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Istanbul: Best of the Bosphorus Strait Europe & Asia Cruise

Istanbul: Best of the Bosphorus Strait Europe & Asia Cruise

Activity provider: All Tours Istanbul

From US$ 73.96 per person

See the best of Istanbul on the European and Asian sides of the city on an 8-hour cruise of the Bosphorus Strait, then go to Asian Side. Enjoy views of imperial palaces and wooden houses as you feast on a typical mezze meal of Turkish treats.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Free pick-up from hotels in the city center. Hotel location must be; Sultanahmet-Laleli-Topkapı-Aksaray-Taksim-Sirkeci and Şişli Area.


  • Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait to the Black Sea
  • See Ottoman houses made of wood, and imperial palaces along the way
  • We will take our Lunch after Cruise Historical Place in S.Ahmet.
  • Discover the Rumeli Fortress of Sultan Mehmed II and the facing Anadoluhisarı(From Sea)
  • Explore the green oasis of the Beykoz region at Poyrazköy (From Sea)
  • Enjoy after Cruise Historical Place in S.Ahmet.
  • Visit Beylerbeyi Palace,Than see to istanbul from Çamlıca Hill
Full description
Explore Istanbul from the comfort of a boat on a full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, stopping at strategic points en route to explore on land. Enjoy opportunities to swim in summer, or to hike in lush woodland. The only cruise to take you as far as the Bosphorus/Black Sea, the tour starts with a hotel pick-up and transfer to Kabataş Port for a 09:00 departure. Enjoy great views of Istanbul's minarets as you sail to Ortaköy Mosque. Dolmabahce Palace, Maiden Tower, Cıragan palace, many Woodon House from Sea. Next, cruise to Rumeli Fortress, built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II before he conquered Constantinople. Also Anadoluhisarı on the Anatolian side. After our cruise, we take our lunch. Then we go to the Asian side by using the Bosphorus bridge, visit the Beylerbeyi palace (including the harem garden), then we end our tour by climbing the most beautiful and highest hill of Istanbul, Çamlıca Hill.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (from city center)
  • Transfers by non smoking air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Licensed guide
  • Lunch
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • We offer free transfer service from the European side and from city-center hotels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 1 reviews

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Another perspective on Istanbul

Well organized tour with a good guide. The small snack on board was great.

September 21, 2014

Product ID: 44566