There is no absoutely no better way to escape the bustle of Istanbul for a day than to go on a visit to the idyllic Princes’ Islands. Enjoy the cool breezes and the charming sights along the way to Büyükada, which is the largest Island in the chain. These islands being famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation, and ornate Ottoman Houses, are all unspoiled by traffic. Instead of cars there are carriages, called phaetons, which take the passengers and are used to take the tour of the island and and make visitors see its beautiful scenery studded with elegant mansions draped with purple bougainvillea, reminiscent of a more leisured and graceful era. You will enjoy your lunch at the best of one of the many excellent fresh fish restaurants that line in the waterfront, gazing across the Asian shore of Istanbul.
The journey begins from your hotel. Princes’s island is the largest of the nine islands in the Sea of Marmara. The journey starts by going to the harbor and ride in the private ship. The ships will take you to the princes’s ısland (buyukada) where you will have your lunch. After having an amazing lunch, the trip to the ısland will statrt. You will go there by Phaeton (horse car). In the summer time you can swim at the wonderful beaches of the island. There will be tour guides for you, who will explain you about the famous historical places of the island. After the session, you will have free time to shop in which you can go and enjoy the stunning views of the island and then return back to Istanbul by the private ship.
You will be travelling in air-conditioned vehicle. There will be four courses of lunch provided to you. Seasonal appetizers, salads, fish in main course, chicken, meatball and dessert will be served in lunch. Phaeton ride will further take you to the island.
So, don’t miss this chance of seeing Istanbul’s most beautiful island.