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Private Istanbul City Tour Bosphorus Cruise with Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Schedule

    Everyday from 09:00 to 16:00
  • Languages

    English (Extra charge for ohter languages)
  • Food & Drinks

    Lunch (Drinks are an extra charge)
  • Museum

    Enterance Ticket For Dolmabahce
  • Guides

    Private guide

Private Istanbul City Tour Bosphorus Cruise with Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side

Overview Duration: 7 hours
  Tour starting point: From hotel
  Tour ending point: At your hotel
  Timeline: Start 9:00 AM – Ends 4:00 PM
  Includes: Private tour, Private transportation, Professionel guide, Ticket for Dolmabahce Palace
  Excludes: Tips for the guide

Schedule Dolmabahce Palace
  Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise
  Camlica Hill and Lunch in Asian Side
  Spice Bazaar

Inclusions Private Tour
  Private Transportation
  Private guide
  Enterance Ticket For Dolmabahce

Exclusions Tips for crew

What to expect Visit the famous Ottoman Palace "Dolmabahce" Drive over the Bosphorus Bridge from Europe to Asian Side and see the history with IBO Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Tour.
With the IBO Istanbul Full Day tour enjoy your Bosphorus Cruise and see both Eurpean and Asian shores from the boat, you will see the complete beauty of two continents. Drive over the Bosphorus Bridge to the Asian side to visit with our Istanbul Sightseeing bus. With an informative english speaking guide you will be able to discover the city’s rich history and culture etc.


You will picked-up from your hotel to start your Bosphorus Cruise with Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side Tour.

Dolmabahce Palace:

Dolmabahce Palace is on the European coastline of the Bosphorus. It was ordered by the Empires 31st Sultan, Abdülmecid I, and built between the years 1843 and 1856. It represents the modernization period of the Ottoman Empire. You can see the changing lifestyle and architecture of the Ottomans from second half of 19th century.

Golden Horn & Bosphorus Cruise:

The Bosphorus Cruise Tour starts from the Golden Horn. It’s the major inlet of the Bosphorus. Then it sails through the strait.
Bosphorus is a natural strait which seperates Europe from Asia. During your cruise, your guide will inform you about all the highlights of Bosphorus Strait. You will discover the city more and learn about Istanbul’s famous landmarks such as; mosque, palaces, bridges and the famous historical timber houses called as “yali“.
Rumeli Fortress, (Viewed only from boat) This splendid fortress was built by Sultan Fatih Mehmet 2 in 1452 situated at narrowest part of the Bosphorus. Built as strategic military base in order to get the control of the Bosphorus Strait.

Camlica Hill and Lunch:

Lunch service with great scenerary at the Camlica Hill on the Asia content. You will have free time to explore around and Camlica Hill is on 268 meters above sea level. There are plenty of cafes and it’s a good picnic area for the residents. Camlica Hill is also a well known spot for watching migrating birds over the Bosphorus. Situated on the Asian side of Istanbul, It is the highest point in Istanbul (268 meters) and it provides a panoramic view of the city.

Spice Bazaar:

It’s one of the largest bazaars of Istanbul, located in Eminonu. It is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. You can find all kind of spiceis, chees, dry fruite, flower tea and etc. This tour terminate at Spice Market. At the end of your tour our guide will accompany you untill your hotel.

Please Note Dolmabahce Palace will be closed on Mondays.

  • Q: Is the programme customasible ? Can we Change the time of the tour

  • A: Yes of course. If you contact us we can arrange depending on your wish.

  • Q: Will there be vegetarian or vegan options?

  • A: Yes there will be. Please let us know how many people vegetarians or vegans so we can arrange.

  • Q: Will there be lunch break? Is it Included?

  • A: Yes of course and it is included lunch will be given in our Turkish restaurant with local and traditional food avalaible

  • Q: What is your cancellation policy?

  • A: If you cancel the tour 24 hours before departure you will get a full refund.

  • Q: What about people with special needs?

  • A: If you inform us about the situation our crew can prepare.

  • Q: How can we join the tour will there be transfer service?

  • A: There will be private transportation for our private yacht tours so we got both pick-up from your and drop-off.

  • Q: I have allergies for some type of food could you remove it if it is in the food ?

  • A: Please contact us and tell us which type of food you can not eat so we can arrange a menu suitable for your condition.

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