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After pickup from hotel in an air-conditioned coach, travel to the port for your 1.5-hour Bosphorus sightseeing cruise. Take photos of landmarks from the water as you sail under the Bosphorus Bridge, and view opulent Ottoman mansions and palaces. Spot Rumeli Fortress, waterside cafes, Beylerbeyi Palace, and the gardens of Yildiz Palace.

Then, disembark and travel by coach around the Golden Horn inlet. Pass through the old Jewish quarter in Balat and see synagogues and townhouses, and then view the cast-iron Church of St Stephen of the Bulgars, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Jewish Hospital, and the remains of the Byzantine city walls.

Continue to Pierre Loti Hill and ride the cable car up the hillside, where you’ll pause at the top to enjoy a drink (own expense) and admire the views of the Golden Horn below.

The tour concludes at your pickup point.
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Bosphorus Strait
Rumeli Fortress
Golden Horn
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Istanbul is a large city with layers of history, and it can be hard to see many landmarks in one day. This tour makes it easy: View seaside palaces from the water on a cruise, explore the city’s landmarks via coach, and take a cable car up to Pierre Loti Hill for Old City views. Hear commentary from your guide about each sight and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. 

  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admire the city from the water as you cruise up the Bosphorus
  • Learn about the city in the company of a guide
  • Tour the Golden Horn inlet by coach
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "tour" is SILENT, no discussion, don't tell you anything. Then waited for ONE HOUR IN THE SUN on a boat that DIDNT MOVE. NO APOLOGIES. SAVE YOUR MONEY.

1  Thank WanderlustCrave
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Istanbul Bosphorous tour

When you are in Istanbul Bosphorus is a must see attraction, it is the continental divide between Europe and Asia. The narrow sea channel that divided European and Asian side of Istanbul is geological marvel. It was a bit chilly March day but the views...More

1  Thank Rashad A
Reviewed 15 May 2018
Not worth the Money

we paid 35 euros only to be told the cable car was not working! pretty much spent most of the time in the minibus - probably spent 1.5 hours on the boat. There was no Golden Horn Coach Tour - very disappointing indeed! You are...More

7  Thank Sweet_A49
Reviewed 10 November 2017
Great tour, great value for money

I was picked up at my hotel and we collected a few other people from various hotels and then made the way to the Bosphorus, where we got onto the boat. The cruise lasted 2 hours, although it was a bit cold. The guide was...More

3  Thank Deena A
plantoursistanbul, Director of Sales at Plan Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you Deena, Visit again soon. Plan Tours

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Great value for for Bosphorus cruises experience

This tour is available every day in summer (April 1st until October 31st yearly) & lot of options to choose the cruise tour from half an hour to full 1 day.The cruise takes on a long from the sea of Marmara to the south with...More

2  Thank Sivarnee H
plantoursistanbul, Director of Sales at Plan Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hi Sivarnee, Thank you. Please come again soon. Plan Tours

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27 July 2018|
Response from Rashad A | Reviewed this property |
The best will be to first call the Tour line and they will tell you if they can pick you up from Airport. If not the you can just take shuttles from the Airport, just ask the info booth about this they will guide you to the... More
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