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.