Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise, Bus Tour, and Cable Car Ride

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17 reviews

Activity provider: Aljazeera Tour

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise, Bus Tour, and Cable Car Ride

Activity provider: Aljazeera Tour

From US$ 31.18 per person

Discover the highlights of Istanbul on this tour. Sail between two continents on a Bosphorus Strait cruise, explore the wonders of the Golden Horn by bus, and ride a cable car down Pierre Loti Hill.

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Duration 4 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is from centrally-located Istanbul hotels in Levent, Sisli, Osmanbey, Harbiye, Taksim, Ortakoy, Findikli, Karakoy, Tepebasi, Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Kadirga, Beyazit, Laleli, Aksaray, Yenikapi, Findikzade, Topkapi, Sutluce. For each hotel there is a fixed departure time.


  • Feel the thrill of cruising between Asia and Europe on a Bosphorus Strait cruise
  • Admire views of sights like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophi from the water
  • Take in the sights on the Golden Horn like historical houses and Roman ruins
  • Marvel at the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti Hill and ride a cable car down
  • Visit the Eyup Sultan Mosque where the figure Abu Ayyub al-Ansari was entombed
Full description

Explore Istanbul by land, sea, and air on this unique tour. Enjoy sights like the Eyup Sultan Mosque by bus, admire the city from the Bosphorus Strait on a scenic cruise, and take in the views from Pierre Loti Hill with a cable car ride. 

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from centrally-located hotels in Istanbul. Relax in an airconditioned bus on your way to the departure point for your cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. Hop aboard a comfortable ship and admire the city from the water.

Take in unobstructed views of the Golden horn, the Topkapı palace, the Dolma Bahçe palace, the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Maiden’s Tower, Galata Tower, the Blue mosque, and the Ortakoy mosque. Gaze out at the two bridges that connect Europe and Asia.

Get back on the spacious bus and drive to the 19th century Eyup Sultan Mosque where Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (a friend to the Islamic prophet Muhammad) is thought to have been laid to rest. Pass by historical wooden houses, churches, synagogues, mosques and the remains of the Roman Wall.

Drive up the Pierre Loti Hill to capture pictures of views of the city and the Golden horn. Enjoy the views on the way down with a thrilling cable car ride. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Cruise ticket
  • Cable car ticket
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour operates all year round except on May and January 1st
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque is visited on Friday from outside because of prayers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 17 reviews

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All quite well organised, guide was very good.

September 27, 2022

Really good tour- If your hotel is in decent walking distance of the ferry terminal then do not stopover to the Sweet Centre. This will add another two hours to your trip and the traffic is crippling at that time in the evening.

September 20, 2022

They come to pick you up bring you back to the hotel.

August 28, 2022

Product ID: 418217