Bosphorus Cruise and Eminonu Tour

Bosphorus Cruise and Eminonu Tour

During this special shore excursion you will see the fascinating skyline of Istanbul from a boat on the Bosphorus. You will explore the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market) and the impressive Rustem Pascha Mosque. A great way to discover vibrant Istanbul!

Your excursion starts at the cruise port of Istanbul where the guide will welcome you in Turkey. During this half day tour you will see Istanbul from the land and from the water. You can choose between a morning or afternoon tour.

The tour starts with a visit of Rustem Pascha Mosque where the last examples of Ottoman tiles are exhibited. You continue to the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market). This was once the final stop on the famous Silk Road. Today you can still experience the hustle and bustle on this cross-road of civilizations. It’s a great place to stroll along the several small shops and stalls offering various types of spices, Turkish delights, Turkish coffee, herbal teas and souvenirs.

After seeing Istanbul from the land you continue for a 1,5h trip by public TurYol boat on the Bosphorus. This wide river divides Istanbul in a European and Asian part. No other city in the world is located on two continents. You will have the chance you have the change to enjoy its natural beauty and to admire splendid views over the skyline with its kiosks, gardens, pavilions, Imperial palaces, mosques and mansions. Impressive sights along the shores of the Bosphorus include Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Maiden´s Tower, Bosphorus bridges, Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses and Ottoman Residences.

At the end of the tour you will be brought back to the cruise port


  • Visit the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market)
  • See the precious Ottoman Tiles at the Rustem Pascha Mosque
  • Enjoy spectacular view over the banks of the Bosphorus


  • Transport (pick-up and drop-off at Istanbul cruise port)
  • Professional tour guide
  • Boat trip by public TurYol boat


  • Lunch

Important remarks

Meeting point

This shore excursion starts at the cruise port of Istanbul where the guide will welcome you in Turkey