Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 10 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Explore Istanbul on a full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait and the waters of the Black Sea! With an onboard guide, learn about Istanbul and enjoy three stops to discover some of the landmarks. See where the city’s Ottoman-era sultans spent summer vacations at Ortaköy and Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, and take a tour of Küçüksu Palace — one of the city’s gems. Swim in the Black Sea at the coastal village of Poyrazköy or explore the medieval ruins of Anadolu Kavağı. An onboard lunch featuring Turkish meze is also included.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Rumeli Fortress, Yahyakemal Cad. No.28, Istanbul 34470 Turkey

The fortress from 15th century located at the narrowest point of bosphorus ordered by Mehmed 2nd And it played important role during conquest.(The fortess will be closed on mondays and the visit will be replaced with freetime in Bebek neighborhood.)

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkey

Popular neighborhood of İstanbul near the shore of bosphorus.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: KIz Kulesi, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey

Historical maidens tower of Istanbul.

Pass By: Anadolu Kavagi, Anadolu KavagI, Istanbul Turkey

A beautiful fishing village of İstanbul.

Pass By: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Bosphorus Strait between europe and asia.

Stop At: Kucuksu Pavilion, Kucuksu Cad. No:12, Istanbul 34810 Turkey

Hunting lodge of Sulan from 19th Century

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey

The main palace of the Ottomans from 19th century.

Pass By: Çırağan Palace, Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:84, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

Çırağan palace the palace of sultan Abdülaziz from 19th century.

Pass By: Beylerbeyi Palace, Abdullahaga Cad., Istanbul Turkey

The summer palace of Ottoman Royalty.

Stop At: Buyuk Mecidiye Cami, Mecidiye Mah. Cami Sok. No:2 Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul Turkey

The mosque of sultan Abdulmecid from 19th century built by Balyan family

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey

First suspension bridge of İstanbul from 1970's . The bridge that connects Europe to Asia

Pass By: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Hisarustu Kavacik Yolu, Istanbul Turkey

Second suspension bridge of İstanbul from 80's.

Pass By: Yavuz Sultan Selim Koprusu, Istanbul Turkey

Third suspension bridge of İstanbul constracted in 2013. Widest and highest bridge of Turkey. Our guests will have a swimming break at a bay near The bridge.

Pass By: Yavuz Sultan Selim Koprusu, Istanbul Turkey

At a nice bay near the bridge there will be a swimming break.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Rumeli Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Kucuksu Pavilion

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Swimsuit and towel are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Rumeli Fortres will be closed on mondays and visit will be replaced with freetime in Bebek neighborhood
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


02 Nov, 2022

We did the trip with 2 couples and all 4 of us agreed that it was the highlight of our short trip to Istanbul. Aslan, our tour guide was fantastic - very knowledgeable with great insights into Turkeys past and present. The rest of the crew was also lovely and helpful, and the food was really good. Highly recommended!


30 Oct, 2022

If you do nothing else in Istanbul, please book this cruise. Amazing food, amazing sights, amazing hospitality and more. My parents are an older Muslim couple and don’t speak English and this was their first trip abroad without their kids. The guide, Aslan, was so incredibly gracious, accommodating, and respectful — it nearly brought me to tears when they told me. They saw parts of Istanbul they wouldn’t have known about and ate incredible halal food on the cruise.


30 Oct, 2022

Boat was comfortable with a friendly and helpful crew, the guide was informative and the food good. We had good weather late October and thoroughly enjoyed the swim. Family of 6 comprising of 2 adults and 4 children -17, 14, 7 and 5.


25 Oct, 2022

We originally scheduled this cruise. Two days before, we were called and told it wasn't available that day but they could offer us another tour that went on the Bosphorus then a bus tour around the city. We thought that would be ok, the found out, while on the cruise, that lunch and snacks weren't included (which was no big deal except finding a place to sit at the restaurant we were taken to). On the original tour, we were to be picked up and dropped off at our hotel. After lunch we were told the tour ended at the Blue Mosque, miles away from our hotel. Our guide said he would help us and moved us to another bus (the driver was supposed to take us back to our hotel). With all the traffic, when we got to the mosque he said no, he had another obligation and wouldn't be able to do it. The guide offered to take us to the tram where we could ride then get a taxi to our a city with 18 million people where we had no clue where to go or speak the language. We told the guide just get us a taxi, he kept trying to get us to take the tram. we finally got a taxi. Be careful when you book this tour that they actually go to the Black Sea that day. the boat cruise on the Bosphorus was nice, the rest was tiring and not worth it. The guides though were very nice and knowledgeable


23 Oct, 2022

Great guide that went above and beyond to speak about Istanbul and be nice to all guests. Highly recommended

User's Picture Gallery


Great Guide and Cultural Immersion


Oh wow - the Black Sea!!!


Beautiful cruise with great commentary!


Highly recommend this...


Bosphorus Straits and Black Sea Day




Outrageous bar prices scam.


Awesome Day on the Bosporus!


Really enjoyed it and will recommend - but do the full day tour!




Ship and food could be improved but we had a great guide


Great trip


Great day out on the water


Perfect day - the best


I picked this cruise specifically to...


Excelente tour


Grande beleza natural e muita história


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