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Istanbul: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bosphorus Boat Tour with Audio App

Product ID: 201703
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Experience Istanbul from a unique vantage point during a convenient hop-on-hop-off cruise. Discover palaces, fortresses, mosques, bridges, and houses both from the river. Explore the exciting neighborhoods of Istanbul as you cruise along the Bosphorus.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Istanbul's special landscape and shorelines by boat
  • Hop off at 4 different stops to explore the city's famous sites
  • Pass by historical palaces, fortresses, and bridges
  • Discover the highlights on the European and Asian shores
  • Enjoy narration in 10 different languages on the audio app
Full description
Admire the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul from a completely different perspective beyond the regular tourist paths while enjoying the beautiful views around you. There are 4 points you can leave the boat and join the next one again 60 or 120 minutes later. Without hopping off you can make this tour in 100 minutes. Your ticket is valid for a full day. The hop-on-hop-off stops are Kabataş, Emirgan, Kucuksu, Beylerbeyi, Beşiktaş and back to Kabataş.

The first stop on the Bosphorus will be Emirgan, a perfect place for a coffee, a snack or a lunch break at the cafes next to an 18th-century mosque. Visit the green Emirgan Park, Sabanci museum, or walk along the beautiful shoreline. Then, catch one of the next boats and cross to the Asian side to go to the second stop Kucuksu, known for its ornately decorated royal hunting pavilion.

After enjoying the pavilion and its surroundings, head over to Beylerbeyi Palace, a royal summer residence built in the 19th-century. Explore the palace or enjoy a relaxing stroll through the gardens. Visit the Beylerbeyi Mosque then catch the next boat back to the European side to go to the last stop, Besiktas which is famous for its lively local market. Visit the Besiktas square and sample some fresh seasonal fish. Continue on to Kabataş where you can take the funicular to Taksim or the tram to Sultanahmet.
  • Hop-on hop-off ticket valid the whole day
  • Audio guide app in 10 languages
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to palaces or museums
  • Headphones for your audio app

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Meeting point

Kabatas Dentur Avrasya Pier Kabatas Mh. Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No: 34 - 34427 Beyoglu / Istanbul

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Important information
Know before you go
• You will receive the instructions to download the audio guide app along with your reservation confirmation
• There is no internet at the pier, so please download the app prior to your tour
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Product ID: 201703