Bosphorus Cruise & Sightseeing Golden Horn

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Bosphorus Cruise & Sightseeing Golden Horn

Visit the Spice Bazaar and Rüstem Pasha Mosque, plus enjoy a 90 minute Bosphorus cruise to see Istanbul's best landmarks from the sea.

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Breathe in the scents and browse the offerings at the Spice Bazaar.
  • See beautiful views of the waterway on the Bosphorus Cruise.
  • Admire the stunning marble façade of Dolmabahce Palace.
  • See the impressive Rumeli Hisari Fortress, built by the Ottomans in 1452.

Full Description

This is a great tour if you have limited time in Istanbul. First, visit the Spice Bazaar and hear about the miracle uses of the herbs and spices they sell there. Next, you'll see the Rüstem Pasha Mosque at the end of the square and then hop on the sightseeing boat for your Bosphorus cruise! The Bosphorus boat tour will take about 90 minutes. Your guide will point out and explain the many attractions you can see from the sea. You'll have a great view of the Maiden's Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, the two suspension bridges and Rumeli Hisari Fortress. The tour will end when we disembark at Eminonu Port, near the Spice Bazaar

*Passengers willing to continue our full-day tour will disembark in Üsküdar.




  • Pick-up service from centrally located hotels.
  • Professional guided tour in English.
  • Drop-off service.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Customer Reviews

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Davis - February 06, 2019

It was our first morning in Istanbul so the tour was good to get a feel for the city. The spice market was good to see - it’s not so much of a tour but time to walk around the market, which was fine for us. The boat tour (which is the main reason for people going) was a little disappointing. 

Donna - May 25, 2019

Non of parfumes have the smell of Spice Bazaar. You see the Rustam Pasha Mosque from outside as a regular mosque. But when you enter you see the marvelous design by the architect Sinan. After this architectural beauty we went to see the natural beauty, Bosphorus.

Marco - January 28, 2019

I like to make investigations before my journeys. I saw a lot of old pictures of Bosphorus. I saw a lot of green places near the Bosphorus. But now there are a lot of buildings. And people can be some more kind inside of Spice Bazaar.

Cecilia - May 10, 2019

Near Spice Bazaar and Rustem Pasa Mosque, Bosphorus Cruise was like meditation. Strongly recommended.

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