Istanbul Lunch Cruise on Bosphorus and Black Sea

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. 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!
4 hrs 30 min
Group size up to 30 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
You can get the full amount back when paying online

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.

Know before you go

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

per person
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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Adult (Age 8-99)
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Children (Age 3-7)
per person
Infant (Age 2 and younger)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels in Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli and Taksim
Two course lunch
Experienced on-board guide

What is not included

Alcoholic beverages

Activity schedule

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Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Hotel lobby in Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli and Taksim

How long your tour will be
4 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
4.3 out of 5
11 reviews
10 months ago
Very nice experience! The yacht was superb, the staff attentive and really friendly. The English speaking guide at the top! The cruise lasts around 4-5 hours and is well worth it
over 2 years ago
VERY SURPRISED! My husband and I took this boat trip on the 8th of November. Lovely sunshine and warm. We were picked up at the hotel in the old town and got extremely surprised when we went onboard the boat - quite big, felt luxurious and very clean. We sat outside on large white faux leather sofas and they gave us welcome drinks and bits to snack on - all very good. We were lucky, only about 25 people on the whole big boat so we got first class service! On the way up to the Black Sea they s...
over 2 years ago
Very nice and comfortable boat, a small group and excellent treatment both as food and refreshments and as kindness.
almost 3 years ago
The trip was fun ,but inaccurate as it does not actually go to the Black Sea, but to the last bridge which was disappointing.The guide said the boat could not go into the BS, but this may not be true,maybe they got lazy,if they cannot enter the BS the this should be clearly stated.
almost 3 years ago
Excellent time for this cruise on the CEREMONY (name of the boat) where, upon your arrival, you are greeted by a good lunch. The audio comments are only in English (an English which is not very understandable, however) which try to describe most of the monuments which cross the Bosphorus. Contrary to what is described, the cruise does not go to the Black Sea where you can swim. As soon as you see the new magnificent Yavuz Selim bridge in the distance, the ship turns around. Too bad ... Always...
about 3 years ago
If you want to see the best part of Istanbul than go on a lunch cruise on Bosphorus
about 3 years ago
The cruise was pleasant, on a boat of 300 people when there were only about 30 of us. On the other hand, the guide had little enthusiasm for recounting the interesting points of the cruise and the buffet is only a set of reheated dishes. Overall good, but not gorgeous. We only made one 10 minute stop in a place that had absolutely no interest: no shops or restaurants for a coffee.
almost 4 years ago
The staff and excellent service, very friendly and charismatic, also the guide who knows the history and good explanations. The bad thing that they did not comply with the Spanish language, everything was in English and another detail that when I returned they did not leave me at my hotel due to the traffic.
about 4 years ago
Asked for the boat name. But it was changed - only with luck & calling the guide I could finally find it Loud music on the ship.
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