Bosphorus Cruise Istanbul

Bosphorus, Istanbul

Featuring some of each destination’s must-see highlights, this luxury Bosphorus cruise is ready to book with the itinerary and services indicated. Please see full details below.

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Overview – Bosphorus Cruise Istanbul

bosphorus cruise istanbulDestinations:Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise of European & Asian sides
Duration:2 hours
Departures:Everyday at 08:30, 10:45, 15:15
Priced From:From 349 € Euro total for the yacht
(NOT per person)
Includes:2 hour private Bosphorus Cruise on Zoe Yacht, round-trip hotel or cruiseship transfers, free tea and coffee aboard, all necessary crew, fuel & taxes.

Detailed Itinerary For this Bosphorus Cruise

This is the quintessential sightseeing tour of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait from the water. Start this relaxing boat trip with pickup at your hotel or ship with drop off to the pier. Here you’ll get on the stunning Zoe Yacht, a luxury private motor-yacht of 17 meters long, to take the best Bosphorus cruise possible.

With our friendly crew hosting, you’ll enjoy chilling out in the comfy lounge or up on the 360 degree flybridge terrace offering panoramic sea views. Set off in this beautiful boat alongside the Bosphorus waterfront. In this classic Istanbul cruise you’ll get to see all the best things on both European and Asian Continents.

From the European shore-side, photograph the most famous structures such as the Ciragan and Dolmbahce Palaces, the pretty Ortakoy mosque, two Bosphorus Bridges, Rumeli & Anadolu Castles as well as many small villages with colorful houses along the shore.

All the while, drink something cool from the bar (not included), chat and laugh with your friends, take photos, feed the seagulls, wave to fellow yachts and passing ships… This is a luxury yacht experience with great service for you to enjoy a wonderful day out with family and friends. The boat is private so there’s only you and the crew on board, no strangers or sharing, perfect for privacy, safety and pleasure.

On the return, you’ll discover the delights of the Asian side, passing by unique Ottoman houses, Beylerbeyi & Kucuksu Palaces with fabulous scenery as your motoryacht makes its final way back towards Seraglio Point.

This short Bosphorus cruise finishes on the European side again, where you’ll wave farewell to the crew and get off at the pier. From here our transfer takes you back to your hotel or ship once again.

Route Map:

Click to see a map here of the typical route taken.

You’ll experience:

  • A scenic Bosphorus Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, Europe & Asian shores
  • Unique views of the most famous waterfront sites and Istanbul’s magnificent skyline
  • Complimentary tea or coffee served on board
  • Beverages/cocktails prepared with care and served on board from a bar with great service for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (available for purchase on-board)
  • A friendly captain and crew at your service
  • Relaxing in your own private lounge and 360 degree flybridge deck
  • A yacht for you and your chosen companions only, nobody else
  • Great photo opportunities to capture beautiful sunsets, waterfront palaces, mosques and mansions and boats of all sizes

Pick Up Points:

  • European-side city-center hotels: Our free pick up and drop-off service provided to and from our yacht pier.
  • Cruiseships: Our free pick up and drop-off service provided to and from our yacht pier.
  • Selected Bosphorus hotels, restaurants and piers – You’ll be picked up and dropped-off for free directly from selected piers of Bosphorus hotels and restaurants including Four Seasons Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Radisson Blu Bosphorus and more.
  • For any other locations, please ask and we can advise the best way to collect you.


We can take up to 12 guests on Zoe Yacht.

(For larger groups we offer a range of different yachts – please email us).

Bosphorus Cruise Price & Times:

Duration:2 hours
Departure Times:Everyday at 08:30, 10:45, 15:15 or please check our sunset tour or dinner cruise
Yacht Rental Price
(Not per person):
349 Euro for the yacht
399 Euro for the yacht
Includes:2 hour private Bosphorus Cruise on Zoe Yacht, round-trip hotel or cruiseship transfers, free tea and coffee aboard, all necessary crew, fuel & taxes.
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Awards & Testimonials:

TripAdvisor has awarded Byzas Tours the Certificate of Excellence with 5 stars. Please read what previous guests have said about us on their website or below.

I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for an exclusive and impressive way to discover the Bosphorus.
Alain.M., France
It was the most wonderful day. The service & boat were excellent. I would highly recommend. Many thanks,
Brian.H., Australia
The boat was amazing! The captain, crew and the service were really polite. For sure we will recommend your company to family and friends!
by D.A. Greece

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