During the summer months the Princes’ Islands are popular destinations for day trips from Istanbul. As there is no traffic on the Islands, the only transport being horse and cart, they are incredibly peaceful compared with the city of Istanbul. Evening return and transfer to your hotels. Guests are collected from their hotel between 8:00-8:30 in the morning. You will cruise the MARMARA SEA to Princes’ Islands by Maritime Lines boat. The final stop is at BUYUKADA, the popular summer resort with pine-wood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes. Guests tour the island by horse-drawn carriages before stopping for lunch at a local seafood restaurant. After lunch guests have a couple of hours to explore the island at the leisure. At the conclusion of your time on the island, you will travel back to Istanbul where you will be met at the ferry station and transferred back to your hotel. Along the way guests will pass and learn about Topkapı Palace, Leander’s Tower and Uskudar.