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Guided Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul with lunch

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Schedule

    Everyday from 09:30 to 17:30
  • Food & Drinks

    Lunch , Soft Drinks , Fruits ,Tea And Coffee
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off

    Free Shuttle Service
  • Guides

    Private professional tour guide

Guided Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul with lunch

Overview Duration: 8 hours
  Tour starting point: From hotel lobby or selected city centers
  Tour ending point: At your hotel
  Timeline: The tour starts at 9:30 AM – Ends 5:30 PM
  Includes: Professional tour guide, lunch, fruits, snacks, drinks, pick up and drop off, museum ticket
  Excludes: Alcoholic beverages, swim suits and towels

Schedule Bosphorus Strait, Ortaköy Neighborhood, Küçüksu Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Anadolu Kavagi, Büyük Liman Beach, Poyrazköy Village

Inclusions Private professional tour guide
  Regular group tour
  Private boat
  Museum Ticket
  Soft drinks
  Tea and Coffe
  Hotel Pick up
  Hotel Drop off

Exclusions Tips for Guide, Driver and Crew
  Alcoholic Beverages

What to expect Explore the city with Istanbul day cruise Bosphorus and black sea. Visit spesific areas and get information from your professional tour guide. Set foot in Europe and Asia. Discover Istanbul and enjoy your city tour includes lunch and swimming break in Black Sea during your Bosphorus Tour.

Bosphorus Strait:

A natural channel that divide Istanbul and Turkey as European and Asian sides. A natural border between two continents offers magnificent views and many historical monuments like Imperial Palaces, Kiosks and private mansions called yali.

Ortaköy Neighborhood:

Our first stop is Ortaköy is a charming neighborhood of Istanbul on the European side of Bosphorus nearby the First Suspension Bridge of the city full of narrow enchanted cobblestone roads and local culture living in it.

Küçüksu Palace:

Second stop is to visit The Hunting lodge of the Sultans from 1557 dates back the period of Sultan Abdülmecit. Located on the Asian side of Bosphorus. It used to be the reception palace for the hunting parties.

Rumeli Fortress:

Continue your daily Bosphorus tour to the biggest fortress in the city built by the order of Mehmet the 2nd. Located on the European side of Bosphorus in the narrowest point constructed as a part of the plan to siege Constantinople and it played an important role during the siege.

Lunch Break:

After Rumeli Fortress lunch will be served aboard.

Anadolu Kavagi:

A small and lovely fishing villeage of Bosphorus and Black Sea located at the southernmost point of Bosphorus on the edge of the Black Sea. You will get your 30 minutes of free time to enjoy the village and take great photographs.

Büyük Liman Beach:

On the northernmostpoint of Bosphorus strait near by the 3rd Suspension Bridge the beach lies. It has clear waters to enjoy the refreshing temperature of the Black Sea. After a busy day travelling you can relax yourself by swimming in the Black Sea.

Poyrazköy Village:

A historical village that was founded by Genoese colonists dates back 6 centuries. Later on captured by Eastern Romans and Ottoman Empire. You can enjoy the view of the northernmost point of Bosphorus from your Boat.

** At the end of the tour you will have transfer service. After embarking boat to Kabatas Pier, the service will be ready for you to take you back to your hotel.

  • Q: What does Black Sea Tour offer to me?

  • A: This tour is an unique and only tour takes you all the way from Bosphorus Strait to where meets the Black Sea

  • Q: How can I book and how do I pay?

  • A: You can book from your hotel or tour sales point, travel stores and also you can visit IBO Tours website. You can pay for this tour with credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or cash in any currency.

  • Q: How can I meet with the tour guide?

  • A: You will meet with your tour guide in front of the German Fountain at Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) to start small group private tour.

  • Q: How can I meet with the tour guide?

  • A: The guide will meet you at your departure point.

  • Q: How to buy enterance tickets for museums and attractions?

  • A: The tour guides have priority in most of the touristic places in Istanbul so your guide will assist you without waiting in the queue.

  • Q: Are the guides licenced?

  • A: Of course. Our tour guides are licenced from Ministry of Culture and Tourism. (Unlicenced tour guides are illegal in Turkey.)

  • Q: Do we stop at Dolmabahçe Palace in this tour?

  • A: Dolmabahçe Palace is not in the programme of the tour. You will see and get some information about this palace from the boat.

  • Q: Does this tour goes to the Asian Side?

  • A: Yes we do visit Asian Side of the city. We have 2 stop at Asian Side. We will stop at Küçüksu Palace and Anadolu Kavagi Village.

  • Q: When do we have the snacks?

  • A: The snack service will be on the boat after we get on board from Ortaköy neighborhood.

  • Q: Where do we have lunch?

  • A: The lunch will be served on board. Lunch will be traditional Turkish mezes with grilled chicken comes with soft drinks. Snacks, lunch service and soft drinks are included.

  • Q: Is there an alcohol at the boat?

  • A: We have local alcoholic drinks at the boat. But local and alcoholic drinks are not included in this tour.

  • Q: Will there be lunch options for vegetarians?

  • A: We serve Turkish mezes, pasta and grilled vegetables for vegetarians.

  • Q: When we stop for swimming?

  • A: Swimming will be after leaving from Anadolu Kavagi. Swim point is safe and clean bay of Büyük Liman neighborhood under the 3th Suspension Bridge of Bosphorus.

  • Q: Do you provide towel and swim suits?

  • A: We do not provide towel or swim suits. You should bring your own towel or swim suits. Also you can buy what you need at Anadolu Kavagi stop before swimming.

  • Q: How can I go to my hotel at the end of the tour?

  • A: After embarking boat to Kabatas Pier you can use our free transfer service back to hotel.

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