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Sightseeing Cruise on the Bosphorus

by Plan Tours Duration 4h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $40

Your Istanbul trip isn’t complete without sailing the Bosphorus. Jaw-dropping views of iconic landmarks glide by as you relax in the comfort of a private boat. Options include either a taste of the morning bustle at the Spice Bazaar or a panoramic view of the Golden Horn in the afternoon.

This strait separating two continents has always been crucial to life in Istanbul. Once a prime channel to move fearsome armies through, it now serves more peaceful functions. Seeing this important trading route is a must-do for travelers.

On board a private boat, hear stories and anecdotes of this mesmerizing city. Sail by Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace. Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. See wooden Ottoman villas and chic neighborhoods along the banks.

Spice up your day with a morning tour at the Egyptian Bazaar, where a whirl of aromas and flavors play out in a maze of colorful covered alleys. Opt for the afternoon departure instead and gaze out over the Golden Horn from the top of Pierre Loti Hill, one the most photographed panoramic spots in town.

Your Istanbul trip isn’t complete without sailing the Bosphorus. Jaw-dropping views of iconic landmarks glide by as you relax in the comfort of a private boat. Options include either a taste of the morning bustle at the Spice Bazaar or a panoramic view of the Golden Horn in the afternoon.

This strait separating two continents has always been crucial to life in Istanbul. Once a prime channel to move fearsome armies through, it now serves more peaceful functions. Seeing this important trading route is a must-do for travelers.

On board a private boat, hear stories and anecdotes of this mesmerizing city. Sail by Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace. Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. See wooden Ottoman villas and chic neighborhoods along the banks.

Spice up your day with a morning tour at the Egyptian Bazaar, where a whirl of aromas and flavors play out in a maze of colorful covered alleys. Opt for the afternoon departure instead and gaze out over the Golden Horn from the top of Pierre Loti Hill, one the most photographed panoramic spots in town.

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1:45 PM, Cruise in English

Duration 4h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$39.30

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1:45 PM, Cruise in Spanish

Duration 4h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in Spanish.

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$39.30

Total price is $39.30, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

8:45 AM, Cruise in English

Duration 4h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$39.30

Total price is $39.30, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

8:45 AM, Cruise in Spanish

Duration 4h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in Spanish.

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Please fix the following errors to continue:

per adult
$39.30

Total price is $39.30, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Sightseeing Cruise on the Bosphorus

Activity Location

Bosphorus

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Istanbul City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Istanbul


Highlights

  • Scenic cruise along the strait separating Europe & Asia

  • Colorful bustle, scents & aromas at the Spice Bazaar

  • Panoramic views of the Golden Horn

  • Marble palaces, Ottoman villas & verdant hills

  • Comfort of a private boat


Inclusions

  • Guided cruise on the Bosphorus strait

  • Guided tour of the Spice Bazaar (morning departure)

  • Cable car ride to Pierre Loti Hill (afternoon departure)

  • Roundtrip transportation from your central Istanbul hotel


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.


Sightseeing Cruise on the Bosphorus ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4 out of 5

5/5 Oct 02, 2018

Great experience overall. Be prepared for a long wait in traffic while the bus picks everyone from their hotels. We thought that we were going to visit the spice market but apparently that’s only for the morning tour. We went to the Golden Horn area instead.

Paresh P

United States

5/5 Sep 21, 2018

Beautiful and very complete tour. While on land travelled on double decker bus and got to see many Istanbul highlights specially on historical city center. On boat a 1:30 tour of the bosphorus close to the european margin one way and close to the asian margin on its way back. Adding that a tour to Pierre Loti, which had a great view of the golden horn and got to experience a cable car ride down the hill. All of this with english comentary, which made it a very enriching experience. Highly recommend.

5/5 Jul 09, 2018

The journey, explanation and sightseeing is excellent What it would be better is to spend more time on the boat and not under the pick up of all clients in all hotels. Better to mention the meeting point and everybody to arrive.

Veronica C

United States