1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Spice Bazaar, Istanbul

Half-Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Product ID: 4509
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Sail for 1.5 hours between 2 continents on a half-day cruise of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. After a visit to the fragrant Spice Bazaar, discover where Asia and Europe meet as you cruise past Ottoman palaces, wooden mansions, and modern villas.
About this activity
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Duration 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up is available from the Istanbul city center neighborhoods of Taksim, Sultanahmet, Beyazit, Laleli, Aksaray, Besiktas, and Ortakoy.

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  • Wander through the fragrant Spice Bazaar
  • Cruise between Asia and Europe
  • See elegant Ottoman palaces and handsome wooden villas
  • Watch Istanbul at work and play on the lively Bosphorus Straits
Full description
Take this relaxing 4-hour tour and cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe. The tour begins with a hotel pick-up from central Istanbul and a visit to the lively Spice Bazaar. Soak up the vibrant sounds and fragrant scents of the market before you head to the Bosphorus Straits.

Jump on board the cruise vessel and set sail to see the city of Istanbul from the water. The cruise will take you past historic Ottoman palaces, such as Dolmabahce Palace. Relax as you drift by Ottoman neighborhoods such as Beylerbeyi and look out for beautiful 19th- and 20th-century wooden kiosks, mansions, and villas that form the elegant waterside section of the city.

Sail under the massive Bosphorus Bridge, which connects 2 continents, and watch the city’s busy river life both on and off the water as ships sail and fishermen cast off from the banks. Enjoy the wildflowers covering the hills in the spring and the minarets of mosques towering over the city all year round. This Bosphorus cruise will let you see the best of both banks in just half a day!
  • Hotel pick-up
  • 1.5-hour cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Morning and afternoon tours are available
• Please note that the Spice Bazaar is closed on Sunday

From £40.79 per person

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