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  • Location:Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Private Tour: Romantic Bosphorus Cruise at Sunset

See some of Istanbul’s top attractions from the water on this private 1-hour sunset Bosphorus cruise! Sail along the famous Bosphorus Strait that divides Europe and Asia for magical views over the Rumeli Fortress and Dolmabahçe Palace, among other highlights. Sip on a complimentary glass of wine as you glide under the Bosphorus and Fatih Mehmet bridges and have your camera ready to capture the wooden Ottoman villas, mansions and mosques strung along the shores — all made doubly enchanting by the gauzy light of dusk.


  • 1-hour private evening cruise along the Bosphorus Strait
  • Soak up the views over the shores of Europe and Asia in the romantic light of sunset
  • See top Istanbul attractions such as Dolmabahçe Palace and Rumeli Hisari Fortress from the water
  • Sail under the Bosphorus and Fatih Mehmet bridges that link the two continents
  • Absorb the dazzling views as Istanbul’s lights twinkle into life
  • Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and fresh fruit as you cruise
  • This private tour ensures an intimate and crowd-free cruise experience

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Romantic Bosphorus Cruise at Sunset

Enjoy romantic sunset views over Istanbul on your evening cruise

Make your own way to Kuruçeşme Port and hop aboard your comfortable, private cruise boat. The boat is reserved exclusively for guests of this tour, so you can look forward to a crowd-free and truly personalized cruise experience.

As your boat slips its moorings, drink in the first romantic views of the European and Asian sides of Istanbul shimmering in the fading rays of sunlight. Then, as you cruise, relish the thought that you are sailing the waters that divide Istanbul into two continents and enjoy the views over the antiquities left by the powerful Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires.

With the sun sinking ever lower, keep your camera poised to capture some stellar landmarks. See the impressive Dolmabahçe Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans, and drift past the turrets and battlements of the imposing Rumeli Fortress, built in 1452 by the Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. Gaze at the immense structures of the two bridges that connect Europe to Asia — the glittering Bosphorus Bridge and the stunning Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge.

During your cruise, your boat passes other fascinating sights huddled along the shores. Views of Ottoman–era wooden houses, fortresses, mansions and mosques give you an evocative insight into the life of the city. As you take in the ever-changing backdrop, sip on a complimentary glass of wine and savor the complimentary fresh fruit offered on board.

After about an hour of cruising the Straits, your boat returns to Kuruçeşme Port where your cruise experience finishes.

From USD $ 84.87

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Tour code: 5828BOSPRIVATE


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