Experience a unique setting and the spectacular scenery of Istanbul's skyline illuminated by night for stunning photo opportunities.
On this 3-hour evening cruise by private yacht in Istanbul, you will glide along both European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus soaking up the sights and sounds of the city by night. No other Istanbul experience can match this unique combination of romantic ambiance. We combine fresh food with unparalleled views of Istanbul.
What you see on the Cruise: Topkapi Palace, Europe You motor out of the Golden Horn past Topkapı Palace, covering the hill at the tip of Saray Burnu (Palace Point).
Maiden's Tower, mid-Bosphorus A 12th-century Byzantine fortress occupied the tiny islet where the 18th-century Kız Kulesi (also called Leander's Tower) now stands. A tower here may have served as a customs post. Featured in the James Bond movie From Russia With Love, the tower now houses a restaurant.
Uskudar, Asia The largest Asian district, directly across the Bosphorus.
Dolmabahce Palace, Europe The façade of this great Ottoman palace (1853) is nearly a quarter of a mile (400 meters) long.
Ciragan Palace, Europe Finished in 1874, the marble palace of Ciragan (CHEE-rah-AHN) has a tragic history.
Yildiz Park & Palace, Europe The swath of green forest behind Ciragan is Yıldız ("Star") Park.
Ortakoy & Mecidiye Mosque, Europe You've probably seen photos of the Mecidiye Mosque (1854).
Bosphorus Bridge (connecting Europe and Asia) Ever since the Persian emperor Darius built his bridge of boats across the Bosphorus in 490 BC, rulers of Istanbul have dreamt of a bridge between Europe and Asia.
Beylerbeyi Palace, Asia 2.5 km (1.5 miles) northeast of Üsküdar, is a "small" Istanbul summer palace overlooking the Bosphorus from its Asian shore Northern Bosphorus Beyond the Bosphorus Bridge there's plenty more to see: The village of Cengelköy, Kuleli Naval Academy, Arnavutköy with its photogenic Ottoman yalisi (wooden Bosphorus seaside mansions)
Rumeli Fortress the mighty Fortress of Europe, the town of Bebek with its pretty bay, and Bosphorus University.
Note: Lunch Cruise can be flexible so you can arrange duration, meal, and destinations.