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Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Asian Side Stop

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Asian Side Stop

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Cruise the Bosphorus with a sightseeing tour in the morning or afternoon. Sail along the European side until the 2nd bridge, then return along the Asian coast, with a stop for free time.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Turkish
Audio guide included
English, Turkish


  • Feel the wind on your face as your cruise along the Bosphorus
  • Sail through the continental divide of Europe and Asia
  • Stop on Istanbul’s Anatolian side, with free time to explore on your own
  • Capture sights of the Ortakoy Mosque, the Dolmabahce Palace, and more
  • Enjoy a guided experience onboard, with sights of both sides of the strait
Full description

Explore the Bosphorus narrows in Istanbul on a half-day guided cruise. As you ride along the European side, pass by the Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, and more. Once you reach the second bridge, return along the Asian coast, with a stop at Beylerbeyi for shopping and discovery.

Embark on your guided journey from the Old City in Eminonu and discover the Bosphorus, also known as the Istanbul Strait. Sail along part of the continental boundary between Asia and Europe, catching sight of Istanbul's biggest architectural monuments.

Admire what was once the center of the Ottoman Empire, the Dolmabahce Palace. Check out the pillars of the Ortakoy Mosque, and look up at the suspensions that support the Bosphorus Bridge.

Once you reach the second bridge, turn around to take in the sights of the Asian side of the narrow. Make a stop in Beylerbeyi area and take an hour to explore on your own, go shopping, or relax. Afterward, head back to the Old City, with sights of the Maiden Tower and seaside houses along the way.

  • Breakfast with Turkish tea (with 10:00 AM option)
  • Cookies with Turkish tea (with 6:00 PM option)
  • 1-hour stop on Istanbul’s Anatolian side
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the departure point. The name of the boat is Hasan Naral.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Explosive substances
Customer reviews

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3.9 /5

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It was very difficult to locate them, I had to ask several people to find the boat, it was supposed to be a boat of approximately 50 people and they changed it for one of 400 people, the tour started half an hour later than indicated. The walk was very good, excellent views, they gave cookies and you included, it was an hour on the Asian side and in total it lasted the 3 hours mentioned.

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June 19, 2022

It was easy finding the meeting point using google maps. The guide also contacted us beforehand on Whatsapp which was good. The boat was nice , clean and safe. We went for the morning cruise and the views were beautiful. The guide had a PA and Mic system and informed us off all the sights and history along side the river. I would say this is worth it alone for experiencing the beauty and the fresh sea breeze. The breakfast wasn't worth it - we didn't bother eating it but honestly that's not what the reason you should be on this cruise! 4* rating from me

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June 6, 2022

In general, the tour is recommended. Unfortunately, the loudspeaker system on the boat is catastrophic. This should be fixed urgently.

July 3, 2022

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