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Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi)
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Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) Tours and Activities

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Rising high above its namesake neighborhood, Istanbul’s Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) dates back to the Genoese presence in Constantinople in the 14th century. An elevator takes you up to a viewing platform located under the roof, which offers panoramic views of the Old City peninsula and Beyoglu neighborhood.

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Istanbul: Galata Self-guided Photography Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Istanbul: Galata Self-guided Photography Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Galata—now known as Karaköy—sits on the north shore of the Golden Horn overlooking Istanbul’s Old City peninsula. With the help of this self-guided audio tour, find the best photo opportunities in the district, including viewpoints overlooking Galata Tower and the minaret-scattered Old City. The self-guided nature of this tour means you can spend as long as you want getting the perfect picture.
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  • 1 hour
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$6.79
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$6.79

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.92
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Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show (alcoholic Menu)

Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show (alcoholic Menu)

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Start your evening with pick up from your hotel before heading to the port to embark on our 2.5 hours evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul.Dine in style as you cruise past illuminated city landmarks like Dolmabahçe Palace, kiz kulesi , ortakoy , çırağan palace kempinski , ortakoy , beylerbeyi , rumeli fortness and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge on this 2.5 hours evening cruise along the Bosphorus. Sample typical Turkish cuisine , then settle back to enjoy some traditional entertainment, including belly dancing and folk music. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise. After dinner marvel at Turkish belly dancers during an Anatolian folklore show. After your boat docks, your experience finishes with drop off at your Istanbul hotel.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.93
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.92
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Highlights & Hidden Gems of Istanbul: Private City Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems of Istanbul: Private City Tour

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Benefit from a flexible schedule and personalized attention on this half-day private tour in Istanbul. Perfect for those short on time, this private tour lets you move at your own pace and focus on things that interest you. Highlights can include a tram ride, a funicular ride, the neighborhood of Karakoy, and the Blue Mosque. All private transportation included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.71
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Istanbul Sunset Cruise - Luxurious Yacht Cruise with Live Guide on the Bosphorus

Istanbul Sunset Cruise - Luxurious Yacht Cruise with Live Guide on the Bosphorus

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See the Bosphorus and Istanbul from a remarkable perspective on this 2.5 hrs. sunset cruise on a luxurious yacht. Aboard our luxury yacht, you’ll glide across the water while savoring delicious snacks, baklava, fresh seasonal fruits and drinks. While romantics will delight in watching the sunset over the old part of Istanbul, our legendary guide will tell you interesting stories of the Bosphorus. The cruise will take you from PIER KABATAS and past Istanbul's icons, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress Maiden's Tower and much more. Continue to take in the many sights while the sun goes down as you go through the Asian side, and around The Maiden's Tower. The best part is after sunset when we approach the Galata Bridge and Bosphorus Bridge. Watch as the entire western span of the bridge lights up and transforms into LED light sculpture creating a never-repeating dazzling display. Don’t miss this breathtaking experience from the best seats on the Bosphorus!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.92
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Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht Istanbul Bosphorus

Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht Istanbul Bosphorus

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Along a 2 hours evening sunset cruise, enjoy unique views, comfort and a relaxing environment on board with private yacht. Aboard the glass-encased luxury yacht, enjoy the Istanbul’s main attractions at dusk, including the Maiden’s Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Ortakoy Mosque Bosphorus Bridge and much more… Savor a delicious traditional Turkish drink such as demirhindi and canapés as you cruise the strait and delight in the magic of Istanbul’s urban shoreline as night falls.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.73
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Shows

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Shows

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Begin your 3-hours Bosphorus dinner cruise with either a coach pickup from your hotel or join your guide at the port. Then, board your festive boat for a sightseeing cruise of the Bosphorus Strait and see the monument-laden European and Asian coastlines. To help you settle in, grab a complimentary drink from the cabin bar, and then pick your favorite viewpoint to gaze out at Istanbul’s stunning monuments. Enjoy this exciting performance of music and dancing which sheds light on the city’s Anatolian culture. As the show picks up, get ready for classic belly dancing with playful twists and shakes enjoyed by all. Once the show is over, spend the last few minutes admiring the sparkling city as your boat arrives at the port. Next, either head back to your hotel by coach or continue your evening from here at your leisure.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.54
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Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

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Discover Istanbul’s delectable bites and illuminated sights by night on this food tour. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, head to the bustling Taksim Square, home to the mighty Monument to the Republic, in order to sample Turkish specialties from multiple eateries. Feast on Turkish dishes like icli kofte (spiced meat and nuts), sample an authentic Turkish kebab, and satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava, a traditional Turkish dessert. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 14 food lovers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.91
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2.5 Hour Sunset Yacht Cruise in Bosphorus

2.5 Hour Sunset Yacht Cruise in Bosphorus

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Along a 2 hours evening sunset cruise, enjoy unique views, comfort and a relaxing environment on board with very luxury yacht istanbul. Aboard the glass-encased luxury boat, enjoy the Istanbul’s main attractions at dusk, including the Maiden’s Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Ortakoy Mosque Bosphorus Bridge and much more… Savor a delicious traditional Turkish drink such as poppy (GELİCİK ŞERBETİ) as you cruise the strait and delight in the magic of Istanbul’s urban shoreline as night falls.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.94
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Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show in Istanbul (Non-Alcoholic)

Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show in Istanbul (Non-Alcoholic)

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Start your evening with pick up from your hotel before heading to the port to embark on our 4 hours evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul.Dine in style as you cruise past illuminated city landmarks like Dolmabahçe Palace, kiz kulesi , ortakoy , çırağan palace kempinski , ortakoy , beylerbeyi , rumeli fortness and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge on this 4 hours evening cruise along the Bosphorus. Sample typical Turkish cuisine , then settle back to enjoy some traditional entertainment, including belly dancing and folk music. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise. After dinner marvel at Turkish belly dancers during an Anatolian folklore show. After your boat docks, your experience finishes with drop off at your Istanbul hotel.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.74
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Princess Islands and Bosphorus Tour(Heybeli and Buyukada)With Lunch and Guide

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Princess Islands and Bosphorus Tour(Heybeli and Buyukada)With Lunch and Guide

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Full day trip from Eminonu to Heybeli and Big Island by boat. Discover the biggest island of Istanbul with a professional tour guide. Heybeli and Big Island are the most fascinating summer resorts with lots of wooden mansions and a fantastic sea
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.35
$47.94
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Istanbul Lunch Cruise - Extended Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black Sea

Istanbul Lunch Cruise - Extended Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black Sea

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Step aboard a cruise in Istanbul for a few hours to see the sights along the coast of the Bosphorus, all the way to the Black Sea. As you travel, sit down for a 2-course lunch accompanied by soft drinks and coffee or tea. You'll get great photo ops of the sights from the water, and stop in the fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi to visit the ancient fortress there. Book ahead to make sure you check this must-do cruise off your list.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.90
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Full Coverage Istanbul Private City Tour

Full Coverage Istanbul Private City Tour

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Checkmark from your travel bucket list the main spots of the city on an extended tour of Istanbul and get to know the city like the back of your hand. All you have to do is trust your local guide, they got you and will show the best of their city. Your local guide has a jam-packed itinerary full of history, culture, stories, and sights. See must-sees of the city, plus get current recommendations about local hot spots, family owned eateries, and up and coming districts of Istanbul you must pay a visit. Yes, this tour is the city guide that will help you enjoy Istanbul in the best way possible. Withlocals Full Coverage City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.23
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage

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Uncover the rich history of Jewish culture during this privately guided tour in Istanbul. Explore old Jewish synagogues such as the Etz Ahayim Synagogue and Ashkenazi Synagogue and learn about Istanbul’s vast Jewish heritage. Enjoy visits to famous sites like Galata Tower and the Jewish Museum of Turkey (referred to as the Zülfaris Synagogue) to grasp the depth of Jewish people’s history from ancient times through Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires to present day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Evening walks, local food tasting tour

Evening walks, local food tasting tour

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Sample some of Istanbul’s favorite foods on a relaxed evening walking tour. Meet an expert local guide and visit much-loved food stops as you stroll through historic Sultanahmet to Taksim Square across the Golden Horn. Absorb the evening bustle and sights of Sultanahmet; enjoy sunset views of the city from the Galata Bridge; and try staples such as fried mussels and ‘baklava,’ the seductively sweet honey-soaked filo parcels that are a Turkish favorite, along the way. Numbers are limited to 14, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.49
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Private Istanbul Half Day Tour with Guide and Transportation

Private Istanbul Half Day Tour with Guide and Transportation

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We walk towards the modern part seeing the most crowded streets with their restaurants, bars, pubs and much more. We visit the second main residence of the Ottoman Empire - Dolmabahce Palace. We take a look at the widest and most famous square in the city - Taksim Square To feel like a bird you have to climb the Galata Tower. And your guide accompanies you from beginning to end for this half day tour in the modern area of Istanbul
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$170.00
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Istanbul by Night Private Tour

Istanbul by Night Private Tour

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Venture out into Istanbul after nightfall on this private evening tour. With a guide accompanying you, you'll feel safe and comfortable, and you'll get a tour of the local highlights and hot spots, as well as some food tastings. This nightlife sampling will give you great ideas for places you'd like to return later in your trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.92
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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Elegant Yacht - Small Group Cruise

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Elegant Yacht - Small Group Cruise

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Enjoy the romantic image of sunset over Istanbul on this boat trip down the Bosphorus. Experience unforgettable views of the beautiful Turkish city in its best light. Sunset Cruise on the Bosphorus Set sail down the Bosphorus for a magical evening enjoying captivating views of this fascinating city. Throughout your cruise, see how the skyline of Istanbul is illuminated purple, orange and red in the light of the setting sun. Admire iconic monuments including the Maiden's Tower, originally built in 1110 on a tiny islet in the Bosphorus strait and shrouded by myths and legends; the Bosphorus Bridge, which connects the European and Asian sides of the city; and the majestic Baroque-style Ortakoy Mosque located on the waterside. To complete your experience of Istanbul at night, you'll also be served traditional refreshments during your cruise. Enjoy a cup of sweet, chilled sharbat, a typical Middle Eastern drink made of fruit or flower petals, accompanied by Turkish canapés.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.95
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Private Tour of the Best of Istanbul with your Family

Private Tour of the Best of Istanbul with your Family

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This family-friendly tour of Istanbul caters to kids with games and a treasure hunt along the route. Highlights include the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Gulhane Park, and Galata Tower. The tour ends at a local coffee shop that doubles as a jewelry designer’s workshop.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.07
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Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus Cruise

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- Rich buffet with local and universal free meals - Impressive views of the Bosphorus and many historical and cultural structures -Live music with national artists performing in many languages - Local dance and Mevlevi show - Daily tour -Dj performances -Free cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.31
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Istanbul Lunch Cruise: Long Circle Bosphorus Cruise up to Black Sea

Istanbul Lunch Cruise: Long Circle Bosphorus Cruise up to Black Sea

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Enjoy incredible views of Istanbul sailing between two continents towards the Black Sea as you enjoy delicious two-course lunch onboard a lovely boat. Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring the Bosphorus Strait during this spectacular 4-hour lunch cruise. Take in the iconic sights along the way and stop for a visit in the fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi and discover the old fortress remnants on a hill with breath-taking views of Bosphorus and The Black Sea. Climb aboard a gorgeous boat and forget your worries as you enjoy a relaxing half-day cruise down the Bosphorus Strait. Admire the views of beautiful castles, palaces , old mansions and the minarets of the city mosques. During the cruise you will have plenty of time to relax, sit back and indulge in two course lunch that offers a variety of delicious dishes and fresh seasonal fruits.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 80 Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) costs USD 6.79. Guided Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) tours start around USD 6.79 per person. See all 80 Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) tickets and tours on Viator.
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