Enjoy Bosphorus in 1 Day
Enjoy Bosphorus in 1 Day
So you've decided to spend a whole day in Boshporus! That's fantastic; anybody visiting Istanbul can take advantage of all the sea has to offer. The Bosphorus Strait runs through Istanbul. It serves as a significant link between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, as well as a border between Europe and Asia. The city's beating heart is the Bosphorus, which is lined with parks and elaborate Ottoman mansions like Dolmabahce Palace and spanned by three intercontinental bridges. For millennia, the Bosphorus Strait has attracted empires as a major shipping and trade road, and their remains can be found along the coast. You will see Ottoman summer rooms, Hagia Sophia, historical imperial gardens, and more from the bath. Visitors flock to the Bosphorus, and all of them ride vessels out on the water. Let's take a look at the different Bosphorus Tour options so you can choose which one is better for you to spend your day on.
Private Bosphorus Tours
You can get a great deal if you book a private Bosphorus cruise with a reputable and trustworthy company. During your Istanbul trip, Take a peek at my journey on a private Bosphorus cruise. Regrettably, there are still a host of less respectable options. ill-informed tourists searching for a Bosphorus map, walking around Eminonu docks looking for a Bosphorus cruise Such activities will be detected a mile away, and these companies will give them a seat on their Bosphorus cruise ship. But don't be fooled by the offer made by these 'hustlers.' Their tours are overpriced, shorter, and often take place on rickety boats. Furthermore, there is no sense of anonymity on a boat of 50 to 100 strangers.
Full Bosphorus Cruise
The Complete Bosphorus Tour is an excellent way to see the Bosphorus which will take many hours. You will see the historical places in Istanbul with this option. For a low price, this cruise will take you from Eminonu to the Black Sea and back. Every journey takes about 90 minutes since the ferry makes five brief stops to get passengers on and off. Anadolu Kavagi, the last port before the Black Sea, is where you would dock. This allows you to tour the fortress and/or have lunch at one of the town's waterfront seafood restaurants. Travel Istanbul to experience this beautiful cruise!
Short Bosphorus Cruise
The first stop is the nonstop Short Circle Bosphorus tour. This is perfect for those who are short on time but still want to get a taste of the tourist spots in Istanbul. This tour is available every day throughout the season (April 1st until October 31st). The cruise begins in Eminönü and finishes in Istinye (well past the second bridge). At noon, the ferry leaves the Eminönü docks, arrives at Ortaköy about 3 PM to pick up additional passengers, and then proceeds on its two-hour nonstop tour.
Bosphorus Night Cruise
The tour is the same as the Full Bosphorus Tour, but with the additional benefit of seeing Istanbul at night! The ferry leaves before dusk, providing breathtaking views of Istanbul's sunset. It stops for a little over two hours in Anadolu Kava so that passengers can eat at one of the local fish restaurants. The ferry leaves at 22:30 for a moonlight trip on the Bosphorus, a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Unfortunately, the Complete Bosphorus Trip by Night on the Ferry is only available on Saturdays in July and August.
Bosphorus cruises are included in several small-group and private Istanbul tours. Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Topkapi Palace, and other Istanbul attractions are typically included in these boat trips. Book your Istanbul visit now to see these places!
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