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Istanbul: Half-Day Cruise and Cable Car to Pierre Loti Hill

3.7 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: All Tours Istanbul

Istanbul: Half-Day Cruise and Cable Car to Pierre Loti Hill

Activity provider: All Tours Istanbul

From US$ 38.76 per person

Take a 4-hour Istanbul sightseeing tour with a Bosphorus cruise, bus tour, and cable car ride. Cruise the Bosphorus Strait to see top Istanbul attractions, including the Rumeli Fortress and Yildiz Palace. Then, ride a cable car to Pierre Loti Hill.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from central Istanbul hotels.


  • Enjoy a family-friendly cruise
  • Sail along the Bosphorous
  • Admire the magnificent Istanbul view from Pierre Loti hill
Full description

Explore Istanbul in 3 fascinating ways on this action-packed, 3.5- to 4-hour sightseeing tour by boat, then the magnificent view of Istanbul from Pierre Loti Hill by cable car. Take an amazing cruise between the 2 continents of Europe and Asia. Sail along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions, all the way up to the Rumeli Fortress near the Black Sea. See imposing Rumeli Fortress, Yildiz Palace, and wooden Ottoman houses. Then head back to shore to wonder at the ancient City Walls, iron-paneled St Stephen's Church, and colorful former-Jewish district on a bus tour to the Golden Horn. Finish with a memorable experience in Istanbul's iconic old city, Sultanahmet.

  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at selected hotels
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Entrance fee for Cable Car
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, the cable car is not currently available and the Spice Bazaar will be visited instead
  • Please note that pick-up and drop off is only available from the European side of Istanbul and city center hotels (Sultanahmet, Laleli, Topkapı, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci and Şişli areas)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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The tour included everything it should. The only deduction is that I was taken to a leather goods store at the very beginning. It was also a pity that the official tour guide was ill. A colleague stepped in for him, but she didn't speak English, which made communication difficult.

June 28, 2022

August 28, 2022

Our tour guide was amazing. Explained everything very well. The cable cart and the boat ride were really nice with beautiful view

August 18, 2022

Product ID: 63927