Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar, Breeze and Beauty, discover it with Sib

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Sib
Quality Verified Registered on April 01, 2021

I am a licensed professional tour guide and PhD candidate. I have experience in the best tourist attractions like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Archaeological Museum, Sultanahmet Square etc. Book for a memorable tour!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

A Bosphorus cruise is the best way to discover Istanbul while sipping tea and relaxing on a lovely boat. The cruise will take place closer to the coast, allowing you to see many historical landmarks as well as the natural beauty of Istanbul. The cruise will take you to two continents' coasts (Asia and Europe). At the end of the tour, I will drop you off at Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Bazaar) where you will find thousands of stores selling everything from food to gadgets, spices to apparel, and good small restaurants with reasonable local prices. I'll drop you off right in front of Spice Bazaar so that you can go shopping or wander around freely.

With so many historical sights to see in Istanbul and so little time to explore them, this event should not be missed.

Some attractions that you will be able to see during the cruise:

  • Galata Tower
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Ciragan Palace
  • Ortakoy Mosque
  • Bosphorus Bridge
  • Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge 
  • Anatolian Castle 
  • Kucuksu Palace
  • Kuleli Military School
  • Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Camlica Mosque (The biggest mosque of Istanbul)
  • Camlica TV Tower (The longest building in Istanbul) 
  • Maiden's Tower
  • Historical mansions and more...

Useful information:
Services not included in the tour (transport, cruise etc) are used for this tour so a payment NOT INCLUDED of 20 € / 20 $ / 400 lire per person is required. The contribution to the guide for his service will depend on the experience at the end of the tour.

The afternoon cruise takes about two hours on the sea but the morning tours mostly finish a bit earlier. The boat have cafeteria and snack shop with reasonable prices. 

This tour available in English and Spanish  languages. When you make a reservation in one of them we close the other language for bookings. If some of the guests need the other language I can provide service in both (rarely happens). 

If you are a group speaking Arabic, Persian or Turkish please contact for available times.

You can contact me for your requests regarding private tours and cruises. 

Recommended Tours;

To get the full Istanbul experience, I'd like to suggest some of my own and other gurus' tours.

Here are the links;

Hagia Sophia

Modern Istanbul

Grand Bazaar and Suleymaniye

Other Istanbul Tours

Gaziantep Tour 

You will have no need to more than these as a guided tours in Istanbul I believe. I will also help you with ideas regarding your visit plan when we meet.

Have a nice journey,

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  • Meeting point:
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeyda...
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I will be on banks next to Sultanahmet tram station with a cane. For location use the link:

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Alba 23 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Acabamos todos encantados con el tour! Sib es genial, súper amable y superó las expectativas de todos. Lo recomiendo 100%
Rafael 07 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Conoce a la perfección la ciudad. Le gusta su trabajo y lo transmite. Muchas gracias
Nerea 31 Dec 2022
Donostia-San Sebastian

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Sib tiene un español muy bueno y se nota que siente amor hacía Istanbul, lo hace saber su sonrisa y sabiduría. Ha sido un placer!
M pilar 28 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Muy a gusyo
Este... 08 Nov 2022

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Un tour diferente y curioso, el chico es muy amable y trata q estemos todos agusto, incluso se ofrece para ayudarte en lo que pueda después del tour
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 12 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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