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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour

  • Hassle-free pickup from your hotel
  • Learn about the city from an onboard guide
  • Explore the opulent Kucuksu Palace
Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour
From US$29.50
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour
From US$29.54

View Istanbul from the water and visit an out-of-the-way palace on this 2.5-hour Bosphorus cruise. Enjoy a hotel pickup that brings you to the port. Admire views of Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge, and the historic peninsula as you sail towards Kucuksu Palace. Learn about the sights from an onboard guide.

What to Expect

Meet a vehicle at your Istanbul hotel and make your way to the Kasimpasa port for a 2.5-hour Bosphorus cruise. Board your ship and sit on the deck for a good view of the historic peninsula. Spot the Galata Tower in the Galata district as you cruise into the Bosphorus Strait. Learn about the city from commentary by your onboard guide.

Snap pictures of the Bosphorus Bridge and pass by the ornate Dolmabahce Palace. Admire the 15th-century Rumeli Fortress from the water before you pull into a port on the Asian shore and disembark.

Visit Kucuksu Palace, a grand late-Ottoman era mansion. Hear the stories of the sultans who lived in the palace and view the opulent rooms. If Kucuksu Palace is closed, visit Rumeli Fortress.

Return to the boat and cruise down the Bosphorus back to the Golden Horn, where you will dock at Eminonu.

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1 - 5 of 5 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bosphorus Cruise

The scenic cruise took us through a few hours on the waterway separating the 2 continents, Europe and Asia. We passed by ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, marble palaces and modern residential and luxury apartments. Great sunny weather this May and thank God the...More

Thank 638JAV
Reviewed 17 April 2018
A good way to learn about the city

The tour guide was very informative and the sights, of course, are spectacular. The tour collects you from your hotel but then drops you off somewhere I didn't know. We wanted to go to the spice market but we had difficulty finding it and crossing...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 17 February 2018
Scenic boat cruise along Bosphorus strait!

Spent a couple of hours cruising along Bosphorus on my third day travelling in Istanbul. Water can be a little choppy on a windy day but I thought it added to the overall experiences and fun!

1  Thank asiana747
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile
Excellent Cruise!

Very fun and enjoyable cruise, the tour guide was super friendly, very well informed and very professional! It's a great cruise for a couples.

2  Thank Mario K
Reviewed 26 November 2017
Great Tour

great tor for those wanting to get off mainland. Some beautiful sights to be seen for not only locals but tourists

1  Thank oemir559
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Hamideh A
4 June 2018|
Response from 638JAV | Reviewed this property |
Kindly check with your hotel please. The hotels will arrange pick-up if you are booked on a coach tour.
Phillip S
31 May 2018|
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Response from Sebastian K |
I have exactly the same question. At which time will be hotel pickup and where we have to wait? Our tour will be tomorrow and so far we have not received any information regarding the pickup. Thanks! Sebastian