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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

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    What to Expect
    After meeting your guide at your hotel for a pickup in Istanbul, take a short ride to Rumeli Hisarı Fortress for your Bosphorus and Black Sea cruise. Learn about the history of this commanding castle that overlooks the slimmest section of the Bosphorus. Then, snag several selfies before you board your boat for a tasty lunch.
    Sit down and indulge a meal consisting of a variety of delightful Turkish meze and grilled chicken. Then, grab a refreshing beverage and stroll out to the deck to soak up the sun and ambiance of Istanbul from the Bosphorus Strait. Gain insight into the many famous sights that line both the Asian and European coastlines. As you cruise, see Galata Tower and the immense Bosphorus Bridge that connect the Asian and European continents. During the cruise, snacks are available to munch on at the bar. 
    After your boat has traversed the Strait, enter the Black sea and voyage a short distance to the small coastal town of Poyrazköy. Here, your boat will dock and you can spend some free time unwinding with a swim or a short promenade around the verdant hills surrounding the area. Remember to bring sunscreen, good walking shoes, and a swim suit. In the event the weather is too cool for a swim, your boat will change routes slightly and stop at Anadolu Kavağı. Alongside your guide, admire remnants of this medieval fortress.
    Hop back aboard your boat and return to Istanbul arriving in the late afternoon. Disembark at Kabataş port and meet your coach for a comfortable ride back to your hotel where your tour ends.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had an incredible cruise time. Food and crew were all excellent. Captain was informative about different establishments around the Bosphorous Strait. Tour started late by 30 minutes though. However, we were not properly dropped off at our hotel at Golden Taha after the tour....More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a great boat trip to 4 beautiful bays with crystal clear water! Good service on board and just a perfect way to spend a day in Bodrum!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank UlrikeWSWE
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Good trip for the price. The guide explain very good the history of every bridge and historical place we had seen.

    Thank mouhammada2019
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    We booked this ride last minute. But, were delighted with the experience. They made sure they let us know where the pick up point was early enough for us to plan. The cruise was beautiful and the staff, very friendly. Lunch while cruising was a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Macmansand
    dreamcity-istanbul, Yönetici at IBO Tours & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello, We also thank you for your kind review :) that is very help full for us. Cheers.

    Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

    The boat was a smaller one with only 20 or so passengers which is what we wanted. Lunch was ok and they made up a veggie plate for my daughter when we asked. To swim in the Black Sea was great, jumping in off the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank starr2230
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    October 3, 2018|
    Response from leanaalba | Reviewed this property |
    I did not use the restrooms so cannot say, however there were plenty of families with young ones on this cruise. One mother simply changed her child using one of the extra chairs. Did not seem to be a problem. Very family... More
    September 22, 2018|
    Response from leanaalba | Reviewed this property |
    I do not know BUT if so it will be very cold and breezy.
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