Bosphorus cruise
Activities

Bosphorus cruise

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£30.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
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)
Where
Meeting point:
Hotel pickup is only available in the Beyoglu and Fatih districts. Please note that the pick up from the hotel is about 45 minutes before the tour starts, depending on where the hotel is located. Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel.
What to remember
  • The maximum number of participants per booking is 15
  • This tour is subject to suitable weather conditions. Depending on the weather, the route of the tour and departing pier can change
  • In case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, you can get a full refund or reschedule your booking
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Provider
Bosphorus Tours Istanbul
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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