Until now we gave you general information about Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise slightly. Now we will share more detailed information about the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Let’s Start!
There is a pick-up opportunity from the center of the Istanbul city, so you don’t need to mess around with finding tour start point. After picking-up, we will reach the Eminönü Pier where we will board the Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise.
After getting on the Bosphorus Cruise, you will start to discover the wonderful visual feast which includes Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Rumelia Fortress, and so on. of Istanbul during 1 hour. These historical places have a great story behind them, for example, the Rumelia Fortress is constructed in the 15th century by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II in order to prevent the possible attacks from the northern part of the Bosphorus. Even, there is an Anatolian Fortress right across the Rumelia Fortress which is built for the same purpose, before the Rumelia Fortress.
After 1 hour of a visual feast, the Bosphorus Boat Tour continues to the Asian side of Istanbul by passing under the second bridge: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. On the Asian side, we will visit the Küçüksu Palace which has fascinating architecture from both inside and outside of it. The Küçüksu Palace is used as a rest area by Ottoman Sultans.
After our impressive stopover at Küçüksu Palace, we will return to the city center by following the Asian coast of Istanbul. During the route back to the center of Istanbul, it is possible to see the Anatolian Fortress that we mentioned above and Kuleli Military High School which is the oldest military school in Turkey.
When we will be near to the end, it is possible to witness the magnificent Beylerbeyi Palace which is used as a summer house by Ottoman Emperors. Also, just before the disembark, we will see the Maiden Tower which is one of the most popular structures of Istanbul all over the world.