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