Overview
  • Get a unique experience during your visit to Istanbul with this half-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait
  • Learn about this famous stretch of water that splits Istanbul into two parts: the European-side and Asian-side
  • Relax as you help yourself to tasty snacks and spot landmarks like Rumeli Fortress and Dolmabahce Palace
  • Check out the beautiful Golden Horn, a horn-shaped inlet bordered by the city's domes and minarets
  • Enjoy a scenic cable car (teleferik) ride up to the Pierre Loti Coffee House, full of panoramic views

What To Expect

See the city of Istanbul from a completely different perspective with this half-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. You'll get picked up at your hotel in the city, then immediately depart for the dock and board the boat. Once the cruise begins, you're free to relax and take photos as you travel along this natural waterway that links together Europe and Asia. Help yourself to some filling snacks as you take in the sweeping views of Istanbul's skylines, with the massive skyscrapers and colorful buildings bordered by the city's lush forests and tranquil blue waters. Try to spot some popular tourist landmarks like the Rumeli Fortress, a massive stone structure built on top of hills, and the opulent Dolmabahce Palace, which served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Once the cruise is over, you'll then take a bus ride to get to the Teleferik Cable Car Station, where you'll get to see the magnificent Golden Horn, the primary inlet of the Bosphorus. Enjoy a scenic cable car trip up to Pierre Loti Coffee House, where French novelist Pierre Loti came for inspiration. Soak up this unbeatable view of the surrounding areas, with gorgeous views stretching down to the Galata Tower and the Galata Bridge that's said to have inspired the novelist's literary masterpiece "Aziyadé," before you head back to the city and get dropped off at your accommodation.

3 Hours 30 Minutes 22 Aug, 23 Aug, 24 Aug, and more Üsküdar, İstanbul
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Round trip transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Cable car entrance ticket (USD 5)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Itinerary

1:30pm-2:00pm hotel pick up

2:00pm depart to Bosphorus Cruise

4:00pm Golden Horn (from the bus)

4:30pm cable car (teleferik) to Pierre Loti Coffee House

5:30pm end of tour, depart for your hotel

6:00pm drop off at hotel

Additional Information:

  • Infants aged 0-2 are free of charge
  • Pick up and drop off services are only available for hotels/accommodations in the following areas: Aksaray, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Taksim, Sisli, Mecidiyekoy, and Besiktas. If you are staying outside the aforementioned areas, you will need to come to the nearest hotel with available pick up/drop off
  • If the minimum number of participants is not met, the tour will be conducted using a regular boat instead of a sightseeing boat

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Please arrive in the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure
  • The operator will confirm your pick up time in advance
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route as this is a shared transfer

Cancelation Policy

  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Pickup point
Directions.
Selimiye Mahallesi, İstanbul Limanı No:19, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey View on Map