Bosphorus Strait Afternoon Cruise

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  • 3 Hrs 30 Min Duration
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  • Get a unique experience during your visit to Istanbul with this half-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait
  • Learn about this famous stretch of water that splits Istanbul into two parts: the European-side and Asian-side
  • Relax as you help yourself to tasty snacks and spot landmarks like Rumeli Fortress and Dolmabahce Palace
  • Check out the beautiful Golden Horn, a horn-shaped inlet bordered by the city's domes and minarets
  • Enjoy a scenic cable car (teleferik) ride up to the Pierre Loti Coffee House, full of panoramic views
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  • 26 Oct 2018
    very good, skill tour guide, bosphorus cruise ver good

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  • Bosphorus Strait Afternoon Cruise

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Round trip transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • English-speaking guide
    • Sightseeing cruise
    • Cable car entrance ticket (USD 5)

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Meals
    • Beverages
    • Gratuities (optional)

    US$ 27.00


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    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Round trip transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • English-speaking guide
    • Sightseeing cruise
    • Cable car entrance ticket (USD 5)

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Meals
    • Beverages
    • Gratuities (optional)
What To Expect

See the city of Istanbul from a completely different perspective with this half-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. You'll get picked up at your hotel in the city, then immediately depart for the dock and board the boat. Once the cruise begins, you're free to relax and take photos as you travel along this natural waterway that links together Europe and Asia. Help yourself to some filling snacks as you take in the sweeping views of Istanbul's skylines, with the massive skyscrapers and colorful buildings bordered by the city's lush forests and tranquil blue waters. Try to spot some popular tourist landmarks like the Rumeli Fortress, a massive stone structure built on top of hills, and the opulent Dolmabahce Palace, which served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Once the cruise is over, you'll then take a bus ride to get to the Teleferik Cable Car Station, where you'll get to see the magnificent Golden Horn, the primary inlet of the Bosphorus. Enjoy a scenic cable car trip up to Pierre Loti Coffee House, where French novelist Pierre Loti came for inspiration. Soak up this unbeatable view of the surrounding areas, with gorgeous views stretching down to the Galata Tower and the Galata Bridge that's said to have inspired the novelist's literary masterpiece "Aziyadé," before you head back to the city and get dropped off at your accommodation.

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Take photos of the magnificent Golden Horn, bordered by the domes and minarets of the mosques
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Get a unique sightseeing perspective of Istanbul by joining this half-day cruise along Bosphorus Strait
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Relax as you enjoy tasty snacks on-board and take in the stunning views of the city
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Go on a scenic cable car ride up to Pierre Loti Coffee House, full of sweeping views of the city
Activity Information


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  • 1:30pm-2:00pm hotel pick up
  • 2:00pm depart to Bosphorus Cruise
  • 4:00pm Golden Horn (from the bus)
  • 4:30pm cable car (teleferik) to Pierre Loti Coffee House
  • 5:30pm end of tour, depart for your hotel
  • 6:00pm drop off at hotel
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Infants aged 0-2 are free of charge
  • Pick up and drop off services are only available for hotels/accommodations in the following areas: Aksaray, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Taksim, Sisli, Mecidiyekoy, and Besiktas. If you are staying outside the aforementioned areas, you will need to come to the nearest hotel with available pick up/drop off
  • If the minimum number of participants is not met, the tour will be conducted using a regular boat instead of a sightseeing boat
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Please arrive in the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure
  • The operator will confirm your pick up time in advance
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route as this is a shared transfer
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (10) 4.2
  • Mohd Zuhaidy 26 Oct 2018
    very good, skill tour guide, bosphorus cruise ver good
  • Jaquilyn 17 Oct 2018
    Super convenient and the guide was super informative. 💕
  • Ma Elizabeth 11 Oct 2018
    informative tour. nice and interesting. and the tour guide is okay
  • Annie 5 Oct 2018
    Quite a boring but relaxing trip. Guide was knowledgeable and speaks good English. Bus was comfortable.
  • Yian 6 Sep 2018
    Tourist guide is amazing. The boat tour is quite nice. The cable car part is a bit not really my type though.
  • Katrina 4 Sep 2018
    Actual rating will be somewhere between 3-4. Pickup from hotel was late by 20 minutes and we have to walk for around 300 meters and wait for the bus to arrive. Definitely the highlight (though basic) of the tour is the cruise. The tour guide is very energetic and enthusiastic on explaining things along the Bosporus Strait. The cable car experience can be replaced by something else. We had to fall in line for more than 30 minutes for the short ride. Maybe it will be better if we can visit other site, Dolmabahce Palace maybe?
  • DOMILEO RAY 26 Aug 2018
    Cruise itself was lovely and informative, lots to see along the Bosphorus and Golden Horn. The cable car ride was tedious tho since we went during the holidays and had to wait in line for almost an hour for 3 minute ride down..
  • Omega Hion 22 Aug 2018
    Very nice activity! We enjoyed it! Thank you so much KLOOK!!!!
  • Zainudin 8 Jun 2018
    It is a good experience and will recommend to those coming to istanbul...
  • Charmaine 12 Apr 2018
    Great sights and amazing scenery, gives you an over view of some of the historical landmarks along the Bosphorus Strait. Good to know a little about these places before going on the tour to appreciate the tour better. Would recommend this short yet enjoyable tour. Friendly tour guide too.
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