Bask in the glitz and glamour that comes with a life at sea onboard a luxury yacht. Explore the waterway that separates Europe and Asia in your style; make it longer if you wish, and bring your drinks and guests. In this private tour you are welcome to manifest your dream; choose your yacht and combine it with a celebration, friends or family gathering, and a private guide to infusing the journey with special insights, while exploring the highlights at the shore.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience a cruise around some of Istanbul’s most renowned views, such as Rumeli Fortress and Maiden’s Tower
  • Marvel at Topkapi Palace and Aynalikavak, as well as breathtaking villas and castles
  • Experience the advantage of a private tour of the Bosphorous shores, which you can customize according to your own taste and comfortability
  • Starting:
    • Hotel pick-up or meet at the port.

    Be picked from your hotel if you need, or just meet with us at the port. The tour will begin with the following highlights.

    • Ottoman palaces
    • Rumeli Fortress
    • Maiden’s Tower
  • Duration: full day
  • Included
    • Hotel pick-up and transfers
    • Private luxury yacht
  • Excluded
    • Private guide (optional)
    • Personal expenses

The main places that you will get to see:

Maiden’s Tower

Do you want to know why it is called the Maiden’s Tower?

An oracle told a Byzantine emperor that his beloved daughter would be mortally bitten by a snake. Concerned about his daughter’s safety, he decides to build a tower in the waters of the Bosphorus, isolating her from any potential harm. But the princess could not escape her fate, a snake hidden in a fruit basket brought from the city bit the girl, bringing her life to a tragic end.

Rumeli Fortress

Rumeli Fortress was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet II to control the ships passing through the Bosphorus, before the conquest of Istanbul. The fortress, whose construction started in March 1452, was completed in August of the same year and lost its importance after the conquest It has been used as a state prison since the 16th century.

First Opening Date as a Museum: Rumeli Fortress, one of the most important symbols of the conquest of Istanbul, was opened to visitors as a monument museum affiliated to the Hisarlar Museum Directorate in 1968, after the completion of the restoration work initiated in 1953.


Topkapi Palace

Once a residence for the Ottoman Sultans, it is now one of the richest museums in the world. With a diverse collection of invaluable artifacts; from the most exquisite Chinese porcelain, the finest samples of sealing, bookbinding, and jewelry, and the relics of Prophet Mohammed, one is absorbed in a world of royal treasury.

Important notice: Breakfast, lunch, and alcoholic drinks are excluded from this tour (though, you can buy alcoholic drinks onboard or bring your own). This tour can be customized according to your taste.

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