Special Interests Tours

Bosphorus & Black Sea Cruise

  • Cultural
  • Historic
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Scenic

Cruise within Europe and Asia along the Bosphorus Strait for an unforgettable day sightseeing, taking you all the way to the sun-drenched shores of the Black Sea. Enjoy the views across Istanbul as you slowly cruise by, and stop on both the European and Asian sides to explore some of the Bosphorus Strait’s most impressive sites. Wander through the charming village of Ortaköy and tour the Küçüksu Palace, before being awed by the Rumeli Hisari Fortress. After a sumptuous Turkish lunch, you’ll have time to swim at the Black Sea beach of Poyrazkoy and explore the medieval ruins of Anadolu Kavagi, before returning to Istanbul.


Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait as you take in the views across Istanbul
Learn about the history and passing sights from an expert onboard guide
Stop on both the European and Asian sides to visit Ortaköy, the Küçüksu Palace and the Rumeli Hisari Fortress
Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch of grilled meats and mezes
Swim in the Black Sea at Poyrazkoy
Wander through the ancient ruins at Anadolu Kavagi

Bosphorus & Black Sea Tour Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and driven to the pier where your Bosphorus and the Black Sea Cruise will depart. Slowly travel along the Bosphorus Strait as you take in the cityscape of Istanbul, then stop at the charming and multicultural village of Ortaköy on the European side to wander through its art galleries. Continue cruising towards the former Ottoman summer residence of Küçüksu Palace on the Asian side, then be awed by the 15th century Rumeli Fortress on the other side.

After a delicious lunch of Turkish grilled meats and mezes, your cruise will continue towards the Black Sea and the village of Poyrazköy, where you will have time to swim and relax on its sun-drenched shores. Before returning, take the time to wander the medieval ruins of Anadolu Kavagi, which overlooks both the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea. Your cruise will then go back to Istanbul, where you will be transferred back to your hotel of choice.


Available days: Everyday.
Available from: Old City | Taksim Area.
Price includes: Transport | Insurance | Guided Service | Entry Fees | Lunch
Price excludes: Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
Duration: Full day
Pick up time: Old City | Taksim Area
Drop off time: Approximately