Bosphorus Through Headphones, Istanbul

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HOW TO JOIN

We invite you to an audio-guided boatride on the Bosphorus between the two continents.Our audio guide device is in 9 languages; ENGLİSH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANİSH, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN, JAPANESE, DUTCH, ARABİC.

The price of our tour is 20 Euro for the guests who come on their own to Kabataş pier at 10.15 for the guests who demand transfer from their hotel, the price is 25 Euro,

For the guests from Taksim district our shuttle van departs from the Golden Age Hotel at 10.00, so these guests are requested to show up in front of this hotel at that time.

For the guests coming from Sultanahmet and the rest of the old city, our van picks them up from their hotels.

We accept bookings through phone calls or e-mails.

You may contact us through the phone +90532-7901145 or you may send us an e-mail to info@thebosphorustour.com



DEPARTURE

Our boat leaves from Kabataş on the European side of the Bosphorus. Our tour is a round trip, after we leave, we cruise close to Europe for a while, we see amazing 19th century palaces, nice mosques built by the Ottoman Sultans and modern suspension bridges over the straits as we head towards to north.

HOW TO GET THERE?

From Taksim Square, a short finicular ride of 5 minutes will make it to Kabataş for 1 USD or 0,75 Euro from the old town, from Sultanahmet, a ride of 20 minutes by the light rail for the same price will make it to Kabataş, to our departure spot.

Out boat is right there, between Dolmabahçe mosque and the ferry station where you see the signs and flags of Bosphorus Through Headphones. ows, between the two Ottoman fortresses, we make a turn in the middle of the Bosphorus, towards the Asian side and later we go close to this side on our way back towards the south. There is a lot of Ottoman palaces and imperial summer residences on this side too. In addition, you will be fascinated by the beautiful wooden mansions and villas, fish restaurants right by the water and green scenery of this side of the Bosphorus...

A little past Üsküdar, we will go by Maiden's Tower, then another turn will take us back to Europe as we enjoy the remarkable silhouette of the old town from a distance and our big circle on the Bosphorus will come to end at Kabataş...

We depart and end at Kabataş on the European side of the Bosphorus near the Dolmabahçe Palace. It is cheap and easy to get to Kabataş from most of the town...

OUR ROUTE

Kabataş

Dolmabahçe Palace

Çırağan Palace

Bosphorus Bridge

Arnavutköy

Bebek

Rumeli Fortress

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge

Küçüksu Kiosk

Kandilli

Beylerbeyi

Üsküdar

Maiden's Tower

Kabataş

OUR BOATS

Our boats are specially arranged for the guests of our company coming from different hotels. We do not use public ferries. Our boats are usually 30-35 mt (90-100 feet) in lenght and 8-9 mt (24-28 feet) in width. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The lower deck is indoor and the upper deck is outdoor. Indoor lower deck is heated when it is considerably cold during the winter months. Outdoor parts can seat 150 and indoor part another 150, thus in total 300 guests can be seated on board. We, however, limit the number of participants as 150. Our boats are non-smoking and there are bathrooms on board.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Bosphorus through the headphones is a two hours non-stop boatride on the water.

Our tour is by our private boat.

Our guests are supposed to have their identification with them.

Children under 6 are free of charge.

Guests are supposed be punctual for timing of departure is not flexible.

Parents are fully responsible for their children, they are not supposed to leave them unattended any time during the boat ride.

Recording our commentary is strictly forbidden.

Audio-commentary equipment are to be given back to our employees at the end of our tour. The loss or destruction of the equipment is subject to acompensation of 250 Euros or 350 USD.

Our guests are requested to show up at the mentioned spot 15 minutes before departure time. Departure timing is not flexible and our company is not responsible fort he reimbursement of those who may miss the departure time of the boat.

Our tour does not include any interior visits.

Tours may be cancelled due to inconvenient weather conditions or inadequate number of participants.

Participants are supposed to consider their personal health conditions regarding being in the sea, away from the land for the above mentioned amount of time. No medical doctor or nurse or medication, or medical intervention is available on board.

Participants should tolerate little changes in the timing of the end of the tour due to conditions of the winds and the sea.

Participants are accepted to agree upon the above mentioned terms & conditions. No legal liability can be imposed on the tour company originating from these reasons.
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  • We had booked the boat tour with Bosphorus Through Headphones (kaktüs turizm) for May 10, 2013, two weeks prior to our trip to Istanbul. On May 07 10:00 p.m., we received an e-mail cancellation...  more »
  • Not only does this relaxing Bosphorous ride give you a gorgeous view of Istanbul's both Europe and Asian sides it also provides an indepth look into the rich history of the city. Orhan, the tour...  more »
  • You MUST experience the Bosphorous ferry ride while in Istanbul! It's the only city in the world that served as capital to 3 world empires: the Roman, the Byzantine, and the Ottoman Turks. You cross....  more »

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