Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxurious Yacht

Last Updated on January 12, 2024

Bosphorus Sunset 2.5 Hour Yacht Cruise

Velena Travel Bosphorus Tours

A man of character and a true Turkish entrepreneur, Mr. Serdar Cengiz started Velena Travel Bosphorus Tours 15 years ago with two of his friends while in college. The group knew that the Bosphorus Strait deserved to have better quality options for visitors. So they started developing  an affordable experience on a modern yacht at sunset to show off the beauty and history of Istanbul.

The tours are not overcrowded, allowing for a much more enjoyable experience than many other cruise tours available. They also all feature an interactive guide to explain the history and sights along the Bosphorus, as well as exceptional service and staff.

Mr. Cengiz said they started the sunset tours so people could see the Bosphorus in the daylight, sunset, and at night – a beautiful transition.

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxurious Yacht

Immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and mesmerizing landscapes of Istanbul as you set sail along the enchanting Bosphorus Strait, the mesmerizing waterway that serves as a captivating bridge between two continents. Let the golden hues of sunset be your backdrop as you glide past an array of the city's most iconic landmarks, bathed in the soft glow of evening.

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise with Live Tour Guide on a Luxury Yacht

This intimate, small-group voyage allows you to savor the splendor of Istanbul’s waterfront landmarks, dazzling under the vibrant evening sky. Coupled with the unrivaled luxury of our yacht and the company of a knowledgeable guide, this 2.5-hour cruise offers the perfect blend of leisure, spectacle, and historical exploration.

As the sun dips below the horizon, let the awe-inspiring views of the water and the twinkling city lights captivate your senses. Relish an indulgent assortment of gourmet snacks, cookies, delectable Turkish baklava, and a fresh seasonal fruit platter, paired perfectly with our assortment of teas and coffees. To elevate your experience, you're welcome to bring your choice of beverages onboard, making for an evening of unmatched luxury and relaxation.

Cruise Details

Seasonal Timing

  • From November to February, the sunset cruise commences at 16:00 and concludes at 18:30.
  • From March to April and September to October, the cruise departs at 17:00 and wraps up at 19:30.
  • From May to August, the cruise embarks at 18:30 and returns at 21:00.

The experience is designed for a small group, ensuring a more personal and intimate journey on our luxurious yacht. The price for this unforgettable cruise is 60 Euros.

10% Discount

You’ll receive a 10% discount if you mention TurkeyTravelPlanner.com or TTP when booking with Velena Travel.

Cruise Highlights

Enjoy a scenic sunset voyage, bridging two continents.

Immerse yourself in unmatched views of Istanbul's iconic waterfront landmarks and magnificent skyline.

Capture beautiful moments of sunsets, historic waterfront palaces, mosques, mansions, and various boats.

Indulge in a welcome drink and gourmet canapés aboard our luxurious yacht.

A perfect way to relax and reflect after a day of exploration.

Marvel at the spectacular colors of the evening sky over the city's skyline.

Bosphorus Cruise

Enjoy an exclusive cruise journey on the mesmerizing Bosphorus. Step aboard a luxurious yacht that provides an unparalleled vantage point to appreciate the city's splendor as you sail along the Bosphorus Strait. Witness uninterrupted views of iconic landmarks such as the Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridges, Rumeli Fortress, Maiden's Tower, and numerous seaside villas, each adding a unique charm to the cityscape.

With a limited capacity of only 30 passengers, our yacht ensures an intimate experience, offering 360° unhindered views of one of the world's most picturesque waterways. With both indoor and outdoor viewing areas, admire the captivating play of colors as the sun sets and the city lights begin to twinkle.

Whether you're with family or friends, our cruise is a perfect bonding experience. Accompanied by our friendly and well-informed crew, rest assured your journey will be as enjoyable as it is unforgettable.

Bosphorus Tour Scenery

European Side

Dolmabahce Mosque

Dolmabahce Palace

Naval Museum of Istanbul

Ciragan Palace

Ortakoy Mosque

The Bosphorus Bridge


Bebek Bay

Rumeli Fortress

The Fatih Mehmet Bridge


Galata Bridge

Golden Horn

Galata Port

Asian Side

Kanlica (20-minute stopover)

Anadolu Kavagi

Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

Amcazade Huseyin Pasa Yali

The Fortress of Asia

The Palace of Kucuksu

The Yali of Kucuksu



The Kuleli Naval Station



Beylerbeyi Palace


Maiden's Tower

Included Services

  • A sumptuous 2.5-hour journey aboard a luxury yacht, sailing under the captivating colors of the Bosphorus sunset.
  • Engage with the city's history and culture through the knowledgeable commentary of our experienced tour guide.
  • Get up close and personal with Istanbul's iconic landmarks, viewed from a truly unique vantage point on the water.
  • Indulge in complimentary refreshments including delectable snacks, traditional Turkish baklava, a platter of fresh seasonal fruits, a selection of soft drinks, bottled water, and a range of hot beverages such as tea and coffee.
  • Enjoy the convenience of our hotel pick-up and drop-off service, available from centrally located accommodations.

This Bosphorus Sunset Cruise offers an exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty and rich history of Istanbul. You'll embark on a luxurious journey of discovery along the enchanting Bosphorus Strait, enhanced by gourmet refreshments and the insightful commentary of our experienced tour guide. As the setting sun casts a golden glow over this mesmerizing cityscape, you'll create lasting memories of a truly unique experience. To secure your spot on this unforgettable voyage, please fill out the form below. The magic of Istanbul awaits you!


The yacht experience was one of a kind for us. I booked this cruise with six of my friends, and we have nothing but nice things to say. They have a sweet deck and provided blankets to us, knowing it could get pretty cold. We were served nuts, sweets, tea, and fruits on our ride. They gave us great insights regarding the different places along the riverfront. The sunset was beautiful. Duygu and Betul took our group pics and helped us out with the smallest of our needs. All in all, it was a great experience.

Upasana C

Amazing boat trip to see all of Istanbul What an amazing boat trip! It was the perfect way to see Istanbul and get a sense of the wonder and amazing architecture, culture, and history of the city. It was great to see and hear about the differences between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. Our guide, Serdar, was wonderful, as were all the crew. There were so many interesting stories that he shared, and he kept things humorous and interesting throughout. A must-do in Istanbul!


Highly recommend this cruise! Amazing views of the Bosphorus and surrounding monuments, especially wonderful if you don’t have many days/don’t want to walk to all of the classic tourist destinations in Istanbul. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny, making the trip well worth it! Complimentary snacks and soft drinks were a lovely touch, and alcohol was available for a reasonable purchase price. Our dolphin sighting was also an amazing plus!

Samantha C

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