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English
Meeting point
Ferry Departure Point: the pier is located in Kabatas, across tram line number 1 and funicular, close to Dolmabahce Palace. Make your way to the 'Dentur Avrasya Kabataş İskelesi' ticket counter behind the red petrol station. Is it recommended that you use public transport to avoid getting stuck in traffic. Directions: • From Taksim: by foot or via funicular F1 (5 minutes) • From Dolmabahce Palace: by foot (5 minutes) • From Sultanahmet: tram T1 (15 minutes) • From Besiktas: by foot or via bus (5 minutes) • From Galataport: by foot (5 minutes) • From Galata Tower: by foot or tram T1 (10 minutes)
What places you will see

• the Princes' Islands
• Merkez Eczanesi
• Hamlaci Street
• Greek Orthodox St. George Church
• the former Greek Orphanage
• Halk Plaji

What is included in activity

• Round-trip ferry ticket
• Self-guided tour via an app

What is not included

• Hotel pickup and drop-off
• Food and drinks

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