ABOUT BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR
Bosphorus Boat Tour starts in front of Sirvan Restaurant in Sultanahmet at 15:00 pm every day. Just come to the meeting 10 minutes before the tour starts!
Our guides carrying red umbrellas will be waiting for you at the meeting point. Our Istanbul Bosphorus Tours run every day.
You get the opportunity to disembark on the Asian side of the city to explore Uskudar. If you don’t want that, you will disembark on where you started your boat tour in the European side.
Bosphorus Boat Tour is a 2,5-hour boat cruise along the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn with a local English-speaking tour guide. You sail past many of Istanbul’s major landmarks, including Dolmabahce Palace, Cıragan Palace, the fortress of Rumelihisari, The Maiden’s Tower and much more.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
- A professional English-speaking tour guide
- See both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul
- Sail past the iconic landmarks of Istanbul such as Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, The Maiden’s Tower, and Ortakoy Mosque
- Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Istanbul from the water
- Visit Little Hagia Sophia Mosque with your tour guide
- Capture the best photos of Istanbul’s popular neighborhoods
- A possibility to disembark in the Asian side and watch sunset from Uskudar
- A 2,5-hour boat cruise
- Professional English-speaking guide
- A guided visit to Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
What’s not included
- Food and beverages
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
ENJOY THE STUNNING PANORAMA OF ISTANBUL ON BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR
Bosphorus Boat Tour will be one of the highlights of your Istanbul trip- guaranteed! There is no better way to explore Istanbul than by boat. Sailing along the Bosphorus is an activity like no other. The stunning weather, the unique views of Bosphorus, and an array of historical buildings make Bosphorus boat tour a unique activity. It’s no surprise that each year millions of people from all over the world takes Bosphorus cruise tours to see Istanbul’s breathtaking landscape from the water.
On Bosphorus Boat tour, you get a chance to see almost all historical landmarks of Istanbul. Join us on our Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Tour and live a once-in-a-life-time cruising experience in Istanbul. Book Bosphorus Boat Tour and make your trip to Istanbul more exciting and memorable. The Bosphorus tour offers something to everyone. It is the perfect blend of nature, culture and history.
A guided visit to Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
Our Bosphorus Boat Tour starts with a guided visit to Little Hagia Sophia, formerly known as the Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus. In this part of the tour, you will learn about the Byzantine heritage in Istanbul as well as the Islamic traditions. On your way to the harbor to embark on the comfortable cruise boat, you will walk past the existing parts of the Sea Walls of Constantinople built in 4th – 5th centuries. After a 15-minute walk, you will arrive Ahir Kapi where you will embark on your Bosphorus boat.
Marvel at the most impressive sights along the Bosphorus Strait
The Bosphorus cruise will take you back and forth between the past and present Istanbul, exploring its secrets as we sail along the shoreline of the Sea of Marmara. The historical buildings you will marvel at during Bosphorus tour is as follows: The Spice Bazaar, The Galata Tower, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Ortakoy Mosque, the fortress of Rumeli, Anatolian Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, and The Maiden’s Tower. During our tour, you will also see the Golden Horn, a major waterway that defines the northern boundary of the peninsula known as Old Istanbul.
On Bosphorus boat tour, you will enjoy the beauty of the Ottoman architecture. The Ottoman legacy is visible in an array of historical buildings along the shoreline. The Bosphorus is lined with extravagant palaces and wooden Ottoman sea mansions known as yali in Turkish language.
Discover both the European and Asian side of Istanbul
Bosphorus is a waterway between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. The city of Istanbul stretches between two continents: Europe and Asia. It is not a river but a sea strait. 30 km long and its depth varies from 36,5 to 124 meters. Both shores offer unique views of the city of Istanbul.
During Bosphorus Boat Tour, you will get the excellent chance to see both the European and Asian side of the city. You will also have the opportunity to disembark in Uskudar, one of Istanbul’s ancient districts in the Asian (Anatolian) shore of the Bosphorus. Uskudar is famous for its impressive view of the European side of Istanbul. Here, you can watch the best sunset in Istanbul.
Be accompanied by a professional tour guide
During Bosphorus Boat Tour, you will be accompanied by an expert English-speaking tour guide. Your guide will be pointing you out the historical buildings, the iconic monuments and popular neighborhoods of Istanbul and explain their history to you. It will be an unforgettable experience to listen to historical information as you pass the most impressive sights. Along with the historical facts and stories, your tour guide will also share insider tips on what neighborhoods to visit during your stay in Istanbul.