Water activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch

4.3 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL

Istanbul: Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL

From US$ 78.63 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul city center and enjoy a half-day lunch cruise of the Bosphorus Strait. Sail to the Black Sea to explore the town of Beykoz located on the Asian shore.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the monuments of Istanbul from the Bosphorus Strait
  • Sail to the village of Anadolu Kavagi on the Black Sea coast
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch aboard the boat and learn more from the on-board guide
Full description
Climb aboard a pleasure boat and forget your worries as you enjoy a relaxing half-day cruise down the Bosphorus Strait. Marvel at the views of beautiful Ottoman-era mansions and the minarets of the city mosques as you sit down to a lunch of grilled chicken and typical meze dishes. Go for a stroll on deck to soak up the sun and see the many famous sights that line both coastlines, such as Galata Tower and the immense Bosphorus Bridge that connects Asia and Europe. Sail to the Black Sea, and then make your way to the small coastal town of Anadolu Kavagi. Drop anchor and enjoy a walk in the lush hills of the surrounding area. See the ruins of a medieval fortress and other landmarks before the cruise back to Istanbul in the late afternoon. 
Includes
  • Two-course lunch
  • Soft drinks
  • Tea and coffee
  • Experienced licensed tour guide
  • 4-5 Hours cruise on the Bosphorus up to the Black Sea
  • Alcoholic beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • During the summer months, it will be possible to swim off the boat. Bring your swimming costume, towels and sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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This was one of the best experiences ever! The crew was so friendly, professional, and efficient. The lunch, which was a 2-main course meal, was delicious. The cruise itself was relaxing-- just watching the beautiful scenery was such a joy to behold. We docked at a little village for about 40 minutes, just enough time to browse and shop! Very lovely. We loved this trip!! It is worth every penny.

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June 14, 2022

Our tour on Friday was cancelled due to not enough people but we were rescheduled for Saturday. The boat was bigger than advertised but very spacious and comfortable. Lunch was delicious. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make it a special trip for my fathers birthday.

May 14, 2022

VERY SURPRISED! My husband and I took this boat trip on the 8th of November. Lovely sunshine and warm. We were picked up at the hotel in the old town and got extremely surprised when we went onboard the boat - quite big, felt luxurious and very clean. We sat outside on large white faux leather sofas and they gave us welcome drinks and bits to snack on - all very good. We were lucky, only about 25 people on the whole big boat so we got first class service! On the way up to the Black Sea they served a fantastic lunch. The guide was very informativ and the boat stopped off at a small village on the way back, and more things to eat and drink! Lovely luxury cruising! Even though it said in the brochure that the return transfer to the hotel is not included - they actually brought us back - no charge!

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November 20, 2019

Product ID: 145065