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Cruise on the Bosphorus & Cable Car Ride

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  • Scenic cruise along the strait separating Europe & Asia
  • Colorful bustle, scents & aromas at the Spice Bazaar
  • Panoramic views of the Golden Horn
  • Marble palaces, Ottoman villas & verdant hills
  • Comfort of a private boat

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What's included, what's not

  • Guided cruise on the Bosphorus strait
  • Guided tour of the Spice Bazaar (morning departure)
  • Cable car ride to Pierre Loti Hill (afternoon departure)
  • Roundtrip transportation from your central Istanbul hotel
  • Health and safety checked for our staff

Know before you book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.
  • Children 3 to 7 years need to be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • If you fear heights, you should should consider to take part in this activity. Or you may choose to wait at the base of the cable car station.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Istanbul Hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Your Istanbul trip isn’t complete without sailing the Bosphorus. Jaw-dropping views of iconic landmarks glide by as you relax in the comfort of a private boat. Options include either a taste of the morning bustle at the Spice Bazaar or a panoramic view of the Golden Horn in the afternoon.

This strait separating two continents has always been crucial to life in Istanbul. Once a prime channel to move fearsome armies through, it now serves more peaceful functions. Seeing this important trading route is a must-do for travelers.

On board a private boat, hear stories and anecdotes of this mesmerizing city. Sail by Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace. Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. See wooden Ottoman villas and chic neighborhoods along the banks.

Spice up your day with a morning tour at the Egyptian Bazaar, where a whirl of aromas and flavors play out in a maze of colorful covered alleys. Opt for the afternoon departure instead and gaze out over the Golden Horn from the top of Pierre Loti Hill, one the most photographed panoramic spots in town.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Bosphorus
  • Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Istanbul City Center (Hotel Pickup)
    • Istanbul

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