Day trip

Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise

Activity provider: OKEANOS TRAVEL
Day trip

Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise

Activity provider: OKEANOS TRAVEL

From US$ 165 per person

Spend a day in Istanbul on a sightseeing tour. Learn about the culture and history of this ancient city and enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus. Visit centuries-old mosques and the covered spice market, and see the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti Hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 7 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, Dutch, German, Greek, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available at the port, airport, or your hotel. Please indicate your preference when booking.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the 16th-century mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent
  • See the remains of the Byzantine city walls
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti Hill
  • Cruise under the famous Bosphorus Bridge and see the famous wooden houses
Full description
During your full-day tour in Istanbul you’ll see many of this fascinating city’s top sights, from the land and the water. Start out at the Suleymaniye Mosque, dating from the middle of the 16th century and then take in the city walls, which are among the most fascinating Byzantine remains in Turkey. Visit the Chora Church, with its stunning mosaics. Head up Pierre Loti Hill for spectacular views of the Golden Horn. Take a cruise on the Bosphorus, and see some of the renowned wooden houses along the shores. You’ll also see the Rumeli Fortress from the sea. After the cruise your guide will take you to visit the Spice Bazaar. This famous, covered bazaar is busy at all hours of the day. Your final stop on the tour is the Rustempasa Mosque, also dating from the 16th century. It was built by one of the Grand Viziers of the Ottoman Empire who was married to the daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent.
  • Licensed professional English-speaking guide (or other preferred language)
  • Air-conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
  • Pick-up and drop off service
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites mentioned in the description
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Select participants and date



Important information

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

excellent guide

December 19, 2019

Product ID: 34172