Bosphorus Lunch Cruise in Istanbul

Lunch Cruise on Bosphorus

It is a great advantage to have lunch between two continents on the boat. Half day afternoon Bosphorus tour gives you a chance to see two continents Asia and Europe and sail up to the entrance of the Balck Sea. While you are sailing you will see the Bosphorus Bridges and stop in Anadolu Kavagi. Also, you will have an opportunity to swim in this tour during the summer period.

Duration: Half Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: 12:45
End: 18:00
Transportation: +


12:30/13:00 – Our pick up service will collect the guests from hotels and take them to the meeting point. Once meet with other tour participants and tour guide, you will embark on the boat.
We will start the sail departing from Golden Horn and pass under the Golden Horn Bridge to Bosphorus. While we are sailing, we will enjoy the lunch on the boat. You will enjoy delicious appetizers, seasonal salts, and Chicken Shish Kebap, rice and seasonal fruit. During our Boat Trip on Bosphorus, we will see the Palaces like Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragin Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace and Old Ottoman Villas lying on the Asian and European shore of Istanbul. Our Bosphorus Tour takes us entrance of the Black Sea by passing under bridges, connecting Asia and Europe. We will stop in Anadolu Kavagi where we will have free time to visit Fortress. Anadolu Fortress built during the Ottoman Empire and used for military purposes in Beykoz district where is the narrowest point of Bosphorus. It was a small fishing village but now it became a popular tourist destination.

P.S: In high season (summer period) you will have a chance to swim off the boat but in low season (winter period) water becomes very cold and sunset is very early that’s why we bypass swimming.

At the end of the tour, we will sail back to Golden Horn. While we are sailing back we will be able to see the Old Mansions located by the sea on the Asian Side and we will be able to see Maiden’s (Leander) Tower. We will reach the port around 17:30/18:00 and you will be dropped off your hotel.


  • Pick up and drop off from Central Hotels.
  • Lunch
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Bosphorus Boat Cruise
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Buses
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central


  1. Sarah

    If you are visiting the city for the first time there are hotel transfers for this lunch cruise and its great convenience. The cruise boat was large enough. We felt very comfortable during the boat cruise. The Bosporus was so magical. I mean, sailing between the Asian and European continents it’s a true experience. The meals were lovely and very tasty. The Istanbul views from the deck were stunning, we couldn’t stop taking pictures. Everything was superb!!

  2. William

    We took the lunch cruise sightseeing on Bosphorus in Istanbul last year. The lunch cruise went all the way up to the Black Sea covering Golden Horn, entire Bosphorus, and the Black Sea. that was the main reason why we took this cruise because this was the only cruise on which we could see Golden Horn, Bosphorus, and the Black Sea. The lunch served on board was much beyond our imagination and that was a really good surprise for us. The boat itself was very clean and smart. The live tour guide on board gave us information about old pasha villas old palaces on Europe and Asia continents. we were seeing all of them from the boat. This lunch cruise was a great choice for us and would not hesitate to do it again if we return to Istanbul one day.

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