Istanbul Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise (with Lunch)

Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea during this cruise from Istanbul. Before departing, taste traditional Turkish meze and other specialties aboard the boat at the dock and then begin your cruise of the Bosphorus Strait from Golden Horn. You will see top attractions like Galata Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge as you cruise into the Black Sea. Plus, discover the old fortress remnants and even stop for dip into the Black Sea at Beykoz, a charming seaside village.

Key Highlights

• 4.5-hour Istanbul boat sightseeing cruise with lunch and an onboard guide
• Enjoy a lunch of grilled chicken and traditional meze on a sightseeing Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise
• Look out for top Istanbul attractions including Galata Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge
• Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service from central Istanbul
• In this tour, you will see the entire Bosphorus strait and reach all the way up to Black Sea

What to Expect

Sit down and indulge a meal consisting of a variety of delightful Turkish meze and grilled chicken. Then, grab a refreshing beverage and stroll out to the deck to soak up the sun and ambiance of Istanbul from the Bosphorus Strait.

Gain insight into the many famous sights that line both the Asian and European coastlines. As you cruise, see Galata Tower and the immense Bosphorus Bridge that connect the Asian and European continents. During the cruise, snacks are available to munch on at the bar.

After your boat has traversed the Strait, enter the Black sea and voyage a short distance to the small coastal town of Beykoz. Here, your boat will dock and you can spend some free time unwinding or a short promenade around the verdant hills surrounding the area. Alongside your guide, admire remnants of this medieval fortress.

Hop back aboard your boat and return to Istanbul arriving in the late afternoon. Disembark and meet your coach for a comfortable ride back to your hotel where your tour ends.

Additional info

• If I want to come to the boat on my own, What time should I arrive for the cruise? Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch departs from the pier at 13.00. It is recommended that guests arrive at least 15 minutes prior to boarding to ensure a smooth cruising experience.
• If I come by my own car, Is parking available at the pier? If you like to come to the pier by your own car, you can park your car in Dolmabahce Palace car parking lot, which is only 200 meters away from the departure point.
• May I bring my own alcoholic beverages to Istanbul Lunch Cruise? Yes, you can bring your own beverages.
• Is there any possibilty for swimming in Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise?
Yes, during the summer time, from June to midth of September, we anchor in a bay for a swimming break. You should bring towels and swimming suits if you want to swim.
• Are life preservers on board? Yes, the vessel is 100% Coast Guard certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
• What happens if it rains on the day we take Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise?
Cruises embark rain or shine. Bosphorus is inland water, so no big waves to shake the boat.
• Are there age restrictions for the cruise? No. Children under the age of 4 are complimentary and must remain under adult supervision at all times throughout the duration of the cruise.
• Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking

per person
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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4 hrs 30 min
Group size up to 25 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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What is included in activity

• English-speaking guide
• Hotel transfers
• Open Buffet Lunch on the Boat

What is not included

• Personal expenses
• Beverages
• Tips

Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
10 reviews
Tanzim M.
over 2 years ago
A sunny day in Istanbul and a bosphorus cruise. What more could I have asked !! Perfect. I took this tour on 07-November-19.I went to eminonu pier in the morning and tried to find the most suitable one that suits me. And boy o boy, really once in a lifetime experience
Nikander H.
over 2 years ago
Wow, what an incredible experience! The amazing crew and captain gave us a warm welcome on this beautiful Yacht. The team is very friendly and highly accomodating. The lunch was finger-licking-good. Drinks are served ice cold. Absolutely the best way to enjoy the sun and view of this gorgeous city. Many thanks to Serdar for making this trip unforgettable
over 2 years ago
We were a group of 6 persons celebrating my fathers 60th birthday. We took the 4.5 hours cruise going up the Bosphorus to the black sea. The agency is very professional and communication fast and not complicated at all, pick-up also worked great and was on time. The cruise itself was very nice and the boat too (we had a smaller one which was nice because we werent too many people). The guide gives good (but not too many, giving you time to enjoy the views) insight to the main sights on both c...
over 2 years ago
One of the best things you could do in Istanbul. Great atmosphere, awesome guide, you learn a lot not just about the things you see but about everything. The views were amazing. Food was tasty and the swiming was very fun. Definitely recommend!
Homayoun F.
almost 3 years ago
New experience on a lovely Bosphorus Lunch Cruise to the Black Sea. It is very good arrangement and you can find new sightseeing and enjoy good lunch with best musics and entertainment and
almost 3 years ago
Booked this on a whim to celebrate my son's 18th birthday. Communication was excellent and pick up was well coordinated. Denis our guide was very good. We had a lovely time with a nice blend of commentary and free time to take in the scenery. A swim at the top was nice and we
H. K.
almost 3 years ago
As in the travel agency, timing is one of the most important etiquette to be included. I appreciate that the tour agency didnt make me wait both in front of my hotel and the harbour. Once we took the road on the Bosphorus i guess the real dream of Istanbul started. It was fabulous. Well i have the dare to say it was only unique to Turkey. Just like the line that separate Belgium and Netherlands in this tour it was possible to see both Asian Continent and Europe Continent at the same time. Man...
V C.
almost 3 years ago
The Tour was very good, an unforgettable experience. The Boat is very Luxury and the Food is Very good. This Tour costs us 40 a person but it was so good that it even will worth 100 and more. The Service is very good and the people very kind. AMAZING you need to make this experience
Danilo R.
about 3 years ago
The Bosphorus tour was the highlight of my Istanbul trip. I was picked up in my hostel and driven to the boat. My friend and I were welcomed happily by the staff. Good food and polite staff. Tea, coffee and snacks were provided onboard. Also, we stopped at a fishing village for 45min before returning to Istanbul Kabatas. Great views of the Bosphorus. Highly recommend this tour. Worth my money.
Joyce B.
about 3 years ago
After a couple of days seeing the sights in Istanbul this cruise was a lovely change and ideal to sit back and relax and we loved every minute of it. From being picked up from the hotel and taken to the boat the staff were very friendly and professional. We had lunch as soon as we arrived on the boat and it was really good and soft drinks provided during lunch and during the afternoon. The weather was perfect and we even saw some dolphins. It was nice just to sit and relax and see all the sig...
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