Eminonu Pier

Eminonu Pier: Our most recommended tours and activities

Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

1. Istanbul: Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

Set sail on a cruise between Europe and Asia on Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait. See the wonders of both East and West from the water while accompanied by a multilingual guide. Stopover on the Asian side and explore Kanlica, a district that stands in defiance of time. On board the yacht, hear stories of this mesmerizing city as you set out to pass sights on both continents, including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, the Leander Tower, and Istanbul's most posh areas, Ortakoy and Bebek. Pass under the two suspended Bosphorus bridges that connect Europe and Asia and Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. Snap photos of the city skyline and hear about the confluence of cultures that exists at this meeting point between Europe and Asia. During the cruise, you'll be free to wander between decks to capture the best shots of Istanbul's attractions. Your guide will illustrate the history of what you see during the cruise; Bosphorus has a storied past and your guides know the fun facts you can't find in a tourist handbook. The Bosphorus separating two continents has always been crucial to life in Istanbul. Once a prime channel to move fearsome armies through, it now serves more peaceful functions. Seeing this important trading route is a must-do for travelers.

Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

2. Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

Explore the beautiful city of Istanbul at your own pace with this hop-on-hop-off bus ticket including audio commentary in 8 languages. Your ticket is valid for 1 day and will let you spend more time discovering the highlights that most interest you. Jump aboard your double decker bus and enjoy a tour designed for those who want flexibility during their sightseeing exploration of Istanbul. With additional commentary from your audioguide, you will learn interesting facts about key sights whilst savoring delicious complimentary snacks on board. During the route you can stop at locations like Sultanahmet Square, Eminönü, Karaköy, Galataport, Dolmabahçe Palace, Naval Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Taksim Square, Beşiktaş Bazaar, Şişhane, and Egyptian Spice Bazaar.

Istanbul: City Transport Card for Bus, Metro, Tram & Ferries

3. Istanbul: City Transport Card for Bus, Metro, Tram & Ferries

Experience Istanbul stress-free with a pre-charged travel card for public transport networks throughout the city. Travel on the metro, trams, buses, and ferries to experience the city like a local. Using your ticket is easy: simply swipe it at the entrance machines at each station of tram, metro, or public ferry boat. Your ticket will be validated upon each use and can be used for 5 or 10 rides depending on the option you book. Pick your card up at the airport or at the Istanbul Welcome Card offices in Istanbul. After booking, check your email for a city map and an e-booklet with discounts for attractions and activities in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Small-Group Gourmet Food - Tastes of Istanbul

4. Istanbul: Small-Group Gourmet Food - Tastes of Istanbul

From kebabs to baklava to Turkish delight, Turkish food is famous worldwide. While many people have enjoyed more than the odd kebab in their time, there is so much more to Turkish food than just kebabs, as you will discover on the Istanbul Food Tour. The tour takes you off the beaten track so you can sample the real tastes of Istanbul and experience delicious Turkish delicacies you may not have known existed. Whether you are a food expert or just love food, the Istanbul Food Tour will fulfill your eating dreams. You will meet with your guide at 09.00 am at the Karakoy Sehir Hatlari Ferry station by the vending machines, and you will have your traditional Turkish breakfast at a local patisserie, which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey. After breakfast, you will stop at one of Turkey's most well-known Baklava shops. Then we will catch a metro up to Taksim/Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street and give a break for a cup of tea/coffee. In the afternoon, we will catch a ferry from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy (Kalkedon ancient name that means the city of the blind), where you will taste authentic Turkish cuisines at a local restaurant that was featured on Netflix Chef's table. We will end the tour after our short walk and an alcoholic beverage stop in Kadikoy ferry station, where you can easily take a ferry back to the Europen side of Istanbul. And, of course, there are our delicious secret dishes, too. Please note: that the itinerary is subject to change based on the location's availability and weather.

  • City cards
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  • Water activities

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What people are saying about Eminonu Pier

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 434 reviews

It was a wonderful experience to watch a magnificent Bosphorus view on the Cruise. We took pictures all the time. The meals were varied and very filling.

The cruise was good really enjoyed.... But be careful of the photographers on board. They take lot of pictures and you end up paying huge amount.

The cruise is very nice and very calming. The water is beautiful. The staff was very quick and attentive and the guide was extremely nice.

we had an amazing dinner cruise night. I would definitely recommend it to those who want to join the Turkish night and have fun.

We wish we had attended earlier. We haven't had this much fun in a long time. Dance performances were great.