Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side - (Morning or Afternoon)
See both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul on a 2.5-hour boat cruise of the Bosphorus Strait. Get the opportunity to visit a lovely village on the Asian side and try the most delicious yogurt in the world ever.
The best way to see Istanbul is from the water! Board SUNSET BOSPHORUS YACHT, our two-deck yacht, for an unforgettable Istanbul sightseeing cruise. You’ll get a panoramic view of the Bosphorus Bridges, Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, Maiden's Tower, and more.
During your 2 hours and 30 min Bosphorus sightseeing cruise, you’ll be free to wander between decks to capture the best shots of Istanbul’s attractions. Our experienced guide will illustrate the history of what you see during the cruise; Bosphorus has a storied past, and our guides know the fun facts you can’t find in a tourist handbook. See why this is one of the best Istanbul city sightseeing cruises. Book now and enjoy your adventure with us!
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Bottled water
- Turkish delight served with along Turkish coffee
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- WiFi on board
- Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
What to expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The Bosphorus, Ox-ford in English, runs for about twenty miles, at times like a river, at times as if a land-enclosed lake; then, before joining the Black Sea, it becomes a rocky, wild channel. The Bosphorus breathes calmly and regularly, and the flow of caiques echoes the rhythm with their slow splashes. Not only does the Bosphorus electrify the traveler by its light, but it also intoxicates him by the white incandescence of the sun on its bosom with blue sky pouring into it. It runs through the city of Istanbul, splitting it into two halves the city built on seven hills and described by one of her early foreign lovers, Julia Pardoe: Its clear calm sky, its glittering sea, its amphitheater of thickly-peopled hills, its geographical position, its political importance and above all, its surprising novelty, tend to make every day in that gorgeous scene, and under that sunny sky, a season of intense enjoyment.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Pass By: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
Until the 17th century, the area where t the palace is today was one of the bays along the Bosphorus the legendary sailing vessel, ARGOS on which the Argonauts set off to find the Golden Fleece, anchored here.
Pass By: Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkey
Ortaköy Mosque officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus.
Pass By: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey
Which was inaugurated on October 29, 1973, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Turkish Republic, has the longest span in Europe and the fourth in the world. This suspension bridge has a total length of 1560 metres (1706 yards) and a width of 33.4 metres (110ft). The span between pylons is 1074 metres (1175 yards) and the clearance above sea level is 64 metres (210ft). The construction of the steel box-girder suspension was carried out by a British-german consortium. The second bridge to link Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus will be completed in 1989 between Emirgan and Kanlica.
Pass By: Dolmabahce Mosque, Omer Avni Mh., Dolmabahce Cd. Right beside Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
The Dolmabahçe Mosque is a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It was commissioned by queen's mother Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan.
Pass By: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Hisarustu Kavacik Yolu, Istanbul Turkey
The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge, is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait. When completed in 1988, it was the 5th-longest suspension bridge span in the world; today it is the 24th
Stop At: Kanlica Meydani, Istanbul Turkey
Kanlıca welcomes its guests with its Pier (İskele) Square, monumental plane tree, 126 years old Turkish Caffee House, ever-smiling locals, seaside tranquility, and of course Kanlica Yogurt.
İskele (Pier) Square is the heart of Kanlıca. The monumental plane tree in the center is almost resisting time with its grace and last big branch. It’s impossible not to daydream as you sip your foamy Turkish coffee at the 126-year-old coffeehouse İsmail Ağa Kahvesi with a view of the sea. Along with Turkish Caffee or instead of you should have Kanlica Yogurt, it is especially thick and citric, a quality coming from the mixture of cow’s and sheep’s milk. For full experience try it with powdered sugar or honey. Taking its name after the neighborhood. Kanlica Yogurt is a local trademark best enjoyed at its place of origin, established in 1870, İsmail Aga Cafe.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Beylerbeyi Palace, Abdullahaga Cad., Istanbul Turkey
Situated on the Asiatic shore of the Bosphorus between the villages of Kuzguncuk and Cengelköy, the palace was built by Sultan Abdülaziz in 1865. Beylerbeyi Palace seen from the Bosphorus floats like a white vision in a fairy tale. It is the most extravagant royal house of the 19th Century on which millions were spent. It is built completely of marble, surpassing all the Palaces of European Kings. Empress Eugénie, during her visit of 1869 stayed in this palace as well as Czar Nicholas Il of Russia. Edward VIII was a guest in 1936. Stone lionesses recline on marble carpets set in lawns, and swans float and fish swim in the unobtrusive pool where pigeons fly to catch the spray of the fountain upon their wings.
Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Yahyakemal Cad. No.28, Istanbul 34470 Turkey
At the narrowest point of the Bosphorus stands the Rumelihisarr Fortress, built by Sultan Mehmet, the Conqueror on the European shore. The Sultan himself on the 26th day of March 1452 laid the foundation stone of the Fortress with a view to controlling the passage of the ships through the Bosphorus and using it as a base for his attack on the city. The fortress or castle was built upon the ancient site of Hermaion. It was completed in five months on August 28th 1452. The cannon on the towers could command this narrowest part of the Bosphorus opposite the older fortress of Anadoluhisarr. Darius in 500 BC had thrown a pontoon bridge across the Strait at this point and passed over 700, 000 men. To Sultan Mehmet, the Conqueror, it was the key to Constantinople. The design of the walls and the towers display the Prophet's and the Conqueror's name - Muhammet - Mehmet.
Pass By: KIz Kulesi, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey
About 180 meters away from the shores of Üsküdar stands this tower which bears two different names. Europeans who named it the Leander's Tower thought that it was here where Leander was drowned while attempting to swim the Bosphorus to reach his beloved Hero, the priestess of Aphrodite. But, in fact,
Leander never crossed here even in the legend which refers to the
The story of the Maiden's Tower, which has never been verified goes like this. Constantine built the tower here to protect his daughter since a magician had foretold she would be bitten by a snake. She was imprisoned and grew to womanhood there, until an officer of the Imperial Palace, fell in love with her beauty and sent her a basket of peaches and figs. The snake which had hidden under a fig leaf bit the Princess, who was at the point of death when the Officer arrived and sucked the poison from her arm. The lower was rebuilt during Ahmet III’s reign.
Pass By: Galata Koprusu, Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425 Turkey
The Galata Bridge is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. From the end of the 19th century in particular, the bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry and novels.
Pass By: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey
The Galata Tower, called Christea Turris by the Genoese, is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus.
Pass By: Kucuksu Pavilion, Kucuksu Cad. No:12, Istanbul 34810 Turkey
The summer Palace of Kucuksu, sometimes called the Palace of Göksu, is situated between the villages of Anadoluhisan and Kandilli on the Asiatic shore of the Bosphorus. The Kucuksu Palace was first built by Mahmut I in 1749. Later it underwent a restoration during the reigns of Selim Ill and Ahmet Il. It was renovated by Sultan Abdülmecit in 1857. Sultan Abdülaziz gave the palace a new face-lift and had it refurbished and redecorated. It is a small but elegant edifice, stretching along the lip of the Bosphorus, surrounded by intricately cast-iron railings. Waters and waves of the Bosphorus wash its terraces of glittering marble and sometimes penetrate their latticed and mysterious recesses.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Pick - up & Drop Off Services
Very kind and professional. We Have a traffic issue and we were put aboard a tram and got to our boat just fine. Treats and snacks were delightful and served with a smile and the boat itself is beautiful.Very kind and professional. We Have a traffic issue and we were put aboard a tram and got to our boat just fine. Treats and snacks were delightful and served with a smile and the boat itself is beautiful.
A very nice way to kill a few hours motoring around the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus. The staff were very good , coffee tea and nibbles provided and alcoholic drinks available if you wish to purchaseA very nice way to kill a few hours motoring around the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus. The staff were very good , coffee tea and nibbles provided and alcoholic drinks available if you wish to purchase
Very nice Bosphorus cruise experience, with interesting comment by the staff guide on board. Stopover on the Asian side could be longerVery nice Bosphorus cruise experience, with interesting comment by the staff guide on board. Stopover on the Asian side could be longer
Very good service and friendly staff! I was really surprised with high quality service and interesting tour. It absolutely pays offVery good service and friendly staff! I was really surprised with high quality service and interesting tour. It absolutely pays off
Very good cruise. Excellent tour guide and commentary. Boat was very comfortable and food / drinks good.Very good cruise. Excellent tour guide and commentary. Boat was very comfortable and food / drinks good.
It was amazing. I can definitely recommend it. Very friendly staff ! I enjoyed the trip… Took 2,5 hoursIt was amazing. I can definitely recommend it. Very friendly staff ! I enjoyed the trip… Took 2,5 hours