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Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL

Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL

From US$ 43.54 per person

Relax whilst cruising the Bosphorus on a yacht trip and admire the imperial elegance and unique panoramic view of Istanbul's Asian and European sides. Stop on the Asian Side and visit Kanlica.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a 2.5-Hour Bosphorus Cruise on a luxury yacht
  • Admire boat the Asian and European coasts of Istanbul
  • Sail past historic monuments such as Galata Tower and the Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Visit Kanlica, the greenest point of the Asian side, and try Kanlica Yogurt
  • Travel in comfort on a luxury yacht with an experienced and fluent tour guide
Full description

Set sail on a cruise between Europe and Asia on Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait. See the wonders of both East and West from the water while accompanied by a multilingual guide. Stopover on the Asian side and explore Kanlica, a district that stands in defiance of time.

On board the yacht, hear stories of this mesmerizing city as you set out to pass sights on both continents, including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, the Leander Tower, and Istanbul's most posh areas, Ortakoy and Bebek.

Pass under the two suspended Bosphorus bridges that connect Europe and Asia and Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. Snap photos of the city skyline and hear about the confluence of cultures that exists at this meeting point between Europe and Asia.

During the cruise, you'll be free to wander between decks to capture the best shots of Istanbul's attractions. Your guide will illustrate the history of what you see during the cruise; Bosphorus has a storied past and your guides know the fun facts you can't find in a tourist handbook.

The Bosphorus separating two continents has always been crucial to life in Istanbul. Once a prime channel to move fearsome armies through, it now serves more peaceful functions. Seeing this important trading route is a must-do for travelers.

  • 2.5-hour cruise on a luxury yacht
  • Professional tour guide
  • Snacks and fruits
  • Savory pastry
  • Turkish coffee served with Turkish delight
  • Turkish tea
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Food/drinks unless specified
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi, right across from Kabatas Tram Station: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BpKPZbB1FAhcsvee7 • Please use T1 Tram Line to get to the meeting point to avoid traffic jams • Cross the traffic lights and you will see the activity provider in front of Kabatas Iskelesi holding a board that says Velena Travel

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that Küçüksu Palace is closed from Monday through Thursday. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays it will be replaced with the fortress of Rumelihisarı, and on Wednesdays it will be replaced with the Maiden's Tower
  • Children aged 2 or younger can join free of charge
  • Please note that no student discount is available for this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 145 reviews

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Was great. They sent a message about an hour prior to scheduled time but it was fine since I was already in the area. The crew was great and very friendly. You can sit anywhere there was no restrictions and was a beautiful yacht. Bigger than I expected. Highly recommend!

August 22, 2022

The ride on the Bosphorus is beautiful and you were made aware of all the sights along the two coasts and received information about them. The tour guide was extremely nice and friendly. Small snacks and drinks were also served. However, the stop on the Asian side is very short and not in a worthwhile area.

July 31, 2022

The cruise was good. We were offered pick up from the hotel which i was very pleased. My understanding from the offer was that the bus will pick us up from the hotel and also drop us back, however, that wasn’t the case. The tour guide came and said we will wait till the car comes. Than she took a phone call and informed us that we had to meet the driver at a main road, which we didn’t mind, however, it was down a very steep road , which we found little bit difficult to go down as my husband has a problem with his knees. I asked the tour guide, where? We will be dropped off after the cruise, as we don’t think we can climb up that road. She said it possibility be near your hotel. She had a hat with the driver and told us that there is no drop off and we would have to find our own way back. It was a very long bus drive before we got to the yacht. It was not made clear that the company will only do the pick up and not the drop off. Transport information needs to be clear before booking.

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July 24, 2022

Product ID: 65506