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Bus Boat And Cable Car in Istanbul City Sightseeing

Istanbul, Turkey


6 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

28 people




Enjoy the beauties of Bosphorus on a boat tour and rest of Istanbul on a bus tour around the historical town.

Istanbul city explore by land and sea; Visiting two Palaces, Bosphorus and Golden Horn Boat Cruise with Pierre Loti Hill and Cable Car

Explore the Dolmabahce Palace and get caught up in the royal past of Ottoman Empire. With this guided tour, visit the palace without waiting for the long queue. After visiting the palace, see both European & Asian sides and the most important highlights of the city on the boat cruise in 2 and a half hours.

Also have an opportunity to visit an Ottoman palace on the Asian side of Istanbul. After the cruise, travel through the neighborhoods by the Golden Horn on the bus tour and have a free time on the Pierre Loti Hill.

After getting picked-up from your hotel in the morning, you will be taken to the Dolmabahce Palace. The visit of the Dolmabahce Palace lasts about 1 and a half hour. After seeing the rooms, halls and the collections of the palace, you will be picked-up by bus.

You will be taken to the Eminonu Pier, starting point of boat trip on the Bosphorus. You are going start to sail on the Bosphorus after sailing on the Golden Horn for a few minutes.

Following the European Side of Istanbul, you will sail for about 1 hour till the 2nd bridge on the Bosphorus. On the European Side, you will see many historical monuments and buildings such as; Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque and Rumeli Fortress.

By the 2nd bridge, you will turn back to the Asian Side of Istanbul and visit Kucuksu Palace which was built in 19th century and used as a hunting lodge by Ottoman Empire.

After visiting the palace for about 45 minutes, you will get on board again to see the Asian Side of the city on the way back.

Following the Asian Side, you will see Anatolian Fortress, Kuleli Military High School, Beylerbeyi Palace and the Maiden’s Tower.

After two and a half hours spent on the Bosphorus, you will go to the Pierre Loti Hill by bus. Passing through old neighborhoods of Istanbul, such as Eminonu, Balat and Eyup, you will see many historical places and listen to some informations on the way, which lasts about 25 minutes.

When you get to top of Pierre Loti Hill, you are going to have a free time about a hour to have lunch and to take some photos of a great view of Golden Horn and Istanbul. Then, you will have the opportunity to go down the hill by the cable car, while the bus is waiting for you down the hill.

After getting on the bus again, you will follow and see the Great Walls of the Old City for many kilometers on the way back to the Sultanahmet Square.

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  • Discover the magnificence of Dolmabahçe Palace on a walking tour
  • 5-hour Bosphorus Strait cruise and city boat tour in Istanbul with an onboard guide
  • Learn about the famous stretch of water that splits Istanbul onto two continents
  • Look out for exciting Istanbul attractions such as Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace
  • Hear of the history of Bosphorus Bridge from the guide’s entertaining commentary
  • Hop out of the boat to enjoy a tour of Kucuksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress (day dependent)
  • Visit Pierre Loti Hill and enoy the beautiful view from the cable car



  • Entrance fee for museum
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up from your hotel and Drop off at Sultanahmet Suqare Cable car
  • Food & beverage on the boat
  • Lunch on the Pierre Loti Hill Drop-off

Tour's Location

Istanbul, Turkey


Based on 14 reviews
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Allan Piper

A good overview of city. Our guide was super polite and explained everything so well. The service was very good.
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Kelsey Sage

It’s a good way to explore the city, the tour guide was very kind and helpful. Highly recommended
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Ava Kemp

A really interesting trip, Our guide was very nice and told us a lot about all the sites.
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Clay Jensen


Quite expensive!

It was my first time in Istanbul. A great way to see the sites and attractions of Istanbul. The price was quite expensive.
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Cord Jones

A good trip to see Istanbul, the price was quite expensive.
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Gage Gallant

Extremely expensive. Beautiful routes to discover Istanbul. Unforgettable city tour experience.
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Zach Farnum

The cable cars are a good way to get a great trip I enjoyed the beautiful view. The Bus Tour was a good way to see the City. We had free WiFi.
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Sucely Garsia

It was the most perfect tour, We totally enjoyed the experience.
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George Kanev

It was great to see the whole city and listen to the tour guide. strongly recommended.
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Bobbie Markham

Overall experience is ok very good staff.
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Rene Hadley

İ strongly recommend them when you visit turkey
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Aisha Hammad

I love this city in everyway. Awesome history and beautiful views. Will miss everything about Istanbul
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Rosie Murphy



Beautiful unforgettable experience. Istanbul is magical and we discovered it. Thank you to the team
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Anna Savina



Thank you for arranging an unforgettable Turkey experience. Really recommended
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