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Best Istanbul River 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.

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Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

1. 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

2. 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)

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

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • 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)

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

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • 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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Bosphorus Cruise & Golden Horn Sightseeing Morning Tour

5. Bosphorus Cruise & Golden Horn Sightseeing Morning Tour

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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 Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kucuksu Palace Tour

9. Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kucuksu Palace 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

10. 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

11. 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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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

12. Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

clock Duration: 1 hour 15
  • A cruise trip along the magnificient Bosphorous
  • This is a higly popular tour, and it operates after every 90 minutes
  • The travellers can view and experience a different side of Istanbul while sailing down the sea on this tour
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Eating like a local : Learn about diverse culinary culture of Turkey

13. Eating like a local : Learn about diverse culinary culture of Turkey

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • On this 4 hour walking tour with an expert guide you will delve deep into the culinary culture and rich history of lstanbul. You will taste local delicacies and hear fascinating stories behind each culinary gem. As you walk you will explore the maze of local streets, see Istanbul’s top attractions on a nice ferry ride , drink tea with locals,...
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Istanbul Classics & Bosphorus Cruise Private Tour

14. Istanbul Classics & Bosphorus Cruise Private Tour

clock Duration: 5 to 7 hou
  • This is a great tour option for the ones who only have one day to explore and still  want to understand what Istanbul is all about. On this private 7 hours walking tour  your guide will take you to an exciting journey through the centuries to the Istanbul's ancient Ottoman and Roman roots. You will learn about the most famous highlights and must...
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FAQs about Istanbul Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

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.

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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