Bosphorus Strait Boat Tour with Asian Side

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Bosphorus Strait Boat Tour with Asian Side

Visiting Küçüksu or Rumeli Fortress. Having the rich information during the tour while passing the significant architectural points.

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick-up service is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Get informed about all the highlights of Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait at the boat.

Full Description

We begin our tour by picking up you from the lobby of your hotel. Our vehicle drives to Kasımpasa Pier to get on our boat for a cruise. If you close your eyes with the voice of waves and the sea birds you can feel the old Istanbul without seeing the high cement buildings. From Golden Horn, our tour will take ~2,5 hours then we will give a break on Kucuksu Palace. We will enjoy seeing Kucuksu Palace which is located between Göksu and Kucuksu Rivers. With the order of Sultan Abdulmecit, it has been built by the Armenian architect Nikogos Balyan in 1856. (The Kucuksu Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays, we visit the Rumeli Fortress instead) During your Bosphorus Cruise proceeds, your guide will inform you about some historical attractions like Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, Süleymaniye Mosque, etc... You will watch the unique beauty of Istanbul from your sea lodge. While we return to our home our guide will give you more information about the city and city life. We will pass the most beautiful architectural samples like Beylerbeyi Palace, Uskudar, Maiden’s Tower, etc. The boat cruise ends at Eminönü Pier where has in a few minutes walking distance to Spice Bazaar. If you like to finish your day with just a small supplement you continue to our tour by bus to Oldtown.



  • Pick up from the hotels by (air-conditioned minibus).
  • Entrance fee of Kucuksu Palace.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Private boat for our groups.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • Kucuksu Palaces are closed on Mondays and Thursdays. Replaced with Rumeli Fortress instead
  • Tour terminates at Eminonu pier
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for 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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Boyd - July 11, 2019

I have met an Irish person on boat. I listened only him during the tour. He also told me a lot of informations about Istanbul. Old and funny guy.

Roland - February 21, 2019

This was my second Bosphorus tour. On first one it was so hot. And this one it was rainy. I could not find the middle. :/

Alma - December 28, 2018

Dont forget to have a few of simit. A kind of bagel with sesame. As i knew the seagull are carnivorous but in Istanbul they eat pastry. Even the birds of Istanbul are different. :))

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