Bosphorus Tour

Last Updated on July 3, 2019

Bosphorus Tour offers a unique way to see many historic landmarks along the Bosphorus Strait. Their luxury yachts will pick you up and travel up the European coastline of Istanbul and then return down the Asian coastline all the while educating you on the history of the buildings and landmarks. For an affordable price, visitors can sightsee and take in the history along.

Mr. Serdar Cengiz started Bosphorus Tours 15 years ago with two of his friends when in college. The group knew that the Bosphorus Strait deserved to have better options for tours and experiences, and that modern cruise tours were a great opportunity to show off the beauty and history of Istanbul.

The tours allow you to sightsee along the Bosphorus, a narrow strait that forms one of the most important areas of the continental divide between Europe and Asia. Bosphorus Tour offers a variety of cruises in which you can see the incredible views of Istanbul by sailing between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus all the way to the Black Sea.

Each cruise ranges from two hours to four-and-a-half hours of relaxation and sightseeing along the strait. In addition, you are given the option to take a group tour of up to 30 people, or a private tour of their choice. Each of the cruises is affordable and an unparalleled experience.

Beginning in January, they began conducting sunset tours every evening, allowing more opportunities to see the stunning sunset over the Bospherous in Istanbul. For a price of 50 euros, this relaxing evening cruise gives you a unique perspective of the amazing scenery and historic sights of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires.

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

During the cruise, there are several available snacks to choose from including traditional Ottoman beverages, baklava (an Ottoman sweet dessert pastry), fruit, sherbert, coffee, and tea.

Bosphorus Tour also offers 45-minute lunch tours on the Bosphorus. For 45 euros, guests can enjoy tradition Turkish specialties before experiencing the Galata Tower, Bosphorus Bridge, and cruising into the Black Sea. The lunch tour includes a tasty two-course lunch with fresh seasonal fruits, salads, and entrees. The tour also stops to allow an opportunity for a swim in the Black Sea at Anadolu Kavagi in the summer.

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.

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