Istanbul Lunch Cruise by private yacht is 5-hour cruise covering both Bosphorus and Black Sea. Take a breather from Istanbul’s crowds and enjoy lunch on the water on this 5-hour Bosphorus and Black sea sightseeing cruise.
Glide by landmarks such as the Rumeli Fortress and Bosphorus Bridge, and sail onto the Black Sea to swim at the fishing village of Poyrazköy or see the medieval castle at Anadolu Kavağı.
An onboard Turkish lunch, snacks and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
5-hour Bosphorus and Black Sea cruise from Istanbul on your own yacht
Sail north along the Bosphorus onto the Black Sea
Cruise past sights such as the Rumeli Fortress, Galata Tower and more
Stop to swim at Poyrazköy or admire the medieval castle at Anadolu Kavağı
Additional snacks and unlimited drinks included
Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Savor an onboard lunch of fish, meatball, Turkish kebap and grilled chicken and Turkish meze (main course preferences must be informed before the tour starts)
Abagangus -Roasted eggplants mix with yoghurt and garlic served virgin olive oil on top Homemade yoghurt served with chili red pepper slices on top
Kopoglu – Small cubes of fried eggplants, potatoes and green capsicum served with special tomato puree and hommade yoghurt on top
Barbequed eggplants puree, lightly mixed with virgin olive oil Cubed tomatoes with finely chopped onions and Turkish herbs with lemon juice dressing, walnuts and special pomagranate sauce on top
Muhammara – Traditional spicy paste prepared with crashed walnuts, stale bread, tahinli, olive oil, garlic and special omagranate sauce
Cig Kofte – Special bulghur hand mix and pounded with onion and chili red pepper; served with lettuce cups and lemon slices
Homemade condensed yoghurt with cubes of cucumber
Traditional pidette with ground seasoned lamb
Semsek – Traditional pidette with cheese
Saslik Kebap – Barbequed slices of specially marinated beef loin and onion rings
Ali Kebap – Lamp and beef kebap mix, low, fat, hand ground daily and mix with Turkish spices
Pilic Kanat – Specially marinated and barbequed chicken wings
Mix of Seasonal Fruits
Kabak tatlisi -Special pumkins dessert served with ice cream and sesame oil – walnuts on top
Unlimited local drinks of wine, beer, raki and all sort of soft drinks including coffee, tea etc.
After pickup from your central Istanbul hotel, travel by air-conditioned minivan to a jetty on the Bosphorus Strait, the waterway that divides the city’s European and Asian sides.
Remember to bring walking shoes and sun cream, and a bathing suit and towel if you wish to swim during your trip. Step aboard your comfortable sightseeing boat and while it’s docked, sit down to an enticing Turkish lunch, all served on board, unlimited local drinks included. Relax over your meal, and then soak in the views as your boat sets sail along the strait.
As you cruise, view landmarks such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy, the Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, Galata Tower, and Bosphorus Bridge from the water, and relish the pleasant breezes.
Cruise further north along the Bosphorus, watching as Istanbul’s suburbs melt into waterfront towns and villages. Then, have your camera ready as your boat enters the waters of the Black Sea, the vast inland sea bordered by Turkey and countries such as Bulgaria and Russia. If the weather is good, stop for an optional swim at the pretty fishing village of Poyrazköy, whose beach fringes a wooded bay. Otherwise, your captain will steer a course to Anadolu Kavağı, a picturesque stop crowned by a medieval hilltop castle.
Admire views of the ruined fortification and take a stroll if you wish. Back aboard, relax and enjoy more of Istanbul’s sights as you cruise back to Kabataş.
Disembark here before finishing your experience with a hotel drop-off. What day can be more memorable than a lunch cruise on Bosphorus and the Black Sea?