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Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise with Stopover On The Asian Side

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39 reviews

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise with Stopover On The Asian Side

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
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From US$ 48.11 per person

See both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul on a 2.5-hour boat cruise of the Bosphorus Strait. Get the opportunity to visit an Ottoman palace on the Asian side.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Visit the 19th-century Küçüksu Palace hunting lodge of the Ottoman Empire
  • Admire boat the Asian and European coasts of Istanbul
  • Sail past historic monuments such as Galata Tower and the Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Visit Kanlica, the greenest point of the Asian side, and try Kanlica Yogurt
  • Travel in comfort on a luxury yacht with an experienced and fluent tour guide
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in central Istanbul, and then go to Eminonu Pier to embark on a boat trip along the Bosphorus Strait. Explore the sights of the European side of the city for around 1 hour, passing historical monuments such as Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the fortress of Rumelihisarı, built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the 15th century. Continue to the second bridge to head to the Asian side of Istanbul. Visit Küçüksu Palace, 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.
  • 2.5-hour cruise on a luxury yacht
  • Professional tour guide
  • Snacks and fruits
  • Savory pastry
  • Turkish coffee served with Turkish delight
  • Turkish tea
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Food/drinks unless specified
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

The meeting point is across from Kabatas Tram Station and in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi. A company representative will be holding a board with Bosphorus Tour written on it.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that Küçüksu Palace is closed from Monday through Thursday. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays it will be replaced with the fortress of Rumelihisarı, and on Wednesdays it will be replaced with the Maiden's Tower
  • Children aged 2 or younger can join free of charge
  • Please note that no student discount is available for this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 39 reviews

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Was a very nice boat ride with good info given. We were given tea, coffee, small snacks on the trip. It was a little challenging at first to find the tour guide but he eventually came to the meeting point.

May 16, 2022

Very good tour, very explanatory, the guide very friendly, the crew very attentive

May 13, 2022

It was a beautiful tour. Highly recommended

May 11, 2022

Product ID: 65506