Are you wishing to enjoy some private moments in an exclusive and luxurious setting during your holidays in Istanbul? Our Private Bosphorus Cruise forms an alternative sightseeing experience towards some of the city’s most notable sites, while giving you the opportunity to admire the serenity of Bosphorus at any time of the day. Sail with a yacht, have some fun with friends or family or experience romance as a couple, and make every moment count.
The Private Bosphorus Cruise is available on a daily basis and you can join at any time you wish. In an effort to offer you a truly magical and exclusive experience, a comfortable and modern car will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Istanbul. The members of our team will drive you towards the pier, from where the yacht departs. The cruise is made with an incredibly luxurious yacht, featuring comfortable indoor and outdoor areas, from where you can enjoy stunning views.
This private cruise has an approximate duration of 2 hours. However, depending on your selected time of the day, the duration can be extended so that you can enjoy lunch or dinner. In any case, during the cruise you will enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks in order to make you feel comfortable and add some extra convenience to your itinerary.
Even though the Private Bosphorus Cruise is a great way to get away from the crowds and spend some quality time with your loved ones, there are also other reasons to choose to join this experience. For example, you may want to celebrate a wedding anniversary or birthday. In addition, you can select this option in case you want an alternative sightseeing experience while sailing in the sea that divides Asia and Europe.
More precisely, during the 2-hour cruise you can admire iconic views over the city’s skyline, while in the afternoon you can also observe the charming colours of the sky. On both sides of Bosporus, there are impressive Ottoman mansions which are the perfect backdrop for your photos. The Bosporus Bridges are also extremely stunning, especially during the night when the lights are turned on.
The tour also gives you the opportunity to enjoy some views over the city’s most notable sites. For example you will be able to see the Ciragan Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, and the Maiden’s Tower. The Royal Dolmabahçe Palace, which was the late residence of the Ottoman Sultans, is another interesting highlight. Finally, you can also view Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. By the end of your private cruise, a car will drive you back to your hotel full of great memories from this exclusive experience.
Anytime Tour – According to your request you can join this tour any time between 10:00 / 20:00. Please inform us about your exact pickup time during your booking.
Drive Along the Golden Horn, 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 Bosporus 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 Bosporus Cruise. This half day Bosporus Lunch Cruise Tour takes participants into an exciting, yet romantic boat cruise. Observe important monuments, admire the serenity of Bosporus and enjoy a delicious lunch aboard while sailing between continents.
Pick up: Bosporus Lunch Cruise begins during the midday. A modern, fully air-conditioned vehicle will pick you up from y
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.
Sightseeing: 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.
Such a lovely morning!! Some friends of us visited Istanbul last year and they recommended this cruise to us. We went during the day, and it was breath-taking. Bosporus is quite busy in the daytime, but I guess this is the actual charm. We could spot many sites from the boat and took photos of the impressive bridges. The boat was spacious for the two of us, nice and modern design, elegant decoration. Our lunch was delicious, mainly with local recipes so the crew explained to us every dish. A very nice cruise, absolutely recommended!
A sensational afternoon in the most atmospheric city of the world!! It wasn’t my first time in Istanbul, but it was my first time on a private cruise. The last time I booked a cruise in Bosporus with the same company, but I wanted to do it privately this time. By the way, the company is awesome. Super cool people and extremely polite. Now, about the boat trip. I felt lucky to witness all this beauty concentrated in front of my eyes. As we were sailing in the canal, I saw once again all these charming houses on the coast. They are really impressive! Dinner was tasty and service was excellent. 5 stars!!!
Booked this for my birthday for few friends. Excellent option for something private in Istanbul and even better for parties! The boat was so nice. Modern, stylish and had everything we wanted. When I booked I told them it’s for a birthday so they prepared everything for me. Excellent service. Went during the afternoon so we had dinner. It’s such a nice thing to cruise in the Bosporus during the afternoon. We got really thrilled by the atmosphere. We saw many nice sights. Overall this is a great private getaway. Totally recommended.