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Full-Day Private Bosphorus Cruise To Explore Istanbul's Asian And European Highlights



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Food and Drink, Culture, Sailing

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Embark on an exhilarating Bosphorus cruise, sailing past the enchanting landscapes of the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. Step ashore on the European side to explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Cihangir and Beşiktaş, and on the Asian side to explore Kadıköy and Üsküdar. Delight in the local cuisine throughout the tour and capture breathtaking views from Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul. 

  • Capture sights of important landmarks while cruising the Bosphorus Strait
  • Experience the vibrant pulse of Istanbul's neighbourhoods of Cihangir and Kadikoy
  • Taste local delicacies ranging from savoury kebabs to the sweet delight of Baklava
  • Tour Istanbul's Asian and European Highlights expand_more
    • Start the day with a 90-minute Bosphorus cruise, spending about 45 minutes along the European side before turning back along the Asian side. Enjoy the view of Istanbul's incredible skyline from the water.
    • Once we dock on the European side, begin a walking tour of the vibrant Cihangir neighbourhood. See old apartments, passages and the Galata Tower from the outside.
    • Explore the Beşiktaş town center, full of charming cafes, pubs, and restaurants. 
    • Continue to Hazzapulo, known for its beautiful European flower passages. 
    • Cross the Bosphorus Strait by ferry to the Asian side and visit the food and fish market in Kadikoy. 
    • Take a walk around the Moda neighbourhood, seeing the Kadikoy Bull Statue and the exterior of the Sureyya Opera House. 
    • Head to Üsküdar town and catch a view of the iconic Maiden Tower. Explore the Üsküdar town center before going to Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul. Enjoy the breathtaking views. 
    • End with a ferry ride back to the European side of Istanbul. Reflect on the day's adventures as we journey across the Bosphorus.  

    Note: Throughout the tour, enjoy tasting different local foods like kebabs, Baklava, etc.

What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Entrance fee, if any
  • Cost of transfer
  • Cost of local tastings and lunch
  • Tips and gratuities
Know before you go
  • Transportation can be added as an add-on during check out.
  • Cruise prices can be added as an add-on during check out.
Meeting Point

Hotel Pickup

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • A


    A Spectacular Journey Through Istanbul's Scenic Beauty

    Man, that Bosphorus cruise was off the charts! We sailed past both sides of Istanbul like pros, exploring cool spots like Cihangir and Beşiktaş on one side, and Kadıköy and Üsküdar on the other. And don't get me started on Camlica Hill – the views were insane

  • R


    Exploring istanbul on a boat cruise

    Istanbul just got a whole lot cooler thanks to that Bosphorus cruise! We hit up Cihangir and Beşiktaş on the Euro side, then Kadıköy and Üsküdar on the Asian side. Plus, the grub was top-notch. And those views from Camlica Hill? Holy moly

  • H


    Full day tour with visit to multiple places

    The tour had its ups and downs. While the visit to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome was straightforward, the detour to a fashion show selling expensive leather goods was unexpected. The Bosphorus cruise was the highlight, but stops at shops for extra income felt excessive. The tour ended with a mix-up in drop-off locations, causing inconvenience.

  • G


    Best Istanbul tour with a cruise ride

    Our tour and guide was great. Istanbul exceeded my expectations. Incredible sites, friendly and welcoming people.

  • W


    A Memorable Journey Through European Landmarks

    As an history professor, I was skeptical about the knowledge of the guide about the place but this one-day tour encompassing the key landmarks of European Istanbul and offering delightful views along the water was amazing. The guide's depth of knowledge enriched our understanding of the city's captivating history. The staff's exceptional service made for an unforgettable experience.

  • E


    10/10 Experience with this tour

    Absolutely fantastic from beginning to end, our guide, was exceptional and made the experience truly outstanding. The sunset cruise was the perfect finale, making it a 10/10 experience!

  • O


    Food on cruise with the sunset was amazing

    Exploring Istanbul's important monuments was a wonderful experience. The tour was informative, leisurely, and enjoyable. The lunch provided was delightful, and the sunset cruise was simply beautiful.

  • F


    Exploring neighborhood was amazing with the guide

    Exploring the vibrant neighborhoods of Cihangir and Kadikoy added an extra layer of excitement to our journey. And let's not forget about the delicious local delicacies we indulged in, from savory kebabs to mouthwatering Baklava. A truly unforgettable experience

  • B


    Heartwhelming tour

    As we sailed through Istanbul, we felt deeply connected to its essence, passing by its majestic landmarks steeped in centuries of history and grandeur

  • A


    Sights, Feasts, and Bosphorus Cruising, best day tour

    I was super happy to see loads of the main sights all in one day. The lunch rocked, but the cruise was the bomb - such chill vibes after a hectic day, with epic views along the Bosphorus and a crew that was on point! The timing of the tour felt a bit wonky though, like we had too much time at the Grand Bazaar, but I get they gotta fill the day for the sunset cruise!

Starting From


USD 96 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 20)