After your arrive at Kuruçeşme Port, meet members of your crew and board your private boat. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of your own cruise that leaves the crowds at the shores. Then, as you disembark and sail off, savor the first of many breathtaking views of both European and Asian coastlines.
Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait and cherish your time traversing the famous waters that split Istanbul into two continents. As the sun dangles above the skyline, grab your camera and capture shots of impressive Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks.
Nearby, stare out at the opulent Dolmabahçe Palace, once a famous home to many Ottoman Sultans. Then, observe the impressive battlements and turrets of the commanding Rumeli Fortress which was erected by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century. Continue along and admire the vast expanse of both Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the sparkling Bosphorus Bridge that bring together Europe and Asia.
As your boat hums along, enjoy complimentary fresh fruit and a glass of wine to set the mood. Then, see Ottoman-era mosques, mansions, wooden homes and more compelling fortresses that each are an expression of Istanbul’s architectural character. Ogle more fascinating sights and savor the romantic ambiance as your boat heads back to the port after about an hour. When your boat drops anchor at Kuruçeşme Port, hop off your boat and continue from here at your leisure.