We’ll pick you up from your hotel between 16:00-16:30
(Only from Sultanahmet, Laleli, Taksim areas)
In this 3 hours long GoldenHorn and Bosphorus Sunset Cruise, we will start from the Golden Horn which is great for photographing the city. Along the way you pass by boat, you will see the cast-iron Church of St Stephen of the Bulgars, the Fener neighborhood with its Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate, the formerly Jewish neighborhood of Balat, the Ottoman Tersane(shipyard), the Feshane, a former fez factory converted to an art and exhibition hall, and finally, Eyüp, the favorite burial-place of Ottoman nobility, which is well worth to see.
After Golden Horn, you will continue to the 32km long Bosphorus Strait that connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents. The cruise will afford you the unique opportunity to view both sides of the city. During this cruise, your guide will provide commentary and answer questions as you admire sights.
You will be able to see Istanbul’s main attractions, including historical palaces, ancient castles, and famous hills and parks, as well as spectacular seaside residences from different centuries. All of this sightseeing will of course include your passing under Istanbul’s many famous bridges. You will pass Ortakoy Mosque, Famous Bosphorus Houses called yali, Bosphorus Bridge. You will also get to see some historical landmarks from a distance, such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden Tower, and Galata Tower.
This romantic Bosphorus Sunset Cruise tour allows you to admire the stunning Dolmabahce Palace, fascinating Beylerbeyi Palace, marvelous Ciragan Palace, and breathtaking Rumeli Fortress.
This tour ends approximately at 20:00