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Day Cruises

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Night Cruises

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

• Explore the sights of Istanbul with a 3.5-hour fun and family-friendly journey through the Bosphorus.• Taste delicious dinner freshly prepared by our professional chefs, with unlimited soft drinks.• Enjoy beautiful views with Turkish Night show and Live Dance & DJ Performance.Dinner MenuStartersSeasonal SaladMain Course (with 4 options)Grilled fish served with arugula onion and lemonGrilled chicken steak served with rice and potatoesGrilled meatball served with rice and potatoesVegetarian meal (pasta with vegetables, pizza or vagatable plate)Dessert & Fruit plateShow ProgramWhirling DervishTurkish Gypsy DanceHenna CeremonyCaucasian DanceBelly Dancer Group ShowTurkish Folk DanceBelly DancerProfessional DJ Performance
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Day Cruises

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

Sail between two continents and into the Black Sea on this full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait from Istanbul, with an onboard guide, plus a delicious included lunch on deck. Gaze over the shores of Europe and Asia as you cruise along the Istanbul Bosphorus; stop to visit the city’s pretty Ortaköy neighborhood; and enjoy guided tours of the ornate Küçüksu Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Lastly, moor at the picturesque Black Sea village of Poyrazköy with time to swim in the sea; or explore the medieval castle of Anadolu Kavağı.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dinner Cruises

All Inclusive Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show from Istanbul

Make the most of an evening in Istanbul with a sparkling 5-hour dinner cruise experience on the Bosphorus Strait. Admire spectacular views of Istanbul’s beautifully illuminated palaces, mosques and Bosphorus bridges, and enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner with select drinks. Glittering entertainment from belly dancers, whirling dervishes and other artistes is included, along with hotel pickup and drop-off. Upgrade to an unlimited alcoholic drinks package if you wish.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Multi-day Tours

7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

Explore the historical attractions in Turkey during this 7-day Turkey tour that begins and ends in Istanbul. You will traverse Istanbul with an expert guide aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the poignant battlegrounds of Gallipoli, the mesmerizing Roman-Greco remnants of Ephesus, and the other-worldly geology in Cappadocia. Along the way stop at Pamukkale to marvel at the cream colored rock plateaus, take a dip in the hot Hierapolis natural springs and discover the history of Troy. Enjoy the peace of mind of six nights accommodation and daily breakfast and dinner meals, all included and planned for your convenience.
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  • 7 days
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  • 7 days

Dinner Cruises

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Entertaintment

See the glittering lights along the Bosphorus Strait on a 3-hour cruise with dinner and a cultural show in Istanbul. Kick off the night with a welcome cocktail on deck, and enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline. Relax over Turkish appetizers and grilled entrees as belly dancers and folk dancers take the stage to the haunting sounds of traditional music. Sip a cup of Turkish coffee or a drink from the open bar, listen to music from a live DJ and soak up stunning nighttime views of Istanbul.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Luxury Tours

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Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

Get a taste for both sides of Istanbul. Indulge in a market breakfast in Europe in the heart of the historic Old City, before going to Asia and exploring the fashionable streets of Kadıköy. We’ll make more than 10 different stops during our walk with a variety of samples at each – enough to fill your belly to the brim with all the amazing Turkish flavours! From home-made dishes and street foods, to traditional kebabs and Turkish ice cream – the Taste of Two Continents tour is your chance to immerse yourself inside Istanbul’s food scene and acquaint yourself with Turkish culture and habits.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

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All Inclusive Moonlight Dinner Cruise on The Bosphorus

3-hours cruise on the Bosphorus between Europe and Asia Dine on fresh Turkish cousineTurkish Night and Live Dance ShowHotel transfers includedDinner MenuStartersSeasonal SaladMain Course (with 4 options)Grilled fish served with arugula onion and lemonGrilled chicken steak served with rice and potatoesGrilled meatball served with rice and potatoesVegetarian meal (pasta with vegetables, pizza or vagatable plate)Dessert & Fruit plateShow ProgramWhirling DervishTurkish Gypsy DanceHenna CeremonyCaucasian DanceBelly Dancer Group ShowTurkish Folk DanceBelly DancerProfessional DJ Performance
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Food Tours

Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

Turkey is full of culinary delights, and you’ll get to try a lot of them on this private guided food tour around Istanbul. As well as popular items, your local guide will introduce you to foods that you may not discover without insider knowledge. As it is a private tour, it is fully customizable to suit your needs—and appetite. There will be lots of walking and eating, so come hungry and wear comfy shoes!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Day Cruises

Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour

Sail between two continents and visit the extravagant Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress on this Bosphorus sightseeing cruise in Istanbul. Learn about the sights and Istanbul’s history from the onboard guide, and admire splendid views of top Istanbul attractions as you sail the strait that divides Europe from Asia. Gaze out over the domes, towers and minarets of the historic peninsula, cruise under the vast Bosphorus Bridge, float by Dolmabahçe Palace, and go ashore for a tour of either the picturebook Rumeli (Mondays and Thursdays only) or Ottoman Küçüksu.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul: Buyukada

Experience the serenity of the biggest Princes' Island in Turkey, Büyükada, on this full-day guided tour from Istanbul. After traversing the Sea of Marmara by boat, arrive on the quaint island to spend time exploring by horse-drawn carriage. On Büyükada, learn about the island’s history from your guide, and enjoy ample time to lounge on its beautiful beaches. 
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea during this cruise from Istanbul. Before departing, taste traditional Turkish meze and other specialties aboard the boat at the dock and then begin your cruise of the Bosphorus Strait from Rumeli Hisarı Fortress. You will see top attractions like Galata Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge as you cruise into the Black Sea. Plus, discover the old fortress remnants at Anadolu Kavağı and even stop for dip into the Black Sea at Poyrazköy, a charming seaside village.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Day Cruises

Afternoon Bosphorus Tour including Cruise, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Cable Car Ride

See Istanbul from three different vantage points on this tour, including a sightseeing cruise, panoramic tour and cable car ride. Take a scenic cruise on the Bosphorus and admire top Istanbul attractions such as the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Fortress from the water. Then, take a coach drive around the Golden Horn districts to see the former Jewish quarter, old city walls, iron-built St Stephens and other lesser-known treasures. Lastly, catch the cable car up Pierre Loti Hill to witness the stellar city views from its hilltop cafe.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Day Cruises

Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

See Istanbul by boat, bus and cable car on a 6-hour tour of the city’s atmospheric neighborhoods, monuments and scenery. See the buildings and mosques along the Bosphorus Strait, with time to visit a 19th-century Ottoman palace. Follow streets lined with historic landmarks to the top Pierre Loti Hill, and enjoy free time to eat lunch, walk or simply enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Descend the hill by cable car, then ride alongside the high walls of the Old City and finish your tour at Sultanahmet Square.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Night Cruises

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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Belly-Dancing Show

You'll enjoy the dazzling night view of Istanbul within three-hour on a cruise thorugh Bosphorus .It's one of the best way to see this fabulous city at night.Istanbul landmarks are memorable especially with the lights of night.Dinner MenuStartersSeasonal SaladMain Course (with 4 options)Grilled fish served with arugula onion and lemonGrilled chicken steak served with rice and potatoesGrilled meatball served with rice and potatoesVegetarian meal (pasta with vegetables, pizza or vagatable plate)Dessert & Fruit plateShow ProgramWhirling DervishTurkish Gypsy DanceHenna CeremonyCaucasian DanceBelly Dancer Group ShowTurkish Folk DanceBelly DancerProfessional DJ Performance
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

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Istanbul Lunch Cruise - Extended Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black Sea

Step aboard a cruise in Istanbul for a few hours to see the sights along the coast of the Bosphorus, all the way to the Black Sea. As you travel, sit down for a 2-course lunch accompanied by soft drinks and coffee or tea. You'll get great photo ops of the sights from the water, and stop in the fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi to visit the ancient fortress there. Book ahead to make sure you check this must-do cruise off your list.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Literary, Art & Music Tours

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner as straddle two continents on a 4-hour dinner cruise in Istanbul.The leisurely nighttime route along the Bosphorus takes you past the most iconic landmarks of both the Asian and European sides of the city. While you dine, enjoy live belly dancing, folk dancing, and whirling dervish performances. Afterwards, you’re free to join in the dancing.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sailing Trips

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Bosphorus Dinner & Show Cruise (All Inclusive)

Book your evening cruise on the Bosphorus ahead of time; this must-do activity sells out quickly. Step on board the boat for views of Istanbul's top landmarks—including the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the Blue Mosque—lit up for the night. Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner with drinks, followed by entertainment.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Full Day Tour of Cruise on Bosphorus and Two Continents (Europe to Asia)

Don’t just cross Istanbul on this full-day sightseeing tour – cross-continental lines as you explore the city’s past wonders and present attractions. The centerpiece of this tour is an easygoing cruise down the Bosphorus, the river that separates Europe and Asia. Complement your cruise with highlights on both sides of the divide. Sample Turkish Delights at the Spice Bazaar and step back into Turkey’s past at Dolmabache Palace.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Dinner Cruises

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show from Istanbul

Get a taste of Turkish culture and see the city from the water on this night time dinner cruise. Depart from your European-side hotel and sail down Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait. Admire the views of Ottoman palaces and two transcontinental bridges. Enjoy a three-course dinner and watch a Turkish Night Show with belly dancing, folk dancing, a henna ceremony, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Sunset Cruises

Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul

Witness the beauty of Istanbul at dusk on this 1.5-hour evening sightseeing cruise and watch the sunset over both the European and Asian sides. The on board loud speaker will highlight all the sights as you sail past, so keep a look out for Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, Ortaköy & Mecidiye Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge and Cıragan Palace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Day Cruises

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Every Hour 90-Minute Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Tour

Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. Bosphorus Boat TourThe Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast.Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dinner Cruises

Bosphorus Dinner and Show Cruise with Transport

Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine and entertainment as you cruise down the Bosphorus, between Istanbul’s European and Asian shores. Tuck into a spread of traditional mezes, try some Turkish Raki or Anatolian wine, and enjoy entertainment by folk dancers, belly dancers and live musicians. Don’t forget to look out to sea and soak up the scenery as you pass landmarks like the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Afternoon Bosphorus Boat and Bus Tour with cable car from Pierre Loti Coffee

This combination tour in Istanbul gives you the chance to see different sides of the city with logistics planned for you so you don't have to worry about booking your own transportation. On a Bosphorus cruise, admire views of city sights such as Dolmabahce Palace and Maiden's Tower. You'll see more attractions on a bus tour, plus enjoy a cable car ride at Pierre Loti Tepesi.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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