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Istanbul Bosphorus Sightseeing 2.5 Hour Boat Cruise

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2 hrs 30 mins
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  • Sign on for a comfortable 2.5-hour afternoon cruise for some unmissable sights
  • Admire Istanbul’s European and Asian sides as you make your way along the Bosphorus Strait
  • The European side boasts the Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe & Çırağan Palace, and the Ortaköy Mosque
  • The Asian side offers the Beylerbeyi Palace, Anatolian Fortress, and Turkey's oldest military school
  • Disembark for a few quick minutes at the Küçüksu Palace and soak up its stunning interiors
  • Round-trip transfers are available for hotels in central Instanbul
  • Click here to view the route map


  • 2.5-hour cruise
  • Photo stop at the Küçüksu Palace/fortress of Rumelihisarı/the Maiden’s Tower
  • Entry fee into Küçüksu Museum


  • Attraction tickets
  • Guided tour

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Ages 0-3yrs go free. Ages 4-15yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

super flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before scheduled

why you should get on board

Make your way to the Eminonu Pier, which is where your 2.5-hour journey commences. Brace yourself for a peaceful boat trip along the Bosphorus Strait with plenty of attractions sprinkled along the route. Enjoy sights like Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the fortress of Rumelihisarı, Küçüksu Palace, Anatolian Fortress, and Kuleli Military, Turkey's oldest military school! Check out the Beylerbeyi Palace and see the Maiden’s Tower guarding the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait before heading back to the Eminonu Pier.

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Important Information

  • Click here to view the route map
  • On Mon, Tue & Thur, your photo stop will be at the fortress of Rumelihisarı, instead of stopping at the Küçüksu Palace
  • On Wed, your photo stop will be at the Maiden’s Tower
  • On Fri, Sat & Sun, your photo stop will be at the Küçüksu Palace


  • This tour is available daily throughout the year
  • Departure from the Eminonu Pier: 11:30 AM
  • Duration: 2.5 Hrs

my tickets

  • No printout required! Just show your mobile voucher with a valid photo ID at the port while boarding
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Hotel Transfers

  • Your ticket includes round-trip hotel transfers, provided your hotel is centrally located in Istanbul
  • Boarding begins at 11:30 AM
  • If not, you will be expected to assemble at the boarding point 15 minutes before boarding

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Getting There

  • Nearest bus stop is Dolmabahçe-Tünel, which is a 4-minute walk from the boarding point
  • Buses #37T, 38KT, 48T & 49T will get you here


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