Bosphorus Lunch Cruise is a half day excursion that offers our guests a memorable cruise between two continents. Join this magnificent opportunity to spend an afternoon in the Bosphorus Sea with your friends or family. The cruise is also an ideal activity for couples seeking an idyllic setting and an extra touch of romance.
Our Cruise Tour takes place on a daily basis and starts during the midday. A transportation service from your hotel is included in the price. Members of our team will pick you up on a prescheduled time and drive you towards the port from where the boat departs. There, you will meet a professional tour guide and enter the boat. The cruise will be made with a spacious and elegantly decorated boat. During this cruise, you may relax on the decks or enjoy the indoor space.
The boat will start sailing from the Golden Horn and pass under the Golden Horn Bridge. Take this opportunity to snap some photos of this iconic bridge and enjoy the tranquil setting. Sailing between two continents, Europe and Asia will be a truly exceptional moment in your holidays. The boat will continue sailing up to the entrance of the Black Sea.
On the sides of Bosphorus you may also observe some great Ottoman mansions and interesting buildings. The Bosphorus Lunch Cruise forms also an alternative sightseeing experience. This is because during the cruise you can observe some of Istanbul’s most notable monuments. Among others, you will be able to see the infamous bridges connecting the two continents, the Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragin Palace and the Beylerbeyi Palace.
During this boat trip you will also stop at Anadolu Kavagi. This fortress was constructed during the period of the Ottoman Empire and it was used for defensive purposes. It is located in Beykoz district, where the narrowest point of Bosphorus is. There, you will have some free time to spend in order to explore this popular area.
This half day excursion includes also a lunch that will be served aboard. In the spacious and comfortable common areas of the boat you will enjoy freshly made starters, a variety of salads, rice, chicken shish kebab and seasonal fruits.
At the end of this great experience, the boat will sail back to Golden Horn. Arrival to the port is expected during the afternoon. There, a modern vehicle will be waiting in order to transfer you back to your hotel. The Bosphorus Lunch Cruise will fill you with great images and enhance your holiday experience.
Drive Along the Golden Horn, Lunch on the Boat, Bosphorus Cruise Sightseeing, Dolmabahce Palace (from the Sea), Ciragin Kempinski (from the Sea), Anadolu Kavagi, Leander’s Tower (from the Sea), Beylerbeyi Palace (from the Sea), Old Pasha Villas (from the Sea), Rumeli Frotress (from the Sea).
Istanbul is divided in two continents, Europe and Asia by the Bosphorus Sea. During your holidays in Istanbul, the best way to experience from first-hand this unique feature that the city has, is to join a Bosphorus Cruise. This half day Bosphorus Lunch Cruise takes participants into an exciting, yet romantic boat cruise. Observe important monuments, admire the serenity of Bosphorus and enjoy a delicious lunch aboard while sailing between continents.
Pick up: Bosphorus Lunch Cruise begins during the midday. A modern, fully air-conditioned vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in the city centre and drive you towards the port.
The Boat: When you arrive at the port, a professional tour guide will welcome you aboard. The boat will impress you with its size and its decoration. It is spacious enough to accommodate your needs. During the cruise you may observe the magnificent views from the decks or relax in the indoor space.
Bosporus Cruise: What makes this boat trip truly spectacular is that the boat sails between two continents, Europe and Asia. The cruise will start from the Golden Horn and pass under the Golden Horn Bridge. Therefore, be prepared to take some beautiful photos of the port and of the bridge. In general, the boat will sail towards the entrance of the Black Sea.
The Views: During the cruise you may also observe some interesting monuments and buildings that are located on the sides of Bosporus. More specifically, you can observe the beautiful Ottoman mansions and admire their delicate architectural design. Moreover, you also observe the Dolmabahce Palace, the Ciragin Palace and the Beylerbeyi Palace.
Anadolu Kavagi: At a point, the boat will stop and allow some free time to participants to observe the Anadolu Kavagi. This monument used to be an Ottoman fortification that was used for military purposes. It is located at the narrowest point of Bosporus.
Lunch: Bosporus Lunch Cruise includes also a delicious and freshly made lunch. The meal will be served aboard in order to enhance your cruising and sightseeing experience. The lunch includes several options able to satisfy your taste.
Return: At a point, the boat will start sailing on its way back to the Golden Horn. Upon arrival at the port, a comfortable vehicle will be ready to transfer you back to your hotel in the city centre. By the end of this exceptional experience you will be impressed by the beauty of Istanbul and create new memories with your friends or your family.
Excellent organisation, as always! I’ve booked many tours with this operator, and I have to say that they are true professionals. Zero problems, everything was perfect. For this lunch cruise we got hotel transfers which is a kind of big deal if you are visiting the city for the first time. The boat was large and brand new. We felt very comfortable during the cruise. Bosporus is so magical. I mean, sailing between the continents it’s a true experience. The food was lovely and very tasty. The views from the deck were stunning, I couldn’t stop taking pictures. Everything perfect!!
I visited Istanbul with my friends last month, and we fell in love with this city!!! We all like history and culture, so the city had everything we needed. We took this cruise as an alternative sightseeing experience and yes, we were right. From the boat we saw Dolmabahce, the tower, and of course the villas on the sides of Bosporus. What really impressed us is that from the sea you get a completely different angle. The atmosphere while having lunch was magnificent. Top experience guys! We are full of nice memories from this cruise. Bravo!!
Great option for families. Breath-taking views. Our lunch cruise was exactly what we wanted to end our vacations in Istanbul. An amazing and relaxing way to enjoy some last views over the incredible sites. We got a nice table on the deck and as we started sailing, we saw the charming ottoman mansions. We could also spot some famous sites, so it was a kind of sightseeing for us. The lunch was nice and relaxing. Our kids had fun during the cruise. I suggest this activity for families. It is relaxing, interesting, and gives you a different view of the city.