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

Half-Day Bosphorus Cruise

Product ID: 12853
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Sail 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
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Cruise along the beautiful Bosphorus in Istanbul
  • Explore the aromatic spice bazaar and discover mounds of spices
  • Sail between Asia and Europe on a half-day tour
  • See elegant Ottoman palaces and handsome wooden villas
  • Watch Istanbul citizens at work and play on the busy Bosphorus Straits
Full description
Enjoy a relaxing 4-hour tour and cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe. The excursion begins with a pick-up from the cruise ship terminal in 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 river 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 past Ottoman neighborhoods, such as Beylerbeyi, and look out for beautiful 19th and 20th-century wooden kiosks, mansions and villas, forming the elegant waterside section of the city.

Sail under the massive Bosphous Bridge, connecting 2 continents, and watch the city’s busy river life, both on and off the water. See ships sail and fishermen fish from the banks. Enjoy the wildflowers covering the hills in the spring, and the minarets of mosques towering over the city all year round.
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide
  • Personal COS agent
  • All mentioned entrance fees
  • Gas and parking fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Tips and personal expenses

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Product ID: 12853