The tour will start by picking you up from your hotel and transferring you to the boat for your Half Day XL Bosphorus and Black Sea Tour.
Open Buffet Lunch on the Boat
After you embark the boat, you will have chance to appreciate the rich open buffet season salads, delicious hors d’oeuvre, Chicken Shish Kebap, rice and fruit (Drinks are excluded). (During low season we serve the lunch on the calm water of Golden Horn before heading up to Black Sea)
Rumeli Fortress (from the sea)
Legendary monument just from the best point of view. Rumeli fortress was built by the sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in four months only and directly opposite to Anadoluhisari in 1452 in preparation for the final attack on Constantinople, which led to the downfall of the Byzantine Empire. The fortress is located at the narrowest section of the Bosphorus Strait (about 600 meters – 1970 feet). It occupies an area of 60.000 m2 (16 acres), had 4 main and 1 smaller gate, and 3 large and 1 smaller tower.
The Black Sea
Get the best shot where Bosphorus meets Black Sea.
Anadolu Kavagi (Stopover)
Fish restaurants, gift shops, veteran boats and historical monuments welcome hundreds of tourists every year to Anadolu Kavagi. This is an ideal place for an escape in all seasons of Istanbul. It is like a harbor where you can find shelter away from the daily routine and the crowd of the city. It is a seaside village at the point where Istanbul meets the Black Sea, and blue integrates with green.
The Maiden’s Tower
Maiden’s Tower is the symbol of Istanbul due to its unique location at the intersection point of the two continents Europe and Asia, built firstly in 1110. Built on a small islet located at the Southern entrance of Bosphorus 200m to the coast of Üsküdar, Kız Kulesi was used as a surveillance tower during the siege of Costantinople in 1453. After the conquest of the city, the tower received its name and underwent renovations in 1999 and 2012. The tower’s reputation has been mentioned in many tales and legends.
Without our tour, you should go all the way to Kabatas on your own, catch a boat to be able to see clearly Maiden’s Tower. But don’t worry it’s located on our route and we give you best point of view to the Tower by the boat while our guide gives you the lecture about it.
In the end our luxury minivan will drop you off back to your hotel.