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Hop On Hop Off Bosphorus Boat Ticket & Audio Guide

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

  • Start time

  • Meeting Point
    Meeting Point:
    • Kabatas Dentur Avrasya Pier, Ömer Avni Mahallesi, Dentur Avrasya Kabatas, Beyoglu
    Istanbul, Turkey, 34427
  • Ending Point

Key Highlights

  • Explore Istanbul's Byzantine and Ottoman architecture by boat
  • Hop off at 4 different stops to explore Istanbul's famous sites

Overview

Explore Istanbul at your own pace on board this hop-on hop-off Bosphorus sightseeing boat. See all the famous landmarks, like the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Maiden Tower, the Bosphorus Bridge to the splendours of the Ottoman Empire. 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.


Hop-On Hop-Off Bosphorus Tour
More than a classic roundtrip, now you can add unique neighbourhood visits along the Bosphorus with one ticket. Admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective beyond the regular tourist paths while enjoying the beautiful views around you.

The Hop-On Hop-Off Stop are
Kabatas, Emirgan, Kucuksu, Beylerbeyi, Besiktas and back to Kabatas.

Hop-On Hop-Off Stop 1
The first stop on the Bosphorus will be Emirgan (50 minutes from the start), which is a perfect place for a coffee, snack or lunch break at the cafes next to a 18th century mosque on the shore. You can visit the green Emirgan Park, Sabanci museum (one of the best private museums of Istanbul) or just a walk on the beautiful shore along the Bosphorus.

Hop-On Hop-Off Stop 2
The second stop comes in 15 minutes and its name is Kucuksu. It is known with a highly decorated royal hunting pavilion (open every day except Mondays).

Hop-On Hop-Off Stop 3
After 20 minutes you reach the Beylerbeyi Palace, a royal summer residence from the 19th century. You can explore the Palace or just enjoy the gardens (open every day except Mondays). There is also Beylerbeyi Mosque from the 18th century in just 5 minutes walking distance on the shore.

Hop-On Hop-Off Stop 4
The next boat will take you in 20 minutes back to the European Side. The last stop is Besiktas, famous for its very popular neighbourhood with the local and lively market. Here you can visit the Besiktas square, the fish market and eat fresh
seasonal fish.

Hop-On Hop-Off Final Stop
Back in Kabatas, you can take the funicular to Taksim or the tram to Sultanahmet

Departure times
11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm.

Audioguide languages
English, German, French, Russian, Italien, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish
Download the audio guide app before your tours on your smartphone

Itinerary

  • 1. Emirgan Ferry Boat Station
  • 2. Kucuksu
  • 3. Beylerbeyi Palace
  • 4. Besiktas Iskelesi
  • 5. Kabatas Dentur Avrasya Pier

Inclusions

  • Audioguide
  • Hop-on hop-off bus passes
  • Map
  • Audioguide

Exclusions

  • Drop off at the hotel.
  • Entrance to Museums
  • Entrance to Palaces
  • Pick up from the hotel

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