TCruise on the Marmara Sea
ake a leisurely 28-kilometer cruise through the Sea of Marmara to the unspoiled charms of Buyukada. The largest of the Prince's Islands, Buyukada
boasts lush foliage, pine forests, turn of the century wooden mansions and incomparable views of Istanbul. Best of all, cars are banned, so you travel by horse-drawn carriage.
Cruise in MARMARA SEA to PRINCES' ISLANDS, retreats for the Byzantine princes are famous for their beautiful pine woods and beaches. The largest and most enjoyable of the islands is Buyukada.
There you can enjoy a ride in a horsedrawn carriage among the pine trees after relaxing on the beaches in the numerous coves of its coast. Evening return to Istanbul and transfer to hotels.
Departure from European side and accross the Bosphorus by the first bridge. Drive along the Asian side through Kadikoy all the way to Bostancı by seeing the differnt face of Istanbul (The Asian side is mostly residential area and you can clearly see the difference comparing to the European part).
Once we reach to Bostanci, you’ll have a chance to see one of the most beatiful district of Istanbul. After having little time in Bostancı, embark the boat going to Princes’ Islands. Disembark at Büyükada which is the largest and the most famous of this Islands chain. There are several small hotels where people stay for the weekend. Some of the historical buildings are Aya Yorgi Church and Monastery from 6th century, Ayios Dimitrios Church, Hristos Church and Monastery and enjoy the lunch in a nice seaside restaurant. After a small tour in the town centre and listening to the history of this lovely island, you’ll have free time to enjoy the beautiful island shores by renting a phaeton (Horse drawn carriage) or bycle until the departure time. As there is no car aloud in the island, this promenade would be an unforgettable memory for you.
On the way back we’re going to catch a cruise which is going to call at Heybeli, Burgaz and Kinali Island before reaching Kabatas port on the European side.