Pick Up & Drop Off / Departure Points:
We can pick you up right from your hotel or cruiseship in Istanbul with round-trip hotel transfers for pick-up and drop-off provided (FREE for European-side city-center hotels/cruiseships – see Istanbul neighborhoods below), or directly from selected Bosphorus hotels with their own piers (for hotel residents only), or from selected piers including Kuruçeşme, Arnavutköy, Beşiktaş and Kabataş piers on the European Side, and Beyelerbeyi and Kuleli piers on the Asian Side.
Selected hotels with their own pier include: Çirağan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel, Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, House Hotel Ortaköy, Aija Hotel, Sumahan Hotel, Bosphorus Palace Hotel and other selected hotels.
From any other locations, apartments, suites, residences, B&Bs or private addresses, we will advise a nearby selected hotel or pier for you to come to for pick-up instead.
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:
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.
- 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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