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Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
Water activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
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Relax whilst cruising the Bosphorus on a yacht trip and admire the imperial elegance and unique panoramic view of Istanbul's Asian and European sides. Stop on the Asian Side and visit Kanlica.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a 2.5-Hour Bosphorus Cruise on a luxury yacht
  • 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
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Set sail on a cruise between Europe and Asia on Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait. See the wonders of both East and West from the water while accompanied by a multilingual guide. Stopover on the Asian side and explore Kanlica, a district that stands in defiance of time.

On board the yacht, hear stories of this mesmerizing city as you set out to pass sights on both continents, including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, the Leander Tower, and Istanbul's most posh areas, Ortakoy and Bebek.

Pass under the two suspended Bosphorus bridges that connect Europe and Asia and Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. Snap photos of the city skyline and hear about the confluence of cultures that exists at this meeting point between Europe and Asia.

During the cruise, you'll be free to wander between decks to capture the best shots of Istanbul's attractions. Your guide will illustrate the history of what you see during the cruise; Bosphorus has a storied past and your guides know the fun facts you can't find in a tourist handbook.

The Bosphorus 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.

  • 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

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi, right across from Kabatas Tram Station: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BpKPZbB1FAhcsvee7 • Please use T1 Tram Line to get to the meeting point to avoid traffic jams • Cross the traffic lights and you will see the activity provider in front of Kabatas Iskelesi holding a board that says Velena Travel

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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

4.7 /5

based on 215 reviews

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The boat was not the same as the picture, this was a bit disappointing. But it was similar enough. The tour guide shared interesting facts, besides being kind of funny. I would definitely choose him as a guide again. All the staff was friendly and helpful and the snacks were tasty. The time in the Asian side it’s a bit short. We only managed to buy a yogurt (delicious by the way) and see spend some time close to the yacht because time was limited. Regardless, I’d definitely recommend this tour. Not a lot of people in the yacht, great views. It was one of my best experiences in Istanbul!

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March 26, 2023

A lovely way to spend 3+ hours, experiencing the beauty of the Bosphorus and the neighborhoods along its banks, and to learn something of Turkish history. The crew brought us light snacks, water, and tea, which was also nice. Our guide played over the boat loudspeaker a thoroughly enjoyable playlist of classic soft rock and pre-rock classics. My only mild criticism is that, although our guide was very knowledgeable and personable, it was sometimes difficult to understand her comments over the loudspeaker (although not when speaking face-to-face), possibly due to her fairly heavy accent in English.

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March 26, 2023

Was great. They sent a message about an hour prior to scheduled time but it was fine since I was already in the area. The crew was great and very friendly. You can sit anywhere there was no restrictions and was a beautiful yacht. Bigger than I expected. Highly recommend!

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 65506