Four Seasons Sea Shuttle

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is one of the few cities that offers Four Seasons luxury in two locations - the Old Town and the contemporary Bosphorus. The Sea Shuttle connects the historical and modern Istanbul as it creates a memorable journey mirroring the city's contrasting characteristics. This way, guests can continue to relish the luxurious Four Seasons stay right in the heart of Istanbul's historical heritage, at the Old Town, or in contemporary Istanbul, right by the sea at the Bosphorus.

The journey begins as the Sea Shuttle takes off from the deck. The sweet breeze and mesmeric scenes at the storied strait that links Europe and Asia greet guests as they start their journey. While sipping complimentary coffee and biting into a variety of delicious biscuits prepared by our pastry Chef Yalcin Kose, guests can admire the architectural gems such as Dolmabahce Palace, the Maiden's Tower, Galata Tower, and Topkapı Palace during their scenic boat ride. The magical golf cart ride from the quay to Four Seasons Sultanahmet continues the scenic experience as guests revel in the magnetic historical builds.

Whether going to the Bosphorus or Sultanahmet, there is always something to do at Four Seasons since both locations offer unique experiences for all types of travellers.

Hotel itineraries for our guests who like to have a multi-property experience in Istanbul:

The Old Town: Sultanahmet

Located in the heart of the Old Town, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet offers easy access to Istanbul's rich culture and history. Its convenient location makes it easy to visit historical landmarks such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Istanbul Archaeological Museum, (and the newly renovated) Basilica Cistern. Thus, a perfect staycation spot for those who like sightseeing.

After a day of sightseeing, guests can relish delicious meals from the Hotel's culinary team, led by Turkish Executive Chef Ozgur Ustun, at the AVLU restaurant. The AVLU restaurant offers the best modern Anatolian cuisine with the finest local produce and ingredients. Surrounded by a breath-taking garden, creating a tranquil atmosphere, AVLU will deliver the most serene dining experience.

Kurna at Four Seasons Sultanahmet is offering the most luxurious and authentic Turkish hammam treatment for travellers who love to immerse themselves in the local culture.

The rooftop, Süreyya Teras Lounge will deliver our guests the most elevated cocktail hour because "it is 5 o'clock somewhere." Overlooking the Hagia Sophia, the Sureyya Teras Lounge is a prime location for watching the orange and red hues of the sky dance with the orange hues of Hagia Sophia as the sun sets while sipping handcrafted cocktails by mixologist Ercan Koca. Undoubtedly, the handcrafted cocktails with complex flavour profiles will complement the breath-taking visual experience.


Located right in the city's heart with an amazing Bosphorus view, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus offers an exciting itinerary for its valuable guests. Its proximity to the Istanbul Naval Museum, Dolmabahçe Palace, Grand Mecidiyeköy Mosque, and the Yıldız Park Museum caters to travellers who like visiting museums and historical landmarks.

Those who like to try new restaurants will feel very satisfied and satiated at the AQUA Restaurant & Bar located right at the Hotel. If dining at a restaurant with a historical palace as the backdrop right by a beautiful sea view will not fully satisfy the harshest critics, the delicate seafood dishes with utmost quality will. Besides, entertainment nights hosted at the Hotel create a dynamic environment while sustaining Four Seasons luxury - Beer and Bun nights, where the bubbly refreshment meets soft boa buns; Margarita Nights featuring live Latin music or live piano performance every week, catering to all preferences.

During the summer months, The Club will be at service to grant wishes right by the pool. Guests can order mouthwatering meals and refreshments at the poolside without taking a break from their leisure time by the pool. Contrasting the warmth of the glistening sun with handcrafted cocktails, iced coffee or handmade gelatos, or even a quick dip at the pool will enrich their summer vacation in a metropolitan city. Nonetheless, swimming in the outdoor pool overlooking the Asian continent during summer will be a unique swim.

Furthermore, Four Seasons Bosphorus creates an exciting stay by hosting different events throughout the year. Four Seasons Bosphorus hosts Winter City during the winter months, a fun attraction for all ages. The sweet scent from the chocolate sculpture and gingerbread house displays crafted by the Hotel's pastry team surrounds the lobby. The crisp winter air welcomes you to the patio, where the magic happens. The ice rink at the hotel patio is a one-of-a-kind attraction. Besides, the aromas of mulled wine or hot chocolate for little guests will deliver the most unique Four Seasons experience during winter. If you are there at the right time, you may be able to see Santa's Elves.

With Sea Shuttle, it is easy to travel between Four Seasons Bosphorus and Four Seasons Sultanahmet while cherishing the mesmerizing views of Istanbul. Both Four Seasons properties cater to all types of travellers - those who like sightseeing and immersing in the local culture, trying new local dishes with a refined dining twist or familiar flavours prepared with top-quality ingredients. This way, guests can travel between two properties by sea and have an exquisite time at both properties.