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Istanbul: 90-minute Bosphorus Cruise

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 90 minute

$11

A Bosphorus cruise is one of the best things to do in Istanbul, even when you have little time to sp...

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Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise from the Kabatas Pier

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 75 minute

$11

See Istanbul’s most beautiful landmarks on this picturesque 75-minute long Bosphorus cruise. You wil...

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Istanbul: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bosphorus Boat Tour

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    1 day

$13

Experience Istanbul from a unique vantage point during a convenient hop-on-hop-off cruise. Discover ...

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Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul

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 90 minutes

$15

Begin a special evening in Istanbul with this sunset cruise. Witness breathtaking...

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Istanbul: 1.5-Hour Morning Bosphorus Boat Tour

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 2 hour

$17

Cruise along the waters of the Bosphorus on this guided 1.5-hour boat tour. View the Asian and Europ...

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Bosphorus Sightseeing Boat Cruise

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 2 hours

$19

Cruise along the waters of the Bosphorous on this guided 1.5-hour boat tour. View the Asian and...

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Istanbul: 2-Hour Afternoon Bosphorus Boat Tour

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 2 hour

$19

Cruise along the Bosphorus on a guided 1.5-hour boat tour. See the Asian and European sides of Istan...

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Bosphorus Sightseeing Boat Tour

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 2 hours

$20

Cruise along the waters of the Bosphorous on this guided 1.5-hour boat tour. View the Asian and...

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Private Half Day Spice Bazaar Walking Tour Including Bosphorus Cruise

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 4 hours

$22

Join this private walking tour with your friends or family members to explore Spice Bazaar. Bos...

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Short Guided Bosphorus Boat Tour with Transport

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 90 minutes

$23

Cruise along the waters of the Bosphorous on this guided 1.5-hour boat tour. View the Asian and...

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Short Guided Bosphorus Cruise with Transport

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 90 minutes

$23

Cruise along the waters of the Bosphorous on this guided 1.5-hour boat tour. View the Asian and...

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Bosphorus District: 4-Hour Morning Tour and Cruise

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 4 hour

$27

Admire the centuries-old architecture of the Bosphorus District and discover the amazing variety of ...

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Half Day Morning Bosphorus Boat Tour with Spice Bazaar

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 3.5 hour

$28

Cruise along the Bosphorous for a tour and enjoy a walk to the Spice Bazaar....

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Half-day Bosphorus Cruise Tour

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 4 hour

$28

Enjoy a half day guided group tour of the Bosphorus District which is the most authentic and charmin...

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Half Day Private Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour with Cable Car and Golden Horn

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 4 to 5 hrs

$29

A great chance to see Bosphorus Strait, Dolmabahce Palace and Golden Horn when yo...

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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour

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 2 hours 30 minutes

$29

Combine a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise with a tour of Küçüksu Palace or Ru...

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Afternoon Bosphorus Boat Tour with Spice Bazaar in Istanbul

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 3 hours 30 minutes

$29

Cruise along the Bosphorous for a tour and enjoy a walk to the Spice Market. ...

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Bosphorus Boat Tour with Spice Bazaar in Istanbul

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 3 hours 30 minutes

$29

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Cruises & Water Tours, Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in the world that is located on two continents, and is separated by the Bosphorus Strait. One of the best ways to view both parts of the city is on one of the various Bosphorus cruises that run through the strait daily. While popular Istanbul landmarks like Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and Galata Tower are visible from most of the cruises, the highlights of the cruises are the Ottoman era waterfront houses that dot both the European and Asian shorelines. Many of these cruises can also be combined with other sightseeing activities for more value.

Most Bosphorus tours start from the Eminonu docks near Sultanahmet, and go all the way to the Fatih Sultan Mehmet or Second Bosphorus bridge, passing the Galata Tower, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Kiz Kulesi or Maiden’s Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Uzkudar, Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Ortakoy Mosque, First Bosphorus Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Anatolian Fortress. Some of the cruises take you through the Golden Horn across the Galata Bridge as well, where you can see the Aynalıkavak Palace, Ecumenical Patriarchate, Rahmi M Koc Museum, Eyup Sultan Mosque and Galata Tower. Longer half to full day tours of the Bosphorus take you around the Black Sea past Poyrazkoy as well. There are day cruises to the Princes’ Islands, which are popular summer resorts with historical buildings.

The evening sunset cruise in Istanbul takes you past the Golden Horn, Topkapi Palace, Kiz Kulesi, Uzkudar, Dolmabahce Palace, Üsküdar, Cıragan Palace, Yıldız Park & Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, First Bosphorus Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, and parts of Northern Bosphorus - Cengelköy, Kuleli Naval Academy, Arnavutköy with its Ottoman yalıs (wooden mansions), Rumeli Fortress, Bebek, and Bosphorus University.

You can also choose lunch or dinner cruises, with onboard dining and entertainment such as traditional Anatolian folk dance or belly dance.

For a closer view of the historic districts around the Golden Horn, you can opt for a cruise on the Bosphorus followed by a coach tour around the Golden Horn. Explore Balat - the former Byzantine Jewish quarter with synagogues, balconied townhouses, Jewish Hospital and distinctive stepped sidewalks, the Church of St Stephen of the Bulgars made entirely from cast iron, Ecumenical Patriarchate and the ruins of the City Walls, built by the Romans in the 5th century AD and later fortified by the Byzantines.

After cruising on water and touring on roads, for a different view of Istanbul from a height, combine your cruise with a cable car ride up the Pierre Loti Hill from Eyup district. Relax over a drink at the famous Pierre Loti café with panoramic views over the city and Golden Horn below.

You can add a tour of Küçüksu Palace, Egyptian Spice Bazaar (with Rüstem Pasha Mosque), Suleymaniye Mosque, Rumeli Fortress or any other major attractions in Istanbul to your cruise.