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  2. Istanbul
  3. Bosphorus Strait

Istanbul: 2.5-Hour Bosphorus Strait Boat Cruise

Product ID: 65506
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See both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul on a 2.5-hour boat cruise of the Bosphorus Strait. Get the opportunity to visit an Ottoman palace on the Asian side.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Pick-up included

Pick-up possible from centrally located hotels in Istanbul.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the 19th-century Küçüksu Palace hunting lodge of the Ottoman Empire
  • Admire boat the Asian and European coasts of Istanbul
  • Sail past historic monuments such as Galata Tower and the Dolmabahçe Palace
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in central Istanbul, and then go to Eminonu Pier to embark on a boat trip along the Bosphorus Strait.

Explore the sights of the European side of the city for around 1 hour, passing historical monuments such as Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the fortress of Rumelihisarı, built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the 15th century.

Continue to the second bridge to head to the Asian side of Istanbul. Visit Küçüksu Palace, built in the 19th century as a hunting lodge for the Ottoman sultans. Make your way back to the city center, following the Asian coast, and get a look at the Anatolian Fortress (Anadoluhisarı) and Turkey's oldest military school at Kuleli Military High School.

Admire the elaborate Beylerbeyi Palace, built as a summer residence for the Ottoman rulers in the1860s, and see the Maiden’s Tower guarding the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait as you get ready to disembark.
Includes
  • Entrance fee for the museum
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages on the boat
  • Hotel drop off

Prepare for the activity

Important information
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
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based on 27 reviews
Review summary
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Value for money
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Safety
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