Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

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Morning Bosphorus Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side
2.5-Hours Bosphorus Cruise on a Luxury Yacht: From 10.30 am to 13.00

Set sail on this epic journey between Europe and Asia on Istanbul's beautiful Bosphorus Strait. Along your ride, you will see wonders of both East and West sailing through this lovely waterway separating Europe and Asia, accompanied by a multilingual guide. Stopover on the Asian side and explore Kanlica, which stands in defiance of time, is one of the most beautiful districts in Istanbul. Kanlica is the greenest point of the Asian side where you could try Kanlica Yogurt, which is enough reason for many people visiting this lovely town.

Onboard, our luxury yacht, hear stories and anecdotes of this mesmerizing city. Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. Experience some luxury on this 2.5-hour yacht cruise down the Bosphorus. It's a small group tour that is designed to help travelers spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Delicious Turkish coffee served in tradational cups

Turkish delight served with along Turkish coffee

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 6
  • ADULT: Age: 7 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Dolmabahce Mosque
Dolmabahçe Mosque, also called the Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque was built along with the Dolmabahce Palace in neo-classical and imperial style and located in the south of Dolmabahce Palace.

• Admission Ticket Free

Dolmabahce Palace
Until the 17th century, the area where t the palace is today was one of the bays along the Bosphorus the legendary sailing vessel, ARGOS on which the Argonauts set off to find the Golden Fleece, anchored here.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ortaköy, once literally "the village in the middle" (orta) of the European Bosphorus shore 8 km (5 miles) northeast of Sultanahmet, is now among Istanbul's coolest, chic-est, most artsy neighborhoods, with trendy boutiques, atmospheric cafés, and bistros, and crowds of young, sophisticated residents and visitors.

• Admission Ticket Free

Arnavutköy (meaning "Albanian village" in Turkish) is a historic neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey renowned for its wooden Ottoman mansions and seafood restaurants, as well as the campus of the prestigious Robert College with its historic buildings.

• Admission Ticket Free

Galatasaray Island
The Galatasaray Islet is a small island on the Bosphorus strait off Kuruçeşme neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey, which is owned by Galatasaray Sports Club.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bosphorus Bridge
Bosphorus Bridge
Which was inaugurated on October 29, 1973, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Turkish Republic, has the longest span in Europe and the fourth in the world. This suspension bridge has a total length of 1560 metres (1706 yards) and a width of 33.4 metres (110ft). The span between pylons is 1074 metres (1175 yards) and the clearance above sea level is 64 metres (210ft). The construction of the steel box-girder suspension was carried out by a British-german consortium. The second bridge to link Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus will be completed in 1989 between Emirgan and Kanlica.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bebek Park
Bebek is one of the best neighborhoods in Istanbul. It is by the Bosporus. There are plenty of eateries along the way, most of them are good and reasonably priced. Fish restaurants are great.

• Admission Ticket Free

Rumeli Fortress
Rumelishisari Fortress - (Rumelihisari Castle)
At the narrowest point of the Bosphorus stands the Rumelihisarr Fortress, built by Sultan Mehmet, the Conqueror on the European shore. The Sultan himself on the 26th day of March 1452 laid the foundation stone of the Fortress with a view to controlling the passage of the ships through the Bosphorus and using it as a base for his attack on the city. The fortress or castle was built upon the ancient site of Hermaion. It was completed in five months on August 28th 1452. The cannon on the towers could command this narrowest part of the Bosphorus opposite the older fortress of Anadoluhisarr. Darius in 500 BC had thrown a pontoon bridge across the Strait at this point and passed over 700,000 men. To Sultan Mehmet, the Conqueror, it was the key to Constantinople. The design of the walls and the towers display the Prophet's and the Conqueror's name - Muhammet - Mehmet.

• Admission Ticket Free

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge, is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait. When completed in 1988, it was the 5th-longest suspension bridge span in the world; today it is the 24th.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kanlica Meydani
Kanlıca welcomes its guests with its Pier (İskele) Square, monumental plane tree, 126 years old Turkish Caffee House, ever-smiling locals, seaside tranquility, and of course Kanlica Yogurt.
İskele (Pier) Square is the heart of Kanlıca. The monumental plane tree in the center is almost resisting time with its grace and last big branch. It’s impossible not to daydream as you sip your foamy Turkish coffee at the 126-year-old coffeehouse İsmail Ağa Kahvesi with a view of the sea. Along with Turkish Caffee or instead of you should have Kanlica Yogurt, it is especially thick and citric, a quality coming from the mixture of cow’s and sheep’s milk. For full experience try it with powdered sugar or honey. Taking its name after the neighborhood. Kanlica Yogurt is a local trademark best enjoyed at its place of origin, established in 1870, İsmail Aga Cafe.
We stop in Kanlica where you can try the most delicious yogurt in the world.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Beylerbeyi Palace
Beylerbeyi Palace
Situated on the Asiatic shore of the Bosphorus between the villages of Kuzguncuk and Cengelköy, the palace was built by Sultan Abdülaziz in 1865. Beylerbeyi Palace seen from the Bosphorus floats like a white vision in a fairy tale. It is the most extravagant royal house of the 19th Century on which millions were spent. It is built completely of marble, surpassing all the Palaces of European Kings. Empress Eugénie, during her visit of 1869 stayed in this palace as well as Czar Nicholas Il of Russia. Edward VIII was a guest in 1936. Stone lionesses recline on marble carpets set in lawns, and swans float and fish swim in the unobtrusive pool where pigeons fly to catch the spray of the fountain upon their wings.

• Admission Ticket Free

Anadolu Hisari Fort
Anadoluhısarı Fortress (Anadoluhisari Castle)
On the opposite bank stands the Anadoluhisari Fortress by the Göksu stream.

This romantic castle which adorns the Asiatic shore of the Bosphorus was built in 1395 by Sultan Bayazit, the Thunderbolt, and named "Güzelcehisar". Later it was extended by Mehmet, the Conqueror. Today, as the first possession of Turks on the Bosphorus, it serves as the landmark of Turkish rule.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kucuksu Pavilion
Kucuksu Palace
The Summer Palace of Kucuksu, sometimes called the Palace of Göksu, is situated between the villages of Anadoluhisan and Kandilli on the Asiatic shore of the Bosphorus. The Kucuksu Palace was first built by Mahmut I in 1749. Later it underwent restoration during the reigns of Selim Ill and Ahmet Il. It was renovated by Sultan Abdülmecit in 1857. Sultan Abdülaziz gave the palace a new face-lift and had it refurbished and redecorated. It is a small but elegant edifice, stretching along the lip of the Bosphorus, surrounded by intricately cast-iron railings. Waters and waves of the Bosphorus wash its terraces of glittering marble and sometimes penetrate their latticed and mysterious recesses.

• Admission Ticket Free

KIz Kulesi
Kızkulesı (Maıden's Tower - Leander's Tower)
About 180 meters away from the shores of Üsküdar stands this tower which bears two different names. Europeans who named it the Leander's Tower thought that it was here where Leander was drowned while attempting to swim the Bosphorus to reach his beloved Hero, the priestess of Aphrodite. But, in fact, Leander never crossed here even in the legend which refers to the Hellespont, Dardanelles. The Turkish name is KIZ kulesi ( Maiden's Tower ). It is now a modern lighthouse. In the past, it served as a fort to tax ships up to one-tenth of their cargo, similar to Pfalz Castle on the Rhine.

• Admission Ticket Free

Haydarpasa Terminal
Haydarpaşa station is a railway station in Istanbul. Until 2012 the station was a major intercity, regional and commuter rail hub as well as the busiest railway station in Turkey. Haydarpaşa, along with Sirkeci station, are Istanbul's two intercity and commuter railway terminals.

• Admission Ticket Free

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Hagia Sophia
Typical examples of the unique qualities of Byzantine architecture arc found in Istanbul, the capital of ancient Byzantium. Architects created a new style inspired by ancient monuments.

• Admission Ticket Free

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace
After the conquest of Istanbul in 1453 Faith (the Conqueror) Sultan Ahmet moved the throne of the Ottoman Empire to this city. Me first palace he set up was in the middle of the city. The second was built in 1470 and has been called Topkapi Palace since recent history. Topkapi is a classical palace as all historical Turkish palaces are.

• Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
One of the most famous monuments of the Turkish and Islamic world is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, which enchants visitors of Istanbul. An example of classical Turkish art and architecture is the only mosque with six minarets. It is surrounded by two thousand-year-old historical monuments.

• Admission Ticket Free

Suleymaniye Mosque
Suleymaniye Mosque
The most impressive of the mosques which form the famous Istanbul silhouette is the mosque of Sfileymaniye. The well-proportioned and neat esthetics of its exterior and Only the three walls of the fountain's courtyard, the fountain, the crown doors, the mihrab, up to the first balcony of the minarets, and a part of the surrounding wall remain from the original construction.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sirkeci Station
Sirkeci railway station, listed on maps as İstanbul railway station, is a railway terminal in İstanbul. The terminal is located on the tip of İstanbul's historic peninsula right next to the Golden Horn and just northwest of Gülhane Park and the Topkapı Palace.

• Admission Ticket Free

Galata Koprusu
The Galata Bridge is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. From the end of the 19th century, in particular, the bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry, and novels.

• Admission Ticket Free

Golden Horn
The Golden Horn is a major urban waterway and the primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.

• Admission Ticket Free

Galata Tower
The Galata Tower, called Christea Turris by the Genoese, is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus.

• Admission Ticket Free

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