Full Bosphorus Cruise
Black Sea and Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
This is the best way to explore the city with this Full Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul. This is a grand city tour that you can visit Golden Horn, Bosphorus Strait, Europa and Asian side of city. It is a great tour and a must to do for anyone who visit Istanbul city.
What You Can Expect
One of the most breathtaking tour in Istanbul will penetrate into your spirit. You will get as far as to the Black Sea and discover the historical beauties of the European & Asian shores such as Ortakoy (Europe), Kucuksu Palace (Asia), Rumeli Hisari Fortress (Europe), Anadolu Kavagi (Blacksea Village) and Poyrazkoy where Bosphorus Strait meet with Black Sea.
You will be visiting the most spectacular sights on both sides of the Bosphorus (European & Asian Sides of Istanbul) with your guide and enjoy your easy relaxing day on Bosphorus as well as the Black Sea, a way from the city’s crowds and traffic.
You will be served with complimentary free snacks, fruit, drinks and lunch services on the boat. (Lunch includes; grilled chicken served with Turkish starters called as “meze”, seasonal salads and soft drinks) The vegetarian food is also available.
Note: Please do not forget to bring your own swimming suites, comfortable shoes, and towels. You will also be able to swim of the boat, and your day will be an unforgettable one.
- Pick up and Drop off from the hotels (by air-conditioned mini buses)
- Lunch on board, on the boat / Snacks, soft drinks and fruit services.
- Entrance fees of the historical sites (Rumeli Fortress, Kucuksu Palace or Maiden's Tower)
- English speaking tour guide
- IBO Private Boat
- Kucuksu Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and is replaced with Maiden’s Tower
- Rumeli Fortress is closed on Wednesdays and is replaced with Maiden’s Tower
- Children between the ages of 0-2 years are free of charge.
- Children between the ages of 3-6 years are discounted price.
- Personal expenses
We will pick you up from your hotel for the boat ride and take you to the Kabatas Pier where you will get on board.
Ortakoy is your first stop,
This is a charming, picturesque neighborhood on the European side of Istanbul.
An area of local restaurants, shops and coffee shops. On Sundays, a local handicraft market is set up here and wares of local artisans are sold here. You can enjoy your free time here to stretch your legs and explore the narrow and enchanting streets.
Kucuksu Palace on “Asian Side” is your second stop,
An impressive 19th-century Baroque style Ottoman Palace founded by Sultan Abdulmecit.
Snack Service on The Boat After departing from the palace, you'll be served with snacks, tea and coffee on the boat.
Rumeli Hisari Fortress Visiting the Rumeli Fortress on European side of Bosphorus Explore this splendid fortress built by Sultan Fatih Mehmet 2 situated at the narrowest part of the Bosphorus. A fantastic place with a great panoramic view, also known as a perfect location for taking great photographs.
Lunch Break on boat
After exploring the fortress, you'll return to the boat for lunch. You will have your lunch while cruising along the Bosphorus. You'll be served grilled chicken and traditional Turkish starters called “meze” with soft drinks. Vegetarian lunch options are also available upon request.
Anadolu Kavagi This is a picturesque fishing village on the Asian side. You’ll also have time to stroll around and enjoy the village’s famous ice-cream/waffle.
Poyrazkoy -Black Sea as we approach to the northern end of the Bosphorus Strait, our tour will continue with the Black Sea as well. We will stop at a beautiful cove on the Asian side where you'll have the chance to go for swimming and enjoy the beautiful sunshine.
From here, we return back to the Kabatas Pier in the late afternoon and from there you will be taken back to your hotels by our minibuses.
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