Make the most of your trip to Istanbul by booking a relaxing boat cruise along the majestic Bosphorus Strait. Drift along Istanbul's main waterway and discover the differences between the European and Asian sides.
Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise
At the indicated time, we'll meet up at the Kabatas Ferry Terminal and board a cruise ship that'll take us along the Bosphorus Strait.
We'll hop aboard and gaze at the scenic European and Asian banks. Both embankments are lined with wooden houses, palaces, fortresses and bridges of various periods. Relax as the boat rocks on the waves and you feel the sea breeze.
During the first hour of the cruise, you'll sail past the European side of Istanbul. Admire the area’s most important landmarks including the Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque and Rumelihisarı, commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the 15th century. You won't be able to stop taking photos!
During the tour, you'll also enjoy coffee, tea and delicious Turkish sweets. What more could you ask for?
Floating underneath one of the city's major bridges and we'll reach the Asian Side of Istanbul. Once there, we'll disembark in Kanlıca and leave you 30 minutes of free time to explore the neighborhood. During the time of the Ottoman Empire, numerous bourgeois mansions proliferated here. In addition to seeing these noble buildings, we recommend trying the delicious yogurt served in the cafes of this neighborhood.
After two and a half hours aboard a comfortable boat, we'll end the cruise back at the pier in the port of Kabatas.
You can check out the full route of the cruise using the following link:
|Adults||Children under 2|
US$ 46.30 US$ 36
AdultsUS$ 46.30 US$ 36
Children under 2Free
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
2.5–hour boat ride
Coffee and tea
22% discount on the official ticket price.
When to book?
You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Accessible only for folding chairs. Accessible toilets.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Kabatas Ferry Terminal