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Bosphorus Strait Cruise and Beylerbeyi Palace Tour, Istanbul: Small

Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily (15 Mar - 15 Nov)

  • Duration

    Appro. 8 hours. Cruise: 1-1.5 hours approx.

  • Start time

    Approx. 8:30am, depending on hotel location.

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Istanbul

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing in both the European and Asian part of Istanbul
  • Enjoy the wonderful views of the Istanbul waterfront on the included cruise
  • Included guided tour of the majestic Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off and round trip transportation is included
  • You have the option of a private tour allowing you greater interaction with your guide


Enjoy a cruise along the Bosphorus strait which separates the European part of Turkey from the Asian part. Appreciate the scenic beauty as you drive over the Intercontinental Suspension Bridge to go over to the Asian side of Istanbul.

Also included in this tour is a visit to the majestic Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer residence of Ottoman Sultans in the 19th century which lies on the Asian side of the Bosphorous.

Note: When booking the tour, please provide full name, passport number, nationality, age and date of birth for each traveller in the special requests section.


This tour is available in two options - as a coach tour and a private tour. A private tour gives you greater flexibility and allows you greater interaction with your guide.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul, will travel in an air conditioned vehicle to Spice market, where locals still shop for herbs and spices coming from all over the world. Cross the Bosphorus Strait by driving through the Intercontinental Suspension Bridge to reach the Asian side of Istanbul.

After visiting the Spice Market, enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus strait. The cruise typically lasts for about 1-1.5hours. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Istanbul waterfront and the city skyline, plus the spectacular suspension bridge that links the two continents.

Visit the Beylerbeyi Palace. This majestic white marble summer residence of Ottoman Sultans in the 19th century is famous for the beautiful works of art, tapestries, paintings and porcelain among others.

The tour ends at your hotel in Istanbul.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Boat Cruise
  • Beylerbeyi Palace Entrance fee
  • Lunch (Coach Tour only)
  • Coach Tour (English-speaking guide)
  • Private Tour (English or German-speaking guide)

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Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Group Size: 8

Closures: Topkapi Palace will be closed every Tuesday. Beylerbeyi Palace is closed Mondays, on 1st January, 1st March and on the 1st days of Religious Holidays.

It is replaced with Chora Museum on Mondays

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Customer Reviews

    A wonderful day

    The guide was well informed and easy to understand. We had more than enough time at each venue and the included lunch was at a nice restaurant. We thoroughly recommend this ...

    Australia 05/22/2014
    Recommended tour for your trip in Istanbul

    Our trip on the River Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait was unforgettable. The boat was decorated for Christmas, making it warm and inviting. The staff was eager to make our trip...

    Malaysia 01/16/2013

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