Istanbul: Boat Ride w/ Lunch on Black Sea and Bosphorus

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Take a half-day lunch cruise of the Bosphorus Strait to get away from the city center's bustle. Explore Beykoz, a city on the Asian shore of the Black Sea, by sailing there. From the Bosphorus Strait, admire Istanbul's landmarks. Travel by boat to the Black Sea-coast village of Anadolu Kavagi. Accept more information from the on-board guide and have a delectable lunch aboard!
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Group size up to 20 persons
Meeting point: hotel lobby in Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli and Taksim
Children allowed
Free cancellation
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Take a half-day cruise down the Bosphorus Strait on a pleasure boat and forget about your troubles. As you eat grilled chicken and typical meze dishes for lunch, take in the stunning views of Ottoman-era mansions and city mosque minarets.

Take a stroll on the deck to enjoy the sun and the famous landmarks that line both coastlines, like the Galata Tower and the enormous Bosphorus Bridge that connects Asia and Europe. Travel by boat to the Black Sea and on to the quaint coastal town of Anadolu Kavagi.

Take a break and take a stroll through the lush hills that surround you. Before the late-afternoon cruise back to Istanbul, check out the ruins of a medieval fortress and other landmarks.

Know before you go

  • During the hot months, it'll be allowed to swim off the boat. Bring your towels, swimming costume and sunscreen
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What is included in activity

Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels in Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli and Taksim
Two course lunch
Experienced on-board guide

What is not included

Alcoholic beverages

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 3 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Hotel lobby in Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli and Taksim

How long your tour will be
4 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
4.4 out of 5
864 reviews
Djalys B.
Very nice experience! The yacht was superb, the staff attentive and really friendly. The English speaking guide at the top! The cruise lasts around 4-5 hours and is well worth it
over 1 year ago
Christina D.
VERY SURPRISED! My husband and I took this boat trip on the 8th of November. Lovely sunshine and warm. We were picked up at the hotel in the old town and got extremely surprised when we went onboard the boat - quite big, felt luxurious and very clean. We sat outside on large white faux leather sofas and they gave us welcome drinks and bits to snack on - all very good. We were lucky, only about 25 people on the whole big boat so we got first class service! On the way up to the Black Sea they s...
over 3 years ago
Beatrice A.
Very nice and comfortable boat, a small group and excellent treatment both as food and refreshments and as kindness.
over 3 years ago
David B.
The trip was fun ,but inaccurate as it does not actually go to the Black Sea, but to the last bridge which was disappointing.The guide said the boat could not go into the BS, but this may not be true,maybe they got lazy,if they cannot enter the BS the this should be clearly stated.
over 3 years ago
Abdelkrim Q.
Excellent time for this cruise on the CEREMONY (name of the boat) where, upon your arrival, you are greeted by a good lunch. The audio comments are only in English (an English which is not very understandable, however) which try to describe most of the monuments which cross the Bosphorus. Contrary to what is described, the cruise does not go to the Black Sea where you can swim. As soon as you see the new magnificent Yavuz Selim bridge in the distance, the ship turns around. Too bad ... Always...
almost 4 years ago
Nadia E.
If you want to see the best part of Istanbul than go on a lunch cruise on Bosphorus
almost 4 years ago
Nadia M.
If you want to see the best part of Istanbul than go on a lunch cruise on Bosphorus
almost 4 years ago
Maylis W.
The cruise was pleasant, on a boat of 300 people when there were only about 30 of us. On the other hand, the guide had little enthusiasm for recounting the interesting points of the cruise and the buffet is only a set of reheated dishes. Overall good, but not gorgeous. We only made one 10 minute stop in a place that had absolutely no interest: no shops or restaurants for a coffee.
almost 4 years ago
Claudia A.
The staff and excellent service, very friendly and charismatic, also the guide who knows the history and good explanations. The bad thing that they did not comply with the Spanish language, everything was in English and another detail that when I returned they did not leave me at my hotel due to the traffic.
over 4 years ago
Thorsten S.
Asked for the boat name. But it was changed - only with luck & calling the guide I could finally find it Loud music on the ship.
almost 5 years ago
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