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Fast Track Princes' Islands Round Trip Ferry Tickets with Audio Guide

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul with return ferry tickets across the Marmara Sea to the Princes' Islands. Visit Büyükada (Big Island), admire its magnificent old villas, rent a bike, and explore the beautiful sights here at your own pace.

Highlights

  • One of the to-do things in Istanbul is visiting the Princes’ Island

  • Immerse yourself in a getaway in this Island where no traffic is allowed

  • See the ruins of Trotsky’s house, St. George’s Church, and a 19th-century pharmacy

  • Listen to the Bosphorus audio guide on your own smartphone, available in 10 languages

Inclusions

  • Round-trip ticket to the Princes' Island

  • Fast-track entry on the boat from the online ticket window

  • Bosphorus audio guide app for IOS and Android in 10 languages

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Pakistan
  • Greece
  • France
  • Switzerland
Guests from United States, Romania, United Kingdom and over 11 countries have loved this experience
Stratan Dan-Artur

Stratan

3/5

Jun, 2024

The was no indication the first stop was at the Galata bridge. If we knew that, we could have boarded the ship there and not at Kabatas station. At Kabatas station the wood house does not bear the sign on the roof as advertised by you and this creates confusion. Only a tiny Headout sign was visible on the sliding doors, among many other tiny signs of other agencies. There was no mention that the second stop was at the small Princess Islands and many went off the boar believing that that was the terminus stop of their journey. On the return boat there was no AC in the lower closed hall. Otherwise, w=everything else was just fine.
AMIN AHMED

Amin

5/5

Oct, 2023

Well managed, friendly atmosphere, timely return to destination and lovely lunch facilities as well as welfare facilities. Shopping and entertainment. Entertainment during trip as well
Ulrike Sir Jesse

Ulrike

4/5

Sep, 2023

I liked it very much. I did not like that. I had to pay to go to the beaches to swim. Nobody told me about that before. I left the island and that there are no cars. The bicycle I want it was not very good either.
David John Quinn

David

4/5

Jun, 2024

Was an interesting place to visit not sure I would go there again . Lunch wa good

Start your journey from the Kabatas Pier, next to the Galata bridge amongst the fish and bread boats. All you have to do is exchange your voucher at the ticket office and get access to the boat. A Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier, hand you the cruise plan, and explain what you will see during the crossing.

Set sail for the Princes' Islands, which in Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman times used to be exile sites and a monastery region. Now only 4 of the total 9 Princes’ Islands are open for public settlement. Make your way to the most famous and beautiful of these islands, Büyükada, or 'Big Island'. The island measures only 5.4 km2 and is home to 7,300 inhabitants. Apart from emergency services, carriages and bicycles, no vehicles are allowed there. Spend the day exploring this idyllic island at your own pace. Stroll through the center and enjoy the sound of nature. Walk back in time to 1870 as you see the Merkez Eczanesi, a pharmacy. On Hamlaci Street 4, see the ruins of the villa where Trotsky lived in exile between 1929 and 1933. This is where he wrote his autobiography and 3 volumes on the "History of the Russian Revolution".

If you'd like, rent a bike and cycle around the island, old school style. Fall in love with the magnificent old villas lining the streets. Explore the Greek Orthodox St. George Church, which rests atop the island's tallest hill. From here, you can enjoy fantastic views of Istanbul, the Marmara Sea, and the neighboring islands. Make a pitstop at the former Greek Orphanage - Europe’s largest and the world's 2nd largest wooden house. Once you've worked up an appetite, treat yourself to a delicious lunch in one of the restaurants around the harbor. Spend time swimming or sunbathing in one of the public beaches (Halk Plaji) or beach clubs. Hiking enthusiasts can walk around the island on foot. After you've had your fill of exploring, take the return ferry to Istanbul.

Additional information

  • The audio guide is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese.

  • There is limited internet at the museum/pier so please download the app prior to the tour. The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded.

  • Please carry your own headphones.

Timings

  • Daily at 10:40 AM, 11:40 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:40 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:40 PM

  • Return times from Princes' Island is every hour

  • The last boat returning from Island is at 3:30 PM in the evening

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the boarding point

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 20 minutes before the start time of your experience to avoid any delays

Boarding Point

  • Your boarding point is at DENTUR Istanbul Welcome Card Kabatas Pier

  • Address: Ömer Avni, Mahallesi, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:3, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

  • This is located across tram line no 1 and the funicular

  • Come to the wooden house behind the red petrol station

  • Look for the Istanbul Welcome Card ticket window

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

Tip: Don't get a taxi to reach the harbor, you will have to go through too much traffic. Use public transportation instead:

  • From Sultanahmet: tram T1 (15 min)

  • From Taksim: walking or funicular F1 (5 min)

  • From Besiktas: walking or bus (5 min)

  • From Galataport: walking (5 min)

  • From Galata Tower: walking and tram T1 (10 min)

  • From Dolmabahce Palace: walking (5 min)

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