Scenic Highlights & Bosphorus Boat Ride Shore Excursion Detail
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  • 4.25/5 Stars.
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Port: Istanbul, Turkey
Approx. Duration: 6 hours
Adult Pricing: $69*
Child Pricing: $49*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.25/5
Cultural:
  • 4.5/5
Entertaining:
  • 3.5/5
Historical:
  • 4.25/5
This scenic drive and Bosphorus boat ride will give you the opportunity to see both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. Take in the breathtaking views of the Blue Mosque and enjoy a stop at the Grand Bazaar.
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Scenic Highlights & Bosphorus Boat Ride

Drive to the Old City where you’ll find the Hippodrome, a reminder of what was the center of Byzantium’s political scene. Take in the breathtaking views of the Blue Mosque with its unique exterior defined by its six minarets, domes and semi-domes. You’ll admire its interior, covered with beautifully hand painted blue tiles which give the mosque its most popular name. Enjoy a boat ride along the shoreline of the Bosphorus and take in the views of the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace and the few remaining towers of the Anadolu Hisar, where you’ll see the city’s connection to the Black Sea.


Next visit one of the most colorful sites in Istanbul – the Grand Bazaar. You’ll have a chance to explore the exotic atmosphere of the covered part briefly. Then visit the open and modern section, where you’ll enjoy local snacks and a presentation of carpets, leather or jewelry, followed by time for shopping.


Note: The boat trip is operated depending on weather conditions. Drinks are available on the boat for purchase. Expect differences in tour durations due to traffic conditions. Participants are required to remove their shoes in order to enter the Blue Mosque. As this tour visits a place of worship, please dress respectfully: no bare shoulders or exposed knees. Should the Blue Mosque be closed to visitors due to religious festivities, you’ll visit another historical mosque. On Sundays, the Grand Bazaar closes and only the shops of the outer bazaar remain open, therefore the visit to the Grand Bazaar may be replaced with the Spice Bazaar.
Activity Level
  • 4.25/5 Stars.
(4 Reviews)
Write a Review
Port: Istanbul, Turkey
Approx. Duration: 6 hours
Adult Pricing: $69*
Child Pricing: $49*
*Prices vary by sail date.
rollover for activity details:
Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.25/5
Cultural:
  • 4.5/5
Entertaining:
  • 3.5/5
Historical:
  • 4.25/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.