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Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

4.6 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL

Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
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From US$ 46.90 per person

Relax whilst cruising the Bosphorus on a yacht trip and admire the imperial elegance and unique panoramic view of Istanbul's Asian and European sides. Stop on the Asian Side and visit Kanlica.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a 2.5-Hour Bosphorus Cruise on a luxury yacht
  • Admire boat the Asian and European coasts of Istanbul
  • Sail past historic monuments such as Galata Tower and the Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Visit Kanlica, the greenest point of the Asian side, and try Kanlica Yogurt
  • Travel in comfort on a luxury yacht with an experienced and fluent tour guide
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Set sail on a cruise between Europe and Asia on Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait. See the wonders of both East and West from the water while accompanied by a multilingual guide. Stopover on the Asian side and explore Kanlica, a district that stands in defiance of time.

On board the yacht, hear stories of this mesmerizing city as you set out to pass sights on both continents, including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, the Leander Tower, and Istanbul's most posh areas, Ortakoy and Bebek.

Pass under the two suspended Bosphorus bridges that connect Europe and Asia and Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. Snap photos of the city skyline and hear about the confluence of cultures that exists at this meeting point between Europe and Asia.

During the cruise, you'll be free to wander between decks to capture the best shots of Istanbul's attractions. Your guide will illustrate the history of what you see during the cruise; Bosphorus has a storied past and your guides know the fun facts you can't find in a tourist handbook.

The Bosphorus separating two continents has always been crucial to life in Istanbul. Once a prime channel to move fearsome armies through, it now serves more peaceful functions. Seeing this important trading route is a must-do for travelers.

  • 2.5-hour cruise on a luxury yacht
  • Professional tour guide
  • Snacks and fruits
  • Savory pastry
  • Turkish coffee served with Turkish delight
  • Turkish tea
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Food/drinks unless specified
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The meeting point is across from Kabatas Tram Station and in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi. A company representative will be holding a board with Bosphorus Tour written on it.

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Know before you go

  • Please note that Küçüksu Palace is closed from Monday through Thursday. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays it will be replaced with the fortress of Rumelihisarı, and on Wednesdays it will be replaced with the Maiden's Tower
  • Children aged 2 or younger can join free of charge
  • Please note that no student discount is available for this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 72 reviews

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Beautiful walk in the footsteps of history which has literally given this identity to this surprising place full of diversity. Good service in English from the guide who knows his subject well and who does not hesitate to place a touch of humor in his comments. A friendly guy who knows how to set the mood. You are well received on a comfortable yacht for around twenty people. Buffet, drinks, tea and Turkish coffee included. Don't hesitate, it's nice. 3 a.m.

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June 4, 2022

Excelent!! Good staff and beautiful boat!!

June 28, 2022

An excellent experience on a beautiful yacht. Amazing views from the open top deck. Snacks and drinks that were provided was lovely.

June 28, 2022

Product ID: 65506