Bosphorus is one of the most popular attractions in Istanbul. Especially between May and September, you can see people enjoying the mesmerizing atmosphere of Bosphorus with cruise tours, If you would like to watch Istanbul from the sea and enjoy discovering its beauties with a great view, you should definitely take one of the Bosphorus cruise tours!

There are different types of tours and their fees change according to the cruise type and tour company policy. There is a short circle Bosphorus tour which takes 2 hours, the ferry departs from Eminönü to Üsküdar and Ortaköy piers and back. The long Bosphorus cruise tour takes up to 6 hours. The ferry departs from Eminönü to Beşiktaş, Üsküdar, Kanlıca, Sarıyer, Rumeli Kavağı and Anadolu Kavağı piers, and turns back. You can rest and enjoy the delicious foods, famous Turkish tea and many other tastes during the break on piers. Passing under the magnificent bridges connecting Europe to Asia, discovering the amazing view of seaside residences, Maiden Tower, and all the other historical attractions of Istanbul will make you relax and you will have an unforgettable experience. You may also attend the Moonlight cruise that allows you to witness the beauty of the city at night!

If you are seeking entertainment, there are private cruises with live music and performances, or if you have a special occassion such as engagement, wedding, anniversary or so on, you can organize your occassion on these private tours as well. Just do not forget to check the related websites and book your tickets in advance!

You do not have to complete all the tour by the way. You may get off and get on from different piers available on the tour list.

You may feel hungry after the tour and may want to taste something fresh and tasty. There are many restaurants and cafes, as well as there are many famous fish and bread (balık ekmek) points that you can enjoy the fresh taste of sea foods.

From our hotel, you can simply take the tram to Eminönü pier, or you can take BN1 and BN2 buses go directly to Eminönü pier.


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