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Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
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From US$ 52.11 per person

Have a relaxing evening on a luxury yacht, admiring the stunning evening lights of Istanbul's celebrated towers, bridges, and landmarks, narrated by an informative and entertaining tour guide.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic sunset cruise between two continents
  • Marvel at the unique views of Istanbul’s magnificent skyline
  • Take memorable photographs and capture the beautiful sunset
  • Enjoy a drink and some tasty local dishes
Full description

Take a sunset cruise on the Bosphorus Strait to see the European as well as Asian half of Istanbul. Jump aboard a luxury yacht from Kabatas and keep your cameras ready as you cross mosques, palaces, and seafront villas. Learn about the city’s centuries-long history through your guide.

Start the tour at Kabatas Pier aboard an elegant yacht, drinking traditional Turkish drinks, and nibbling on canapés and fruit from tastefully arranged platters. Glide by palaces and minarets as you sail along the Bosphorus. 

When dusk sets in, feel the soothing breeze from the Sea of Marmara on your skin as the sky puts on a colorful show, tinted with shades of orange and rose. Few places in the world are as mesmerizing as Istanbul in the setting sun. Hear the muezzin's call from a towering minaret. Cruise past majestic palaces and villas along the strait’s banks. Breathe in the legacy of ancient Byzantium, Constantinople, and the mighty Ottoman Empire with each breath of fresh salty air.

Kick back and ride gentle waves in the comfort of a yacht. Watch the city and its iconic landmarks pass by, which is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. End the experience at Karakoy Pier.

Includes
  • Bosphorus cruise
  • Luxury yacht
  • Live guide
  • Light snacks
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi, https://maps.app.goo.gl/BpKPZbB1FAhcsvee7 The meeting point is right opposite Kabatas Tram Station. Your guide will be holding a board with "SUNSET BOSPHORUS" written on it. Guests are recommended to use the tram instead of taxis to avoid traffic jams.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The cruise is weather-dependent and might be rescheduled or canceled
  • The boarding station is Kabatas which is easily reachable by tram from the city center
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 419 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Great tour! The attention to details, the service, and the people that works there. My husband and I liked it a lot. They were on time and we could see beautiful landscapes of Istanbul. Just one important point, they offer alcoholic drinks in board but you need to play for them in cash. Just consider if you want ti get some. I would recommend it!

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May 29, 2022

There was a bit of a delay for meeting the guide but we finally met him and left a bit late. The cruise itself was beautiful and the host was detailed in his explanations of what we were seeing. He also made sure we were comfortable and asked if we had any questions. The snacks were good as well! definitely recommend!

May 19, 2022

A well organised tour, person was at meeting point and we left meeting point to boat on time. Cruise started on time and Through the cruise we had a commentary on the history which was very informative and was served tapas snacks. All very good and staff very friendly, a must do in Istanbul.

April 21, 2022

Product ID: 188385