Shelley Taylor-Smith with the permission of the Turkish Olympic Committee

Invites Aussies & Kiwis to compete in the Bosphorous Cross Continental Swim


3 Days

Swim Race


Trip Dates

21 Jul – 23 Jul, 2017



Every registrant receives a personally signed copy of “Dangerous When Wet – The Shelley Taylor-Smith Story”

Take part in one of the most iconic open water swimming events in the world along with Shelley Taylor-Smith, you are GUARANTEED entry into the 2017 Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim!

Complete the crossing from Asia to Europe as the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul comes to a standstill for the duration of the event.

Join more than 1,500 competitors from all around the world as swimmers take over the Bosphorus waters and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world is temporarily closed to traffic while you take part in the event.

Enjoy Istanbul and explore the ‘World’s Hippest City’ and experience the distinctive Turkish hospitality.

Who is this trip for?

The Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim is a significant open water swim and you should note that conditions during the race may be challenging. A good experience of swimming in all sea conditions is essential and you should have relevant open water knowledge to be confident if such conditions do arise.

What’s included?

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2017 Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim
  • Two nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Saturday and Sunday morning transfers to registration and the race village

What’s not included?

  • Travel to and from the start of the tour
  • Lunch and evening meals


Arrive in Istanbul airports

Check in to hotels Bed & Breakfast service.


Before noon : Transfer to race village,registration and boat tour,

Afternoon     : Optional Istanbul sight seeing tour of old town of Istanbul (35 Euros pp)


Check out from the hotel and full day Bosphorus cross continenantal swim event


€ 635 per person, in a double room,

€ 695 per person in a single room,

Price includes: 

– Registration fee to Bosphorus swim,(guarantee 100 places)

– 2 nights bed & breakfast stay at 5* hotel (closest hotels to race village,maximun 10 minutes bus ride)

– English speaking professional guides,

– Full Wilusa Travel Agency insurance policy (contains bus,hotel,organization),

– Full responsibility to register the swimmers to the swim and the whole organization,


  • Guarantee your place in the world-famous Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim in IstanbulSwim from Asia to Europe as one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world is closed for this once-a-year event
  • Join open water swimmers from all over the planet for this truly memorable swimming experience
  • Enjoy the lively atmosphere and friendly nature of the dynamic Bosphorus race village
  • Soak up the history and culture of the fascinating city of Istanbul


Rennaissance Bosphorus Instanbul Hotel

Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel
Offering stunning views of the Bosphorus, the magnificent Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel is located on the European side of Istanbul, in Besiktas.

The rooms are spacious and well equipped. There is a restaurant, a bar and a bistro in the hotel.