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Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

1. Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

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.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Asian Side Stop

2. Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Asian Side Stop

Explore the Bosphorus narrows in Istanbul on a half-day guided cruise. As you ride along the European side, pass by the Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, and more. Once you reach the second bridge, return along the Asian coast, with a stop at Beylerbeyi for shopping and discovery. Embark on your guided journey from the Old City in Eminonu and discover the Bosphorus, also known as the Istanbul Strait. Sail along part of the continental boundary between Asia and Europe, catching sight of Istanbul's biggest architectural monuments. Admire what was once the center of the Ottoman Empire, the Dolmabahce Palace. Check out the pillars of the Ortakoy Mosque, and look up at the suspensions that support the Bosphorus Bridge. Once you reach the second bridge, turn around to take in the sights of the Asian side of the narrow. Make a stop in Beylerbeyi area and take an hour to explore on your own, go shopping, or relax. Afterward, head back to the Old City, with sights of the Maiden Tower and seaside houses along the way.

Istanbul: Private Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Yacht Cruise

3. Istanbul: Private Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Yacht Cruise

Experience the incomparable opportunity to see two continents at once private yacht tour along the Bosphorus Strait, which runs between the beautiful shorelines of Europe and Asia. You'll also get to see the city of Istanbul from the water, gliding by some of the most famous sights and monuments. Take your time to unwind with your group of friends as you sit back and take in the most unforgettable views from your personal sundeck. Enjoy the trip as the friendly crew looks after the rest. Navigate past the waterfront palaces of Sultans and their Pasha’s villas. From the European Side, discover the Dolmabahçe Palace, Çirağan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, and the Bosphorus Bridge. Meanwhile, from the Asian Side, get a glimpse of the Anadolu Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, and more.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Show

4. Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Show

Have a unique and authentic dinner while cruising along the Bosphorus. Take in the magnificent views of the coastal shores of Istanbul, complimented by the delicious flavors offered by a rich variety of Turkish food. The boat trip offers multiple landmarks of great cultural importance; the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, the Ciragan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, the Bosphorus Bridge, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, seaside mansions, and the Maidens Tower. Centuries old, they are still magnificent and original today. After dinner, you will witness an impressive dance show including folk and belly dancing, as well as international songs played by the night's DJ.

Istanbul: Maiden's Tower, Çamlıca Hill, & Asian Side Tour

5. Istanbul: Maiden's Tower, Çamlıca Hill, & Asian Side Tour

Explore some of Istanbul's most iconic spots on this guided tour. See Maiden's Tower and scenic views from Çamlıca Hill. Explore the Asian/Anatolian Side of Istanbul including Bağdat Avenue. Complete your experience with a shopping tour at the high-ceilinged Emaar Mall. Meet your tour guide at your accommodation, then head to your first stop, Çamlıca Hill. Çamlıca Hill got its name from the pine trees in the area (Çamlıca means “pine” in Turkish). Take a walk while surrounded by the hill’s historic trees and local, colorful flora. Marvel at the panorama views of the Bosporus (Straight of Istanbul) and the rest of the city. Next, visit Maiden's Tower, found on a small island at the southern entrance of the Bosporus. No one knows who built this tower or why, but your tour guide will fill you in on what is known about this site. Afterward, head to Bağdat (Baghdad) Avenue. The one-way avenue with old plane trees is a large, open-air shopping center filled with shopping malls, department stores, fashion stores, elegant shops offering world-famous brands, restaurants of international and local cuisine, pubs, and cafes. Learn about Bağdat Avenue’s special spots with the help of your guide. Your tour guide can also guide you anywhere to have an optional lunch. Later, head to Emaar Mall, one of the newest malls of Istanbul on the Asian Side. It features high ceilings and wide shopping areas with many stores selling high-quality brand names. There is also a cinema complex, art gallery, and large food hall. At the conclusion of the tour, get dropped off back at your accommodation.

Istanbul: Guided Sightseeing Tour With Lunch

6. Istanbul: Guided Sightseeing Tour With Lunch

Experience the perfect immersion to the wonderful history and culture of Istanbul with this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the busy city. In the morning, get picked up at your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle, then immediately head off to the Blue Mosque, which is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and check out the blue tiles of the interior that gave the mosque its current name. Next, spend some time shopping for memorable souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest covered markets, before you rest and recharge with a delicious lunch at an authentic Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon, explore famous sites that were preserved from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and learn fascinating facts and stories from your English-speaking guide. Stop by the Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest palace in the world, along with the Tombs of the Sultans in Hagia Sofia. See several small buildings that look like miniature mosques and contain lavishly decorated tombs of five different sultans and their extended families. Next, cross the busy Galata Bridge, which has restaurants and cafes underneath it open all day and night, to get to the Golden Horn, a magnificent inlet bordered by city's domes and mosques. Finally, stop at Leander's Tower, one of the most iconic images of Istanbul, before you get dropped off back at your accommodation.

Istanbul: Maiden's Tower Yacht Tour

7. Istanbul: Maiden's Tower Yacht Tour

Get a chance to take up-close photos of Maiden's Tower and other iconic spots of Istanbul on this yacht tour along the Bosporus Strait. Sightsee from the water and visit one of the most instagrammable places in Istanbul. Board the yacht at the Karaköy ferry station, then head toward the Maiden's Tower. Get up close to this famous landmark, which is steeped in the most fascinating myths and legends. After circling around the tower and capturing the enchanting scenery in unique photos, start to head back. On your journey back, see more attractions from the water, including the Golden Horn, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque.

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What people are saying about Maiden's Tower

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Was a very nice boat ride with good info given. We were given tea, coffee, small snacks on the trip. It was a little challenging at first to find the tour guide but he eventually came to the meeting point.

It was fun. I enjoyed every activity, tour guide spoke english and the Yacht was very neat. Staffs were polite also.

Recommended 100% excellent guide, attention, comfortable, comfortable, clean, friendly. An unforgettable ride!

Nice views and iconic places along the route. Tour Guide very knowledgeable and pleasant

Well cared for clean yacht excellent food and friendly staff and guide