Istanbul Bosphorus Guided Cruise and Spice Bazaar, Breeze and Beauty

Duration: 3h
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 of Istanbul old town like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, 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 board of 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.

For the quality of the tour, we have a limit of bookings.
Please write me if you want to join a tour closed for bookings.
We also offer private tours.

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
  • Vahdettin Palace
  • 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:
The cruise takes about two hours on the sea. The boat is big, have cafeteria and snack shop inside.

This tour (cruise) is a bit different than my other walking tours. Since we have expenses, it is assumed that you pay at least €20 per person (for guide, boat, etc.)  based on satisfaction. The licensed guide is doing this job professionally.

IMPORTANT: This is a guided tour and will cost you more than a solo cruise. Please consider this before booking. We have limited seats. You can write me for any questions before booking.

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

Please contact me for your requests regarding private tours and cruises. 

Recommended Tours;

Hagia Sophia

Other Istanbul Tours

I can also help you with ideas regarding your visit plan when we meet.

Have a nice journey,

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Binbirdirek, Divan Yolu Cd. No:9, 341...
    Binbirdirek, Divan Yolu Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
    View on map

    I will be on banks next to Sultanahmet tram station behind the ticket machines with a cane. For location use the link:

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    Outside visit
    Galata Bridge and Galata Tower
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    Outside visit
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    Dolmabahçe Palace
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    Çırağan Palace
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Mecidiye Mosque Ortaköy
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    Outside visit
    Bosphorus Bridge
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    Outside visit
    Rumeli Fortress
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    Outside visit
    Egyptian Consulate
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    Outside visit
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  • 12
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    Çamlıca Mosque
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    Outside visit
    Çamlıca Tower
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Beylerbeyi Palace

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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isabel 14 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Muy buena experiencia con Sib. Super atento y muy detallista con el grupo. Bien profesional
Yesika 14 Oct 2023

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
Muy ameno y entretenido. Y muy detallista.
SONIA 12 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Sibi es un guia muy amable y se explica muy bien
Sandra 04 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Muy amable y agradable que fue Sib. Sabe mucho de la historia y nos iba contando y enseñando mucho durante el camino. Nos invitó un té turco delicioso! Gracias 😁
Inma 26 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Una visita recomendable ;)
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 19 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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