Istanbul: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Tour with Audio App

3.6 / 5

46 reviews

Istanbul: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Tour with Audio App

From $17.80 per person

Join the only boat tour in Istanbul where you will see the Golden Horn as well as the Bosphorus. Over the duration of 2 hours, you will travel along the river which separates Asia and Europe, passing various highlights along the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus
  • Enjoy the highlights between Europe and Asia
  • See historical sights and the Bosphorus Bridge
  • Take amazing pictures throughout your journey
  • Listen to fascinating commentary on an audio app
Full description
After finishing your busy day of sightseeing around Istanbul, you can relax on this 2-hour Golden Horn and Bosphoros cruise. You will meet your guide across from the Hagia Sophia, from where you will go together down to the pier behind the building. From there you will discover the Golden Horn, including the 32-kilometer-long Bosphorus which separates Europe and Asia. You will be able to see Istanbul’s main attractions, including magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and famous hills and parks, as well as spectacular seaside residences from different centuries. All of this sightseeing will of course include your passing under Istanbul's many famous bridges. You will pass by Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress and Beylerbeyi Palace. You will also get to see some historical landmarks from a distance, such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden Tower, and Galata Tower. 
Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • 2-hour boat tour
  • Audio guide app in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Chinese
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Headphones for audio guide app, please bring your own
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet your Grand Boat Line tour guide at the News Kiosk across the exit of the Hagia Sophia. The meeting point is crowded, so please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start to find your guide. Together with your guide, you will walk in 5 to 10 minutes to the pier behind the Hagia Sophia.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • After your order you will receive the audio guide app download instructions with your voucher
  • There is no internet at the meeting point so please download the app prior to your tour
  • Do not forget to bring your headphones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2.9/5
  • Transportation
    2.9/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5
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Mostly,seemed well organised. Bit of a rush to get seats on the boat when we boarded. Would have been useful for the person who you had to meet near the newsstand if they had a flag with the tour on it and not just some random something. Most people had paper tickets and the girl didn't recognise my e ticket on the phone either and it was only by luck that someone said I was in the right place.

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February 20, 2020

Meeting point is a bit confusing because you are looking for the name of the kiosk, but this is not at the kiosk at all. The meeting point is when you stand with your back at the exit of Hagia Sofia and walk about 50 meters in the middle. Online booking was cheaper than on-site. The tour itself, well, nice to see everything from the water, but personally it annoys me to get something turned on every five minutes

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October 10, 2019

March 8, 2020

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