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  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.
About this activity
Duration 150 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a breathtaking night cruise along the Bosphorus
  • Sample the local street food "Balık Ekmek"
  • 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 (fish & chips)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks (available on board)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Guests needs to look for "Istanbul Walks" flag with our guides. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Infants are free of charge below 2 years of age
• Hotel pickup is not included in the services of this tour, your guide will meet with the guests in front of the Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar)
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Product ID: 231927