Tickets for Bosphorus Cruise & Bus Tour & Cable Car

Cruise along between two continents with a guided boat and bus tour of Istanbul

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Starting time: 11:30
Duration: 5 hours
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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  • Sail between the continents of Asia and Europe with a 5-hour guided cruise along the Bosphorus Strait
  • Enjoy a bus tour of Istanbul's Old City, and marvel at the incredible architecture and historical sites
  • Take a cable car back down Pierre Loti Hill and get a bird's-eye view of the city


The nexus of Europe and Asia, and the home of an ancient empire or two in its time, Istanbul has a story to tell. Discover the delights of the Turkish capital in style, with a five-hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. Feast your eyes on countless cultural riches along the way, like the imperious Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace. Float under the enormous Bosphorus Bridge, hear tales of the city's incredible history as you go, and see it all from above with a soaring cable car ride.

Some cities have played a defining role in the shaping of human cultural history. Ancient Athens gave us Western Philosophy, Lugano gave us the Eurovision Song Contest, and Istanbul? Well, a five-hour guided cruise on the Bosphorus Strait will tell you all you need to know.

Sailing along the geographical boundary between Europe and Asia is one of the most culturally rewarding and downright amazing experiences you can treat yourself to in Turkey. A friendly English-speaking guide will give you a condensed version of the city's incredible history and cultural tapestry.

After your voyage along the river concludes, the adventure continues on land, with a bus tour along the city's historic walls and through the winding streets of the Old City. After climbing Pierre Loti Hill, your ticket gives you access to a high-flying cable car back down for even more incredible views over the Turkish capital.


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What's included

Bosphorus boat tour, with views of Bosphorus Bridge, Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, and Rumeli Fortress (Rumeli Hisari) and with live commentary
Stop at Küçüksu Palace (Friday-Sunday & Wednesday) or Rumeli Fortress (Monday & Thursday) during the boat tour
Bus tour of Old Town (Sultanahmet) in an air-conditioned sightseeing bus and with live commentary
Free time at Pierre Loti Hill + admission to the Cable Car for the way down
English speaking guide throughout

What's not included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks (lunch will be available at Pierre Loti for an extra fee)

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


Taksim Square
Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Taksim Meydani/Osmanlı Sokak 1/B, 34437, Istanbul
Kasimpasa Pier (Kasımpaşa)
Kasimpasa sosyal tesisleri, 34440, Istanbul
  • Meeting point is in front of the Marmara Taksim Hotel 30 minutes before departure
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the driver upon pick-up
  • Departure is at 11:30

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