Bosphorus & Old City Tour – See As Much as Possible in 1 Day:

  • photo of a family on an istanbul shore excursion in Turkey

  • photo of the boat for your bosphorus tour in istanbul turkey

  • photo of topkapi palace seen during your istanbul tour

Tour Name:Ultimate Istanbul Shore Excursion (2 tours in 1 private tour)
Duration:7-8 hours
Price:From 69 Euro per person (View Pricing)
Schedule:Everyday – Flexible times according to your cruise ship
Capacity:Up to 12 guests –  Private tour just for you
Sightseeing:Bosphorus Cruise & Old City Tour with Topkapi Palace, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar.
Includes:Pick up and drop off at the cruiseship, English-speaking guide, private car, private yacht, all necessary crew, fuel and taxes.

Itinerary – The Ultimate Istanbul Shore Excursion:

From Istanbul Port – Full Day Tour:
Zoe Yacht Private Cruise in Comfort with Old City Tour

Breathtaking Sightseeing Cruise on the Bosphorus & Highlights of the Old City

Pick up at Istanbul Cruise Port by private tour guide and transfer to the pier.

First you’ll enjoy a breathtaking Bosphorus cruise tour for 2 hours to see the top highlights, the classic Bosphorus tour except that you’ll be on your very own private boat, Zoe Yacht. Enjoy unique views, a cruise in comfort and great photo opportunities in a relaxing environment as you sail gently by the European & Asian Sides, Bosphorus Bridge and stunning waterfront palaces and mosques.

After this relaxing boat tour, you’ll get off at the pier and continue the rest of the tour by land with your tour guide and driver taking you to the Old City area.

Visit Topkapi Palace, the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans, with its jewel encrusted treasury and elegant four courts.

Then visit the famous Hagia Sophia, once the largest church in the world for 1000 years, decorated with beautiful marble and golden mosaics.

Later you’ll visit the elegant Blue Mosque, designed with 6 delicate minarets and a striking blue Iznik tiled interior.

Nearby, take a stroll through the site of the ancient Hippodrome, once the sporting ground of chariots and political riots, and see the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column and Fountain of Wilhelm II.

Also visit the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of fascinating shops full of unusual antiques, colorful spices, beautiful jewelry and richly textured fabrics.

Now that you’ve seen the best of Istanbul and its essentials in this two-in-one combined Bosphorus tour + Old City tour, we’ll drop you off back to the Istanbul cruiseship docks so that you are back in time for boarding your ship / or to your hotel. End of shore excursion.

Pick Up & Drop Off:

For this special tour, our English-speaking tour guide will collect you right from your cruiseship or hotel in Istanbul (European-side city-center hotels or cruiseships), or from Kuruçeşme, Arnavutköy and Kabataş piers (European Side), or from Beylerbeyi and Kuleli piers (Asian Side), or from selected Bosphorus hotels and restaurants with their own piers (for hotel residents / with restaurant reservation). (From any other locations, apartments, suites, residences, B&Bs or private addresses, we will advise the nearest selected hotel or pier for you to come to for pick-up instead).


For Small Groups: Zoe Yacht is ideal for up to 12 guests.
For Larger Groups: We also organize a variety of larger yachts for larger group sizes – please just email us with your requirements.


Every day. Flexible according to your cruise ship schedule.


Prices are per person in Euro for this special combination tour:

10-12 Guests:69 € Euro per person
9 Guests:75 € Euro per person
8 Guests:82 € Euro per person
7 Guests:93 € Euro per person
6 Guests:107 € Euro per person
5 Guests:126 € Euro per person
4 Guests:157 € Euro per person
3 Guests:198 € Euro per person
2 Guests:277 € Euro per person
Additional_Notes:Organise more passengers from your roll-call to join you if you like.
Prices are subject to availability and dates selected.
For any other number of travelers, please email us for appropriate rates.
Early bookings required, especially for peak times, weekends and holidays.

Email Us To Book Now →



What’s Included:

  • Private full day combination tour of the Old City & Bosphorus as shown above.
  • 2 hour private Zoe Yacht Cruise on the Bosphorus with all crew and fuel.
  • All guiding by professional and fully licensed English-speaking tour guide throughout.
  • All land transport with new air-conditioned deluxe vehicles.
  • Pick up and drop off from the cruise ship port/hotel.
  • All parking fees and petrol.
  • All taxes.

Not Included:

  • Meals, entrance fees.

Change This Trip:

We are happy to make some minor changes provided those are compatible and acceptable with the smooth operation of the tour offered.

Information & Reservations:

Please email us your dates of travel and number of travelers for more information and reservations. We aim to respond to all requests within 1 business day. All requests welcome.

Email Us To Book Now →



From A Previous Guest:

“Istanbul was perfect with City Tour and Private Zoe Yacht”

My family can’t stop talking about Istanbul, Turkey and it is all thanks to our guide and Zoe Yacht. We boarded the beautiful Zoe Yacht for a 2-hour Private Tour on the Bosphorus River. Our guide, the Captain and the shipmate made us feel welcome and special.


The landscape was absolutely beautiful and our guide’s knowledge of history, culture and daily life was exceptional, answering all of our questions. My family could have stayed there all day listening to his stories, looking around and sipping apple tea and coffee. It was absolutely PERFECT and so reasonable.


Then, we ventured on a city tour of the hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace which allowed us to experience not only the beautiful city of Istanbul but also truly understand the culture of this country.


Our family, ages 9 to 73, was transformed by this unforgettable experience. Thank you so much and we HIGHLY recommended your company to everyone.


Lombco Family – Boston, MA, USA


Other Shore Excursions in Istanbul:

Been to Istanbul before or looking for something different? Then try one of these cruises:

  • Anadolu Kavagi Cruise – 4 hours – Ideal half-day excursion where you’ll set foot on the Asian side near the Black Sea mouth.
  • Princes’ Islands Cruise – 6/8 hours – Relaxing day excursion exploring the best of the Prince’s Islands.
  • Dinner Cruise – 3 hours – Enjoy the best views of the city illuminated by night with delicious Turkish cuisine.
  • Sunset Cruise – 2 hours – Sip an evening drinks with stunning views on the way to your favorite restaurant.
  • Sightseeing Cruise – 2 hours – An Istanbul Classic – see the top highlights in style by private yacht.

Email Us To Book Now →



Related Boat Trips:

Tour Rating
Aggregate Rating
5 based on 39 votes
Brand Name
Zoe Yacht
Tour Name
Ultimate Istanbul Shore Excursion

Make a Reservation:

Select your preferred cruise date below to check real-time availability and book online - it’s instant and secure.


A truly magical experience... it was certainly the perfect way for friends to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you for all the lovely details, like the flowers and your staff’s helpfulness.

Katalin.B., USA


I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for an exclusive and impressive way to discover the Bosphorus.

Alain.M., France