Hop on Hop off Bosphorus Tour
Explore Istanbul at your own pace on board this Hop on Hop off Boshphorus sightseeing boat. See all the famous landmarks on the Boshphorus, like the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Maiden Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge.
Admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective beyond the regular tourist paths while enjoying the beautiful views around you.
There are 4 stops, where you can leave the boat and join the next one 60 or 120 minutes later. Without hopping off you can complete this tour in 100 minutes.
The Hop on Hop off stops are:
- Kabatas (starting point)
- and back to Kabatas
Hop on Hop off stop 1:
The first stop on the Bosphorus will be Emirgan (50 minutes from the start), which is a perfect place for a coffee or lunch breake at the cafes next to a 18th century mosque on the shore. You can vist the green Emirgan Park, Sabanci museum (one of the best private museums of Istanbul) or just a walk on the beautifull shore along the Bosphorus.
Hop on Hop off stop 2:
The second stop is Kucuksu and is after 15 minutes. It is known for its highly decorated royal hunting pavilion (open everyday except Mondays).
Hop on Hop off stop 3:
After 20 minutes you will reach the Beylerbeyi Palace, a royal summer residence from the 19th century. You can explore the palace or just enjoy the gardens (open everyday except Mondays). You can also reach in 5 minutes on foot the Beylerbeyi Mosque.
Hop on Hop off stop 4:
The next boat will take you in 20 minutes back to the European Side. The last stop is Besiktas, famous for its very popular neighborhood with a local and very lively market. Here you can visit the Besiktas square, the fish market and eat fresh seasonal fish.
Hop on Hop off final stop:
Back in Kabataş you can take the funicular to Taksim or the tram to Sultanahmet.