Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul
Begin a special evening in Istanbul with this sunset cruise. Witness breathtaking views over the shimmering waters of Istanbul's magnificent Bosphorus. Cruise past ornate Ottoman palaces, grand villas, mosques and mansions. See the great domes and elegant minarets which grace Istanbul's skyline. Witness the spectacle of Istanbul's city lights dancing across the water from Europe to Asia.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye
You motor out of the Golden Horn past Topkapı Palace, covering the hill at the tip of Saray Burnu (Palace Point). Stop At:
Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkiye
The façade of this great Ottoman palace (1853) is nearly a quarter of a mile (400 meters) long.Stop At:
Rumeli Fortress, Yahyakemal Cad. No.28, Istanbul 34470 Turkiye
This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to protect the narrow waterway from advancing ships.Stop At:
Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkiye
You've probably seen photos of the Mecidiye Mosque (1854).Stop At:
Beylerbeyi Palace, Abdullahaga Cad., Istanbul Turkiye
2.5 km (1.5 miles) northeast of Üsküdar, is a "small" Istanbul summer palace overlooking the Bosphorus from its Asian shoreStop At:
KIz Kulesi, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkiye
The largest Asian district, directly across the Bosphorus.Stop At:
Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkiye
Ever since the Persian emperor Darius built his bridge of boats acoss the Bosphorus in 490 BC, rulers of Istanbul have dreamt of a bridge between Europe and Asia. Stop At:
Yildiz Park, Ciragan Cad. Besiktas, Istanbul Turkiye
The swath of green forest behind Ciragan is Yıldız ("Star") Park.Stop At:
Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye
Its English name "Bosporus" comes from mythology. Zeus had an affair with a beautiful woman named lo. When Hera, his wife, discovered his infidelity, she turned Io into a cow and created a horsefly to sting her on the rump. lo jumped clear across the strait.
Beyond the Bosphorus Bridge there's plenty more to see: The village of Cengelköy, Kuleli Naval Academy, Arnavutköy with its photogenic Ottoman yalıs (wooden Bosphorus seaside mansions), Rumeli Hisarı (the mighty Fortress of Europe), the town of Bebek with its pretty bay, and Bosphorus University.Stop At:
Yildiz Palace Museum, Yildiz Mah. Barbaros Bulv. Hamam Sok. No:62 Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul Turkiye
Currently closed but stunning to see from the waterStop At:
Mecidiye Mosque, Gazi Evrounos Cad. Yesilkoy, Istanbul Turkiye
The Mecidiye Mosque, built in 1911 in the time of Sultan Resat, is an example of late Ottoman architecture. The interior of the mosque is illuminated by tall, wide windows. The mosque with a capacity of 400-500 people is open to worshipers.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 2 Hours
Dentur Avrasya Kabataş İskelesi, Ömer Avni, Mahallesi, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:34, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.