Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sunset Cruise with Audio Guide

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Enjoy Istanbul's Twilight Majesty

Step into the sunset splendor of Istanbul's timeless skyline aboard the Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sunset Cruise. Traverse the serene waters of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus, where the city's iconic landmarks bask in the gentle glow of the setting sun. Immerse yourself in the enchanting transition from daylight to dusk, as Istanbul reveals its mesmerizing beauty against the backdrop of the evening sky. And the best part is that this amazing experience is FREE with your Istanbul Tourist Pass®!

About The Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sunset Cruise with Audio Guide

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

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Highlights

Experience the enchanting transition from day to night as the sun sets over Istanbul's skyline.

Capture stunning photos during the perfect lighting of the golden hours before dawn.

Enjoy breathtaking vistas of iconic landmarks bathed in the warm hues of twilight.

Glide serenely along the Golden Horn and Bosphorus, embracing the peaceful ambiance of the evening.

Witness the city come alive with the soft glow of streetlights and the flickering lights of passing boats.

Enhance your journey with a multilingual audio guide app.

 

Includes

Ticket for the Golden & Bosphorus Sunset 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 Sunset Cruise

Get ready to join an unforgettable journey aboard the Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sunset Cruise, where the timeless allure of Istanbul reaches its pinnacle as the sun dips below the horizon. As you glide along the tranquil waters of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the city's most iconic landmarks illuminated by the warm, golden light of dusk. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere as the day gracefully transitions into night, casting a magical spell over the historic skyline. This twilight voyage offers a unique perspective of Istanbul's beauty, where every moment is imbued with the romance and charm of the setting sun.

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

Hours & Meeting

Every day 6:30 PM

Please note that every pass user can join cruises only one time. 

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 Sunset Cruise with Audio Guide

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

Istanbul's Beauties on Golden Hours

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.

Magical Sunset on Bosphorus

Experience the best of Istanbul's natural beauty during the golden 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 Sunset Cruise with Audio Guide Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the sunset cruise?

The cruise lasts for 120 minutes, offering an immersive experience during the transition from daylight to evening.

Are children allowed on the sunset cruise?

Yes, children are welcome, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Is there an audio guide available on the cruise?

Yes, an audio guide app is available in multiple languages (French, Russian, Arabic, German, Spanish, and English) to enhance your experience with informative commentary.

Are refreshments provided during the cruise?

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

What makes the sunset cruise special?

The cruise offers breathtaking views of Istanbul's iconic landmarks bathed in the warm hues of the setting sun, creating a magical and romantic atmosphere.

Will I have opportunities for photography?

Yes, the golden hour lighting during the sunset cruise provides perfect conditions for stunning photographs of Istanbul's skyline and landmarks.

How does the lighting change during the cruise?

The cruise is timed to capture the transition from daylight to dusk, offering beautiful and dynamic lighting conditions that enhance the visual experience.

Is there any special seating on the sunset cruise?

While there is no special seating, the vessel is designed to provide excellent views from various vantage points, ensuring everyone can enjoy the sunset.

What if the weather is bad?

The cruise operates in most weather conditions. However, in the case of severe weather, the cruise may be rescheduled or canceled, and you will be notified accordingly.

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