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Bosphorus & Black Sea 2-Course Lunch Cruise with Swimming Opportunity

  • Transfers included
  • Hotel pickup

Savour the allure of Istanbul on a 4.5-hour cruise across the Bosphorus Strait, featuring a Black Sea swim, historic sights, and a delightful Turkish lunch.


  • Set sail on a 4.5-hour cruise along Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait, bridging the continents of Asia and Europe with splendid sights.

  • Relish the charm of a Turkish 2-course lunch while gliding past the majestic Ottoman-era mansions, offering an unparalleled culinary and visual treat.

  • From the on-deck vantage point, marvel at the iconic Galata Tower and the massive Bosphorus Bridge, symbols of Istanbul's rich heritage.

  • The adventure spikes with a refreshing swim in the Black Sea and a leisurely walk around the quaint town of Anadolu Kavagi.

  • Did you know? The Black Sea got its name due to the intense navigational challenges it offered in the past, adding a dash of thrill to your swim!


  • 4.5-hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait

  • Expert English & Spanish-speaking guide onboard

  • Hotel pick-up from central Istanbul

  • 2-course lunch

  • Soft drinks, tea & coffee

  • Fruit platter

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

1.9K Ratings
Karin Zintz Volbracht



Apr, 2024

A wonderful excursion! Pick-up at the hotel went well, everything on board was great, good explanations, friendly crew. And you can get a good idea of the enormous size of Istanbul from the water.
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Jiayin Guo



Aug, 2023

Carl Rhodes



May, 2023

Terese Urovsky



Aug, 2022

The crew was so friendly and the narration was interesting. The food was very good and authentic. The tea service was a nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the Bosphorus!
Luca Spampinato



Aug, 2022

A Bosphorus and Black Sea sojourn

Embark on a half-day journey that starts with a pick-up from your central Istanbul hotel and set sail on the Bosphorus Strait, cutting through the heart of Istanbul. An experienced tour guide, well-versed in the city's rich tapestry of history, regales you with tales of stunning Ottoman-era mansions, striking city mosques, and the iconic Galata Tower that dot the strait. Glide under the Bosphorus Bridge, a marvel connecting two continents, a testament to Istanbul's unique blend of Asia and Europe. Complementing these visual treats is a 2-course meal of sumptuous grilled chicken and traditional meze dishes, accompanied by soft drinks, Turkish tea, and Nescafe.

Swim and explore Anadolu Kavagi

Brace yourself for a thrilling swim in the Black Sea, known for its historic navigational challenges. Safely guided by the crew, it's an invigorating experience. Back ashore, a leisurely walk around Anadolu Kavagi reveals the beauty of its lush hills and the fascinating ruins of a medieval fortress. Experience a unique blend of history, culture, gastronomy, and adventure.

What to bring

  • Bring along your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen and sunglasses.

  • You can bring your own drinks.

Additional information

  • Click here to view the menu.

  • Vegetarian options are available upon request (before the cruise).

  • 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

Boarding Point

  • Make your way to the entrance of DOLMABAHCE PALACE

  • Look for a person holding a placard that says “Bosphorous Tour”

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

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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