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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht provided by Bosphorus Tour Istanbul

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht
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Tour snapshot
Swap crowded bus tours for a luxurious Bosphorus sunset cruise
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
60
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Swap the hustle and bustle of Istanbul’s streets for a more peaceful way of sightseeing—a sunset cruise down the Bosphorus strait on a luxury yacht. Admire panoramic views that you wouldn’t see otherwise, and access excellent photo opportunities of Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, the Rumeli Fortress, and many more local landmarks.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Get incredible sunset photo opportunities you wouldn’t see otherwise
  • Learn as you travel—hear commentary from an on-board guide
  • Enjoy luxury perks—drinks and canapes are included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get incredible sunset photo opportunities you wouldn’t see otherwise
  • Learn as you travel—hear commentary from an on-board guide
  • Enjoy luxury perks—drinks and canapes are included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 69435P18
Important information
Inclusions
  • This insightful tour is guided and commentated by an experienced host
  • Complimentary drinks (homemade lemonade in summer and fresh fruit juice in winter), tea and coffee
  • 25-meters cruise vessel, luxury moto yacht
  • Delicious canapés and snacks served aboard
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Daily prepared fresh season fruits
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Kabatas Station, Ömer Avni, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey Meeting Point will be right across KABATAS Tram Station: KABATAS SEHIR HATLARI We will be holding a board: "SUNSET CRUISE" Sunset Cruise Hours: Period 1 Nov to Feb - 16:00 - 18.30 Period 2 Mar to Apr and Sept to Oct - 17.00 - 19.30 Period 3 May to Aug - 18.30 - 21.00
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The cruise is weather permitting and schedule may change daily
  • Schedule subject to change without notice
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Inclusions
  • This insightful tour is guided and commentated by an experienced host
  • Complimentary drinks (homemade lemonade in summer and fresh fruit juice in winter), tea and coffee
  • 25-meters cruise vessel, luxury moto yacht
  • Delicious canapés and snacks served aboard
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Daily prepared fresh season fruits
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Kabatas Station, Ömer Avni, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey Meeting Point will be right across KABATAS Tram Station: KABATAS SEHIR HATLARI We will be holding a board: "SUNSET CRUISE" Sunset Cruise Hours: Period 1 Nov to Feb - 16:00 - 18.30 Period 2 Mar to Apr and Sept to Oct - 17.00 - 19.30 Period 3 May to Aug - 18.30 - 21.00
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The cruise is weather permitting and schedule may change daily
  • Schedule subject to change without notice
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kabatas Station
    Ömer Avni, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    Meeting Point will be right across KABATAS Tram Station: KABATAS SEHIR HATLARI We will be holding a board: "SUNSET CRUISE" Sunset Cruise Hours: Period 1 Nov to Feb - 16:00 - 18.30 Period 2 Mar to Apr and Sept to Oct - 17.00 - 19.30 Period 3 May to Aug - 18.30 - 21.00
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    Bosphorus Strait
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    "This beautiful strait, sometimes spelled Bosporus and sometimes Bosphorus, was so called from the earliest ages by the ancients; from the mythology of 10, the mistress of Jupiter, having passed over it in the shape of a cow. It resembles the Dardanelles, in length, breadth and current, and like it, is a narrow separation which divides Europe from Asia; but it has many features familiar to itself. Instead of being a solitary stream running between deserted shores, it is a body of water full of life and animation, winding its way through banks covered with palaces and villages, shaded with magnificent forest trees, presenting to the eye, at every mile, a new scene of crowded existence."
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    Pass by
    Dolmabahce Palace
    Ortakoy
    Bosphorus Bridge
    Ciragan Palace Kempinski
    Rumeli Fortress
    Bebek Park
    Anadolu Hisari Fort
    Kucuksu Pavilion
    Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
    Beylerbeyi Palace
    Galata Koprusu
    Galata Tower
    KIz Kulesi
    Halic
  • You'll return to the starting point
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WhenMinskMeetsNOLA
Madrid, Spain42 contributions
We had an overall incredible experience. There was really good communication throughout the process via wattsapp - we were knew exactly where to meet and Turgul answered all upfront questions that we had (FYI - they accept credit card).

The Yacht is as described: multiple floors with a restroom and ample seating. I would recommend being one of the first to board the boat. We took a nice seat on the front deck for half the tour, then transitioned inside as it got a little chilly. They provided blankets and drinks and snacks, and even hot tea/coffee towards the end. We paid a little extra to have a couple glasses of wine (40 lira each, which is pretty standard).

Finally, the tour itself was amazing. There is a lot to see along both the Asian and European sides: old fortresses, mosques, palaces, lighthouses, etc., each with a very well explained story. Would highly recommend as a starting point for someone visiting Istanbul to get some good background on the history and geography of the city.
Written April 5, 2021
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Tugrul G
Hi Edward, Thank you so much for joining our Bosphorus Sunset Cruise and for your detailed review of it. We pay attention to the fact that we always get back to our guests when we receive a request about our cruises. It is our responsibility to give accurate information on the cruise timings, prices, schedules, etc... Our new design yacht named SUNSET BOSPHORUS offers a unique experience for those who love to have a unique experience on the water, the Bosphorus. Our yacht has luxury functions with two large decks and very comfortable seating arrangements in the head section of it. As you described in your review, we offer everything that our guests may need through the cruise and our friendly crew do their best to provide the best service because we believe that our guests deserve the best Istanbul has to offer :) We hope to see you back in Istanbul soon! Kind regards,
Written April 6, 2021
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Rameeshay J
2 contributions
The cruise was amazing! The guide was great and he explained the history of the sites really well. The service on the ship was great too; we were frequently served food and drink. The only thing I would recommend is that the driver should pick up guests from the hotel earlier since Istanbul is a highly congested city.
Written September 16, 2021
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Emily H
3 contributions
I loved every second of this cruise!

The views of Istanbul are incredible and the staff was amazing as well. They are very attentive. They brought out a variety of snacks, desserts, and drinks to the guests. They eve brought blankets because it gets a bit cold on the water. The boat was the perfect size so you never felt like you were crowded by other people.

We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and they surprised her with a beautiful and delicious chocolate cake and they even played happy birthday. Everyone on the boat got cake too.

Everything exceeded our expectations
Written May 18, 2022
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SSS
London, UK263 contributions
Rookie mistake … realised too late most reviews are first time reviewers so likely bots! And I think I am right given everything was poor!

Poor communication - we had to chase them to understand if it was confirmed. No message about time of pick up. Finally a message saying 5pm. At 5:15 I call and they say there is an accident so best if we get there ourselves. Made our way in a 300LR taxi only to find our names are not on the list. They promise to reimburse taxi there and back to hotel but don’t.

I hear from others they too have been given same story.

Total shambles. The guide is trying her best but it’s maybe 2 mins of “guide” over a 2.5 hr slow not ride.

Avoid at all costs.
Written July 26, 2022
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Guide40171388042
1 contribution
Absolutely wonderful! We took this tour on June 26th, 2022. It was very well organized, on time and efficient. All the team members were very friendly and helped with our enquiries. The Bosphorus sunset tour was just the right duration - enough time to learn some interesting historical facts , take pictures and enjoy beautiful views. And we even enjoyed Turkish baklava with fresh fruits , snacks and tea in bardak thanks to a good job from Fishe (sorry for misspelling)
And many thanks to the guide who was very informative and kindly answered all our numerous questions.
We absolutely recommend The Bosphorus Sunset Cruise Tour!
Written June 26, 2022
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Lelik1
Moscow, Russia43 contributions
Very nice cruise, with good boat and excellent team! Before the cruise started, we came to a different pier when going from Asian side due to change in ferries routes – and the guide was very kind to pick us up from the wrong place and brought us to the right one. During the cruise, we got enough snacks for free and plenty of refreshments (at reasonable extra cost). The ride was very enjoyable, the weather was excellent, the sea was smooth. The guide told us in details what we were seeing on both sides, it was really interesting to see how big the city is and see buildings from various times and in different styles. And eventually, the sunset was totally amazing!
Written November 16, 2020
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Tugrul G
Hi Irina, How nice to see your review of Bosphorus Sunset Cruise organized by Bosphorus Tour Istanbul. While you were getting to the pier from Kadikoy, the public ferry was canceled by the maritime lines last minute. Our guide met you in Besiktas to make sure that you could be on our cruise in time, and yes you made it! We are always generous in serving snacks, cookies, baklava, fresh season fruits, some delicious local drinks, tea, and coffee as complementary services on the cruise. Our guide has long years of experience in guiding, he also has a good sense of humor so that he could make fun with our guests throughout the cruise. The unforeseen surprise was the end of the day, after heavy rain during the day, the sun came up with its different colors and made the day unforgettable even for us :) We hope to see you back in Istanbul another time. Best regards,
Written November 16, 2020
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Karim Asadi
2 contributions
I've been looking for a Bosphorus tour in order to surprise my partner for our engagement. From the moment i made contact with Serdar, i was confident that the surprise would be wonderful. He and his colleagues did an amazing job in organizing the event days in advance, the communication with them was very easy and i just had to tell him my preferences and he did everything else!

When we arrived on the marina, the crew's treatment was superb and they had everything covered up. We loved every bit of the cruise, with some great sights to Istanbul's attractions. We also enjoyed good wine and food during the cruise. We had stops on many places to take pictures as well.

I would strongly recommend these guys for anyone who is looking to make his Bosphorus trip a special and exciting one!
Written March 24, 2021
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Tugrul G
Hi Karim, Thank you wholeheartedly for choosing our company for your marriage proposal. The Bosphorus, connecting two continents is perhaps the best point for a marriage proposal, which is the first step of uniting two lives When you receive excellent service during the proposal cruise, it is even more meaningful, as we are aware of the importance of this, from the beginning to the end of the cruise, everything is checked several times in order to make sure that everything goes perfectly as planned. We wish you have a long and prosperous life together. We thank you one more time for choosing Bosphorus Tour Istanbul. Kindest regards,
Written March 25, 2021
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OxfordshireDizzy
Chinnor, UK213 contributions
My daughter and I booked this cruise to celebrate my birthday. At point of booking we hadn’t mentioned the birthday.
A shuttle collected us from the hotel.
The guide on board was great and pointed out all the landmarks and history on both the Europe and Asia sides.
We were served complimentary snacks, pastries and fruit on board. At this point my daughter happened to mention my birthday. The guide was upset we hadn’t mentioned it beforehand and offered us free drinks. We were sat at the back of the boat.
About fifteen minutes later the boat seemed to pull almost to the docking point by some upmarket restaurants. We thought it was part of the tour and carried on taking photos of the view.
We set off again and a few minutes later the staff appeared and presented a beautiful birthday cake with candles to me and a recording of Happy Birthday to you was played! The guide took a video of my surprise and delight. It was a fabulous experience. They had stopped the boat to pick up the cake...incredibly generous!
The sun setting was just wonderful, but don’t forget to take a jumper. They do provide blankets as it does get chilly.
A great value trip on a medium sized boat with only approximately 20 passengers on board.
A great experience. Go on, book it....you won’t be disappointed!

Thank you so much for the cake!!!

Written October 7, 2020
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Tugrul G
Hi, Thank you very much for your great review of our Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxury Yacht in Istanbul. Bosphorus Sunset Cruise is one of the best cruises to celebrate a birthday in Istanbul. If we were informed about your birthday, we would have prepared a birthday cake. However, our guide managed to arrange the cake to celebrate your birthday on our cruise :) Through our sunset cruise, our guests can see the natural beauties of the Bosphorus, our knowledgeable tour guide also give some information about the historical places along the two sides of the Bosphorus, besides this, he also helps you to have some fun with his jokes :) We hope to see you back in Istanbul next year, maybe to celebrate your birthday, we already know your birthday date :) Best wishes,
Written October 8, 2020
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Iain_Barbara
Peterborough, UK62 contributions
Despite the weather being a little cold, we spent a marvellous November late afternoon on this cruise along the Bosphorus. From the pick up at our hotel to being returned later in the evening, we cannot fault this experience.

The boat itself is quite large with plenty of room for everyone to sit inside in the warmth (it was a bit too cold to be outside). The information provided by the tour guide was exceptional, and we were provided with drinks and snacks throughout the journey.

Highlight of the evening for us was the presentation of a cake to my wife as the sun set over Istanbul, as it was our wedding anniversary.

This trip is highly recommended.
Written November 13, 2021
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fieryblush
New York City, NY63 contributions
I'm from New York and I wanted to be relaxed on a quality boat to see the sites of the Bosphoros. The quality of services and boats range dramatically in Istanbul and I did not want to be hearded into a cramped and crowded sketchy looking boat. Bosphorus Tour Istanbul exceeded my expectations regarding the quality of their yacht and the friendliness and graciousness of their service on the boat. Beware: Istanbul traffic can be horrendous. There were a little mishaps with their offer to get me to/from the boat trip, but if you make sure they pick you up 2hrs before launch, you can relax easily on the boat after enduring that afternoon traffic to get there. They are also very responsive thru WhatsApp +90 554 797 26 46, which was extremely helpful to me. I'd use them again and tell my family and friends to do so also when they visit Istanbul.
Written October 6, 2021
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polkapretzel
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Great Boat Trip
We were expertly taken up the Bosphorus and back the other side. We were given delicious little snacks. Our 'Capt
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If you don't like overcrowded boats and you are willing to pay a little bit more, this is perfect
If you don't love those overcrowded boats, this is perfect. You have enough space for yourself. The boat is very lu
LeggsNikkimo
LeggsNikkimo
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Wonderful
Edem is very nice and charming. I really enjoyed the tour. Duygu was also very nice and informative. Thanks!
Q9413PSmayam
Q9413PSmayam
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The best introduction to Istanbul
It was the perfect way to start my tourism in Istanbul to better understand the geography of the country and its hi
144sabaha
144sabaha
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Best experience
Me & my sister had an excellent time on the yacht cruise. The staff were lovely, highly recommend!!!
Luk3Skywalk3r
Luk3Skywalk3r
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Great tour, highly recommended!
What a great tour! We decided to book with this company after reading the reviews, and we are glad that we did. Dir
573tracyb
573tracyb
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Amazing
The attention was so good, the guide provide fun facts, confortable, snacks and water the entire trip
rochellet380
rochellet380
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RELAXING EDUCATIVE EXPERIENCE
The Bosphorus Yacht Cruise was incredible. So much to see, the tour guide explains the history very well and answer
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emmalO100EG
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Great service, Enes on board was very friendly and welcoming. Refreshments were also available on board and we wer
tenlear
tenlear
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Fun Times
Great tour! Great amenities! Recommend sitting on the second level or the front. It was as advertised and service w
rdsandhu
rdsandhu
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Excellent Tour
This was an excellent tour, especially due to our guide Sergun. He was knowledgeable, genuine, and went above and b
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Compass25834172669
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10/10 experience better than other cruises
Got this cruise for my parents and they absolutely loved it. They had a lot of fun and they said the tea and snacks
Gian S
Gian S
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Comfortable cruise
Wonderful way to capture life beyond the tourist areas. Comfortable boat, knowledgable guide and Anes was a great h
MoinKazi1972
MoinKazi1972
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Highlight of our trip!!
This cruise trip was outstanding. The duration of the trip was perfect, and they even served, fresh fruit, canapes,
738suzyn
738suzyn
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Beautiful
So relaxing ! Excellent guide and not crowded plenty of room to relax . Would highly recommend this tour
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