Istanbul Cruise Vacations

Visit Istanbul on a European River Cruise vacation that is different from any other. This amazing city straddles Asia and Europe, creating a true blend of East and West that is unlike anyplace else on earth. Separated into two halves by the Bosphorus, Istanbul has been an important and unique city since the ancient times. It has been the capital of three empires, the Byzantine Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. The influence of each of these great civilizations is still obvious as you walk through the bustling and lively streets of modern day Istanbul.

Whether you go on a Mediterranean cruise to Istanbul, cruise the Danube River, or cruise the Black Sea, you will enjoy all this amazing city has to offer. Do some bargaining in the bazaar and you could walk away with an intricate Turkish carpet or tapestry. Visit mosques built during the Ottoman period, each of which is an architectural masterpiece in its own right. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, an attraction not to be missed. You must also stop for a look at the Hagia Sophia, one of the first Christian churches to be built in the area. Among the many mosques, churches and synagogues, there are an ample amount of museums and galleries that shed even more light on this complex and important city.

A cruise to Istanbul is a perfect way to see the city without having to worry about hotel bookings, meals, and all the other details of the vacation. You will be able to experience the city along with multiple other cities in the area while you only have to unpack once. An Istanbul cruise will highlight this romantic and beautiful city. Experience Istanbul's gorgeous twilight and explore the city that has a place on two continents. Destination Oceans can help you personalize your European River Cruise vacation in Istanbul. You will be able to add extensions, rental cars, and more when you book with Destination Oceans. It will truly be Your Vacation, Your way when you cruise Istanbul with Destination Oceans!