Bosphorus Guided Boat Ride

This guided boat tour takes you on a cruise along the Bosphorus. Admire the palaces, wooden villas, bridges, and distinctive maritime landscapes on both the Asian and European sides of Istanbul. The best views of this ancient city are from the waves and the most beautiful landmarks will be open to your eye.
Duration: 2 hours
Group size up to 20 persons
Meeting point: Sultanahmet
Children allowed
Mobile ticket
Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

You will be taken to the boat dock in Sultanahmet, the central meeting place, to begin your Bosphorus cruise.

Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built on two continents because of the Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia. You will have the rare opportunity to see the city from both sides on the cruise.

As you take in sights like Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ciragan Palace, and Rumeli Fortress, as well as the ancient wooden villas, bridges, and maritime landscapes, your guide will provide commentary and answer questions during this cruise. Return to where you first met after the Bosphorus cruise.

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
per person
Free cancellation
Online Booking
Adult (Age 11-99)
per person
Youth (Age 11-17)
per person
Children (Age 3-10)
per person
Infant (Age 2 and younger)
per person
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

Local expert guide
Transportation two-way

What is not included

Meals and drinks

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


How long your tour will be
2 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
785 reviews
The provider provided free feeders to and from the ship. The explanations on the ship were only in English, as of he ok
10 months ago
We had a beautiful boat tour on the Bosporus. The transport to the dock and back worked well. The boat was very nice and not too crowded. The explanations and information in English well understood. A successful trip, highly recommended.
11 months ago
been super nice, man doesn't need it any longer
12 months ago
Really enjoyable, guide was very friendly and helpful and provided good tips for sightseeing using public transport
about 1 year ago
We decided to do this trip based on the fact we wanted to do a boat tour of Istanbul and were too late book any of the morning trips. This was convenient as it started at 14:30, was two hours long and we had a great tour guide despite the windy weather. So it's worth doing if your tight for time and money. Only trouble was locating the meeting point which happen to be a travel tours shop by the tram station at Old town.
about 1 year ago
It was really good, guides were polite and accommodating
about 1 year ago
Overall a very good experience.
about 1 year ago
Agustin R.
We were surprised to have to go to the center of Istanbul to the meeting point, but the rest including the transfer by bus to the departure pier went well, without problems. The cruise, otherwise, was entertaining although we missed a guide in Spanish
about 1 year ago
The staff was very helpful in getting us to the boat. The guide was very knowledgeable and communicated well several different languages. Met some very interesting and friendly passengers.
about 1 year ago
It was a amazing experience. The boat goes around Sultanahmet and golden horn It was slow and close to thinks I wanted to see. Thank you very much
over 1 year ago
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Free cancellation
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