Istanbul: Bosphorus Observing Boat Ride

This picturesque Bosphorus cruise takes you to some of Istanbul's most stunning locations. You'll see the city's unique waterfront neighborhoods as well as its historic palaces and fortresses. Observe the pearls of Asian side, such as Ciragan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque, the Rumeli Fortress, the Bosphorus Bridge.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size up to 20 persons
Meeting point: Hobyar, İskele Yolu 29, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul
Children allowed
Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

One of the best things to do in Istanbul is to take a Bosphorus cruise. Get on a boat and start exploring the extensive waterway that separates Asia and Europe. Passing through renowned bridges, explore Istanbul's main attractions, including magnificent palaces, ancient castles, famous hills, and parks, as well as stunning seaside homes from various centuries.

The tour will begin in Eminönü's Old City and continue along the European side to the second Bosphorus bridge before returning along the Asian coast. Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque, the Bosphorus Bridge, the Rumeli Fortress, and Beylerbeyi Palace are all on your route. You will also be able to see some historical landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, Maiden Tower, Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower from a distance.

Know before you go

  • There are both outdoor and indoor spaces on the boat
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Free cancellation
Likely to sell out. Book in advance!
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Participants (Age 3+)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

Ticket for 90-minutes cruise
Bosphorus tour map
Audio guide app on your smartphone

What is not included

Hotel pick-up or drop-off

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 3 hours in advance.
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Directions to meet your guide

Hobyar, İskele Yolu 29, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul

How long your tour will be
1 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
831 reviews
Great ride! Our little family enjoyed the trip very much! Easy to get to the boarding location, easy embarking, smooth ride! There are snacks, drinks and fresh fruits available on the ship.
8 months ago
Good sailing trip where you see most things, did not even use the audio guide, therefore can not comment on this. Easy to find the pier via Google maps.
9 months ago
Very good experience
9 months ago
The ship went to the second Bosporus Bridge, it covered both sides of the river and everything could be seen as we wanted. Approx 2 hours.
9 months ago
It was perfect. Love it. Friendly
10 months ago
It was a relaxing ride.
10 months ago
Simply a well-organized and perfect
10 months ago
Everything is great, good food (fish); dance program and helpful staff.
10 months ago
It was rainy day but good experience. 90 minutes enjoyed.
10 months ago
Everything went wonderfully
10 months ago
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