Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Normal ticket value: €4

Entry included with a Istanbul E-pass

Bosphorus Cruise Istanbul

Bosphorus, also recognized as the Strait of Istanbul, is a tight, natural strait and a globally famous waterway located in northwestern Turkey. It can also be pronounced as Bosphorus Strait. If you want to enjoy the Bosphorus in a relatively short time, it is the best choice for you. The tour starts from the  Eminonu port  and returns to the same place after a cruise to the second bridge in the Bosphorus.

Istanbul E-pass includes Bosphorus Cruise. Present your Istanbul E-pass at the counter and get access.

Information about Bosphorus Cruise

There are three bridges in the Bosphorus, and the second one, or  Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge , is half-way from the  Sea of Marmara  to the  Black Sea .

On this Cruise, you will see some of the most iconic places of the Bosphorus. After you start from the Eminonu port, the first highlight is the  Dolmabahce Palace . Dolmabahce Palace was the residence of the royal family after the  Topkapi Palace , and it  was built  in the 19th century with the order of  Sultan Abdulmecid . It was also the place that the founder of the  Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk , was using as a presidential palace, and he died here in the year 1938. Today Dolmabahce Palace functions as a museum. After the Dolmabahce Palace, the second palace is  Ciragan Palace .Ciragan means light, and this was the secondary palace in the 19th century. After a big fire in 1910, the palace needed an extensive renovation, and a hotel group did it. Today the building is on a lease from the government for 49 years and functions as a hotel.
 

After the Ciragan Palace, there is one of Istanbul's most iconic constructions, the Bosphorus Bridge. The oldest one in Istanbul that connects the continents is Bosphorus Bridge, built in the year 1973. Before this bridge, Istanbul's people used ferries to pass from the  European side  to the  Asian side . Today there are three bridges and two tunnels under the Bosphorus to connect two sides. After the bridge, you can see the  Rumeli Fortress,  which is the biggest Fortress of the Bosphorus. Before the attack of  Constantinople  in the 15th century,  Sultan Mehmed the 2nd  ordered this Fortress as a security point for the Bosphorus.His idea was in the siege of  Constantinople ; there may be aid from the Black Sea. This was built. As a result, stop the probable help that may come from countries on the side of the Black Sea. Today the Fortress is a museum, and in the summer, there are open-air concerts in the Fortress.
 

After the Fortress, the boat makes a u-turn and goes back to the same port that the tour started. While returning, you can see the royal guest house in 19th century back,  Beylerbeyi Palace . After the Beylerbeyi Palace, you can also see the mythical  Maidens Tower . Maiden Tower was built originally for collecting taxes from the passing through the Bosphorus ships. There are lots to talk about this Tower, including the story of two lovers who couldn't meet and a  Roman King  trying to protect his daughter from an oracle. After passing the Maidens Tower, the tour ends in Eminonu, where it started after about 1 and a half hours.After the Cruise, if you are hungry, don't forget to try the famous  fish sandwiches  on the seashore.

The final word

What could be a better way than the Bosphorus Cruise Tour to explore Istanbul? With Bosphorus Cruise, you get to fulfill your thirst for boating and wandering about in the sea in the most enjoyable way possible. Istanbul E-pass gives you free entry for an unforgettable experience in the Bosphorus. You will see many attractions that will make your day on the cruise worth it on your way and coming back.

Bosphorus Cruise Tour Times:

Weekdays 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00

Weekends 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00

Departure Point:

Bosphorus Cruise Departs form Tuyol Eminonu Port; Please click Google Map location .

Important Notes:

TURYOL organizes Bosphorus Cruise Tour
 

The departing port is TURYOL Eminonu Port. Please click for Google map location.
 

Photo ID will be asked from Child Istanbul E-pass holders.

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