Pick Up & Drop Off / Departure Points:

We can pick you up from all these places in Istanbul:

European Side

  • From these piers: Kuruçeşme, Arnavutköy or Kabataş.
  • From some Bosphorus hotels with their own piers including: Çirağan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel, Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, House Hotel Ortaköy, Sumahan Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Les Ottomans Hotel (hotel residents only)
  • From your city-center hotel or cruiseship with FREE hotel pickup and dropoff transfer provided for the Istanbul neighborhoods listed further below. (From any other locations, apartments, suites, residences, B&Bs or private addresses, we can advise a nearby selected pier or hotel that you can come to for pickup instead.)
  • From some Bosphorus restaurants/clubs with their own piers including: Marina Balık Restaurant, Tuğra Restaurant at Ciragan, Aqua Restaurant at Four Seasons, Park Fora, Iskele, Sortie, Angelique (a reservation at the restaurant is needed)
  • From nearby some touristic sights (typically within a few minutes walk to nearby pier): Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Ortakoy Square
  • Other locations and piers may be possible on request or with an additional fee.

Asian Side

  • From these piers: Beyelerbeyi or Kuleli
  • From some Bosphorus hotels with their own piers including: Aija Hotel and Bosphorus Palace Hotel (hotel residents only)
  • From some Bosphorus restaurants with their own piers including: Lacivert restaurant, Uskumru restaurant and Delmare restaurant (a reservation at the restaurant is needed)
  • From nearby some touristic sights (typically within a few minutes walk to nearby pier): Beylerbeyi Palace, Kucuksu Kasrı, Anatolian Fortress
  • Other locations and piers may be possible on request or with an additional fee.

Please note that free hotel pick-up is a bonus service only available for direct bookings made via this website and with the terms further below.

Which Istanbul Neighborhoods get the FREE Hotel Pick-Up?

The below listed European-side city-center neighborhoods in Istanbul qualify for our free pick-up drop-off service (from hotels or cruise ships). Other areas may be possible on request. Simply check your hotel address to see if it is located in one of these neighborhoods:

Local Neighborhoods In Alphabetical Order:

Aksaray
Arnavutköy
Asmalimescit
Balat
Bebek
Beşiktaş
Beyazit
Beyoğlu
Cankurtaran
Çemberlitaş
Cihangir
Dolapdere
Eminönü
Etiler
Fatih
Fener
Feriköy
Findikzade
Firuzağa
Fulya
Galatasaray
Gayrettepe
Gümüşsuyu
Halaskargazi
Harbiye
Haseki
Hasköy
İstiklal
Kabataş
Karaköy
Kasimpaşa
Kumkapi
Kurtuluş
Kuruçeşme
Kuştepe
Laleli
Levazim
Levent
Maçka
Maslak
Mecidiyeköy
Meşrutiyet
Nişantaşi
Nuriosmaniye
Ortaköy
Osmanbey
Pangalti
Paşa
Samatya
Şirkeci
Şişhane
Şişli
Süleymaniye
Sultanahmet
Taksim
Teşvikiye
Tomtom
Topağaci
Topkapi
Ulus
Unkapani
Valideçeşme
Yedikule

Online Booking – How To Indicate Free Pick Up:

You can enter the name and address of your Istanbul hotel in our online booking system during the “PICK UP & DROP OFF” section. Here select the “Yes, I would like to have a roundtrip transfer service to the yacht pier” option. This will open a pick up and drop off address field where you can enter your hotel information.

When is Pick-Up Time:

Please refer to the pick-up time and location shown on your email confirmation – Unless otherwise indicated there, usually pick-up times will be as follows:

  • If from a hotel/cruiseship in one of the Istanbul neighborhoods above: pick-up time is usually 30 minutes prior to the cruise start time from your hotel lobby/reception.
  • If from a pier, or a hotel with its own pier: pick-up time is usually directly at the cruise start time from the selected pier.

Please Note:

  • These are some of the most common neighborhoods tourists stay in central Istanbul European-side.
  • If you’re not sure if your location is included, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
  • Free pick up and drop off is based on staying at hotels or cruiseships in these neighborhoods.
  • This service is only available for direct bookings made through this website.
  • Some promotional/discounted rates/custom arrangements may not include hotel pickup and dropoff. Please check what’s included in your quote.
  • For any other types of accommodation, for example apartments, private addresses, suites, B&B, hostels etc., we will pick you up from the nearest selected hotel or pier instead. You can choose which pier you prefer in our booking system or we can advise you the a nearby hotel to meet at if you contact us.

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