Join an exceptional Half Day Bosporus Lunch Cruise and sail between two continents. It is true that Istanbul spreads into two continents, Asia and Europe. In fact, the city is divided by the infamous Bosporus Sea which creates an amazing, picture-perfect setting. Cruising in Bosporus can also be characterized as an alternative form of sightseeing that combines adventure and fun in an all in one package.
This fun and relaxing activity starts during the morning. The members of our team will pick you up with a comfortable and modern vehicle from your hotel in the city centre. From there, you will be transferred to the infamous Spice Bazaar. This bazaar is one of the most famous and most visited ones in Istanbul. There, you will be able to walk around and observe multiple small shops selling spices and other interesting Turkish delicacies. You may also purchase some souvenirs from there to take back home.
After spending some time in the Spice Bazaar, you will move on to the most exciting part of your half day excursion. Your tour guide will guide you towards the port, from where the Bosporus cruise departs. During this magnificent boat trip, you will be travelling with a spacious and comfortable boat. For your own comfort and in order to enjoy the most of your experience, the boat features spacious decks as well as large indoor spaces.
In total, the Bosporus morning cruise lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. As the boat starts to sail, get ready to experience a unique boat trip between two continents. One of the first things to realize is that Istanbul is a truly unique city. The light breeze of Bosporus and the tranquil atmosphere will set your mind free.
The boat trip can also be seen as an alternative sightseeing activity. This is because participants will be able to enjoy views over some notable monuments that the city has. More precisely, during this cruise, you can observe the impressively charming Ottoman mansions on the sides of Bosporus. Furthermore, you will be able to see the Dolmabahce Palace, the Ciragin Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace and the Kucuksu Palace. Your tour guide will explain everything you need to know about these buildings so feel free to ask questions.
At a point, the boat will reach the second bridge that connects the Asian with the European part of the city. At this moment, the boat will start sailing back to the port. Upon arrival at the port, a comfortable vehicle will pick you up and transfer you at the Sultanahmet Square in the city centre. This excursion finishes during midday when you arrive at the square full of emotions and great images.
Drive Along the Golden Horn, Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise Sightseeing, Dolmabahce Palace (from the Sea), Ciragin Kempinski (from the Sea), Leander’s Tower (from the Sea), Beylerbeyi Palace (from the Sea), Old Pasha Villas (from the Sea), Rumeli Frotress (from the Sea).
If you are planning to spend more days in Istanbul please check our Excursions in Istanbul page for more excursions.
Have you ever wonder how it is to be in the middle of two continents? This half day Bosporus Cruise excursion allows participants to experience this unique feeling and create memories that will last for a long time. Get the chance to visit the Egyptian Bazaar and then sail for a fun and relaxing boat trip in Bosporus. Enjoy stunning views, observe major sites and set your mind free while sailing between Asia and Europe.
Pick up: This excursion begins in the morning. A transfer service from you hotel is included in the price. Thus, you will be picked up from your hotel in the city centre towards the first stop of this tour.
Spice Bazaar: The first part of your excursion is scheduled to take place at the Spice Bazaar. Also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, this spot is one of the most visited and well-known locations in Istanbul. Inside the market, you can find multiple small shops selling the most characteristic, but also the most rare, spices used in the Turkish culinary tradition. They also sell typical Turkish delicacies.
The Boat: When your visit at the Spice Bazaar ends, you will cross the road in order to reach the port. For the next phase of this half-day tour, you will enjoy a cruise in the Bosporus. The boat is large and spacious enough to accommodate your needs during the cruise.
Bosporus Cruise: The cruise will have an approximate duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Sailing between two continents will definitely be a lifetime experience. The light breeze and the spectacular views over the Asian and the European part of the city will create a truly magical and charming atmosphere. Set yourself free in order to enjoy this experience at its maximum.
Sightseeing: The Bosporus cruise is also a great alternative sightseeing option. During the boat trip, you may observe some important and interesting monuments and buildings. The first thing to notice is the impressive Ottoman mansions on the shores of Bosporus. Moreover, you will enjoy views over the Dolmabahce Palace, the Ciragin Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace and the Kucuksu Palace.
Return: After 1 hour and 30 minutes of cruising in Bosporus, the boat will return back to the port. There, comfortable cars will transfer you to Sultanahmet Square in the city centre. This half-day experience finishes during the midday, allowing you to spend the rest of your day as you wish.