Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

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Sightseeing & Bosphorus Cruise

Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Istanbul Tourist Pass®

Sightseeing & Bosphorus Cruise

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Discover Istanbul's Wonderful Waterways

Enjoy a 120-minute roundtrip tour from Istanbul's ancient walls, showcasing the city's stunning sights during the day. From the Golden Horn to the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus, fall in love with iconic landmarks like Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, the Bosphorus Bridge, Maiden Tower, and Galata Tower. An audio guide app in multiple languages enhances your experience. This amazing experience comes with a great discount with your Pass!

About The Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

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Duration - Approximately 2 hours  - Check availability to see starting times.

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Experience Istanbul's enchanting waterways on a two-hour cruise.

Capture stunning photos during the perfect lighting of the day.

Marvel at Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, the Bosphorus Bridge, and Maiden Tower.

Enjoy picturesque scenes of Rumeli Fortress and Galata Tower.

Refresh yourself with the famous breeze of the Golden Horn & Bosphorus.

Enhance your journey with a multilingual audio guide app.



Discounted tickets for the Golden & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise

Audio Guide on your smartphone in FR, RUS, ARB, GER, SPA, and ENG

Guided walk from the meeting point to the cruise port


About the Golden Horn & Bosphorus Cruise

The Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise offers a captivating 120-minute journey starting from the ancient walls of Istanbul, taking you through the scenic Golden Horn and along the enchanting Bosphorus. During the tour, you'll marvel at iconic landmarks such as the opulent Dolmabahçe Palace, the striking Ortaköy Mosque, the historic Bosphorus Bridge, the fairytale-like Maiden Tower, and the formidable Rumeli Fortress. The cruise also offers views of the grand Süleymaniye Mosque and the iconic Galata Tower. Timed during the golden hours, the tour provides perfect lighting for stunning photographs, capturing the beauty of Istanbul as morning transitions into the day. Enjoy the refreshing Bosphorus breeze and enrich your experience with an audio guide app available in multiple languages, offering fascinating insights into the historical and cultural significance of each landmark.

Access to this amazing cruise and 100+ more attractions and services with the Istanbul Tourist Pass®! Buy now!

Hours & Meeting

There are two different time options you can choose from: 12.00 and 15.30 

  • Please note that every pass user can join cruises only one time. 
  • Please check in at the Topkapı Cafe at least 30 minutes in advance.

How To Get There?

The meeting point is the Topkapi Cafe next to the main entrance of the Topkapi Palace 30 minutes before the selected time. 

After the group gathers, there will be a five-minute walk to the cruise port. 

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Important Information

Please bring identification for yourself and any accompanying children.

We kindly request that you arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early to ensure a smooth departure.

Due to the walking distance from the Topkapı Cafe to the port, this tour is not suitable for individuals with disabilities.

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All About Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

The Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise offers a 120-minute roundtrip experience, starting from the ancient walls of Istanbul. This two-hour journey takes you through the enchanting Golden Horn and along the Bosphorus, showcasing the city's most beautiful sights.

Amazing Key Sights

On this tour, you'll marvel at iconic landmarks such as the opulent Dolmabahçe Palace and the stunning Ortaköy Mosque, both highlights of Istanbul's rich architectural heritage. You'll sail under the historic Bosphorus Bridge, the first to connect Europe and Asia. The cruise also provides views of the legendary Maiden Tower, seemingly fallen from a fairy tale, and the imposing Rumeli Fortress. As you glide along the shores, you’ll see the majestic Süleymaniye Mosque and the historic Galata Tower standing tall on the hilltops.

Scenic Beauty of Bosphorus

Experience the best of Istanbul's natural beauty during the daytime hours, when the shifting light from daylight to evening creates a magical ambiance perfect for photography. The famous Bosphorus breeze will refresh you as you take in the breathtaking views of the city's landscape and waterways.

Multilingual Audio Guide

To enhance your journey, the tour includes an audio guide app available in multiple languages (French, Russian, Arabic, German, Spanish, and English). This app provides fascinating insights into the historical and cultural significance of each landmark, ensuring you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Istanbul's rich heritage.

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By having the Istanbul Tourist Pass®, you can visit more than 100+ attractions in Istanbul. You can save huge amount of time and money by not waiting in the long queues or paying fees at the entrances of the museums or for other facilities and activities. You can buy the Istanbul Tourist Pass®️ for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 days. So many attractions are available with Istanbul Tourist Pass®️ such as Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahçe Palace, Sapanca Lake daily tour, Dinner on the Bosphorus, Istanbul Airport Shuttle etc. included in the pass. For more details and updated attractions available with the pass can be found on website.

Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the cruise?

The cruise lasts for 120 minutes, offering ample time to explore the Golden Horn and Bosphorus.

Where does the cruise depart from?

The journey begins at the ancient walls of Istanbul, Topkapi Cafe next to Topkapi Palace, providing a historic starting point for your adventure. Then the guides will take you to the designated port on foot.

Is there a recommended arrival time?

Yes, we advise arriving at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure a smooth boarding process.

Are there any age restrictions for passengers?

There are no specific age restrictions for passengers, but children must be accompanied by adults.

Is there an audio guide available during the cruise?

Yes, an audio guide app is available in multiple languages (French, Russian, Arabic, German, Spanish, and English) to provide insightful commentary during the cruise.

Are refreshments provided on board?

Refreshments are not included in the cruise package, but snacks and beverages may be available for purchase on board.

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