Bosphorus and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul Included Guide and Lunch | La Vacanza Travel

Bosphorus and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul Included Guide and Lunch

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Türkiye, İstanbul, Istanbul

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Take a leisurely afternoon cruise along Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, and enjoy an onboard lunch and visit to the Black Sea, too! After savoring delights such as Turkish meze and grilled chicken while the sightseeing boat is docked, cruise from Rumeli Hisarı Fortress along the Bosphorus Strait, passing Galata Tower, Bosphorus Bridge and more. Pass into the open waters of the Black Sea, and stop for a swim at the coastal village of Poyrazköy or explore the medieval ruins of Anadolu Kavağı before returning to Istanbul.

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Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Yahyakemal Cad. No.28, Istanbul 34470 Turkiye

Rumeli fortress was built during 15th century by the order of Mehmed II as a part of the plan to siege Constantinople.

Pass By: Kucuksu Pavilion, Kucuksu Cad. No:12, Istanbul 34810 Turkiye

A small palace from 19th Century used as a hunting lodge to Sultans.

Pass By: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkiye

The palace of the 19th century Ottoman Empire.

Pass By: Çırağan Palace, Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:84, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye

Second palace of the Ottoman Empire from 19th century.

Pass By: KIz Kulesi, Uskudar, Istanbul 34668 Turkiye

Ancient tower subjected to many legends. Eastern Romans used the tower as a lighthouse and for the taxation of the ships.

Pass By: Beylerbeyi Palace, Abdullahaga Cad., Istanbul Turkiye

Summer palace of the Ottoman Empire From 19th Century.

Pass By: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye

The bosphorus strait of İstanbul.Only waterway from Blacksea to Sea of Marmara.Natural border between Europe and Asia.

Pass By: Kuleli, 34684 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Türkiye

Historical Kuleli Military Highschool where founder of Turkish Republic Atatürk graduated.

Pass By: Bebek Park, Istanbul 34342 Turkiye

Bebek is the most expensive neighborhood of İstanbul.

Pass By: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkiye

Bosphorus suspension bridge from 1970's. Link between two continents .

Pass By: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Hisarustu Kavacik Yolu, Istanbul Turkiye

Second suspension bridge of İstanbul from 1980's .

Stop At: Anadolu Kavagi, Anadolu KavagI, Istanbul Turkiye

A beautiful fishing village of İstanbul where our guests will have a break before swimming.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Yavuz Sultan Selim Koprusu, Istanbul Turkiye

Third suspension bridge of İstanbul constructed in 2013. Widest and highest bridge of Turkey. There is a nice bay near the bridge where our guests will have swimming break.

Stop At: Yavuz Sultan Selim Koprusu, Istanbul Turkiye

Swimming break at a bay near the bridge.

Duration: 40 minutes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Local guide

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Swimsuit and towels recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

IBO Cruise and Tours, 5, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:22, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up only from hotels not from airbnb or apart. And we pick up only the defined areas.


  • Galataport Istanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye

Departure Time

01:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


23 Nov, 2023

Avoid this dishonest tour company! As reported by a previous reviewer, IBO claimed they would pick us up at our hotel, but did not. They tried to trick us into walking an excessive distance to a bus. Because my wife has difficulty walking, we had booked a 60 euros per person cruise through our hotel with IBO because their brochure promised "free pick-up service from your hotel". On the morning we had booked for the cruise (24 Oct), a young man arrived late at our hotel and told us the bus was waiting a 5 minute walk away. After walking at least 20 minutes (slowly due to my wife's disability), there was still no bus in sight. When we asked again, we were told the bus was near the Sirkeci Train Station - which Google Maps shows as almost one km from our hotel! When we said we were cancelling, our escort phoned his boss who claimed the bus could not pick us up at our hotel due to construction. This was obviously untrue since we had seen other tour buses picking up people there. Fortunately, we had not yet paid the 120 euros for the two IBO cruise fares. When we returned to our hotel, the desk manager wanted us to know that he had also been deceived - being told that the bus was waiting for us and that it would be just outside the hotel. He said he had told IBO Tours that the hotel would not deal with them again. Another of the hotel desk managers explained to us how we could use our Istanbulkart travel card to take a tram and ferry to the Asian side of the Bosphorus and transfer to another ferry that makes several stops at interesting little ports along the Bosphorus shore toward the Black Sea. We did this the next day and it was great! The other passengers were almost all Turks doing the same thing. At the half-way point of our DIY ferry cruise, we got off at a charming village and treated ourselves to an excellent lunch. At the end of the day, we still had most of the money we would have paid IBO left over - and we had a much more authentic Turkish experience.


27 Oct, 2023

The cruise was wonderful and just the right length. Everyone involved, from the people who picked us up to the crew on the boat, were very friendly, very nice, and made us feel as much like friends as guests. The 5-hour cruise to the Black Sea is the perfect duration. We were able to see the Black Sea and all of the Bosphorus. The young man who picked us up was very knowledgeable about everything we asked about on the bus ride to the boat, and the tour guide on the boat was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the shore and in the water. He gave us a lot of information while making it interesting. The cruise started off with lunch, which was very tasty. We had a snack midway through which was the perfect size and content; the fruit was wonderful and really hit the spot as we started to head back. 5/5, would repeat!


15 Oct, 2023

We wer shocked after booking in Sydney with Hotel pick up that the agent informed us that pick up was not possible. After communication with agent they agree to pick up. Miscommunication between organiser and driver made us waste over an hour before we managed to get on the boat. The guide was well informed and shared knowledge. Credit to the boys at the front end and the driver who picked us up and took us back to the hotel.


10 Oct, 2023

Beautiful cruise along the Bosphorus Strait overlooking both sides of the continents, Asian side and European side. Visiting a fishing village and the Overlooking the Black Sea was also enchanting. Very enjoyable time!


08 Oct, 2023

What a great experience. Despite a delay starting due to traffic taking us to the boat the guide was very apologetic and courteous. Trip up the Bosporus was very interesting with excellent commentary from the guide. Stopped off for 30 mins at lovely little fishing village - Anadolu Kavagi, followed by a swim from the boat near the Yavuz Sultan Bridge. A thoroughly enjoyable trip. Can strongly recommend it.

User's Picture Gallery


A relaxing half day in the beautiful Bosphorus


Overall, food and trip were good. It was very informative


A Perfect Day on the Bosphorus


Perfect day on the water


Great small trip


Half day well spent


A perfect cruise


A Bosphorus Cruise is a must when...


Sehr empfehlenswert


Crucero incompleto


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