Water activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Cruise

Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Cruise

From US$ 16.90 per person

Enjoy the night panorama of the beautiful shores of the Bosphorus on a private boat as you sample delicious Turkish street food. You will also listen to the experienced commentary of your guide, as you explore the Asian and European sides of the river.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide


  • Enjoy a breathtaking night cruise along the Bosphorus
  • Sample the local street food Balık Ekmek (Fish and Chips)
  • Learn the history along the shores of the Bosphorus
  • Experience both the Asian and European sides of the Bosphorus
Full description
You will meet your guide at 7:45PM at the entrance of the Spice Bazaar. Following a few minutes’ walk, your guide will take you to your private boat which will depart from the pier at the Golden Horn. From here you will cruise on the Bosphorus, a legendary waterway which is as dazzlingly beautiful now as it was in antiquity. No visit to Istanbul is complete without a cruise along its physical and spiritual heart, the glistening waters that link Europe to Asia and join the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. You will be served the delicious Turkish common street food “Balık Ekmek” (fish and chips) on board while you are enjoying the view of the shores of the Bosphorus on both the Asian and European sides. From your cruise boat, you will view the dramatic sights lining along the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest, and Rumeli Hisarı, a massive fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy on this tour are the 19th-century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans’ fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges. At the end of this delicious and historical sightseeing you will be end up at the same location where your boat departed, marking the end of your tour.
  • 2-hour cruise along the Bosphorus
  • English-speaking professional & licensed guidance on board in the passenger boat
  • Balık Ekmek sandwich
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks (available on board)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Look for the "Istanbul Walks" flag or placard with the guide. Meeting point is in front of the entrance gate of the Spice/Egyptian Bazaar.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The night cruise starts at 8:00 PM
  • It gets windy on the deck at night, so please dress suitably
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

it was a lovely ride with amazing views. there were a few issues though. one the chilly sea breeze that brought me inside the boat so I missed out on quite a few things. then the sandwich that they offered us was not really tasty. (however the thought to offer us something is really worthy of praise.)

November 10, 2019

Forget the fish sandwich. The cruise is short but good

The boat is comfortable and the guide is entertaining. It was much shorter than the 150 indicated just above one hour on the water, but you see all splendor at sunset and at night. The fish sandwich is not good and the chips are probably the worst we have tried in a long time. If the name of the activity were not “fish and chips cruise” it would be less embarrassing. Tame you expectations on that and you will be fine

Read more

August 7, 2019

Highly Recommended

I always wished to see Bosphorus mentioned in mithology. Because of that I participated this tour. My experince was as I dreamed. The fish & chips was delicious. Our guide was so kind that answered all the questions that was asked. We went all the way untill Rumeli Fortress... Thank you

July 2, 2019

Organized by

Product ID: 231927