Known for their unspoiled beauty, ornate Ottoman houses, and the cool breeze that ripples through the lush vegetation, many consider a day trip to the stunning Princes' Islands as the perfect way to escape the noisy bustle of Istanbul. Get picked up at your hotel in the city, then head off towards the dock, where you'll hop aboard the boat on your way to Büyükuda, a popular resort on the islands. Go on a scenic cruise on the Marmara Sea and prepare to take photos as you enjoy the unobstructed views of Topkapi Palace and Lender's Tower. Once you've reached the island, learn about the unique and fascinating history of the area as you go on a guided tour by horse-drawn carriages called phaetons. Take a quick break for lunch with a stop at a local fish restaurant, where you'll get to enjoy a delicious seafood lunch that's sure to refill your energy for the rest of the tour! Spend some time walking around the island, checking out the local sights and delights at your own leisure, before you head back to Istanbul and get dropped off back at your hotel.