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Golden Horn & Bosphorus Cruise
Activities in Istanbul

Golden Horn & Bosphorus Cruise

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Free cancellation up to 12 hours before the service starts
US$ 17.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 12 hours before the service starts
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A cruise along the Bosphorus is a must for every trip to Istanbul. On board this boat, we'll sail around the Golden Horn, the oldest quarter in this Turkish city.

Sailing at sunset
Bosphorus and Golden Horn cruise
Rumeli Fortress
Ortaköy Mosque
Dolmabahçe Palace
Aerial view of the Bosphorus
Galata Bridge

Golden Horn & Bosphorus Cruise

We'll meet at 3 pm outside the Şirvan Sofrasi restaurant in Istanbul. After meeting with the local guide, and before the Bosphorus cruise, we'll first take a guided walking tour

For about an hour, we'll explore the city and discover some of the most iconic monuments of the city, including the Hagia Sophia. Did you know that this building is considered one of the most important Byzantine constructions in Constantinople?

Then, we'll walk to the port to board the boat that'll take us to explore the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn and embark on a sightseeing adventure to visit the most outstanding tourist attractions in the city from the water. For an hour and a half, we'll sail through the Golden Horn, the oldest quarter in Ottoman Istanbul.

From the boat, we'll see iconic landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, and the Galata Tower. Afterward, we'll continue sailing along the Bosphorus, crossing its famous bridges and continue admiring other major sights of Istanbul, such as the Dolmabahç Palace, Çırağan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque or the Rumelihisari Fortress.

As a finishing touch to this cruise along the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn, we'll hop off the boat on the eastern side of Istanbul, where we'll enjoy a beautiful sunset view

We'll get back on the boat to return to a pier located near the historic waterfront, ending the tour at 6 pm.

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Adults Children under 8
US$ 17.50
  • Adults

    US$ 17.50
  • Children under 8


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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.


Hour and a half boat ride

English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 17.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 12 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 12 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Şirvan Sofrasi Restaurant

Ahikapi Pier

Where does the activity end?

Ahikapi Pier