Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 6 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


A great way to see Istanbul in a short time. See both European & Asian sides and the most important highlights of the city on the boat cruise in 2 and a half hours. Also have an opportunity to visit an Ottoman palace on the Asian side of Istanbul. After the cruise, travel through the neighborhoods by the Golden Horn on the bus tour and have a free time on the Pierre Loti Hill.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included

After getting picked-up from your hotel, you will be taken to the Eminonu Pier, starting point of boat trip on the Bosphorus. You are going start to sail on the Bosphorus after sailing on the Golden Horn for a few minutes.

Following the European Side of Istanbul, you will sail for about 1 hour till the 2nd bridge on the Bosphorus. On the European Side, you will see many historical monuments and buildings such as; Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque and Rumeli Fortress.

By the 2nd bridge, you will turn back to the Asian Side of Istanbul and visit Küçüksu Palace which was built in 19th century and used as a hunting lodge by Ottoman Empire.

After visiting the palace for about 45 minutes, you will get on board again to see the Asian Side of the city on the way back.

Following the Asian Side, you will see Anatolian Fortress, Kuleli Military High School, Beylerbeyi Palace and the Maiden’s Tower.

After two and a half hours spent on the Bosphorus, you will go to the Pierre Loti Hill by bus. Passing through old neighborhoods of Istanbul, such as Eminönü, Balat and Eyüp, you will see many historical places and listen to some information on the way, which lasts about 25 minutes.

When you get to top of Pierre Loti Hill, you are going to have a free time about a hour to have lunch and to take some photos of a great view of Golden Horn and Istanbul.

Then, you will have the opportunity to go down the hill by the cable car, while the bus is waiting for you down the hill.

After getting on the bus again, you will follow and see the Great Walls of the Old City for many kilometers on the way back to the Sultanahmet Square.

At last, you will be dropped off at the square, nearby of the Blue Mosque.

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Kucuksu Palace Garden Ticket included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • 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
Departure Point

Pick up from your hotel

Voucher info

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


6 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Karen M

22 Jul, 2019

Was a great tour - loved the castle and our tour guide was awesome - very knowledgeable
Would recommend, lots of history


03 Oct, 2017

The package was funtastic. Tour guide very informative, helpful and highly enggage with us. The price is reasonable and strongly recommended for istanbul visitors.

Matthew K

07 Oct, 2019

The tour was good. However, we booked the 10am tour but were told the day before this had to be 11am (this then meant we were extremely rushed as we had a flight that evening, hence us booking the 10am and not 11am tour) also they said they couldn't collect us from our hotel due to traffic so we had to get a taxi to another location at our expense even though this was booked with hotel collection (again informed that we needed to get ourselves to another location the day before).


05 Feb, 2018

Staff davvero gentile e disponibile. Do' 3 stelle perchè non sono venuti a prenderci in hotel e hanno ritardato circa mezz'ora dall'ora stabilita. Navetta in pessime condizioni. Tour sul Bosforo carino ma non eccezionale.

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