Istanbul and Bosphorus cruise on private boat - half day afternoon tour

Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. 12/A, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
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What To Expect

Discover the beauty of Istanbul with a bus tour to the Golden Horn and a private cruise on the Bosphorus, the waterway that forms the continental border between Europe and Asia.This afternoon tour will bring you by bus to the Golden Horn, the natural harbor of the city. Today, it separates the old Istanbul, where first colonies settled during the Byzantines, from the new part of town. Follow the traces of history to Balat and see the Bulgarian St. Stephan Church, the Jewish Hospital, the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and the remains of the 22km long Byzantine city walls. With the cable car you can get to the Pierre Loti Coffee House, which offers breathtaking panoramic views over the harbor and surroundings.After having seen all these impressive sights, get on board of a private boat and go on a cruise along the beautiful Bosphorus. Take photos of this epic moment, standing in between the two continents of Europe and Asia and enjoy colorful views on Istanbul. From the boat you can also see the impressive Rumeli Hisrai Fortress. The Ottoman stronghold was built by the conqueror to control the shipping traffic of the Bosphorus.The tour ends at the central Taksim square in Istanbul.

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Important info

Know in advance:

  • Please note that Bosphorus Tours are operated with regular boats if the minimum number of participants for the private boat is not provided
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure, if you are not using the transfer service
  • If you are using transfer service, please confirm the pickup place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
What's included
Professional tour guide. Cable car ride. Boat cruise. Entrance fees
What's not included
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Know Before You Go

Go on a private Bosphorus cruise. Admire the Royal Dolmabahce Palace. See the Golden Horn and Balat. Enjoy panoramic views from the Pierre Loti hill. Get background information from your guide

Cancellation Policy
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Meeting Point

Meet your guide in front of the Tamara restaurant. Free pickup from central hotels is also available.