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Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Daytime or Sunset Cruise

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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.

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  • 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.
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  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Bosphorus & Black Sea 2-Course Lunch Cruise with Swimming Opportunity

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  • Experience an unparalleled blend of history and nature on this 4.5-hour Bosphorus & Black Sea cruise, complete with a refreshing swim.
  • Savour a delicious Turkish meal with a fresh fruit platter, soft drinks or tea and coffee to enhance your sailing experience with a delightful culinary journey.
  • Added perks include hotel pick-ups and an informative onboard English and Spanish-speaking guide.
  • Sail past the architectural marvels of Istanbul, from the grandiose Ottoman-era mansions to the iconic Galata Tower and Bosphorus Bridge.
  • Enjoy a stroll around the lush hills and medieval ruins of Anadolu Kavagi, a sleepy fishing village with ruined castles, fortifications and ancient temples.

Inclusions

  • 4.5-hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait
  • Expert English & Spanish-speaking guide onboard
  • Hotel pick-up from central Istanbul
  • 2-course lunch
  • Soft drinks, tea & coffee
  • Fruit platter
  • Tip: While in Anadolu Kavagi, try the local seafood delicacies. The town is famous for its fresh fish!
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  • Vegetarian options are available upon request (before the cruise).
  • 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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  • 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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Istanbul Top Museums 3-Day Pass: Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

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  • Enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul’s best iconic attractions with this one combo ticket that you can use in 1 day or over 2 or 3 days.
  • Learn about the illustrious history of each of these landmarks from your expert English-speaking guide.
  • Gain valuable insights about the iconic Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque from your guide before you enter.
  • Explore Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern while listening to interesting stories through an audio guide app available in 8 languages.
  • Sail away on a relaxing 90-minute cruise of the Bosphorus Waterway as you admire the architectural beauty of Istanbul from a different perspective.

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  • 60-min Topkapi Palace tour with skip-the-line entry
  • 30-min Basilica Cistern tour with skip-the-line entry
  • 60-min Hagia Sophia tour with entry
  • 90-min Blue Mosque tour with entry
  • 90-min Bosphorus Cruise ticket
  • English-speaking guide for all attractions
  • Audio app in 10 languages

Day 1

  • Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Blue Mosque
  • Bosphorus Cruise Tickets

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  • Topkapi Palace
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Tip: Topkapi Palace's ground floor has the best Instagram potential. You get to photograph the stunning interiors and beautiful ceilings.
  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • For Hagia Sophia, Women are required to cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. Their hair should be partially covered with a scarf. Men are required to cover their knees and shoulders. If you don't have a scarf or covering, it can be purchased at the entrance, at your own expense.
  • With this admission ticket (except for Hagia Sophia), you will skip the ticket line, but not the security line. During high season, the security check could take up to 30 minutes.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for pets.
  • Your guide will show you the way to each attraction, then you can set your own pace for exploring.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Go on a captivating journey with Bosphorus lunch cruises, where luxury meets culinary delight amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Istanbul’s skyline. Enjoy a charming combination of leisure and gastronomy while sailing along the iconic Bosphorus Strait, taking in panoramic views of historic landmarks such as the Bosphorus Bridge and Dolmabahçe Palace. Whether indulging in delectable Turkish cuisine on a Black Sea adventure or enjoying a private yacht rental, these cruises promise an unforgettable experience for all.

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

Things to know before booking your Bosphorus lunch cruise tickets

  • Bosphorus lunch cruises can last from one and a half hours to half-day boat tours. Choose your cruise based on whether you prefer one of a shorter duration or a more leisurely experience.
  • You can choose your Budapest lunch cruise depending on the type of experience you prefer. Join a group sightseeing cruise with other guests for a more social atmosphere or opt for a private yacht rental for a more exclusive experience. 
  • Bosphorus lunch cruises may offer additional optional amenities or activities, such as a swimming opportunity in the Black Sea. Be sure to check all the ticket inclusions and book a cruise that covers your preferred experiences.
  • Not all Bosphorus lunch cruises are accessible for wheelchair users. Make sure to check all your ticket options before booking the correct experience.

Your Bosphorus lunch cruise options

Guided sightseeing cruises

  • Sightseeing cruises offer informative guided commentary highlighting the history and significance of the landmarks along the Bosphorus Strait.
  • The cruises are ideal for travellers seeking a comprehensive sightseeing experience.

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins to 4 hrs 30 mins

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Luxury yacht cruises

  • Experience luxury at its finest aboard a stylish yacht, with modern amenities, elegant furnishings, personalized service, and attention to detail.
  • Enjoy unparalleled views of Istanbul’s historic waterfront mansions, mosques, and palaces, and immerse yourself in their rich history as you sail the Bosphorus Strait.

Duration: 2 hours to a full day

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Combo cruise tickets

  • Combo tickets offer a convenient way to visit multiple attractions and experiences in Istanbul with a single ticket, maximising your time and savings.
  • Combine your exploration of Istanbul’s top sites with a Bosphorus lunch cruise, which will allow you to admire the city’s impressive architectural landmarks from a unique viewpoint.

Cruise duration: 1 hr 30 mins

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  • Bosphorus & Black Sea 2-Course Lunch Cruise with Swimming Opportunity: Daily | 12.30pm
  • Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Daytime or Sunset Cruise: Daily | 10.30am, 2pm, 5pm 
  • 2-Hour Bosphorus Luxury Private Yacht Rental in Istanbul: Daily | 3pm, 5pm
  • Headout Saver: 3-Day Skip-the-Line Tickets to Top Istanbul Attractions: Daily | Between 9am and 5pm
Bosphorus & Black Sea 2-Course Lunch Cruise with Swimming Opportunity

Boarding Point: Bosphorus pier outside Dolmabahce Palace

  • By tram: Take tram T1 to Kabataş Tramvay istasyonu tram station.
  • By bus: Take bus lines 28, 28T, 30D, 22, 22B, DT1, D31, BSK1, or BSK2. The closest bus stops are Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi, Dolmabahçe Palace, and Kabataş.
  • By ferry: Take a ferry from Eminönü and get down at Beşiktaş. The palace is a 7-minute walk from there.
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).
  • By metro: Board Line M2 metro from Vezneciler and get down at Taksim. Kabataş (Ş.Hatları) is 1 km away from here.
  • By ferry: Take a ferry from Eminönü and in 15 minutes, offboard at Kabataş.
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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.
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Boarding point: Dentur Avrasya Kabataş (Kabataş Pier)

  • 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 & Black Sea 2-Course Lunch Cruise with Swimming Opportunity
  • Traditional Turkish 2-course lunch onboard
  • Refreshing beverages including soft drinks and water
  • Swimming opportunity in the Black Sea
  • Informative guided commentary throughout the cruise
Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Daytime or Sunset Cruise
  • Welcome drink upon boarding
  • Delicious assortment of Turkish mezes (appetizers)
  • Unlimited soft drinks and water
2-Hour Bosphorus Luxury Private Yacht Rental in Istanbul
  • Exclusive use of the yacht for 2 hours
  • Personalized service from a professional crew
  • Customizable itinerary tailored to your preferences
  • Complimentary beverages and light snacks on board
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  • 90-min validity of the cruise
  • Onboard tea or coffee
  • English-speaking guide for all attractions
  • 10 languages are available in the audio app
  • Comfortable seating: Relax in spacious seating areas with plush cushions and panoramic views.
  • Covered and open decks: Enjoy the flexibility of both covered and open-air decks to suit your preference.
  • Professional crew: Receive attentive service from a knowledgeable and friendly crew throughout the cruise.
  • Safety equipment: Rest assured with onboard safety equipment and protocols to ensure a secure journey.
  • Onboard restrooms: Access clean and well-maintained restroom facilities for your convenience.
  • Arrive early: Ensure you arrive at the boarding point early to secure a good spot on the cruise.
  • Dress comfortably: Wear layers and comfortable shoes to adapt to changing weather conditions and walking on the yacht
  • Carry sun protection: Protect yourself from the sun’s rays, especially during daytime cruises, with sunscreen and hats.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially during warmer months and longer cruises.
  • Follow safety procedures: Pay attention to safety instructions from the crew members to ensure a secure and enjoyable cruise for yourself as well as your fellow passengers.

Other types of Bosphorus cruises

Bosphorus boat tours

Explore Istanbul’s iconic landmarks and waterfront from the comfort of a boat, with informative commentary along the way.

Bosphorus sunset cruises

Witness the breathtaking beauty of Istanbul’s skyline bathed in the golden hues of sunset, creating unforgettable memories.

Bosphorus dinner cruises

Indulge in a culinary feast as you cruise along the Bosphorus, enjoying gourmet dishes and live entertainment against the backdrop of illuminated landmarks.

Frequently asked questions about Bosphorus lunch cruises

What is a Bosphorus lunch cruise?

A Bosphorus lunch cruise is a leisurely boat journey along the Bosphorus Strait, offering scenic views and a delicious meal onboard.

What types of Bosphorus lunch cruises are there?

There are many Bosphorus lunch cruise options to choose from such as guided sightseeing cruises, luxury yacht experiences, and combo tickets that include a Bosphorus cruise along with access to other Istanbul attractions.

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

Yes, it’s advisable to book Bosphorus lunch cruise tickets in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure your preferred cruise on the dates and timings that are convenient for you.

How long does a Bosphorus lunch cruise last?

Bosphorus lunch cruises can last around 2 hours to half a day, offering ample time to enjoy the sights and savour your meal.

What is included in a typical Bosphorus lunch cruise?

Bosphorus lunch cruises typically include a meal, beverages, and onboard commentary. However, Inclusions vary depending on the experience chosen.

How much does a Bosphorus lunch cruise cost?

Bosphorus lunch cruises start from around €35. Ticket prices depend on the type of lunch cruise and inclusions you choose, and range from budget-friendly to deluxe experiences.

What are the main attractions seen during a Bosphorus lunch cruises?

On a Bosphorus lunch cruise, guests can enjoy views of prominent Istanbul landmarks such as the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahçe Palace, and the majestic Rumeli Fortress.

Do Bosphorus lunch cruises operate year-round?

Yes, Bosphorus lunch cruises operate throughout the year, offering visitors the chance to experience Istanbul’s beauty in every season.

Are Bosphorus lunch cruises wheelchair accessible?

Accessibility on a Bosphorus lunch cruise may vary depending on the cruise provider and vessel, but many operators strive to accommodate guests with mobility needs.

Are children allowed on Bosphorus sunset cruises?

Yes, children are welcomed on Bosphorus lunch cruises, with special rates often available for younger passengers.

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

Policies regarding pets on a Bosphorus lunch cruise vary by cruise operator. However, most cruises allow pets onboard.