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Istanbul Boat Tour and Asian Side - Short Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Schedule

    Everyday from 11:30 to 14:00
    Duration Short Cruise (2,5 hrs.)
    Departure Daily Departure (All year round)
  • Museum

    Entrance fees included
  • Languages

    English (Extra charge for ohter languages)
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off

    Hotel Pick up Service (No drop-off)
  • Food & Drinks

    You can buy drinks and cookies on boat
  • Information

    Kucuksu Palace (Garden Ticket)
    is closed on Monday and Thursday
    Rumeli Hisari Fortress
    is closed on Wednesday
    Replaced with Maiden's Tower

Istanbul Boat Tour and Asian Side - Short Bosphorus Cruise

Take this short Bosphorus Cruise to explore the city from the Bosphorus. Set foot to Asia and visit Kucuksu Palace. You can see a lot with this Istanbul City Boat tour during your Istanbul visit.

What You Can Expect

The IBO Istanbul Cruise Tours will provide you a peaceful and relaxing cruise while you are wander through the sights of the Bosphorus such as; Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait such as; Bosphorus Bridge, Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, Dolmabahce Palace and Rumeli Fortress (Rumeli Hisari) Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Maiden Towers also places like villas and yalis. Tour guide will informe you all about the Istanbul Higlights. We will also make a stop at Kucuksu Palace Museum which is on the Asian side of the city.

Tour timeline

Istanbul Boat Tour and Asian Side - Short Bosphorus Cruise

  • Free Hotel Transfer Service

    Bosphorus boat tour start with hotel pick up and transfer to Kasimpasa port to board your sighseeing boat. Please Note; (Pick-up only the central hotels)

  • Golden Horn & Bosphorus Cruise

    Your boat tour experience will begin from Golden Horn and continue with the Bosphorus Strait. During boat cruise your tour guide will inform you about all the highlights of Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait and this 2,5 hours cruise you also have a stop at the historical "Kucuksu Palace" on the Asian continent.

    You will discover the city on a upper deck boat and learn about Istanbul’s famous landmarks such as; Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, Suleymaniye Mosque, Ortakoy, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Bosphours Bridge and etc. You will explore the uniqe beauty of the Bosphorus and the Two continents (Europe and Asia). You will be able to set foot on the Asian side and visit the famous Ottoman Imperial palace call; Kucuksu Palace, it’s a small palace constructed in 1856 in Baroque style. After visiting the palace, enjoy also with your free time and walk around to take some great photos. Embark to the boat again and on the way back you will pass by the famous attraction spots such as; Beylerbeyi Palace, Uskudar , Maiden’s Tower etc.

    Please Note: Only Garden Tickets is included in Kucuksu Palace

  • End of The Tour

    Boat Cruise will end at Eminonu Pier which is nearby to the Spice Bazaar. If you like you can enjoy the rest of the day there or by paying a small additional amount to join our Bus Tour around the Old City.

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