Water activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

From US$ 56.65 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

Have a relaxing evening on a luxury yacht, admiring the stunning evening lights of Istanbul's celebrated towers, bridges, and landmarks, narrated by an informative and entertaining tour guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic sunset cruise between two continents
  • Marvel at the unique views of Istanbul’s magnificent skyline
  • Take memorable photographs and capture the beautiful sunset
  • Enjoy a drink and some tasty local dishes
Full description

Take a sunset cruise on the Bosphorus Strait to see the European as well as Asian half of Istanbul. Jump aboard a luxury yacht from Kabatas and keep your cameras ready as you cross mosques, palaces, and seafront villas. Learn about the city’s centuries-long history through your guide.

Start the tour at Kabatas Pier aboard an elegant yacht, drinking traditional Turkish drinks, and nibbling on canapés and fruit from tastefully arranged platters. Glide by palaces and minarets as you sail along the Bosphorus. 

When dusk sets in, feel the soothing breeze from the Sea of Marmara on your skin as the sky puts on a colorful show, tinted with shades of orange and rose. Few places in the world are as mesmerizing as Istanbul in the setting sun. Hear the muezzin's call from a towering minaret. Cruise past majestic palaces and villas along the strait’s banks. Breathe in the legacy of ancient Byzantium, Constantinople, and the mighty Ottoman Empire with each breath of fresh salty air.

Kick back and ride gentle waves in the comfort of a yacht. Watch the city and its iconic landmarks pass by, which is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. End the experience at Karakoy Pier.

Includes
  • Bosphorus cruise
  • Luxury yacht
  • Live guide
  • Light snacks
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi, https://maps.app.goo.gl/BpKPZbB1FAhcsvee7 The meeting point is right opposite Kabatas Tram Station. Your guide will be holding a board with "SUNSET BOSPHORUS" written on it. Guests are recommended to use the tram instead of taxis to avoid traffic jams.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The cruise is weather-dependent and might be rescheduled or canceled
  • The boarding station is Kabatas which is easily reachable by tram from the city center
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 465 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Great experience. Staff were always smiling and eager to help in anything needed. The yatch was in perfect conditions, very experienced captain and crew. The view and explanation could not have been better. Be sure to be at the correct place at the correct time. It might be a bit confusing since there is a construction site where the meeting point should be. Don’t doubt to contact activity provider staff in case of confusion, they were very fast at replying and helping.

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August 9, 2022

Fantastic experience. Top organization. Really relaxing to admire from the sea the major tourist attractions and monuments that can be glimpsed while navigating the Bosphorus. Dried fruit, water, lemonade and tea are offered. The yacht is not very crowded so you can enjoy the crossing in peace. Fantastic sunset behind the galata tower. Tour recommended money well spent

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August 7, 2022

I can only recommend the sunset tour on the Bosphorus. The yacht was a great option compared to the large and mostly crowded boats. A total of about 30 people were on board, so everyone had enough space. During the trip, baklava was served in addition to fruit, tea and lemonade. The tour guide was very nice. And the waiter on board was very helpful and extremely friendly. Great service! The sights along the way were also explained. The highlight, however, is the sunset and the return trip with the lights of Istanbul.

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July 31, 2022

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