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Istanbul Lunch Cruise on Bosphorus and Black Sea

Product ID: 145065
Escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul city center and enjoy a half-day lunch cruise of the Bosphorus Strait. Sail to the Black Sea to explore the town of Beykoz located on the Asian shore.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from centrally located hotels in Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli and Taksim.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the monuments of Istanbul from the Bosphorus Strait
  • Sail to the village of Anadolu Kavagi on the Black Sea coast
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch aboard the boat and learn more from the on-board guide
Full description
Climb aboard a pleasure boat and forget your worries as you enjoy a relaxing half-day cruise down the Bosphorus Strait. Marvel at the views of beautiful Ottoman-era mansions and the minarets of the city mosques as you sit down to a lunch of grilled chicken and typical meze dishes.

Go for a stroll on deck to soak up the sun and see the many famous sights that line both coastlines, such as Galata Tower and the immense Bosphorus Bridge that connects Asia and Europe. Sail to the Black Sea, and then make your way to the small coastal town of Anadolu Kavagi.

Drop anchor and enjoy a walk in the lush hills of the surrounding area. See the ruins of a medieval fortress and other landmarks before the cruise back to Istanbul in the late afternoon. 
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels in Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli and Taksim
  • Open buffet lunch
  • Experienced on-board guide
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Know before you go
• During the summer months, it will be possible to swim off the boat. Bring your swimming costume, towels and sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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VERY SURPRISED! My husband and I took this boat trip on the 8th of November. Lovely sunshine and warm. We were picked up at the hotel in the old town and got extremely surprised when we went onboard the boat - quite big, felt luxurious and very clean. We sat outside on large white faux leather sofas and they gave us welcome drinks and bits to snack on - all very good. We were lucky, only about 25 people on the whole big boat so we got first class service! On the way up to the Black Sea they served a fantastic lunch. The guide was very informativ and the boat stopped off at a small village on the way back, and more things to eat and drink! Lovely luxury cruising! Even though it said in the brochure that the return transfer to the hotel is not included - they actually brought us back - no charge!

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November 20, 2019

The trip was fun ,but inaccurate as it does not actually

The trip was fun ,but inaccurate as it does not actually go to the Black Sea, but to the last bridge which was disappointing.The guide said the boat could not go into the BS, but this may not be true,maybe they got lazy,if they cannot enter the BS the this should be clearly stated.

July 18, 2019

The highlight of my stay in Istanbul

Excellent time for this cruise on the CEREMONY (name of the boat) where, upon your arrival, you are greeted by a good lunch. The audio comments are only in English (an English which is not very understandable, however) which try to describe most of the monuments which cross the Bosphorus. Contrary to what is described, the cruise does not go to the Black Sea where you can swim. As soon as you see the new magnificent Yavuz Selim bridge in the distance, the ship turns around. Too bad ... Always a stop in the fishing village of Beykoz without much interest except to buy refreshments which are not prohibitively expensive like those on board. No stop for example in Uskudar or Anadolu Kavagi for example. Too bad ... Finally last thing when your hotel is not located in the center of Istanbul we forget you. We had to call to be transferred from our hotel in Topkapi to the pier. So be careful

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June 22, 2019

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