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Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise by Boat

Tour Code:IDC - 105

Duration:Half Day Afternoon


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Golden Horn From Bus, Cable Car, Pierre Loti Hill, Cruise on the Bosphorus

Tour Itinerary

12:30 - 13:30 You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to meeting point.  (Pick up time can be change according to your hotel location. Pick up time will be given you once you inform us your hotel) After meeting with other tour participants and  our Istanbul tour guide start the tour by  driving along the city walls down to Golden Horn. Then drive along the Golden Horn Shore to Eyup where we will take the Cable Car upto Pierre Loti Hill. We will enjoy with taking Cable Car and panaromic view of Golden Horn then Drive to port for  Bosphorus Boat Cruise. We will embark to boat and sail between two continents around 1,5 hrs then drive back to hotel. You will be dropped off at your hotel and tour finish. 

Brief Historical Information.
Golden Horn (from the bus) : The arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantine. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, 21 kms. long City Walls(from the bus), the strongest fortification of the middle age. 
Cable Car : We will take cable car upto Pierre Loti Hill and enjoy the scenary view of Golden Horn.
Pierre Loti Hill : It was named after the famous French writer, you will enjoy magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city after you take a cable car drive for the hill. 
Bosphorus Cruise by Boat : A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Rumeli Fortress (from the sea/no interior visit) : Historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Museum Fees
  • Gassoline
  • Parking Fees.
  • Non Smoking air-conditioned touristical vehicle
  • Local Taxes
  • Serice Charge


  • Tips to driver and Guide
  • Personal Expense
  • Meals and Drinks


You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2


Comments (3)
(5 / 5)


19.11.2015, 10:28

Istanbul was our stopover point. We had only an afternoon in Istanbul and we were really interested in Bosphorus cruise. We decide to book this tour according to our conversation with travel bazaar. They arranged private transfers from airport to their office then we start the tour. It was amasing cruise between asia and europa. End of the cruise, we went to the Piere Lotti hill by cable car. Our guide, selo, was really friendly. He offered us turkish tea there. it was fullest half day in Istanbul.


28.08.2015, 17:53

Pierre Loti was one of the beautiful part of Istanbul. It was hill and also having a panoramic view of the Golden Horne, we had climbed up by cable car. It was nice journey and then continue to boat trip and by the boat we watch the old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. It was a different sites of Istanbul and good trip.


11.08.2015, 02:40

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