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The Bosphorus Strait flows right through the heart of Istanbul from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, bridging the gap between Europe and Asia. Cruising the Bosphorus is quintessential experience for visitors to Istanbul—here are your options.

Sightseeing Cruises
Set sail on a short Bosphorus cruise and enjoy spectacular views of Istanbul’s skyline, as you glide past landmarks such as Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus Bridge, Kucuksu Palace, and Dolmabahce Palace. Alternatively, make a day of it and combine it with a Golden Horn cruise, sail out to the Black Sea village of Poyrazkoy, or ride the ferry to the Princes Islands.

Dinner Cruises
Soak up the atmosphere of Istanbul by night on a romantic dinner cruise and admire illuminated landmarks like the Blue Mosque, the Kiz Kulesi tower, and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. Tuck into a Turkish-style dinner, enjoy onboard entertainment from live musicians and belly dancers, and dance the night away on the dance floor.

Combo Tours
Discover Istanbul by land and water by combining a Bosphorus cruise with a sightseeing city tour. Take a guided walking tour of Sultanahmet and the Spice Bazaar; hop off to explore waterfront neighborhoods like Kadikoy, Galata, and Ortakoy; or ride the cable car up Pierre Loti Hill.
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Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht Istanbul Bosphorus (with Live Guide)

Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht Istanbul Bosphorus (with Live Guide)

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Get more out of your time in Istanbul by going on a sunset evening cruise on the Bosphorus strait. As it's a small-group tour, relax and enjoy the personalized service of the onboard crew—including delicious onboard treats such as canapes, snacks, and a glass of wine. The trip is a great way to see famous sights without being stuck in large crowds. Sail past Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Kucuksu Pavilion, and many more highlights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.92
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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
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$52.14
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All Inclusive Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show from Istanbul

All Inclusive Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show from Istanbul

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Make the most of an evening in Istanbul with a sparkling 5-hour dinner cruise experience on the Bosphorus Strait. Admire spectacular views of Istanbul’s beautifully illuminated palaces, mosques and Bosphorus bridges, and enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner with select drinks. Glittering entertainment from belly dancers, whirling dervishes and other artistes is included, along with hotel pickup and drop-off. Upgrade to an unlimited alcoholic drinks package if you wish.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.50
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2-Hour Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul with Guide

2-Hour Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul with Guide

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Cruising on the Bosphorus is one of the top attractions in Istanbul. Having an educated and experienced tour guide will greatly enhance the experience. This two hour cruise between two continents, Asia and Europe, giving visitors an unique vantage point of Istanbul with 20 million population. Bosphorus is one of the most expensive real estate in the world. Especially old Ottoman Mansions are considered as one of the most expensive houses. It is not a private tour so we cruise with tour boat which is open for public.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.99
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Bosphorus tour İstanbul 3 Hours Tour With 1 Hour Stop in Asia Side for Shopping

Bosphorus tour İstanbul 3 Hours Tour With 1 Hour Stop in Asia Side for Shopping

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Enjoy stunning views of historic Istanbul from the water during this narrated boat tour down the Bosphorus. Cover many of the city’s top attractions from the scenic strait, passing highlights like Galata Tower, Dolmabahce and Topkapi palaces, and Rumeli Fortress. You’ll also head to Asia and back, with a get-down stop on Istanbul’s Anatolian side and free time to explore on your own.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side - (Morning or Afternoon)

Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side - (Morning or Afternoon)

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The Bosphorus Strait divides Europe from Asia, and a Bosphorus cruise is a signature Istanbul experience. This round-trip yacht cruise, with live commentary and fun facts from an experienced guide, covers all the classic waterfront sights—bridges, palaces, the Maiden’s Tower, the Rumeli Fortress, and more. But it also includes a stop for coffee and snacks in the characterful Kanlıca neighborhood and onboard Wi-Fi so you can share as you go.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Get a fresh look at Istanbul on this sunset yacht cruise with a live guide to tell you all the top tales as you glide by palaces, mosques and minarets. Sail north as far as pretty Kanlıca, then head south to see the Bosphorus Bridge transformed into a dazzling LED light sculpture after sunset. As you travel, enjoy snacks, water, seasonal fruit, tea, coffee and, of course, Turkey’s signature baklava.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

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Istanbul is a city set on the water and to fully experience its beauty and diversity you need to get out onto the Bosphorus Strait. On this ninety-minute cruise you’ll see both the European and Asian halves of Istanbul, enjoy views of many picturesque mosques and palaces, and learn more about Istanbul’s centuries-long history through an audio guide app available in ten languages.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.43
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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

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Sail between two continents and into the Black Sea on this full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait from Istanbul, with an onboard guide, plus a delicious included lunch on deck. Gaze over the shores of Europe and Asia as you cruise along the Istanbul Bosphorus; stop to visit the city’s pretty Ortaköy neighborhood; and enjoy guided tours of the ornate Küçüksu Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Lastly, moor at the picturesque Black Sea village of Poyrazköy with time to swim in the sea; or explore the medieval castle of Anadolu Kavağı.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.63
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

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Set sail along the Bosphorus, the meeting point of Europe and Asia, on this evening cruise. Experience Istanbul at its most atmospheric as you cruise past the illuminated city skyline and admire landmarks including Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge, and the Maiden's Tower. While on-board, tuck into a 3-course dinner and enjoy a variety of entertainment including whirling dervishes, belly dancing, and DJs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.67
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2.5 Hours Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

2.5 Hours Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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It can be tricky to find a place in Istanbul to watch the sunset without encountering crowds, but this sunset cruise is your perfect solution. Set out on the Bosphorus on a luxury yacht, and access incredible views of Istanbul's top sights that you wouldn't see from the mainland. Sail past Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Maiden's Tower, and Ortakoy Mosque, and enjoy a traditional Turkish drink and snacks as you watch the sunset.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show

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Get a taste of Turkish culture and see the city from the water on this night time dinner cruise. Depart from your European-side hotel and sail down Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait. Admire the views of Ottoman palaces and two transcontinental bridges. Enjoy a three-course dinner and watch a Turkish Night Show with belly dancing, folk dancing, a henna ceremony, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.67
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Kücüksu Palace Or Rumeli Fortress Tour

Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Kücüksu Palace Or Rumeli Fortress Tour

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Sail between two continents and visit the extravagant Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress on this Bosphorus sightseeing cruise in Istanbul. Learn about the sights and Istanbul’s history from the onboard guide, and admire splendid views of top Istanbul attractions as you sail the strait that divides Europe from Asia. Gaze out over the domes, towers and minarets of the historic peninsula, cruise under the vast Bosphorus Bridge, float by Dolmabahçe Palace, and go ashore for a tour of either the picturebook Rumeli (Mondays and Thursdays only) or Ottoman Küçüksu.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul 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
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$175.00
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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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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See Istanbul’s minarets, mansions, mosques and palaces from the water as you sail between two continents on this long lunch cruise. Glide up to Anadolu Kavagi, a pretty fishing village near where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea, then scale the hill to an old fortress to capture dramatic photos. As you sail, savor a 2-course lunch with coffee, tea, water, snacks and fruit: alcoholic drinks are available for an extra charge.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

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Swap crowded lookout spots for unrivaled views of the Golden Horn (Haliç) and the Bosphorus on a 2-hour cruise that lets you admire Istanbul from a different perspective. Choose a departure time that suits you, and then set off to see top Istanbul attractions such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Maiden's Tower, and the Bosphorus Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 +2 (Europe + Asia)

Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 +2 (Europe + Asia)

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.27
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Best Seller; Private Istanbul Shore Excursion

Best Seller; Private Istanbul Shore Excursion

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Sample Istanbul’s best bits and benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this 4-hour private sightseeing tour – ideal for cruise visitors with just one day in port. Step off your ship and dive into the heart of historic Istanbul, as you tour the magnificent Blue Mosque, visit the UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia and walk around the grand Hippodrome. Finish with a visit to the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you can practice haggling over everything from carpets to Turkish delights.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

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See Istanbul by boat, bus and cable car on a 6-hour tour of the city’s atmospheric neighborhoods, monuments and scenery. See the buildings and mosques along the Bosphorus Strait, with time to visit a 19th-century Ottoman palace. Follow streets lined with historic landmarks to the top Pierre Loti Hill, and enjoy free time to eat lunch, walk or simply enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Descend the hill by cable car, then ride alongside the high walls of the Old City and finish your tour at Sultanahmet Square.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.71
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5 Star Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - All inclusive

5 Star Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - All inclusive

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Dinner with a night out can really get expensive in the city. This Bosphorus Strait All-Inclusive Dinner Cruise combines dinner, drinks, sightseeing, and entertainment for an affordable price. You'll pass by monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires as you eat, drink, and enjoy watching traditional Turkish folk dancing and belly dancing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on Asian Side

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Morning Bosphorus Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side 2.5-Hours Bosphorus Cruise on a Luxury Yacht: From 10.30 am to 13.00 Set sail on this epic journey between Europe and Asia on Istanbul's beautiful Bosphorus Strait. Along your ride, you will see wonders of both East and West sailing through this lovely waterway separating Europe and Asia, accompanied by a multilingual guide. Stopover on the Asian side and explore Kanlica, which stands in defiance of time, is one of the most beautiful districts in Istanbul. Kanlica is the greenest point of the Asian side where you could try Kanlica Yogurt, which is enough reason for many people visiting this lovely town. Onboard, our luxury yacht, hear stories and anecdotes of this mesmerizing city. Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. Experience some luxury on this 2.5-hour yacht cruise down the Bosphorus. It's a small group tour that is designed to help travelers spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Istanbul in 1 Day

Best of Istanbul in 1 Day

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This Special Full-Day tour takes you to the main tourist attractions that are a must for any visitor to Istanbul. This includes the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.59
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Price varies by group size

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

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Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea during this cruise from Istanbul. Before departing, taste traditional Turkish meze and other specialties aboard the boat at the dock and then begin your cruise of the Bosphorus Strait from Rumeli Hisarı Fortress. You will see top attractions like Galata Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge as you cruise into the Black Sea. Plus, discover the old fortress remnants at Anadolu Kavağı and even stop for dip into the Black Sea at Poyrazköy, a charming seaside village.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.56
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