Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Including Lunch
Visiting Sights: Cruise on the Golden Horn, Dolmabahce Palace (From the Sea), Bosphorus Cruise, Rumeli Fortress (From the sea), Anadolu Kavagi (Stopover)
This tour is half day afternoon Golden Horn & Bosphorus cruise up to the Black Sea including lunch. We depart from Golde Horn and sail up to Black sea and stopover in Anadolu Kavagi. You will pass along the Bosphorus between Europe & Asia continents during the sail.
Bosphorus And Black Sea Cruise on the Bosphorus With Lunch
12:30 am – We pick you up from your hotel for guided Bosphorus and Balck Sea lunch cruise on the Bosphorus.
(Hotel pick up times are changing according to your hotel location. Please inform us your hotel details on your request)
After picks up from the hotels, drive to the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and local tour guide. Drive to the cruise port and embark the boat and the lunch will be served on the boat. Sail on the Golden Horn and pass under the Golden Horn Bridge. Continue to sail on the Bosphorus and we will sail around Maiden’s Tower. Your professional local tour guide will inform you about places and then sail up to the Black Sea. While you are on the cruise, you will be able to see two continents and two bridges on the Bosphorus that connect Asia and Europe. Also, you will enjoy the panoramic view of the Bosphorus. Watch the palaces, Pasha villas, nd mansions. We stop in Anadolu Kavagi town. You will have free time to explore the area then sail back.
At the end of the lunch cruise tour, you will be transferred back to your hotels.
Brief Information about the sites:
Cruise on the Golden Horn: One of the best natural harbors in the world, it was once the center of the Byzantine and Ottoman navies and commercial shipping interests. As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul.
Bosphorus Cruise: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gathers every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Rumeli Fortress (From the sea): The biggest fortification of Istanbul can be seen clearly during our Bosphorus
Anadolu Kavagi (Stop over): It is just north of a small fishing village called Anadolu Kavağı, on Macar Bay, and the entire area is referred to as Anadolu Kavağı. This section is one of the narrowest stretches of the Bosphorus. At the end of the Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise Tour, you will be dropped off your hotel.
Maiden’s Tower (From the sea): Maiden’s Tower is the symbol of Istanbul due to its unique location at the intersection point of the two continents Europe and Asia.
- Tips to Driver and Guide
- Personal Expenses
- Drinks at the Lunch
- Pick up and drop off at your Hotel (From Central Hotels)
- Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
- Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
- Lunch at local restaurant (drinks extra)
- Parking and Road tolls
- Local taxes