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Istanbul Lunch Cruise - Extended Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black Sea

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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.

    Cruise Highlights
    • 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.

    Lunch Menu

    Cocktail:

    Spring Rolls (Deep fried rolls with cheese filling)

    Snacks

    Hors D’oeuvre Plate

    Calf Ham

    Feta Cheese

    Stuffed Grape Leaves

    Russian Salad

    Mashed Feaves

    Zucchini Hash Browns

    Carrot Salad With Yogurt

    Mercimek Köftesi (Lentil Balls)

    Tomatoes and Cucumber Salad

    Warm Starters:

    Spring Balls or (Deep Fried Phyllo Pastry With Pastrami and Tomato Filling)

    Rose Pastry

    Main Course

    Barbecued Meat (Meatballs, Glazed Chicken Beast, Beefsteak) With Tomato Pilaf OR

    Barbecued Fish (Sea Bass or Sea Bream) With Side Dish

    Seasonal Salad
    *** Vegetarian food also available on request

    Vegetarian Main Course: Grilled or saute vegetables with side dishes of rice and mashed patato

    Fruit

    Three kinds of fruits of the season

    Beverages
    *** One Soft Beverage
    *** Complimentary Turkish Tea and Nescafe

    Inclusions:
    *** 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

    advance.
    • 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

    Dolmabahçe Palace, one of the most fascinating buildings in Istanbul, sits on the most beautiful section of the Bosporus. Although it was built many years ago, the flamboyant appearance of Dolmabahçe Palace is still impressive.

    Pass By: Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:32, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

    This former Ottoman palace is now a classic hotel combining refined elegance and spellbinding views with an breath taking pool with views of the Bosphorus.

    Pass By: Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkey

    Ortaköy Mosque, officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus.

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

    The Bosphorus Bridge, known officially as the 15 July Martyrs Bridge and unofficially as the First Bridge, is one of the three suspension bridges spanning the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey, thus connecting Europe and Asia.

    Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul Turkey

    Rumelihisarı or Boğazkesen Castle is a medieval fortress located in Istanbul, Turkey, on a series of hills on the European banks of the Bosphorus. The fortress also lends its name to the immediate neighborhood around it in the city's Sarıyer district.

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

    The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge, is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait. When completed in 1988, it was the 5th-longest suspension bridge span in the world; today it is the 24th.

    Pass By: Yavuz Sultan Selim Koprusu, Istanbul Turkey

    The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is a bridge for rail and motor vehicle transit over the Bosphorus strait, to the north of two existing suspension bridges in Istanbul, Turkey. It was initially named the Third Bosphorus Bridge.

    Pass By: Anadolu Hisari Fort, Anadolu Hisari, Istanbul Turkey

    Anadoluhisarı, known historically as Güzelce Hisar is a medieval fortress located in Istanbul, Turkey on the Anatolian side of the Bosporus. The complex is the oldest surviving Turkish architectural structure built in Istanbul, and further gives its name to the neighborhood around it in the city's Beykoz district.

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

    The Beylerbeyi Palace, Beylerbeyi meaning "Lord of Lords", is located in the Beylerbeyi neighbourhood of Üsküdar district in Istanbul, Turkey at the Asian side of the Bosphorus. An Imperial Ottoman summer residence built in the 1860s, it is now situated immediately north of the 1973 Bosphorus Bridge.

    Pass By: Kucuksu Pavilion, Kucuksu Cad. No:12 Anadoluhisari, Beykoz, Istanbul Turkey

    Küçüksu Palace or Küçüksu Pavilion, a.k.a. Göksu Pavilion, is a summer palace in Istanbul, Turkey, situated in the Küçüksu neighborhood of Beykoz district on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus between Anadoluhisarı and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge.

    Pass By: Kuleli Sahil, Kuleli Cd. No:56 Kuleli Mahallesi, Istanbul 34684 Turkey

    Kuleli Military High School was the oldest military high school in Turkey, located in Çengelköy, Istanbul, on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus strait. It was founded on September 21, 1845, by Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I.

    Pass By: KIz Kulesi, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey

    The Maiden's Tower, also known as Leander's Tower since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower lying on a small islet located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 m from the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Pass By: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    The Topkapı Palace, or the Seraglio, is a large museum in Istanbul, Turkey. In the 15th century, it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans. Construction began in 1459, ordered by Mehmed the Conqueror, six years after the conquest of Constantinople.

    Pass By: Galata Koprusu, Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425 Turkey

    The Galata Bridge is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. From the end of the 19th century in particular, the bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry and novels.

    Pass By: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey

    The Galata Tower — called Christea Turris by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphoru
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel name must be provided while making the cruise booking if you prefer to be picked up from your hotel.
    *** HOTEL PICK - UP SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ONLY FROM THE HOTELS LOCATED IN FATIH AND BEYOGLU DISTRICTS.

    Ports
    Kabataş
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • One soft drink
    • Hotel Pick - Up
    • Hotel Drop Off
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic Beverages
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Wow, what an incredible experience! The amazing crew and captain gave us a warm welcome on this beautiful Yacht. The team is very friendly and highly accomodating. The lunch was finger-licking-good. Drinks are served ice cold. Absolutely the best way to enjoy the sun and view of
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    A must! The scenery is just wonderful. Happy so far with the hotel pick up and the food but I bet it can get better. More booze offerings perhaps? Swimming time? Or more time by the small town stop where we had ice cream. 😅 Thank you to the team!
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    It is very good arrangement and you can find new sightseeing and enjoy good lunch with best musics and entertainment and also visit best places around Istanbul and islands, totally this program is good for one day
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    A boat trip in Istanbul is par for the course. There are lots of them to choose from, and this one was fine. The boat is not shiny and glamorous but it is quite modern and a good size. Not too crowded. Friendly crew. The lunch was not good, but we had a nice day out.
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    A good experience but something has to be improved in my opinion. Due to the link to a full day cruise, we have been waiting an hour under the sun in a place without any confort. Moreover the lunch is at the end only an appetizer. Out of this, a nice cruise, beautiful views.
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