Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise




Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Lunch on Boat (PRICE)

The Istanbul Bosphorus cruise is available every day. The Bosphorus cruise is a perfect activity to do in Istanbul.
Enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus and have lunch while witnessing both sides of Istanbul, between Asia and Europe.

A lunch cruise on the Bosphorus is one of the best ways to explore Istanbul in all its beauty. The Bosphorus, which separates the two continents and connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, is the only water channel in the world where you can sail between Europe and Asia. Along this unique 32 km strait with three suspension bridges, you will be amazed by the stunning panorama of the city. Your experience will be breathtaking with many monuments that can only be seen from a boat, such as Dolmabahçe, Çırağan, and Beylerbeyi palaces, as well as over 600 beautiful waterfront mansions dating back to the 17th and 20th centuries in Istanbul.

The Golden Horn:

Turkish: Altın Boynuz or The Golden Horn; is an important urban waterway and the main inlet of the Istanbul Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.

The waters of the Golden Horn, a natural inlet connecting the Bosphorus to the Sea of Marmara at the point where the Bosphorus meets the Marmara Sea, help define the northern boundary of the peninsula known as "Old Istanbul" (ancient Byzantium and Constantinople) with its tip at Sarayburnu or the Seraglio Point.

This horn-shaped estuary, which geographically separates the historic center of Istanbul from the rest of the city, has served as a sheltered harbor protecting Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and other seafaring vessels for thousands of years.

Rumeli Fortress:

Discover the historic Rumeli Fortress, built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet and forming the narrowest point of the Istanbul Bosphorus. It offers a magnificent panoramic view, perfect for taking photos and boarding your cruise ship.

Maiden's Tower:

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you are a sailor, a pirate hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
You are sailing towards Istanbul. You have passed through the Dardanelles, crossed the Sea of Marmara, and now approaching the Bosphorus.
You are first greeted by a silhouette. The dome of Hagia Sophia stands before you in all its splendor. On the other side is the Galata Tower, built by the Genoese.

You sail on the Bosphorus Tour and what do you see? In the middle of the sea, there is a welcoming, inviting defender if you are a friend, and a threatening one if you are a foe. That is the Maiden's Tower. When you return to your country, won't the first thing you tell those who ask where you were and what you saw be the Maiden's Tower? Especially if you have heard its legends. Without our tour, you should go to Kabataş on your own and board a boat to see the Maiden's Tower.

Why should you join this tour?

  • Discover the mysteries of Istanbul and the Bosphorus.
  • Experience the enchanting beauty of the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
  • Distinguish between the European and Asian regions.
  • Get to know different people and have conversations.
  • Have the chance to try various flavors of Turkish cuisine.
  • Escape the crowded city traffic with a 2-hour Istanbul Bosphorus cruise.
  • Capture stunning views that will embellish your photos.
  • If you're lucky, you might see dolphins dancing on the water.
  • Feel the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise tour with us anytime you want.
  • 2-hour Istanbul Boat Cruise with lunch on board and a guide.

Is it the right time for this tour?

The Istanbul Bosphorus, which is considered one of the natural boundaries separating Asia and Europe, is also an international waterway. The shores of the Bosphorus have been home to many civilizations throughout history.

A Bosphorus cruise is a must-do activity to explore the beauty of the Bosphorus from the sea, see historical structures, and create a fantastic atmosphere by breathing in the sea air. The Bosphorus cruise offers a different beauty in every season, and starting from April and ending in mid-May, it turns into a colorful spectacle and becomes an activity that must be visited.

A boat journey on the Istanbul Bosphorus is a year-round attraction. We are delighted to ensure your safe travel on our Istanbul Bosphorus tour.

It is recommended not to choose sunny days to fully enjoy the taste of the Istanbul Bosphorus.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned transportation with stairs
  • Professional guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Meals
  • Lunch on board the boat
  • Sample menu:
    • Seasonal Appetizers and Salad
    • Main Courses like Meatballs and Chicken
    • Rice and Vegetarian Casseroles


  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Beverages are not included

Additional Information

  • When you make a reservation for one of the Istanbul Daily Tours, confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Beverages are not included during lunch.
  • 5-8 years old: 30% discount / 0-4 years old: Free


Our hotel do not accept any responsibility for any problems may arise with transfer, taxi, shuttle companies, restaurants or travel agencies. We only arrange this services as per your requests on behalf of you in order to help you. It is third party companies responsibility to deal with any unexpected problems or any issues may arise while or after providing their services. We require you to make payment for this services only in order to book and guarantee the services of third party companies. Therefore, we can not be held responsible for any unexpected issues in any way.