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Stop At: Anadolu Kavagi, Anadolu KavagI, Istanbul Turkey
Istanbul Lunch Cruise – Extended Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black Sea
Enjoy incredible views of Istanbul sailing between two continents on the Bosphorus all the way to the Black Sea as you enjoy delicious two-course lunch onboard a lovely boat.
Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring the Bosphorus Strait during this spectacular 4-hour Bosphorus lunch cruise. Take in the iconic sights along the way and stop for a visit in the fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi and discover the old fortress remnants on a hill with breath-taking views of Bosphorus and the Black Sea.
• Delicious two course lunch with freshly prepared entrees, salads and seasonal fruits
• Glace over the castles, palaces and mansions on the Bosphorus Strait
• Learn about the rich history of Istanbul from our knowledgeable guide on-board.
• Sail to the village of Anadolu Kavagi on the Black Sea coast
• Swimming opportunity in the Black Sea at Anadolu Kavagi during summer time
What you can expect from this cruise
Climb aboard a gorgeous boat and forget your worries as you enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise down the Bosphorus Strait. Admire the views of beautiful castles, palaces, old mansions and the minarets of Istanbul mosques. During the cruise you will have plenty of time to relax, sit back and indulge in two course lunch that offers a variety of delicious dishes and fresh seasonal fruits.
The open air observation deck gives you the perfect place to capture photos. Go for a stroll on deck to soak up the sun and see the many famous sights that line both coastlines, such as Galata Tower, Dolmabahce and Ciragan Palaces and the immense Bosphorus Bridges that connect Asia and Europe, observe districts along the shore. Sail towards the Black Sea, and then make your way to the small coastal town of Anadolu Kavagi. Drop anchor and take a walk in the lush hills of the surrounding area. See the ruins of a medieval fortress and other landmarks before the journey back to Istanbul in the late afternoon. On the way back to Istanbul, glance at many wooden summer pavilions of Ottoman Sultans and pashas on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus.
Spring Rolls (Deep fried rolls with cheese filling)
Hors D’oeuvre Plate
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Zucchini Hash Browns
Carrot Salad With Yogurt
Mercimek Köftesi (Lentil Balls)
Tomatoes and Cucumber Salad
Spring Balls or (Deep Fried Phyllo Pastry With Pastrami and Tomato Filling)
Barbecued Meat (Meatballs, Glazed Chicken Beast, Beefsteak) With Tomato Pilaf OR
Barbecued Fish (Sea Bass or Sea Bream) With Side Dish
*** Vegetarian food also available on request
Vegetarian Main Course: Grilled or saute vegetables with side dishes of rice and mashed patato
Three kinds of fruits of the season
*** One Soft Beverage
*** Complimentary Turkish Tea and Nescafe
*** 4-Hours Cruise on pleasant boat
*** Two-course full lunch
*** Professional and experienced tour guide in English and Spanish
*** One soft drink + complimentary tea and nescafe
Cruise Timing Schedule
Departing from Kabatas Pier
12:30/13.00 - Boarding on the boat
13:00 – Cruise stars
13:00/13:45 – Coctail and snacks served. Journey towards the first and second bridges with our guide's narration of the important buildings
13:45/14:45 Lunch served as the boat sails towards the Black Sea
14:45/16.00 - Visit to the Anadolu Kavagi Village or swim off the boat in a nice bay (swimming possibility only during Summer)
16.00/17:30 - Journey back to Kabatas Pier
17.00 – Cruise ends in Kabatas Pier
Days of Operation
Everyday All Year Around
Good to Know
• We cannot wait for late comers or return to the piers. All cruises are on a strict time schedule.
• Vegetarian food must be ordered in the special instruction while booking in
• Children under 3 are free of charge, children aged between 4 and 8 get 30% discount.
• Students with a valid student ID will receive 20% discount.
• Swimming break as an option on the summer months (first week of June till third week of September) instead of visiting Anadolu Kavagi village. Either you visit the village or stay on the boat for swimming
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
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Pass By: Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:32, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
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Pass By: Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkey
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Pass By: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey
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Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul Turkey
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Pass By: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Hisarustu Kavacik Yolu, Istanbul Turkey
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Pass By: Yavuz Sultan Selim Koprusu, Istanbul Turkey
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Pass By: Anadolu Hisari Fort, Anadolu Hisari, Istanbul Turkey
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Pass By: Beylerbeyi Palace, Abdullahaga Cad., Istanbul Turkey
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Pass By: Kucuksu Pavilion, Kucuksu Cad. No:12 Anadoluhisari, Beykoz, Istanbul Turkey
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Pass By: Kuleli Sahil, Kuleli Cd. No:56 Kuleli Mahallesi, Istanbul 34684 Turkey
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Pass By: KIz Kulesi, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey
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Pass By: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
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Pass By: Galata Koprusu, Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425 Turkey
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Pass By: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey
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