Bosphorus cruise
Cruises and boat tours

Bosphorus cruise

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Take a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait
  • Sail both European and Asian Side of the channel
  • Seize the opportunity to see Ottoman palaces and summer mansions
  • Learn interesting facts about Istanbul's history from your guide
What to expect

After being picked up at your hotel in central Istanbul, you will head to Eminonu Pier where you embark on a 2.5-hour boat trip along the Bosphorus Strait.

In the first hour, you will explore the sights of the European side of the city, passing historical monuments such as the Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Cıragan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the fortress of Rumelihisarı, built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the 15th century.

Passing a second bridge, you will find yourself on the Asian side of Istanbul, where you will hop off the boat to visit Kücüksu Palace, (only a visit of the gardens, no interior visit) built in the 19th century as a hunting lodge for the Ottoman sultans. Make your way back to the city center, following the Asian coast, and get a look at the Anatolian Fortress (Anadoluhisarı) and Turkey's oldest military school at Kuleli Military High School. Admire the elaborate Beylerbeyi Palace, built as a summer residence for the Ottoman rulers in the1860s, and see the Maiden’s Tower guarding the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait as you get ready to disembark.

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What's included
  • Hotel pick up
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fees to the museum and sites
What's not included
  • Hotel drop off (The tour ends at Eminonu Square, next to Spice Market)
  • Food and beverages on the boat
  • Gratuities (optional)
Reduced price
  • Children ages (3-6): reduced
  • Infants ages (0-2). free
Meeting point:

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. Please note that hotel pick-up and drop off service available only district of Beyoglu and Fatih.

  • This tour operates from Tuesday to Sunday at 11.30am
  • Please note, that hotel pick-up will be about 45 minutes before the tour starts, depending on where the hotel is located

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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