Bosphorus Cruise Tours

Bosphorus Cruise Tours

An amazing cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia, along the Bosphrous by the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress near the Black Sea.

 


We begin with a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar*, one of Istanbul's most colourful and bustling attractions. Next, we take an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia.

 

From our cruise boat, we view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus' wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world's longest and the massive Rumeli Fortress, a fortress built by Fatih the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy are the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans' fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges. 
 


We cruise the Bosphorus and from the deck of our cruise boat take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway, that is lined with historic villages, grand wooden "mansions, imposing fortresses, like Anadolu Fortress and the Baroque Palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After our cruise, we visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colors, sounds and the rich smells of exotic spices.