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Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour

Istanbul is a magnificent city which has hosted many civilizations and every single hour and season has its own beauties there. Bosphorus which is the pearl of Istanbul is the first place which comes to minds when you think of sunset. The sunset view at istanbul Bosphorus connecting two continents is quite unique.

Many domestic or foreign tourists have been pouring in İstanbul to enjoy this unique view through Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour. Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour route starts from Ortaköy, Eminönü, Kabataş, Üsküdar Piers and it makes you to enjoy the fantastic view from the sea throughout the Bosphorus. You can join the tours either by our special boats or sunset boats. Our shared sunset tours include free hotel transfer, fruit and drink services.

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Boat tour in istanbul Bosphorus is very advantageous. Especially sunset time, which is one of the times when the pleasure of cruising is highest, is worth to see. Sunset boat tour schedule vary in winter and summer times. While starting time is around 19.00 hrs. in the midsummer, namely July-August, starting time is around 16.00 hrs during winter times. Another advantage of the boat tour is to go on boat excursion either with your friends or in a group by a boat special for you. Some of the guests rent a boat in Istanbul Bosphorus for birthday celebration, meeting, group trip or enjoyment. istanbul displays it’s another face as the sunsets slowly. You can make reservations for Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour.

What is the characteristic of sunset? During sunset the sun starts to slowly set and as the azure blue sky turns into copper red, mild breeze of Bosphorus accompanies to this visual feast. While hundreds of green and blue color shades of the sea dance with harmony, the shining of the palaces, historical seaside residences, pavilions, fortresses and historical mosques reflect to the sea water as the lights are on one by one. The colors of the sea and reflection of the lights swing in harmony. Witnessing this gorgeous moment in Sunset Boat Tour is a great pleasure.

Joining Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour is a great experience to cruise the pearl-like arrays of historical monuments witnessed the history such as Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Dolmabahçe Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Anadolu Fortress, Maiden’s Tower where different cultures are harmonized from Rome, Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

While you are watching mesmerizing silhouette of Istanbul admiringly in Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour, seagulls accompany this fantastic atmosphere after the boat. Who doesn’t want to experience such an impressive and romantic moment?

Bosphorus is wonderful at all times but it is much more beautiful in April and May. The provocative colors of redbuds paint Istanbul in shades of pink and purple. In those months redbuds contribute a different beauty to Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour. Those who want to make a proposal, to celebrate the anniversaries and couples who want to spend romantic time prefer luxury yacht tours. Those who want to join Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour as a group should make reservations in advance according to the number of the people to join the tour.

It is also possible to rent a boat for different occasions such as business meetings, engagement, wedding ceremonies, birthdays, wedding anniversary celebrations. Tour programs with either cocktail or dinner are preferred for such special invitations.

Beautiful Chinese woman poses with view of Galata Tower at Eminonu district in Istanbul,Turkey

The most efficient way to introduce and cruise Istanbul especially for your guests coming from outside of Istanbul might be Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour.

Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour is in the form of long and short tours. The long Bosphorus tour starts from Eminönü and proceeds up to Anadolu Kavağı, then it rounds back and ends at Eminönü.  There is an opportunity to get on at the piers in between. The short Bosphorus tour starts from Ortaköy and proceeds up to Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, then it rounds back and ends at Ortaköy.  The short tour lasts one hour. The long Bosphorus tour with dinner lasts approximately 3 hours.

Cityline ferry Istanbul sunset tour starts from Eminönü Pier, stops by Üsküdar and Ortaköy, then it rounds back from Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. On the way back it stops by Üsküdar and Ortaköy Piers again and the tour ends at Eminönü Pier.

About Boat Tour Route

The long İstanbul Sunset Boat Tour starts during sunset and it can be combined with evening tour with dinner. The tour starts from Eminönü Pier and pass by Karaköy, Beşiktaş, Ortaköy, Kuruçeşme, Arnavutköy, Akıntıburnu, Bebek Bay, Aşiyan, Rumeli Fortress, Emirgan, Istinye, Yeniköy, Tarabya, Kireçburnu, Sarıyer and Rumeli Kavağı coasts and then cross the other side of Bosphorus up to Anadolian side. On the way back near the shore of the Anatolia the boat respectively goes to Anadolu Kavağı, Beykoz, Paşabahçe, Çubuklu, Kanlıca, Anadolu Fortress, Kandilli, Vaniköy, Çengelköy, Beylerbeyi, Kuzguncuk and finally from Üsküdar to Eminönü.

Istanbul Sunset Boat Tours of some companies follow a different route by going back and forth between the Anatolian side and the European side. The biggest advantage of boat tours is that it helps to discover Istanbul. Because there are so many locations which you cannot see through a land cruise, you can only see them by a boat tour. Whether by renting a boat, by private luxury yacht or by bus, İstanbul sunset boat tour provides you a very charming and spectacular cruise. As in shared Bosphorus boat tours, it is also possible to rent a boat just special for you. You can rent a boat at any time of the day. Since it is allocated for you, you can start your boat tour at any time interval. It may be at sunset time or sunrise time. There is no a special dressing limitation to wear for the tour. During the tour, boat stops at some certain locations and we help you to take a picture.

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