Cruise on Bosphorus with City Tour

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Cruise on Bosphorus with City Tour

Choose a morning or afternoon tour with us to cruise the stunning Bosphorus, see many important landmarks and tour the Golden Horn.

Duration: 3 Hours
Live Guide: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Tour the Old City.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Golden Horn.
  • Enjoy the view as you sail between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus.

Full Description

There are two options for this tour, a morning tour or an afternoon tour. 

Morning Tour Program

Join us as we tour the Golden Horn area in a comfortable bus to see the heart of the Old City of Constantinople. This was the area first colonised by the Byzantines. We will continue on to Balat and Fener where many Jewish and other non-Muslim minorities were resettled during the Ottoman period. You'll see the cast-iron Bulgarian Orthodox church of St Stephen, the Jewish Hospital, Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and the Byzantine City Walls which stretch for 22 kilometres and were once the city's strongest fortification. 

Then we'll come to the Spice Bazaar, locally known as the Egyptian Bazaar, at Eminonu. Breathe in the delicious aromas and see all the fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, fish and flowers. From here, we'll hop on our boat and sail around the Golden Horn to the Bosphorus Strait. Let the cruise begin!

The Bosphorus Strait is a natural body of water that separates the continents of Asia and Europe and provides a beautiful view of both parts of the city. Take a seat and get your camera ready as you'll get the best view of Istanbul's landmarks from the sea! Admire the marble facade of Dolmabahce Palace and see the ancient wooden Ottoman villas, expensive residential areas, luxurious hotels and Rumeli Hisari Fortress (from the boat only, no interior visit). It will be a very enjoyable morning! The tour will end at Taksim Square. 

Afternoon Tour Program

The afternoon tour begins with a stunning Bosphorus cruise where you'll get a great view of Istanbul's beautiful attractions. Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Hisari Fortress are just a few of them. Then we'll sail to our port and hop on a bus to start the tour of the Golden Horn. 

The bus will take you around the Old City which was the area first colonised by the Byzantines. We will drive around Balat and Fener where many Jewish and other non-Muslim minorities were resettled during the Ottoman period. You'll see the cast-iron Bulgarian Orthodox church of St Stephen, the Jewish Hospital, Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and the Byzantine City Walls which are 22 kilometres long and were once the city's strongest fortification. Finally, we'll take the cable car at Eyup to Pierre Loti Hill where you'll get a wonderful view of the Golden Horn. 

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Includes

  • Free pick up from hotels in the city-centre.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guiding services.
  • A/C transportation.
  • Drop-off.
  • No entry to attractions on the Bosphorus.

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • Choose the morning tour program or the afternoon tour program.

About your Host

Plan Tours

Plan Tours, licenced “A Group” by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is a major tour operator in Türkiye, based in İstanbul since 1984. (licensee for City Sightseeing Worldwide and Gray Line Worldwide, official travel agency of Turkish Airlines, member of TÜRSAB – Association of Turkish Travel Agencies and ICVB – İstanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau)...
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Customer Reviews

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Evelyn - June 12, 2019

Inspite of the duration was circa 3 hours, i thought i was just a few minutes. Really enjoyable. Especially Metal Church was so good. It was like a film set.

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Roland - August 05, 2019

Our guide was so kind when they arrive to our hotel. Due our ages we could not move speed. Coach was so cold. Years years ago i was here. I have visited Spice Market. Changed so much. But the Bosphorus gave us a few years more to live.

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Hazel - June 06, 2019

If it is your first visit of Istambul you shoul make a Bosphorus Tour. To see closely the blueness. And you should smell Egyptian Bazaar.

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