Cruise on Bosphorus & City Sightseeing

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Cruise on Bosphorus & City Sightseeing

Explore Istanbul starting from Bosphorus and visit Kucuksu Palace. Also take the Old City Bus tour and experience cable car.

Duration: 6 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick-up service is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Cruise over Bosphorus and visit Kucuksu Palace.
  • Discover the Old City with bus tour.
  • Enjoy the Cable Car ride.

Full Description

Tour Schedule

Our boat tour starts with hotel the pick up at late morning. After the boat ride you will be transferred to Kasımpasa pier to embark the boat. Your boat tour experience will begin from Golden Horn and continue with the Bosphorus Strait. During this 2,5hr cruise, you also have a stop over the historical "Kucuksu Palace" which is located on the Asian continent.

During the boat cruise your tour guide will inform you about all the highlights of Golden Horn and Bosphorus. You will discover the city and learn about Istanbul’s famous landmarks such as; Galata Tower, Galata Bridge and Süleymaniye Mosque and many more. You will explore the uniqe beauty of the Bosphorus and the two continents ( Europe and Asia ).

You will also get a break and set foot on the Asian side to visit one of the most famous Ottoman Imperial palaces; Kucuksu Palace which is a small palace constructed in 1856 in Baroque style. After visiting the palace, your tour guide will give you some free time so you can walk around and the take the best photos. Then back to the boat again and you will get to learn more about the city. You will pass by the Ottoman Sultan palaces such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace and other famous attraction spots such as; Ortakoy, Maiden’sTower, Uskudar. Boat Cruise will end up at Eminonu pier where you will start to your Old City Bus Tour with your tour guide. First stop will be the Pierre Lotti Hill which is one the famous hills of İstanbul. There is a great scenery of the city from the hill. Here you will enjoy your free time where you may have lunch before the Cable Car Ride Experience. After free time you guide will take you to the cable car, and then you will be taken back to the bus.

You will also be driven around The Historical City Walls. These 5th Century walls date back from the period of Byzantine Emperor Theodosius 2.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped at Sultanahmet Square where your tour terminates.



  • Pick up shuttle service
  • Entrance fee of Kucuksu Palace and Cable Car Ticket
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Private Boat and Bus for our groups.
  • Drop-off service
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Lobby of your hotel


Know Before You Go

  • Kucuksu Palace is closed on Mondays & Thursdays and instead is replaced with Rumeli Fortress
  • Tour terminates at Sultanahmet Square
  • Itınerary may change due the weather condition

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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Dieguito - February 05, 2019

Hemos pasado un excelente día visitando Estambul por tierra y por mar. El único inconveniente fue el tráfico de la ciudad

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