1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Bosphorus Strait

Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Cruise

Product ID: 231927
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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.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 7:45 PM
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  • 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
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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
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks (available on board)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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.

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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

From US$ 17.95 per person

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Product ID: 231927