Quick info
What to expect
Reduced price
Meeting point
Ask a question
Cruises and boat tours

Istanbul and Bosphorus cruise on private boat - Half Day Morning Tour

Based on 6 reviews
Availability: Daily at 9:00 am
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Discover the magic of Istanbul and its hidden treasures between Europe and Asia
What to expect

Enjoy this special Bosphorus Tour on the bus and on a private boat. Discover the magic of Istanbul and its hidden treasures between Europe and Asia.

The tour starts at the Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Afterwards you'll drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 km long
Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age. Enrich your senses at the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), where mystical smells of different aromas of various spices will caress your senses. Take a lot at the many shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers and a lot more.

The second part of the tour will bring you on a Bosphorus Cruise on a private boat. You'll ride through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

You'll also enjoy a view of Rumeli Fortress from the boat, historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. If there's enough time the tour will bring you to a visit a leather showroom.

The tour will end at Taksim Square.

Please note:

Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat

Read more
What's included
  • Pick up & drop off from/to your Istanbul hotel - (Only pick up from central located hotels. Tour terminates at Taksim Square, drop off is not included)
  • Professional tour guide for the duration of the tour (English / French / Spanish / German & Italian)
  • Entrance fees
What's not included
  • Gratuities
Reduced price

Children policy: 0-2 years free; reduction for children aged 3-7 years

Molla Gürani Mahallesi, Dede Paşa Sk. No:11, 34093 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Meeting point:

Cumhuriyet Caddesi, 83/1

34373 Elmadağ,
İstanbul -


What to remember

Please note that Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat.

Read more

Tour starts daily at 9 am.

Read more
Plan Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
What people say about this experience
Based on 6 reviews
Excellent (1)
Great (5)
Average (0)
Poor (0)
Bad (0)

You might also like

Food & winery tours

Try Turkish life with a family meal and an evening mingling with locals at some of their favorite pl...

$ 53.20
Walking tours

Get the most out of Istanbul in the company of an expert local guide. As you tour Istanbul, your gui...

$ 37.01
City tours

If you prefer the exclusivity and privacy of discovering Istanbul on your own, you may enjoy a half ...

$ 198
City tours

Cruise on a private boat to see the Bosphorus, one of the most beautiful sights in the world and exp...

$ 76
Attractions & monuments

Marvel at the majestic architecture of the Hagia Sophia as you’re guided through its beautiful inter...

$ 70
Shows & Cabaret

An entertaining artistic cultural dance show that combines traditional turkish dances with belly dan...

$ 27
$ 41