Cruise on Bosphorus & Pierre Loti Hill

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Cruise on Bosphorus & Pierre Loti Hill

Spend a lovely afternoon riding the cable car to Pierre Loti Hill for the best view of the Golden Horn and cruising the beautiful Bosphorus.

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


  • Take the cable car to Pierre Loti Hill and enjoy the view of the Golden Horn.
  • Admire the marble facade of Dolmabahce Palace.
  • See Istanbul's most beautiful palaces, mosques and fortresses from the sea.

Full Description

On this half-day afternoon tour, explore the highlights of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait.

The adventure begins with a cable car ride up to Pierre Loti Hill. Pierre Loti was a famous french writer who often visited the cafe on the hill which now bears his name. At the top, take amazing pictures and enjoy the panoramic view of the Golden Horn. From there, take a seat in our comfortable bus and take in the sights as we tour the Golden Horn region on the way to the port. 

Then it will be time to board the boat for a 90-minute Bosphorus cruise. This will definitely be a highlight of your stay in Istanbul! The Bosphorus is a beautiful body of water that separates the continents of Europe and Asia. But, more than that, it provides a stunning view of Istanbul's best attractions from the sea. Admire the beautiful marble facade of Dolmabahce Palace and be blown away by the many more palaces, mosques, bridges and fortresses that you will see en route. Your helpful guide will give you all the interesting facts and information about the sites and feel free to ask them any questions you have about Istanbul!

At the end of this wonderful afternoon, we will disembark near the Spice Bazaar at Eminonu and you will be returned to your hotel.



  • Entrance fees.
  • Professional guided tour in English.
  • Pick up & drop off service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Refreshments.

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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Reece - February 08, 2019

Tour operator was extremely friendly and even gave us some Turkish bagels and some tourist information booklets. 

Terrell - August 04, 2019

An author, Julien Viaud. Read some about him. So nice. Bosphorus Cruise is already a theraphy.

Kristopher - June 11, 2019

The Eyup area has another meaning for Muslim society. The mosque located there especially. Have your seat on hill ask your coffee and dream the ships which came to Golden Horn from Taksim area during the conquest of Constantinople.

Dallas - June 30, 2019

I listened our guide 4 hours and could listen 4 hours more. Did not get bored. Nice and fresh tour on Bosphorus.

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