Day Tour

Bosphorus Romance (6 Hours 30 Minutes)

UTS - Nurdan's United Travel Services - Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Valid for Travel Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Bosphorus Romance (6 Hours 30 Minutes)

Istanbul, Turkey

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



The guests will be greeted on the pier or at the airport in Istanbul, or the guests will be met at their hotel lobby by UTS-Nurdan’s United Travel Services’ expert bilingual guide for a private tourl, with private A/C transportation all day long.

You will board the charming private boat for a ride on the Bosphorus against the majestic skyline of Istanbul. The ferry will cruise along the romantic Bosphorus visiting both the Europe Side and the Asia Side of Istanbul by the shores of local fishing villages, en route when it is possible to take memorable photos of the fascinating environments including the 15th century Rumelihisarı Fortress, the Summer Palaces of Lady Ottoman Sultans, and the historical Wooden Houses (Yalis) of famous Turkish families. The boat cruise will end at the fishing village of Sariyer, where the Black Sea merges with Marmara Sea.

You may end your boat cruise at a Bosphorus-side restaurant for a great seafood lunch- Istanbul way! (lunch will be at your own cost)


After a leisurely drive along the European shores of the Bosphorus you will explore the Dolmabahce Palace, the largest and the finest example of Ottoman Baroque Architecture, a monument to the Ottomans’ westernization process in the 19th century.  Dolmabahce is the most impressive example of the palaces with its grand halls, fully furnished chambers, extensive gardens and typical Turkish marble Baths.

Last visits will be to Spice Market and the Grand Covered Bazaar- more dazzling than any other oriental bazaar, built in 1461 and in service ever since. It contains 3,500 shops employing more than 20,000 people all under one roof. Everything imaginable in the world is for sale here, glittering gold and silver jewelry, antique tiles, leather, souvenirs. Just seeing and experiencing this fascinating bazaar is a memorable experience.

At the end of the tour you will be escorted to the cruise pier or your hotel.

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After confirmation is received from the booking agent for our proposed services/rates, UTS confirms by e-mail to the booking agent in writing all necessary services, bookings and arrangements with the hotels, restaurants, guides and vehicles to be used including the hotel confirmation number. 25% deposit payment is required within 7 days upon UTS’s confirmation of services. The balance of 75% is required 30 days prior to the arrival of the guests. Payment may be made by agency check in the net amount OR by wire transfer OR by credit card, prefereably by Master Card and Visa or by AMEX, without any credit card fees. Booking agent may also pay by client’s credit card and UTS will charge booking agent’s gross amount (determined by the booking agent) to client’s credit card and will send to the booking agent the commission check in USD no later than 14 days after the date of travel completion. Important Note for credit card charges: In accordance with the local banking laws, credit cards will be charged in the local currency (Turkish Lira) and will be exchanged by the card holder’s bank at the exchange rate applicable on the day the bank processes the charge. For this reason, there may be a variation in the price quoted and the actual rate rocessed on the card holder’s credit card. United Travel’s Bank Details for wire transfers: UTS United Seyahat ve Sigorta Acenteligi Ticaret A.S. CITIBANK N.A. TURKEY Esentepe Branch Büyükdere Caddesi. Maya Akar Center No:100 Esentepe - ISTANBUL US $ Account # 603359011 Swift Code : CITITRIX IBAN Code: TR 63 000 92 000 000 00 603 359 011 Cancellation Policy for FIT bookings (up to 10 guests) The following cancellation charges apply for confirmed services If the cancellation is received by UTS: - Within 30-15 days before the services commence: 15% of the full cost - Within 14-7 days before the services commence: 25% of the full cost - Within 6-3 days before the services commence: 50% of the full cost - Within 2 days or less before the services commence: 100% of the full cost No refunds will be made for the unused portions of the trip or for cancellations made after the trip has commenced. Cancellation policy for group/hotel bookings, special events and gulet charters are subject to special agreement in this regard with the hotels/suppliers, to be finalized at the time of the confirmation

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Outstanding service.

By: Mike01

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2015

This the second trip for us with UTS and we highly recommend them. They have the best guides and drivers and are extremely knowledgeable about all of the Turkish sites. We visited Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus and Bodrum and our family were extremely impresses with the tours they provided. We would go anywhere with them. Mike01
Travel Advisor:  Angela Pierson
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Premier service

By: Gayle 7777

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2015

The guides were knowledgeable and interesting, with a pleasant and positive attitude. They were patient and spoke slowly making sure we understood everything. The cars were immaculate and the drivers very pleasant while making sure we were their first concern. They gave us a tour of a life time while making it fun and easy.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz

Expert planner

By: Mooly

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2015

Marci did a great job planning all the details of our vacation. we had not one worry the whole time
Travel Advisor:  Marci Oakley

Unforgettable time in Ephesus, Best day of trip

By: julie

Reviewed on: 25 May 2017

We had the most fabulous day in Ephesus with our guide, Eti. Eti was knowledgable personable , and a lot of fun. I was a little nervous going into Turkey, but within minutes I knew I was in good hands. She greeted us right as we left the cruise in Kusadasi at 8:30 am. We walked over to a beautiful brand new Mercedes van and our driver was most attentive. We visited the House of the Virgin Mary, ancient Ephesus, the terrace houses, and the ruins of St. John's Basilica. We then had a most delicious Turkish lunch. The baklava was the best that I had ever tasted. We then went to a Turkish rug galley and there was no pressure, unlike other reviews of many other tour companies. We went back to the ship at 5:30 pm. It was a full day, but very worth while. I hope to return again and see more of Turkey! Thanks so much to Eti and Nurdan!
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Shea