Istanbul, which has been the capital of two powerful empires such as Byzantine and Ottoman in the past, is a very rich city in terms of activities. The best way to discover the history and nature of the mega-city where Asian and European continents are connected is the Cruise tour. Moreover, you can focus on the beauties of Istanbul only when you are cruising on the Bosphorus, freeing the stress of finding direction in traffic. The tours, which allow their guests to see all the beauties of Istanbul from a different perspective, are carried out both by the boats of private companies and by vehicles hold to the City Lines.
The fact that the starting point of the companies organizing the tours has chosen the central districts of Istanbul, allowing guests to use many options to reach the boats, yacht or cruise. Especially, transportation to Üsküdar, Eminönü, Beşiktaş, Kabataş and Ortaköy tours is quite easy considering the city’s advanced public transport network. City buses and subway lines are among the transportation options you can use to join the Bosphorus Cruises.
If you are staying at a centrally located hotel in Istanbul (Europe Side only), we can pick you up. If you want a private transfer to our boats, we can do that for an extra fee.
During the boat tour, you can explore the Bosphorus and all the beauties of Istanbul without freeing in the chaotic city traffic, you will have the chance to see the summer houses and winter palaces, mansions and groves from the Ottoman Empire from different angles. You can also understand once again how majestic the buildings are as they pass under two Bosphorus bridges. Topkapi, Dolmabahce, Yildiz, Ciragan, Beylerbeyi palaces, which were used as administrative centers of the state at different times of the Ottoman Empire and witnessed many historical events. In addition to these palaces, you can enjoy the privilege of seeing the summer places like Khedive Palace. The historical buildings you can see during the Bosphorus cruise are not only palaces. Along the way, you can witness the beauties of Istanbul as well as the palaces as rich as the mansions of Istanbul such as Esma Sultan, Sait Halim Pasha, Ferik Ahmet Akif, and Bahaî. After seeing the iconic structures of Büyük Mecidiye and Bezm-i Âlem Valide Sultan mosques among them, there will be two magnificent buildings that will greet you: Rumeli and Anatolian fortresses, which have been key roles in the conquest of Istanbul.
In the Rumeli and Anatolian poplars, where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea, the density of the buildings in the city center is replaced by the natural beauties of Istanbul. Generally, when tour arrive at this part of the Bosphorus, they prefer to take a few hours break in the Anatolian Poplars. If you want to experience a Bosphorus tour with great prices and spectacular views, the most ideal choice will be the Cruise Tour packages. You will be freed both in the city’s crowds and witness the important works of the Ottoman and Byzantine architectures. In addition, the special surprises offered in the cruise will continue your excitement throughout the tour.