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Top Istanbul Cruise Tours

One of the best ways to see Istanbul city is on a boat. so, if you are planning a trip, make sure you book the best boat tours in Istanbul. We have compiled a list of some of the most interesting boat tours in the city to ease you the stress of surfing the internet for possible tours. Spend 3 hours riding a boat to the Bosphorus strait, you see the Anadolu & Rumeli Fortresses, Beylerbeyi Palace, and many other places. The boat tours are designed to make you relaxed and to ease off all your stress from travelling into the city. With one of the best Istanbul cruise tours tickets, you get a private vehicle to transfer you to and from your hotels.

For tourists who may be looking to spend less, the cheap Istanbul boat trips around the city will take you through the Asian and European coastlines filled with top attractions. Some of the hot spots you get to see on the Istanbul boat ride include the Kiz Kulesi tower, Blue Mosque, and Dolmabahce Palace. The Istanbul hop on hop off boat tours allows tourists to live entertainment, the tourists to hop-off the boat and explore on foot while also enjoying local activities such as Turkish folk dance, professional DJ shows, belly dancing, and so much more.

Best Istanbul Boat Tours Price

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour €170.33
Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul €17
Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul €37
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive) €47.11
Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show in Istanbul (Non-Alcoholic) €55
Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 (Europe) €50
Lonely Planet Experiences: Istanbul Sightseeing Street Food Tour with a Picnic €44.43
Taste of Two Continents Food Tour €115.83
Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul €146
Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul €45
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

1. Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • A chance to be awed by Istanbul's magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour
  • A tour where tourists will get to see the glorious Hagia Sophia,
  • A chance for the tourists to explore the local streets on a walking
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Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

2. Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • A day-long trip which includes a boat cruise on the Bosphorous River, and a cable car ride up to Pierre Loti Hill.
  • The tourists can catch a glimpse of exciting sites and view some of the most mesmerising landmarks of Istanbul
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Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul

3. Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • A trip where the travellers are able to escape the busy streets of Istanbul for a full-day excursion to the spectacular Princes Islands
  • This is a trip where the travellers get a chance to cruise past the Topkapi Palace, the Leanders Tower and the Uskudar, then glide across the Marmara Sea to reach the islands of Heybeliada and
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

4. Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • An all-inclusive dinner cruise that takes place in Istanbul
  • A tour that includes a Turkish night show and provides live entertainment
  • A tour that also includes live dance and DJ performances
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Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show in Istanbul (Non-Alcoholic)

5. Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show in Istanbul (Non-Alcoholic)

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A dinner cruise tour in Turkey
  • The various live shows are the special attractions of this tour,
  • A tour where travellers get to watch the beautiful sunset over the Bosphorus strait and enjoy the night lights of the city.
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Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 (Europe)

6. Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 (Europe)

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • A morning cruise that allows travellers to explore Bosphorus and Golden Horn
  • Tourists sail along the strait and also get the opportunity to visit the spice bazaar
  • A tour that offers an unforgettable experience to the visitors and provides them with the opportunity to view some excellent sights of the old city
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Istanbul Sightseeing Street Food Tour with a Picnic

7. Lonely Planet Experiences: Istanbul Sightseeing Street Food Tour with a Picnic

clock Duration: 3 hours 30
  • A tour that allows travellers to explore the various street food stalls in Istanbul
  • The itinerary also includes sightseeing that allows tourists to explore the popular tourist attractions
  • The main attraction of this tour is the food samples they get to try on this trip; therefore, making it a must-visit for all people who
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Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

8. Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

clock Duration: 6 to 7 hou
  • This is an exotic food tour that allows tourists to try all the fabulous dishes that are famous to the city of Istanbul
  • The distinctive taste of the two continents, Europe and Asia, are brought forth with this tour.
  • The tour includes a visit to about 10 different stops and exciting food tasting sites that one gets to
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Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

9. Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

clock Duration: 6 to 7 hou
  • This is a private Istanbul tour
  • This is a guided food tour
  • The major features of this tour are the delicious kebabs and turklish delights
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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

10. Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

clock Duration: 5 hours 30
  • A cruise to the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea in Istanbul
  • A tour where guests spend a relaxing and luxurious afternoon on a sumptuous cruise
  • Enjoy a full Turkish meal onboard, which includes a variety of dishes
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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

11. Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

clock Duration: 10 hours
  • A one-day cruise tour
  • A tour where travellers can explore the Bosphorous strait and the Black sea
  • In this trip, the tourists can view 3 landmark stops which allow them to explore the city in more detail.
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Kücüksu Palace Or Rumeli Fortress Tour

12. Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Kücüksu Palace Or Rumeli Fortress Tour

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • A tour of the Bosphorus strait on cruise
  • The main attraction of this tour includes a visit to Rumeli Fortress and the Kucuksu Palace
  • While sailing in the azure blue sea, tourists can also get a view of the other famous monuments along the coast
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

13. Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

clock Duration: 6 hours
  • A cruise that takes place on the Bosphorus strait
  • With this trip, tourist's get the opportunity to see both the European and Asian side of the Bosphorus Strait along with highlights of the magical city of Istanbul
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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

14. Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • A sunset cruise that allows a tourist to explore the pristine Bosphorous
  • The tour operates on a glass enclosed luxury yacht
  • The main attractions include the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, the Rumeli Fortress, the Bosphorus Bridge, and the Maiden's Tower at the time of dusk
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FAQs about Istanbul Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

How much is a boat/cruise tour in Istanbul?

The price of Istanbul boat tours varies on the kind of service you choose. Istanbul boat tours offer great services which include afternoon tea cruise, evening cruise, three-course dinner cruise, pizza cruise, sunset boat cruise, and many more. Prices start from €8.00 and go up to €4266.67.

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What are the best cruise/boat tour in Istanbul?

Istanbul boat tours are spectacular tours that take you through the waterways of Istanbul city, which is famous for its rivers for the purposes of trade. They allow you to have stunning views of the city’s skylines, let you see the Istanbul shoreline attractions and have great lunch and dinner options on the decks of boats.

  • Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahçe Palace Tour
  • Sunset / Noon Bosphorus Cruise by Private Yacht
  • A-Day-Tour of Istanbul, by Land and Sea
  • Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht
  • Must – See Bosphorus Stops 2 (Asian)
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