Water activity

Istanbul: Golden Horn, Pier Loti Hill, and Bosphorus Cruise

4.4 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS
Water activity

Istanbul: Golden Horn, Pier Loti Hill, and Bosphorus Cruise

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

From US$ 100.84 per person

See the top attractions in Istanbul on a combination panoramic bus tour and Bosphorus cruise. This tour ensures you experience the best Istanbul has to offer, even if you have a limited amount of time. Admire the iconic sights from land and water!

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Visit Pierre Loti Hill by cable car
  • Enjoy a panoramic Golden Horn bus tour
  • See the sights of Istanbul on a 90-minute Bosphorus cruise
Full description
Your tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel and the drive to Pierre Loti Hill, where you’ll take a cable car to the top. Next you’ll see the highlights of Istanbul on a panoramic Golden Horn bus tour. Follow this with a 90-minute Bosphorus cruise, following along the shores and taking in many of Istanbul’s iconic sights. A guide on board will provide full commentary. Admire the views of Dolmabahçe Palace, Leanders Tower, the city’s 2 suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, and the stunning mansions on the Bosphorus shores. Disembark near Istanbul’s famous Spice Bazaar for the transfer back to your hotel.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Boat ticket
  • Hotel transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Great tour. Our guide was very good. The downside is that since we were on the 'boat tour' which anyone can go, it was kind of redundant having a guide for this. It was loud and almost impossible to hear our guide anyway. It was also difficult to find a spot on the rail to take pictures of the sights. However, overall, I am glad we did this as Pierre Loti Hill is probably not a place we would have gone on our own, and the water cruise was very relaxing and gives a different perspective of the city.

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March 23, 2023

The tour was great - everything went smoothly and was enjoyable from the moment we were picked up at the hotel to the moment we were dropped off (we actually requested to be dropped off elsewhere from the hotel!) Our guide, Yasmin, had a wealth of knowledge and was a pleasure to be around. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone visiting Istanbul!

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March 23, 2023

All was very nice, guide picked me up from the hotel, then we went to boat trip for 1,5 hour, she was highlighting all historical buildings, told legends and explained all very clear. Once we finished with boat, we went to Pier Loti hill, had tea in beautiful historic cafe, then move down from hill by cable car, and they dropped me to my hotel. Very nice guide, good tour, good transportation.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 46782