Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Istanbul
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Overview

Witness the enchantment of Istanbul with a 2.5-Hour Sunset Cruise along the beautiful Bosphorus! Aboard the glass-encased luxury yacht, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk, including the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus Bridge, Maiden’s Tower and much more... Savor a delicious tradational Turkish drink (demirhindi), canapés and snacks as you cruise the strait and delight in the magic of Istanbul’s urban shoreline as night falls.

Your Most Personalised Bosphorus Cruise Experience in Istanbul.

A sunset on the water is an amazing way to end your cruise experience, and an equally amazing way to start your evening! Whether it's to impress that special someone with a picture-perfect moment or just appreciate a great time with great mates - a sunset cruise is something everyone will remember.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

"This beautiful strait, sometimes spelled Bosporus and sometimes Bosphorus, was so called from the earliest ages by the ancients; from the mythology of 10, the mistress of Jupiter, having passed over it in the shape of a cow. It resembles the Dardanelles, in length, breadth and current, and like it, is a narrow separation which divides Europe from Asia; but it has many features familiar to itself. Instead of being a solitary stream running between deserted shores, it is a body of water full of life and animation, winding its way through banks covered with palaces and villages, shaded with magnificent forest trees, presenting to the eye, at every mile, a new scene of crowded existence."

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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

Dolmabahce Palace stands on the European shore of the Bosphorus and the with its various dependencies forms almost a little town, its gardens extending for a mile or more along the water's edge.

Pass By: Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkey

Ortaköy Mosque, officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus.

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

Which was inaugurated on October 29, 1973 on the fiftieth anniversary of the Turkish Republic, has the longest span in Europe and the fourth in the world. This suspension bridge has a total length of 1560 metres (1706 yards) and a width of 33.4 metres (110ft).

Pass By: Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:32, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

Situated between Besiktas and Ortaköy on the European shore of the Bosphorus stands the ruins of the Ciragan Palace, built by Sultan Abdülaziz, during the years 1863-1867. It resembles the Dolmabahce Palace with its long facade and its baroque architectural style.

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

RUMELISHISARI FORTRESS - (RUMELIHISARI CASTLE)

At the narrowest point of the Bosphorus stands the Rumelihisarr Fortress, built by Sultan Mehmet, the Conqueror on the European shore. The Sultan himself on the 26th day of March 1452 laid the foundation stone of the Fortress with a view to controlling the passage of the ships through the Bosphorus and using it as a base for his attack on the city.

Pass By: Bebek, Misir konsoloslugu Yani, Istanbul Turkey

In the 19th century, Ottoman aristocrats picked Bebek's ideal location to build their summer houses and palaces. Today it is still a popular residential area.

Pass By: Kanlica Meydani, Istanbul Turkey

Kanlıca is a neighborhood on the Asian side of the Bosphorus strait, in the Beykoz district of Istanbul Province, Turkey. Kanlica is known for its popular specialty, yogurt topped with castor sugar, offered in local restaurants and cafés.

Pass By: Anadolu Hisari Fort, Anadolu Hisari, Istanbul Turkey

On the opposite bank stands the Anadoluhisari Fortress by the Göksu stream.

This romantic castle which adorns the Asiatic shore of the Bosphorus was built in 1395 by Sultan Bayazit, the Thunderbolt and named as "Güzelcehisar". Later it was extended by Mehmet, the Conqueror. Today, as the first possession of Turks on the Bosphorus, it serves as the landmark of Turkish rule.

Pass By: Kucuksu Pavilion, Kucuksu Cad. No:12 Anadoluhisari, Beykoz, Istanbul Turkey

KUCUKSU PALACE

The summer Palace of Kucuksu, sometimes called the Palace of Göksu, is situated between the villages of Anadoluhisan and Kandilli on the Asiatic shore of the Bosphorus.

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

The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge, is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait. When completed in 1988, it was the 5th-longest suspension bridge span in the world; today it is the 24th.

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

BEYLERBEYI PALACE

Situated on the Asiatic shore of the Bosphorus between the villages of Kuzguncuk and Cengelköy, the palace was built by Sultan Abdülaziz in 1865. Beylerbeyi Palace seen from the Bosphorus floats like a white vision in a fairy tale. It is the most extravagant royal house of the 19th Century on which millions were spent.

Pass By: Galata Koprusu, Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425 Turkey

The Galata Bridge is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. From the end of the 19th century in particular, the bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry and novels.

Pass By: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey

The Galata Tower — called Christea Turris by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus.

Pass By: KIz Kulesi, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey

KIZKULESI (MAIDEN'S TOWER - LEANDER'S TOWER)

About 180 metres away from the shores of Üsküdar stands this tower which bears two different names. Europeans who named it the Leander's Tower thought that it was here where Leander was drowned while attempting to swim the Bosphorus to reach his beloved Hero, the priestess of Aphrodite. But, in fact, Leander never crossed here even in the legend which refers to the Hellespont, Dardanelles.

Pass By: Halic, Istanbul Turkey

One of the popular areas of the historical peninsula, the Golden Horn shores are among the must-see places on your Istanbul trip. It is long and narrow but also has a horn-shaped geographical structure. For this reason, it is also known as the Golden Horn. Haliç is also one of the most important trade centers of old Istanbul.

Inclusions
  • This insightful tour is guided and commentated by an experienced host
  • Complimentary drinks (Tamarind sherbet -Demirhindi şerbeti-, a quintessential Ottoman recipe, made using 41 different spices and herbs), tea and coffee
  • State-of-the-art and customized vessels for passengers, LUXURY YACHT
  • Delicious canapés and snacks served aboard
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks - Daily prepared fresh season fruits
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The cruise is weather permitting and schedule may change daily
  • Schedule subject to change without notice
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

Kabatas Station, Ömer Avni, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Nemanja M

23 Aug, 2021

Excellent sunset tour of Bosphorus, knowledgable guide, very comfortable sail with ambiental music without any disturbance.
Hospitality was good and snacks were nice too. Covers all the spots on European and Asian side of Bosphorus that are worth seeing

Wafi K

28 Jul, 2021

Very well experienced and courteous group of guides. The team were very cooperative. We were served with good refreshments

V Y

28 Jul, 2021

Wonderful cruise along the Bosporus in a gorgeous yacht. They even pick us up and drop us off from Ciraganpalace after our concierge called. It was super nice. Great selection of Turkish delights, tea, fruits throughout the cruise. 2.5 hr is just about right. The ending close to the Golden Horn was the highlight of the cruise as the old town lit up in the dusk. Highly recommended experience, very relaxing way to take in the sights of Europe and Asia along the river.

Sylvia R

21 Jul, 2021

It was a very nice cruise, the boat is luxurious! I just wish they were practising more covid safe (people were not wearing masks, no distancing etc). But otherwise, the service was lovely and great drinks and fruits, baklava.

Xincan Z

18 Jul, 2021

We really enjoyed us Bosphorus Sunset Cruise. The Yacht was nice and comfortable, not crowed. The snacks were a plus. A must do in Istanbul.

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