Water activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch

4.4 / 5

74 reviews

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
Water activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
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From US$ 86.68 per person

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul city center and enjoy a half-day lunch cruise of the Bosphorus Strait. Sail to the Black Sea to explore the town of Beykoz located on the Asian shore.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Marvel at the monuments of Istanbul from the Bosphorus Strait
  • Sail to the village of Anadolu Kavagi on the Black Sea coast
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch aboard the boat and learn more from the on-board guide
Full description
Climb aboard a pleasure boat and forget your worries as you enjoy a relaxing half-day cruise down the Bosphorus Strait. Marvel at the views of beautiful Ottoman-era mansions and the minarets of the city mosques as you sit down to a lunch of grilled chicken and typical meze dishes. Go for a stroll on deck to soak up the sun and see the many famous sights that line both coastlines, such as Galata Tower and the immense Bosphorus Bridge that connects Asia and Europe. Sail to the Black Sea, and then make your way to the small coastal town of Anadolu Kavagi. Drop anchor and enjoy a walk in the lush hills of the surrounding area. See the ruins of a medieval fortress and other landmarks before the cruise back to Istanbul in the late afternoon. 
  • Two-course lunch
  • Soft drinks
  • Tea and coffee
  • Experienced licensed tour guide
  • 4-5 Hours cruise on the Bosphorus up to the Black Sea
  • Alcoholic beverages
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi, right across from Kabatas Tram Station: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BpKPZbB1FAhcsvee7 • Please use T1 Tram Line to get to the meeting point to avoid traffic jams • Cross the traffic lights and you will see the activity provider in front of Kabatas Iskelesi holding a board that says Velena Travel

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Important information

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  • During the summer months, it will be possible to swim off the boat. Bring your swimming costume, towels and sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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I loved this cruise for multiple reasons: - The boat was not packed, I’d say there was between 30-40 people here for the cruise. Lots of room for you to find your space on the boat. - Going on this tour during the day allowed for a full view of Istanbul and the different areas around the water. - Got off for a break at a great time, there was a masjid nearby so we were able to pray - Staff was very friendly and accommodating I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Istanbul.

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March 23, 2023

The boat was absolutely not a yacht has showed on the pictures in the Get Your Guide app. It was much more like a big charter boat. The staff was very cordial, helpful and polite though. I didn't like the spot where we went swimming it was very crowded and the beach was small.

March 23, 2023

Beautiful cruise up the Bosphorous, a great way to see Istanbul from the water and to travel up to the entrance to the Black Sea. The team were really great - I got completely soaked in a rainstorm on my way to the meeting point and they provided me with a towel and change of clothes. Despite the rainy weather the cruise was a lot of fun and the views were spectacular. The guide also provided a lot of useful information and insight about Istanbul and the various landmarks that we passed on the cruise.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 145065