Bosphorus Cruise & Asian Side Tour

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Bosphorus Cruise & Asian Side Tour

Visiting Ortaköy, Küçüksu and Rumeli Hisarı Fortress. And enjoying with the snacks on the boat.

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick-up and drop-off service are available from centrally located hotels.


Full Description

     Your tour will begin by picking up you from your hotel lobby to the pier that you will get on the board. Our first station will be the best scenery of Istanbul that you probably saw in most Turkey Guide, Ortaköy. Place is mostly famous with the Büyük Mecidiye Mosque which has been built by an Armenian architect called Nikogos Balyan with the order of Abdulmecid. Ortaköy has also fame with Kumpir (Baked Potato) and Waffles. If you go there we suggest you not to leave without taste at least one of them. Also on weekends, you can see some counters that you may purchase some handmade souvenirs for you and your friends in the homeland. The second step will be KUCUKSU. Most of the old Turkish movies have at least one scenery in this place. Wish you to feel like an old actor/actress? The area is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. We will enjoy seeing Kucuksu Palace which is located between Göksu and Kucuksu Rivers. The order of Sultan Abdulmecit, it has been built by the Armenian architect Nikogos Balyan in 1856. When we finish visiting the Palace we will have our snacks on the boat. With tea/coffee and the fresh weather of the Bosphorus, our next station will be Rumeli Hisarı Fortress. The main reason to build this fortress is to prevent the help which comes for the Byzantine Empire during the conquest of Constantinople. Mehmet the Secıond has been worked personally during its structure. At the end of the tour, your vehicles will be ready to take back to your hotels. But if you have another plan you can get off the vehicles on these stops: Dolmabahce Palace, Karakoy (near Galata Tower) or Eminönü ( near Spice Bazaar). Please inform your guide before you get your transfer vehicle.



  • Pick up and Drop off shuttle service.
  • Snacks with coffee or tea, soft drinks and fruit services on the boat.
  • Entrance fees of the historical sites (Rumeli Fortress, Kucuksu Palace or Maiden's Tower).
  • English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Lunch.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • Kucuksu Palace is closed on Mondays-Thursdays and is replace with Maiden’s Tower
  • Rumeli Fortress is closed on Wednesdays and is replaced with Maiden’s Tower
  • Please ask if pick-up is available from your hotel.

About your Host

IBO Tour

IBO Tours was founded in 2010 by Muzaffer Ibrahim “Ibo” Şamcı. Ibrahim had worked in the tourism industry in Turkey for over ten years, and from his experience, he saw that he could offer a better experience to tourists coming to Istanbul...
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Customer Reviews

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Delbert - July 26, 2019

Have you ever met a potato mountain? I did. :) Before you get the boat take one. I can describe it only in one word. Magical. :)

Eunice - June 07, 2019

Near the traditional visiting places Kucuksu Palace is a secret beauty on Asian side. We saw a small Dolmabahche Palace.

Lance - July 13, 2019

I don t know why all the promoted attractions of Istanbul from European side. There are lots of places to visit on otherside. Kuchuk Sue Palace was very nice designed as architectural. And after this tour i learnt its name is used as a phrase in Turkish, :))) When you join ask your guide for what they use Kuchuk Sue as well! :))

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