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Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
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Likely to sell out

From £42.51 per person

Have a relaxing evening on a luxury yacht, admiring the stunning evening lights of Istanbul's celebrated towers, bridges, and landmarks, narrated by an informative and entertaining tour guide.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic sunset cruise between two continents
  • Marvel at the unique views of Istanbul’s magnificent skyline
  • Take memorable photographs and capture the beautiful sunset
  • Enjoy a drink and some tasty local dishes
Full description

Sunset on the water is an amazing way to end your cruise experience and an equally amazing way to start your evening. Whether it is to impress that special someone with a picture-perfect moment or just to appreciate a great time with great friends, a sunset cruise is something everyone will remember.  Few places in the world are as mesmerizing as Istanbul in the setting sun. Aboard an elegant yacht, drinking traditional Turkish drinks, and nibbling on canapés and fruit from tastefully arranged platters, glide by palaces and minarets as you sail along the Bosphorus. 

When dusk sets in, a soothing breeze arrives from the Sea of Marmara and the sky over the city puts on a colorful show, tinted with shades of orange and rose. The muezzin calls from a towering minaret. Majestic palaces and villas standstill along the strait’s banks, as if nothing has changed over a millennium. Breathe in the legacy of ancient Byzantium, Constantinople, and the mighty Ottoman Empire with each breath of fresh salty air.

Kick back and ride gentle waves in the comfort of a yacht. Watch the city and its iconic landmarks pass by, which is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. The tour starts at Kabatas Pier and ends at Karakoy Pier.

Includes
  • Bosphorus cruise
  • Luxury yacht
  • Live guide
  • Light snacks
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi, https://maps.app.goo.gl/BpKPZbB1FAhcsvee7 The meeting point is right opposite Kabatas Tram Station. Your guide will be holding a board with "SUNSET BOSPHORUS" written on it. Guests are recommended to use the tram instead of taxis to avoid traffic jams.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The cruise is weather-dependent and might be rescheduled or canceled
  • The boarding station is Kabatas which is easily reachable by tram from the city center
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 352 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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A well organised tour, person was at meeting point and we left meeting point to boat on time. Cruise started on time and Through the cruise we had a commentary on the history which was very informative and was served tapas snacks. All very good and staff very friendly, a must do in Istanbul.

21 April 2022

Enjoyed the luxury yacht. The crew was very hospitable with drinks, food, and blankets for the change in temperature on the water. The cruise was AMAZING! We saw all the points of history along the water. The cruise route is perfect to see both sides of the river and the sunset was beautiful, Great pictures!

30 March 2022

Great way to spend 2 1/2 hours during our first trip to Istanbul. There were 24 guests on the boat but there was room to spread out and the staff gave everyone individual attention. Beautiful sightseeing of both sides of Istanbul from the river. Snacks (fruit, nuts, sweets) were included in the price of the ticket. Drinks were extra. Highly recommend

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28 November 2021

Product ID: 188385