Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

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Free Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with a Specially Curated Audio Guide

Sightseeing & Bosphorus Cruise

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Are you ready for an amazing Bosphorus Tour?

The Bosphorus is an unforgettable sight to behold in Istanbul, and the Bosphorus Cruise will help you with your trip to Istanbul more than memorable. The Bosphorus connects Asia and Europe, making it one of the most important geographical places in the world. When traveling the Bosphorus via boat, it's always worth beholding the natural wonders and historical structures that surround it.

With Istanbul Tourist Pass®, you will not only enjoy the beautiful view and monumental structures, but you will also enjoy delicious Turkish food and cultural entertainment. It is very easy to join the tour with Istanbul Tourist Pass®! All in all, the Bosphorus is one of the must-see places in all of Istanbul and you will feel the magic during the tour!

Don't forget to listen to the Free Audio Guide specifically designed for your Bosphorus Tour in your Istanbul Tourist Pass
® App. With this audio guide, you can learn more about the places you see and get informed!

About The Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

Mobile ticketing - No need for printed voucher, we're digital!

Duration - 1 hour and 15 minutes  - Check availability to see starting times.

Instant confirmation - Please note that the Istanbul Tourist Pass includes one-time admission to the Boat Tour.



Enjoy the amazing view of Bosphorus

Enjoy many historical buildings during your cruise


Entrance to Bosphorus Cruise

Audio Guide with 13 stops following the Cruise route


Take a Bosphorus Cruise for the best views of Istanbul by the sea!

The Bosphorus Strait is the heart of Istanbul and a Bosphorus cruise provides the best view of many of Istanbul's most popular and beautiful attractions including Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, and Rumeli Hisarı Fortress. You'll also see Istanbul's luxurious hotels, Ottoman mansions, and wealthy waterfront areas such as Bebek. Sail beneath the Bosphorus Bridge which connects Asia and Europe and be amazed by the beauty and history of the city. 

There are many cruises throughout the day so there's a time to suit every itinerary! Check out the timetable now and plan for a day you won't forget!

What Does the Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise Include?  

A pleasant Istanbul Bosphorus cruise allows you to explore many historic structures located in the strait. If you want to embellish your Istanbul trip in the Bosphorus, while you are on the Bosphorus cruise, you can get some fresh air and take great photos while witnessing the Ottoman architecture of Istanbul. In addition to all the historical buildings and natural beauties, the Bosphorus Bridge stands out as an architecture that attracts the attention of tourists and is worth a visit. If you decide to take a trip with the Bosphorus cruise Istanbul, you can easily board the boats departing from the shores of Istanbul.

There are also Bosphorus cruises that offer lunch and dinner options that will appeal to your taste buds while you enjoy the view. The cruise options where you can make Bosphorus tours are very diverse, and you can enjoy the unique view with different kinds of music, entertainment, and shows. Bosphorus cruises Istanbul offer every opportunity to do many things at the same time while eating and sipping your drink on a boat moving above the sea. If you like the idea of a cruise, you should also see Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Show to get to know the Turkish culture while touring the Bosphorus at the same time.

These amazing Bosphorus Cruise tours Istanbul are free with your Pass! Buy your Istanbul Tourist Pass® now!

Attention to all visitors:

Please be informed that a new regulation has been introduced in the Istanbul Strait. The Marine Police and Coast Guard have started implementing passport control measures in cruises. It is of utmost importance for all visitors to carry their original passports with them. Kindly note that photocopies or photographs of passports will not be accepted. Your cooperation in adhering to these regulations is greatly appreciated.

Hours & Meeting

Daily at: 10:30, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45

A circuit tour takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How To Get There?

Take the T1 tram line and get off at Kabataş station. The company "DENTUR" will be on your right, just after the gas station. Please collect your free round trip ticket from the small wooden window bu showing your Tourist Pass ID.

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Important Information

Please be informed that a new regulation has been introduced in the Istanbul Strait. The Marine Police and Coast Guard have started implementing passport control measures in cruises. It is of utmost importance for all visitors to carry their original passports with them. Kindly note that photocopies or photographs of passports will not be accepted. Your cooperation in adhering to these regulations is greatly appreciated.

Boarding must be at the port of Kabataş

Please note that Istanbul Tourist Pass includes one-time admission to the Boat Tour.

Collect your free round-trip ticket from the ONLINE TICKET COLLECTION window by showing your pass ID.

This is NOT a hop-on & hop-off boat tour.

This is NOT a guided tour. But a specifically designed Audio Guide is available in your App. 

You can not board again after completing the circuit.

Remember that due to weather conditions, Bosphorus Cruise may be delayed or canceled.

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All About Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

About Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Istanbul, and Bosphorus Cruise aims to satisfy travelers with this extraordinary sight. The strait connects the two continents, making it quite important in an international sense.

In addition, the historical buildings and natural beauties that surround it are worth visiting when traveling above the sea. The Bosphorus has an indented protruding structure and the reason why it has this geological texture is that the valley land located here was covered with sea waters thousands of years ago. So, its history dates back a long time ago and has been the subject of mythological legends for many years with the name of “ox passage”. Bosphorus Cruise aims to accompany you on a trip to this magical place.

Overall, the Bosphorus is one of the best places to visit in Istanbul for those who want to experience the historical atmosphere and the natural environment at the same time.

Historical Places around Bosphorus

Bosphorus amazes tourists especially with its magical ambiance and historical structures around it. Here are some of the most prominent buildings on the Bosphorus:

  • The Maiden's Tower is one of the buildings located in the Bosphorus and has a very impressive story. It was built on top of a small island in the Bosphorus in the Ottoman era and has remained intact above the sea to the present day. In this sense, Bosphorus Cruise makes it possible to examine the Tower closely. 
  • Çırağan Palace is a place that fascinates tourists during a Bosphorus cruise with its magnificent view. It is one of the most valuable architectural structures located in the Bosphorus with its white-colored marvelous
  • Dolmabahçe Palace is one of the most aesthetic and interesting buildings reflecting the historical architecture and ancient historical periods of Istanbul. With Istanbul Tourist Pass you can also visit Dolmabahçe Palace with group tours and guides informing tourists about many points from its architecture to its history. You should add this impressive place to your itinerary when you visit Istanbul.
  • Rumeli Fortress has a structure that can be easily seen no matter where you look from during a Bosphorus trip. This simple and large architectural structure became one of the symbols of Istanbul since the time it was built.
  • Küçüksu Pavilion, one of the national palaces in Istanbul, is called “the pearl of the Bosphorus” and welcomes many diplomatic guests. It takes its name from the meadow on which it is located and was built during the Ottoman period as a palace.

Special Features of the Bosphorus

Bosphorus Cruise allows you to be in one of the best places to visit  Istanbul while you want to explore the different features of the Bosphorus.

Bosphorus is a natural wonder and it is so special because of its geograpical features. It is known as one of the narrowest straits for ships to pass through and has an international popularity. This natural beauty, which is about 30 km long, was formed as a result of the collapse of the valley terrain zone.

The depth of the Bosphorus sea averages 60 meters, and its largest area in terms of width is 3500 meters. The Bosphorus has the narrowest area where Rumeli Fortress is located and is approaching 800 meters. The non-straight structure of its edges makes it even more mysterious for sightseeing and highlights its beauty.

The best part is that you can observe all of these with a journey on a Bosphorus cruise. It is not a surprise that the Bosphorus is at the heart of tourist attractions. If you are a nature enthusiast, you will be able to explore the beauties of it under the guidance of a cruise guide.  You can also check out the privileges of the Bosphorus cruise via Istanbul Tourist Pass.

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Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does the Bosphorus Cruise Journey Start?

The cruise journey starts from the port of Kabataş. The port is also one of the main transportation channels in Istanbul.

How Can I Book a Bosphorus Cruise?

You don't need booking, after you get off at Kabataş tram station. The company DENTUR will be on your right, just after the gas station. Please collect your free round trip ticket from the small wooden window bu showing your Tourist Pass ID.

How Long Does the Cruise Take?

The duration of a cruise trip can be set at about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

In Which Days Can I Join the Bosphorus Cruise?

Daily at 10:30, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45, 16:45, 16:45

Is there an Audio Guide in Bosphorus Tour?

For Istanbul Tourist Pass® visitors, there is a specifically designed audio guide for the Bosphorus Cruise with 13 stops following the cruise. You can easily listen to this audio guide in your app.

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