What To Expect
In this afternoon tour, you will be picked up from your hotel and be transported to the First Bosphorus Bridge, where you will join the cruise ferry as it leaves from Ortakoy dock.
The cruise ferry will then commence its 60-minute non-stop tour to the Second Bosphorus Bridge and back, with a visit to the colorful town of Ortakoy.
Cruising the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, you can see how the city and the Ottoman world have gradually changed. By the 18th century, the old center and the palace began to extend beyond the boundaries of the city. The Sultan and his entourage started to build new residences in a sophisticated Western style on the banks of the Strait.
These mansions were built in a way that enabled one to admire the beauty of the Bosphorus. The houses faced the water, and behind them was usually a huge garden in which a harem could be built. This new style pleased not only the Turkish aristocracy. In fact, more and more European diplomats moved into gorgeous embassies on the waterfront.
The Bosphorus became similar to the Grand Canal of Venice, being a place where people could demonstrate their power and wealth.
Pick-up from your accommodation: between 13:00-13:30
Drop-off at your accommodation: between 17:00-17:30
Bosphorus Strait cruise
Parking and road tolls
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children 2 years old and below are free of charge if accompanied by paying adult.
If you combine any morning tour with any afternoon tour, lunch will be complimentary. Please inquire.
The duration of transfers is approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes
2 days / 1 night