Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise - Bosphorus by Boat


One of the more popular and fantastic forms of entertainment on your Istanbul visit is the Classic Bosphorus Cruise. The cruise begins slightly to the east of the famous Galata Bridge and continues to Anadolu Kavagi which is the Bosphorus’ entrance to the Black Sea making numerous sightseeing stops along the strait.

Bosphorus Cruise

A traditional and unforgettable Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and boat trip is one of the best things to do in Istanbul. There are variety of companies making Bosphorus cruises.

Travelers who want to travel on a shoestring can board one of the passenger boats that regularly zigzag along the shores.

If you want a proper cruise, than you may find range of tours leaving from the main docks mostly located in Eminonu, Kabatas and Besiktas. Typical Bosphorus cruise goes for about two hours.

Also the IDO company runs a five-hour Bosphorus scenic tour with its traditional old ferries (Check www.ido.com.tr/ for timetables and info).

Bosphorus by Boat

Travelers also arrange their own Bosphorus tour via the Istanbul ferries. Ferry boats are the most easiest, cheap and the most pleasant way to travel up, down and across the Bosphorus. With the ferries you are able to travel from Europe to Asia and back.

Tickets can be bought at the ferry docks. There are ten main ferry docks that include;  Karakoy, Kabatas, Besiktas and five in Eminou on the European side; Uskudar and Kadikoy on the Asian side. Ferries runs every 15-20 minutes until 11pm. You may check www.ido.com.tr for timetables and info...

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