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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Audio Guide

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€12
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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1 hr. 30 min.
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  • Escape the city traffic and set sail on this 90-minute boat ride that shows you the best sights along the Bosphorus Strait.
  • At the pier, a Marine Officer will meet and greet you and give you an overview of the things you will be seeing.
  • You will also be given a handy map of the Bosphorus to help you identify the best spots along the way and an informative audio guide that is available in 8 languages.
  • Glance over at Istanbul’s most beautiful attractions including Topkapi Palace, Golden Horn, Ortaköy Mosque.
  • Take photographs as you pass under the legendary Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe and Asia.

Inclusions

  • 90-minute Bosphorus cruise
  • Audio guide available in 8 languages

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Start Point & End Point: Kabatas Pier
  • What you'll see: Galata Tower | Dolmabahce Palace | Ciragan Palace| Ortaköy Mosque | Bosphorus Bridge | Beylerbeyi Palace | Üsküdar | Maiden Tower | Topkapi Palace | Hagia Sophia | Seaside Villas
  • Don’t forget to bring along your headphones to listen to the audio tour.
  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese.
  • Please note: There is limited internet at the pier so please download the app before the tour.
  • The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded but ensure you have activated GPS.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These tickets are valid for 3 days from the date of purchase.
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Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Daytime or Sunset Cruise

from €65
€35

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2 hr. 30 min.
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  • Sail about the waters of the Bosphorus Strait and brace yourself for some sights you’ll savor.
  • Take in waterfront palaces, mansions, and mosques, other than Istanbul’s stunning skyline.
  • An expert tour guide will offer live commentary along the way.
  • Nibble on snacks, cookies, baklava, and fresh seasonal fruits, and sip on a beverage of your choice.
  • Click here to view the route map.

Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour sunset cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Snacks, cookies, baklava & fresh season fruits
  • Soft drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee
  • Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht in Istanbul
  • Tip: The best period for a Bosphorus Cruise typically falls between April and September, varying based on your preferred type of cruise experience.
  • Click here to view the route map.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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2-Hour Bosphorus Luxury Private Yacht Rental in Istanbul

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€380
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Experience luxury with a 2-hour private yacht rental with up to 10 people, and cruise along the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul.
  • Enhance your experience by adding round-trip hotel transfers in a Mercedes Vito or a delectable onboard meal.
  • Enjoy complimentary soft drinks and snacks as you sail past the picturesque Ortakoy Mosque and the cross-continental Bosphorus Bridge. Upgrade to include alcoholic drinks.
  • Sit back and relax in the seating lounge or put on your sunscreen for some sunbathing on the open deck.
  • Come across the stunning architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, reflecting the opulence of the Ottoman Empire and the 15th-century Rumeli Fortress featuring imposing stone walls, towers, and battlements.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour luxury private yacht rental on the Bosphorus
  • Round-trip hotel transfers in a luxury vehicle (optional)
  • Complimentary drinks & snacks
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner (optional)
  • Alcoholic beverages (optional)
  • Tip: Time your cruise to coincide with the sunset to watch the sun dip below the horizon, casting warm hues across the Bosphorus.
  • Complimentary drinks & snacks include soft drinks, tea, coffee, cookies, chips, nuts, and fruits.
  • Facilities: Wi-Fi, Pram/stroller Accessibility.
  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed on board.
  • Bring along your sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.
  • If the main yacht is busy, you will be offered another yacht of the same quality.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Bosphorus & Golden Horn Sunset Yacht Cruise with English-Speaking Guide

from €39
€31.20

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2 hr.
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  • Witness Istanbul at sunset on this guided cruise, offering a unique perspective of historic landmarks and a taste of local flavors.
  • An expert English-speaking guide will give you more information on the sights you see. Don’t forget to ask about the tale of the Maiden’s Tower!
  • A great photo op awaits as the sun sets on the Bosphorus Bridge, an architectural marvel that connects Europe and Asia.
  • The imprints left by the Roman, Ottoman, and Byzantine empires can be seen as you pass by Dolmabahçe, Ortaköy Mosque, and Topkapi Palace.
  • The views are further enriched by a selection of snacks, fruits, Turkish coffee/tea, and lemonade provided on board.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour Bosphorus sunset cruise
  • English-speaking guide
  • Snacks and fruits
  • Tea, Turkish coffee, lemonade, water

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Tip: After the cruise, explore the vibrant Karaköy area, known for its trendy cafes and art galleries.
  • This cruise is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Embark on a captivating journey through Istanbul’s iconic Bosphorus Strait with an unforgettable Bosphorus sunset cruise. Experience the enchanting beauty of the city as the sun dips below the horizon, casting a golden glow over its historic landmarks. Marvel at stunning panoramic views, enjoy leisurely sightseeing, and indulge in luxury amenities on board. Read on to learn more about Bosphorus sunset cruises.

Navigate your Bosphorus sunset cruise guide

  1. Why go on a Bosphorus sunset cruise?
  2. Things to know before booking your Bosphorus sunset cruise tickets
  3. Your Bosphorus sunset cruise options
  4. Top sights to see on your Bosphorus sunset cruise
  5. Plan your Bosphorus sunset cruise experience
  6. Other types of Bosphorus cruises
  7. Frequently asked questions about Bosphorus boat tours & sightseeing cruises

Things to know before booking your Bosphorus sunset cruise tickets 

  • If you want to experience Istanbul by sunset: Opt for one of the sunset sightseeing cruises. You can choose between traditional a sightseeing boat or a yacht, and learn about the landmarks you see with live commentary or an audio guide in multiple languages.
  • If you’re looking for a luxury cruise experience: Take one of the luxury yacht cruises. You can go for either a private luxury yacht or a guided yacht tour, and also enjoy complimentary refreshments.
  • Flexibility: Some cruises offer customizable itineraries, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferences.
  • Group size: Before booking your Bosphorus sunset cruise, consider whether you prefer a more intimate setting with a private yacht or a shared experience on a sightseeing boat.

Your Bosphorus sunset cruise options

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise

Sunset sightseeing cruises

Daytime or Sunset Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise in Istanbul

  • Embark on a captivating journey with a 90-minute Bosphorus sunset cruise. Look at Istanbul’s iconic landmarks as you sail along the Bosphorus Strait and learn about their history with an informative app-based audio guide available in 10 languages.
  • Duration: 1.5 hours

Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Daytime or Sunset Cruise

  • Experience an unforgettable sunset in luxury aboard a private yacht with this 2.5 hour cruise. Learn about the rich history of Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait with live commentary onboard from an expert guide.
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise

Luxury evening sunset cruises

2-Hour Bosphorus Luxury Private Yacht Rental in Istanbul

  • Rent a private luxury yacht for an exclusive evening on this panoramic 2-hour Bosphorus cruise. Savour complimentary snacks and beverages, or upgrade your tickets to enjoy a delicious meal onboard luxury or enjoy luxury transfers to and from your hotel.
  • Duration: 2 hours

Bosphorus & Golden Horn Sunset Yacht Cruise with English-Speaking Guide

  • Gain a unique insight into Istanbul, its heritage, and its historic landmarks on this sunset yacht cruise of the Bosphorus Strait and the Golden Horn. Enjoy a selection of Turkish snacks and beverages accompanied by intriguing tales and information shared by an expert guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours

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Plan your Bosphorus sunset cruise experience

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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
  • Daytime or Sunset Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise in Istanbul: 10:30am, 11am, 12.45pm, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm, 4pm
  • Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Daytime or Sunset Cruise: 4:45pm
  • 2-Hour Bosphorus Luxury Private Yacht Rental in Istanbul: 3:00pm, 5:00pm
  • Bosphorus & Golden Horn Sunset Yacht Cruise with English-Speaking Guide: 4:30pm
Istanbul Bosphorus sunset cruises

High season vs low season

  • Spring (April & May) & Autumn (September to November): The off-peak season in Istanbul is during spring and autumn. The weather during these months is mild, with temperatures ranging between 12°C and 25°C. There are also fewer tourists, making it the ideal time to take a Bosphorus sunset cruise.
  • Summer (June to August): The peak tourist season offers clear skies and sunny weather. However, the weather is much warmer during these months, there are larger tourist crowds, and prices are typically higher.

Weekends vs weekdays

  • The best time to take a sunset cruise is on weekdays. This allows you to avoid the weekend crowds and have a tranquil cruise experience.
Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
Daytime or Sunset Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise in Istanbul

Boarding point: Dentur Avrasya Kabataş

  • By tram: Take tram T1 to Kabataş Tramvay istasyonu tram station.
  • By bus: Take bus 22, 22B, 26, 26A, 26B, 27E, 27SE, 28, 28T, 29C, 29D, 30D, 40T, or others to Kabataş bus stop.
  • By metro (underground funicular): Take the F1 line of the metro’s underground funicular route to Kabataş inclined railway station.
2-Hour Bosphorus Luxury Private Yacht Rental in Istanbul

Boarding point: Bosphorus Yachts, Beşiktaş

  • By bus: Take bus lines 22, 22RE, 29D, 40, or 40T to Boğaziçi Üniversitesi bus stop.
  • By metro (underground funicular): Take the F4 line of the metro’s underground funicular route to Aşıyan inclined railway station.
Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Daytime or Sunset Cruise

Boarding point: Kabataş (Ş.Hatları)

  • By tram: Take tram T1 to Kabataş Tramvay istasyonu tram station.
  • By bus: Take bus lines 22, 22B, or 26. The closest bus stop is Kabataş (Ş.Hatları).
Bosphorus and Golden Horn Cruise from the Old City of Istanbul

Boarding point: Dentur Avrasya Kabataş

  • By tram: Take tram T1 to Kabataş Tramvay istasyonu tram station.
  • By bus: Take bus 22, 22B, 26, 26A, 26B, 27E, 27SE, 28, 28T, 29C, 29D, 30D, 40T, or others to Kabataş bus stop.
  • By metro (underground funicular): Take the F1 line of the metro’s underground funicular route to Kabataş inclined railway station.
Bosphorus sunset cruises
Daytime or Sunset Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise in Istanbul
  • Informative audio guides are available in multiple languages.
  • Refreshments on board.
  • Optional hotel pickup and drop-off.
Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Daytime or Sunset Cruise
  • Exclusive access to a luxury yacht.
  • Refreshments and snacks are provided.
  • Personalized service from onboard staff.
2-Hour Bosphorus Luxury Private Yacht Rental in Istanbul
  • Private rental of a luxury yacht for 2 hours.
  • Professional crew members to assist throughout the cruise.
  • Customizable itinerary according to preferences.
  • Refreshments and snacks are available on board.
Bosphorus and Golden Horn Cruise from the Old City of Istanbul
  • Guided tour by an English-speaking expert.
  • Complimentary refreshments are served onboard.
  • Insightful commentary on Istanbul's maritime history.
Bosphorus sunset cruises
  • Comfortable seating: Plush seating arrangements for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise experience.
  • Covered and open deck areas: Choice of covered and open deck areas to suit your preference for sun or shade.
  • Restrooms: Access clean and well-maintained onboard restrooms for convenience during the cruise.
  • Bar: Enjoy a selection of beverages from the onboard bar while taking in the views.
  • WiFi access: Stay connected with complimentary WiFi available onboard for your convenience.
  • Safety equipment: Ensure peace of mind with the presence of essential safety equipment onboard.
Bosphorus sunset cruises
  • Dress in layers: Wear layers or bring a light jacket to accommodate changing temperatures, especially during sunset cruises.
  • Arrive early: Arrive at the boarding point early to secure the best seats and avoid rushing.
  • Charge devices: Ensure your devices are fully charged and download the audio guide app before boarding the cruise.
  • Capture memories: Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture breathtaking views during the sunset on the cruise.
  • Respect local customs: Respect local customs and guidelines while on board and at docking points.
  • Stay hydrated: Carry water to stay hydrated, especially during warmer months.

Frequently asked questions about Bosphorus sunset cruises

What is a Bosphorus sunset cruise?

A Bosphorus sunset cruise is a leisurely boat journey along the Bosphorus Strait in the evening, offering panoramic views of Istanbul’s skyline illuminated by the setting sun.

Where can I book Bosphorus sunset cruise tickets?

You can book your Bosphorus sunset cruise tickets online.

How much does a Bosphorus sunset cruise cost?

Bosphorus sunset cruise ticket prices start from €12 and vary depending on the type of cruise, duration, and inclusions you choose.

Is it necessary to book Bosphorus sunset cruise tickets in advance?

It’s recommended to book Bosphorus sunset cruise tickets online in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure your preferred date and time as per your itinerary.

What types of Bosphorus sunset cruises are there?

White opting for a Bosphorus sunset cruise or an evening cruise, you can choose between sightseeing cruises, luxury yacht tours, private yacht rentals, and guided sunset cruises.

How long does a Bosphorus sunset cruise last?

A Bosphorus sunset cruise typically lasts between one and a half to 3 hours, depending on the chosen tour package and itinerary.

What is included in a typical Bosphorus sunset cruise?

Inclusions may vary but a Bosphorus sunset cruise typically offers guided commentary, refreshments, and access to onboard amenities such as restrooms and seating areas.

What are the main attractions seen during the Bosphorus sunset cruises?

During a Bosphorus sunset cruise, you will see the Bosphorus Bridge, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Maiden’s Tower, and some historic forts among other historic attractions along the shoreline.

Do Bosphorus sunset cruises operate year-round?

Yes, most Bosphorus sunset cruises operate year-round, offering unique experiences in every season.

Are Bosphorus sunset cruises wheelchair accessible?

Accessibility on a Bosphorus sunset cruise may vary depending on the cruise provider, but many offer wheelchair-accessible options upon request.

Are children allowed on Bosphorus sunset cruises?

Yes, children are generally allowed on Bosphorus sunset cruises, and some tours offer special rates for children.

Can I bring my pet on board a Bosphorus sunset cruise?

Pets may not be allowed on all Bosphorus sunset cruises. However, some cruises do allow pets and service dogs.