Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

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clock5 hours 30 minutes


    Spend the afternoon exploring the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea during this cruise which takes off from Istanbul. Before departing the boat, taste traditional Turkish meze and other specialties aboard the boat at the docks then begin your cruise from the Rumeli Hisaran Fortress. Passengers get a chance to view local attractions such as the Galata Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge as you ride into the Black Sea. There's also a chance to discover remnants of the old fortress at Anadolu Kavaagan. Passengers even get a chance to take a dive in the Black Sea. On the boat, get treated to a lunch of grilled chicken traditional meze on a sightseeing boat. Start the cruise at the Rumeli Fortress along the Bosphorus Strait. Learn the history of the large castle that can be found over the slimmest part of the Bosphorus. Take several pictures before you get back on the boat and continue the trip. After your meal, get a cold beverage and stroll out to the top deck to enjoy some refreshments. During the cruise, snacks are available to be eaten as the cruise progresses. After the boat has spent some time on the Strait, enter the Black Sea and sail to the small village of Poyrazkoy. Here travelers can spend sometimes unwinding by going for a swim or a short trip around the beautiful landscape of the area. Make sure that you bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and a swimsuit. If the weather is too cool for a swim the route will change slightly and you'll be taken to Anadolu Kavaagan instead.

    There are a hotel pickup and dropoff for passengers. Passengers are taken to the starting point of the tour in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. There's also going to be a tasty lunch onboard where you get treated to grilled chicken traditional meze on a sightseeing boat. Snacks are also numerous and freely accessible at the bar. A local guide is available to take travelers through the tour. The guide is going to be responsible for revealing some vital information about the region to the passengers.

    The experience was a remarkable one as the cruise down the Bosphorus wasn't too long. The information provides by the tour guide were on point and revealed only vital details. It's a complete tour that features overviews of the major parts of the city. The lunch was also great and the tour guide helpful.

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