Tickets for Istanbul: 2.5-Hour Bosphorus Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Shore

See both the Asian and European coasts of Istanbul and the city's top highlights

Provider: Velena Travel

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Starting time: 10:30
Duration: 2h 30mins
Last admission: 10 minutes before closing
Live guide: English
Max group size: 30
Smartphone tickets accepted

More ways to experience Kasimpasa Pier (Kasımpaşa)

What's included

2.5-hour cruise of the Bosphorus Strait
Professional tour guide
Snacks (pastries, fruits, Turkish delights)
Turkish tea or coffee

What's not included

Food and drink not listed in inclusions

Meeting point

Kabatas Pier, Istanbul

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  • Enjoy a 2.5 hour scenic boat ride along the Bosphorus Strait to see both the Asian and European sides of Istanbul
  • Visit Kanlica, a stop-over point and the greenest place on the Asian side, known for its "Kanlica Yogurt"
  • See historic monuments like Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque, and the fortress of Rumelihisarı

You'll be in two continents at once, but you'll do it all in comfort on this 2.5 hour boat cruise along the Bosphorus. See the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, visit an Ottoman palace, and get snap-happy with top Istanbul landmarks.

There are zero things to concern yourself with on this trip. Simply make your way to the Eminonu Pier, where you'll board your boat for a scenic cruise along the Bosphorus Strait.

Get the history of the 19th-century Küçüksu Palace hunting lodge as you pass. It's got the wow factor now, but imagine it back in the time of the Ottoman Empire when the sultan, on his country excursions, would hunt for game in the surrounding woodlands.

Sail past historic monuments like Galata Tower and the Dolmabahçe Palace, and witness the Bosphorus Bridge, connecting Asia to Europe. Then follow the Asian coast back and catch a look at the towering medieval Anatolian Fortress, and Turkey's oldest military school.

A great way to get a new perspective on both sides of this buzzing city.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time
  • Show your smartphone ticket during boarding at the Kabatas Pier

European Shore Itinerary: Dolmabahce Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Naval Museum of Istanbul. Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, The Bosphorus Bridge, Arnavutkoy, Bebek Bay, Rumeli Fortress, The Fatih Mehmet Bridge, Emirgan, Galata Bridge, Golden Horn, Galata Port

Asian Shore Itinerary: Kanlica (stop-over point), Amcazade Huseyin Pasa Yali, The Fortress of Asia, The Palace of Kucuksu, The Yali of Kucuksu, Kandilli, Vanikoy, The Kuleli Naval Station, Cengelkoy, Beylerbeyi, Beylerbeyi Palace, Kuzguncuk, Maiden's Tower

  • Rescheduling is possible until 13 hours before your visit date.

Ratings & reviews

2 verified customer reviews
12 Oct 2019
Very well organised. The company contacted us as soon as we booked confirming a closer meeting point. The boat was clean and comfortable. The tour itself was well explained
Bosphorus Cruise 2.5 Hours (10:30, from Kasimpasa Pier)
Platon,  Greece Greece
16 Feb 2020
Really nice. Friendly staff
Bosphorus Cruise 2.5 Hours (10:30, from Kasimpasa Pier)