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    Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

    • Start PointKabatas
    • KabatasBefore Sunset
    • Duration2,5 Hrs
    • DeparturePrior to Sunset Time


    Luxury Sunset cruise on Istanbul’s Strait, the Bosphorus

    See the Bosphorus and unmatched beauities of Istanbul by dusk on an intimate and relaxed 2.5-hour cruise. Enjoy stunning views on the water as the sun sets and the city lights come to life. Graze on snacks, cookies, delicious Turkish baklava, fresh season fruits platter, tea & coffee and you can even bring your drinks onboard!

    Make your holiday in Istanbul extra special when you join this luxury cruise experience on the Bosphorus. Board a luxury  yacht that will allow you to see the best of the city while voyaging along the Bosphorus. Enjoy an unobstructed view of the area’s iconic landmarks like the Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridges, Rumeli Forthress, Maiden’s Tower, seaside villas and much more…

    With a maximum number of 30 passengers, you will enjoy 360° uninterrupted views of one of the most beautiful waterways and straits in the world. With indoor and outdoor areas for viewing the strait’s beauty, watch as the sun sets and the city reveals its lights. 

    Enjoy a grazing platter and a non-alcoholic beverage, with the option to bring your own alcoholic beverages onboard. Unwind and relax as you cruise around the Bosphorus.

    Bring along the whole family or your friends. Enjoy the company of a friendly and knowledgeable crew.

    The sights you are going to see on the European shores:

      Departure from Kabataş Pier
      Dolmabahce Mosque
      Dolmabahce Palace
      Besiktas District
      Çırağan Palace
      Büyük Mecidiye Mosque
      Ortaköy District
      The first Bridge of Bosphorus
      Arnavutköy District
      Egyptian Consulate House
      The biggest cove of Bosphorus in Bebek District
      Rumeli Fortress
      The second bridge of Bosphorus, by the second bridge we cross to Asian Side

    The sights you are going to see on the Asian shores:

      Beutiful Summer Wooden Houses and Mansions located in Kanlica Districts
      Anatolian Fortress
      Küçüksu Pavilion
      Kuleli Military Academy
      Beylerbeyi Mosque
      Beylerbeyi Palace
      Üsküdar District
      Maiden’s Tower

    By the Maiden’s Tower we cross to european side again and see: Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Golden Horn, Galata Bridge, Galata Tower, Galataport

    SUNSET BOSPHORUS YACHT is a luxury yacht and what makes this tour exceptional. 78 feet of pure sophistication, the yacht can accommodate up to 40 guests. She is beautiful as she is unique, designed to embody the look and feel of a luxury style motor cruiser. Built in Istanbul, she presents guests the opportunity to step inside another world.

    Your Istanbul Sunset Cruise Includes:

      2.5-Hour Luxury Cruise on Sunset Bosphorus Yacht
      This insightful cruise is guided and commentated by an experienced and friendly tour guide
      Experience Istanbul’s iconic landmarks from an extraordinary perspective
      Complimentary snacks, cookies, baklava, fresh season fruits, soft drinks, bottled water, tea and coffee
      Hotel pick-up and drop off services from centrally located hotels

    Bosphorus Sunset Cruise Departure Location: Kabatas Pier

    Bopshorus Sunset Cruise Starting Times in Istanbul

    February: 16.30
    March: 17.00
    April: 17.30
    May-July: 18.00
    August: 17.30
    September: 17.00
    October: 16.30
    November-January: 16.00

    Additional Information

      Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      Not wheelchair accessible
      Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      Bare in mind that it is often slightly colder on the water than on land, please dress appropriately.
      Dress code is smart casual
      This is a small group cruise on a luxury yacht.

    Cancellation Policy

      Free cancellation 24 hours before the cruise depature time. Otherwise, the full cruise fee shall be charged.
      We do have a very flexible rescheduling policy, this experience can be rescheduled up to 48 hours before it’s starting time
      This cruise is weather dependent and it make be canceled due to the poor weather conditions.

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    20% discount for children aged between 3-12 years.
    Infants aged 0-2 years can board free of charge


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    Frequently Asked Questions on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise


    How do I make a reservation on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    It is very easy to book your tickets on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise. You could simply fill out the reservation request form or contact us by WhatsApp on +905547972646.

    What are the payment options for Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    You can pay in cash or by credit card on the cruise. If you prefer to pay in advance, we can send you online payment link so that you can pay in advance with no worries.

    What are the payment options for Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    You can pay in cash or by credit card on the cruise. If you prefer to pay in advance, we can send you online payment link so that you can pay in advance with no worries.

    Can I purchase a gift voucher for Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    Yes, you can purchase a gift voucher for a specific date for the ones you love.

    Can I purchase a gift voucher for Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    Yes, you can purchase a gift voucher for a specific date for the ones you love.

    In case, one or more person in my party are not able to attend or if we miss Bosphorus Sunset Cruise, will we receive a refund ?

    Once payment is received, Bosphorus Sunset Cruise is non-refundable. We are happy to reschedule your cruise date or issue a gift certificate for the amount paid with 48-hour notice before your scheduled cruise. We do not compensate for no-shows or late arrivals.

    Do you still run Bosphorus Sunset Cruise if it rains?

    Bosphorus Sunset Cruise sails rain or shine. If the weather looks like too cloudy to watch the sunset, the cruise may be canceled. A prior notification will be sent in case of the cruise cancelation.

    Are there any age restrictions on your Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    There are no age restrictions,all minors require adult supervision.

    Do children get any discount if they take part in Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    Children under 3 the cruise for free. Children 3 to 8 are 20- 30% off, depending on number of children in the family.


    Where does Bosphorus sunset cruise start and end?

    Bosphorus Sunset Cruise departs from Kabatas and ends in the same Pier.

    What is the route of Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    After we start the cruse from Kabatas, we sail towards to the Black Sea direction by following the European shorelines as close as possible so that the guests on board coulse see all the sights clearly. We even pass the second Bosphorus Bridge and cross to the Asian side. Then we return to the original departure dock but in a different route, which is all along the Asian coastline till the Maiden’s Tower where we stop by in order to watch the magical sunset views of Istanbul! Before we finish the cruise we get into the Golden Horn, part of the Bosphorus diving European side into two. We get very close to the Galata Tower and return to Kabatas slowly. We make a very big circle all along two sides of the Bosphorus and guests are able to see every sights from our luxury Sunset Bosphorus Yacht.


    What kind of boa tor yacht do you have on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    We run Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a luxurious yacht, which is named SUNSET BOSPHORUS. Ur yacht is designed especially fort he Sunset Cruise on the Bosphorus.

    Is there any dress code on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    No dress code on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise, we suggest guests bring a warm jacket as it may get chilly after the sunset. However, we provide blankets on board our Sunset Bosphorus Yacht.

    What time does Bosphorus Sunset Cruise depart?

    Bosphorus Sunset Cruise departure times are as following:
    January, February, November & December – 04.00pm
    March & October – 4:30pm
    April & September – 5:00pm
    May, June, July & August – 6:00pm

    Is smoking allowed on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our water clean.

    Is there pre-assigned seating on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    As you board on our SUNSET BOSPHORUS YACHT, our friendly crew will direct you to your deck. No pre-assigned seating on the cruise. Our Bosphorus Sunset Cruise yacht has two very large decks and more spaces than the guest number we take so that our guests move around the yacht to take pictures of the Bosphorus and Istanbul from different angels.

    Do you provide guidance service on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise? If so, what are the guidance languages?

    We have a live guide on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise. Our guide is licensed and has long years experience in guided cruises on the Bosphorus. The guide leads the cruise English and Spanish.


    Do you serve anything to eat on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    We have a light coctail on the cruise, we serve snacks, home-made cookies, delicious Turkish baklava, fresh seasonal fruits platter.

    Do you serve anything to drink on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    We serve home-made lemonade, Turkish black tea and Turkish cofffe in tradational cups.

    Can we bring our own drinks on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    Yes, you are free to bring your own drinks.

    Can we purchase drinks on your Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    We have a cash bar where you could buy drinks

    Can I have lunch or dinner on your Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    We have a fully equipped kitchen on the yacht and we can prepare a meal for you. We suggest you inform us your meal request some times before the cruise departure.


    What kind of events can I hold on Bosphorus Sunset Cruise?

    You can host any kind of event on SUNSET BOSPHORUS yacht! We host birthdays, weddings, office parties, anniversaries, bachelor/bachelorette parties, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and more. If you like to celebrate a birthday, we are happy to announce that we prepare and servet he birthdaycake as our birthda gift : It gets a very lovely ambiance to celebrate a birthday with those you do not know!

    Can I book my own private yacht on the Bosphorus?

    Yes, you can charter a yacht for a private event. We have a variety of differently sized boats in our fleet that are perfect for every kind of event.

    Do I have to reserve the whole yacht to celebrate my private event?

    You don’t have to reserve a whole yacht for your event. We host many events and groups of all sizes on our regularly scheduled dining cruises. You can reserve private space on a dining cruise for your event.

    Do I have to reserve the whole yacht to celebrate my private event?

    You don’t have to reserve a whole yacht for your event. We host many events and groups of all sizes on our regularly scheduled dining cruises. You can reserve private space on a dining cruise for your event.


    Are you regulated by the Turkey cost guard?

    Our Sunset Bosphorus Yacht all subject to inspections by the Turkey Coast Guardscand our crew are all properly licensed.

    Are life preserves on board?

    Our yacht is 100% Coast Guardcertified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.

    Is your SUNSET BOSPHORUS yacht handicapped accesible?

    Our yacht has limited handicapped access to the decks as 70 cm wide side walking ways.

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    An Istanbul yacht cruise during sunset can be a wonderful experience that offers stunning views of the city and its famous landmarks, such as the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, and the Bosphorus Bridge. Here are some tips to make the most of your Istanbul yacht cruise during sunset:

    Book your yacht tour in advance: Istanbul is a popular tourist destination, and sunset yacht tours can fill up quickly, especially during peak season. Make sure to book your tour in advance to ensure availability and avoid disappointment.

    Dress appropriately: The weather in Istanbul can be unpredictable, so it’s important to dress in layers and bring a jacket or sweater in case it gets chilly on the water. Also, be sure to wear comfortable shoes with non-slip soles, as the deck of the yacht can be slippery.

    Bring your camera: The sunset views of Istanbul from the Bosphorus are breathtaking, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the moment. You’ll want to take plenty of photos to share with friends and family back home.

    Choose a reputable tour operator: There are many yacht tour operators in Istanbul, so it’s important to choose a reputable one with experienced captains and crew. Look for reviews and recommendations online to find a tour operator that meets your needs.

    Velena Travel is the first cruise operator company that started running Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht.

    You can read the real traveler’s reviews in this link CLICK

    Enjoy the ride: A sunset yacht cruise in Istanbul is a unique and memorable experience, so be sure to relax and enjoy the ride. Take in the stunning views of the city, listen to the sounds of the water, and savor the moment with loved ones.

    Choose the right yacht: There are several other companies offering similar cruise but non of them are matching the Velena Travel sunset cruise yacht, which is already named “SUNSET BOSPHORUS”

    To see the yacht pictures, visit this link CLICK

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    star rating  Great guide, perfect route, overall, very well organized.

    Made some great pictures and learnt a lot about Istanbul history.

    avatar thumb Timur T
    February 15, 2023

    star rating  One word E.X.C.E.P.T.I.O.N.A.L !!!! Everything, the yacht, the punctuality, the crew, the service, the food, the cleanliness was spot on. I would 100% recommend the Bosphorus cruise by Velena Travels!... read more

    avatar thumb SairaK1972
    February 14, 2023

    star rating  Amazing experience - If you're looking for an unforgettable way to experience Istanbul, a guided boat trip on the Bosphorus is an absolute must-do. Our recent trip with Velena travel was nothing short... read more

    February 14, 2023

    star rating  Great Sunset Cruise - Wonderful sunset luxury cruise.. enjoyed it! Dessert was nice. Sunset view really great. No regret must try when you in Istanbul..

    February 14, 2023

    star rating  Very pleasant the crew did great and the guide was very fun and show knowledge .

    They were always helping and trying to please the costumers .

    avatar thumb Cristian R
    February 12, 2023

    star rating  It was fun and the crew was so kind and helpful, also they was generous in the snacks and drinks..

    avatar thumb mareya93
    February 10, 2023

    star rating  Bosphorus cruise tour - The crew was amazingthey offered delicious snacks and drink. The tour was magical. It was definitely an awesome experience.

    avatar thumb 30winnieg
    February 10, 2023

    star rating  Great tour! - Great and informative body tour of Istanbul. Showcased both European and Asian sides of the city. Was a very nice touch having blankets for all attendees and warm tea.... read more

    avatar thumb Venture274838
    February 10, 2023

    star rating  Wonderful way to get an overview of Istanbul - The stopover in Asia was really nice. Excellent Salep at a shop just off the boat stop. The yacht is very nice and warm. The staff is very... read more

    avatar thumb nodaknomad
    February 10, 2023

    star rating  Amazing - Great experience!!! Very comfortable and nice. The food is amazing and the tour guide was always making sure that we understood everything. Loved it

    avatar thumb 962alejandrah
    February 10, 2023

    star rating  It was very cool. The staff is very adorable. I recommend 100 %. They explain very well. It was very interesting.

    avatar thumb tinatI2643KM
    February 8, 2023

    star rating  Yunus was a fantastic guide! We are so glad to have booked this tour. We immediately felt welcomed and it made this guided tour of istanbul’s key historic sites a... read more

    avatar thumb 330sakinah
    February 5, 2023

    star rating  Amazing experience  - Amazing experience. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour is a great way of seeing some beautiful sites and bridges. I enquired online and someone... read more

    avatar thumb SonNits27
    February 5, 2023

    star rating  Yunus our guide was at the hotel on the dot. He was knowledgable and spent time explaining the historical significance of various places. The Bosphorus cruise in the evening was... read more

    avatar thumb attrny
    February 4, 2023

    star rating  Amazing experience. Very good friendly staff and knowledgeable guide. The Yacht was very clean and well maintained. The service was great as well. Hot tea and coffee at the right... read more

    avatar thumb Asha S
    February 3, 2023

    star rating  Very good experience, good knowledge of istabul history, legacy , culture. Enjoyed our trip very very much

    avatar thumb Jason L
    January 31, 2023

    star rating  This was a great experience for us. A very detailed tour that covered everything we wanted to see. Our guide Younis was amazing! The lunch was great and the relaxing... read more

    avatar thumb Mustafa H
    January 30, 2023

    star rating  Bosphorus Strait Cruise - Constant snacks and an excellent guided tour. We were taken care with attention to our snacks and our need for warmth.

    January 30, 2023

    star rating  So glad we did this cruise. We saw & learnt so much more about Istanbul. The staff were fantastic, so friendly and helpful. Plenty of lovely snacks which was a... read more

    avatar thumb Kelly D
    January 26, 2023

    star rating  Great tour to get you started, especially if it’s your first time here! You get to see an overview of Istanbul in 2hrs

    avatar thumb Onoo8711
    January 26, 2023

    star rating  Istanbul cruise - 10/10 would recommend this cruise for anyone visiting Istanbul! Best in the business. Friendliest staff I’ve ever met!!

    January 26, 2023

    star rating  Bosphorus Sunset Cruise - Fantastic tour. Tour guide is well knowledge on the history of Istanbul. Your route is a stunning experience of the Asian and European sides of Istanbul. Highly recommend!

    January 26, 2023

    star rating  A TOUR YOU MUST TAKE - The "All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise" is the perfect complement to an amazing city . Istanbul and its deep history and rich... read more

    David G
    January 26, 2023

    star rating  JUST GO, you will love it - I STRONGLY recommend. Everything was just perfect. Yacht itself, blankets, outside and inside (heated space), numerous of snacks, fruits, nuts, tea, coffee and water (all included) various beverages (extra cost).... read more

    January 26, 2023

    star rating  Amazing experience - Absolutely amazing experience. Yunus was an exceptional tour guide. I was only in Turkey for 1 full day, so I got to experience all the historical sites and their rich... read more

    January 25, 2023

    star rating  Amazing  - It was an amazing cruise we enjoyed every moment,
    The guide was very helpful and the crew as well.

    I recommend this for couples and definitely I'm doing it... read more

    January 25, 2023

    star rating  Very friendly crew, great service on the boat, enjoyed the description of the sights and the snacks a lot. Can recommend getting a glass of wine just for fun.

    avatar thumb Lea V
    January 24, 2023

    star rating  The boat is really cool and posh. The views are amazing. Both views from asian side and European side.

    avatar thumb mohammadkL7728VC
    January 23, 2023

    star rating  Beautiful cruise on the Bosphorus - Great service and team. Modern and great quality boat. Right cruise format if you want a small group of people for the cruise and with a perfect view.

    avatar thumb pablocourau
    January 23, 2023

    star rating  Excellent trip, well organized, service is amazing!!
    Great snacks, clean yacht, friendly hosts

    avatar thumb M X
    January 22, 2023

    star rating  Great tour of the Bosphorus, good guide and nice snacks onboard. Would recommend to any tourists visiting Istambul..

    avatar thumb JOswaldt
    January 21, 2023

    star rating  Not to be missed - This was the highlight of our trip to Istanbul.

    An amazing experience. And really beautiful, seeing the sunset over the old town.

    January 21, 2023

    star rating  Wonderful full-day experience! - The itinerary, places visited, and information provide by our knowledgeable guide jaded the experience excellent! As the Blue mosque was closed,, we did not get to visit, but Yusun... read more

    January 20, 2023

    star rating  the only bosphorus tour you should take! - the only bosphorus tour you should take! max 25 people per yacht. ample space to walk around every section. very accomodating with nice snacks and dessert. plus point as it... read more

    January 20, 2023

    star rating  Absolutely amazing experience with wonderful hosts - Absolutely wonderful boat tour with beautiful sights on the way as well as great complimentary snacks and drinks. In addition to that, the hosts were extremely understanding regarding our issues... read more

    January 20, 2023

    star rating  Great experience! - Really excellent! The guides were very friendly and insightful. We saw all of the sights and had a wonderful time.

    January 20, 2023

    star rating  Really loved our experience - the guide was super knowledgable and all of the staff onboard were super welcoming and friendly. The sunset was absolutely beautiful of course. Would highly... read more

    avatar thumb ariel h
    January 19, 2023

    star rating  Beautiful sunset on the yacht! - I had such a wonderful time on the yacht this evening! It was a small group on a nice yacht that was very comfortable. The tour guide gave us lots... read more

    avatar thumb Cynthiaslam
    January 19, 2023

    star rating  Had an amazing time. Met the guide at the port and walked us to the cruise. Got on and they served us snacks and drinks and and we saw both... read more

    avatar thumb dikrana2020
    January 18, 2023

    star rating  The "All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise" is the perfect complement to an amazing city . Istanbul and its deep history and... read more

    avatar thumb David G
    January 16, 2023
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