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Bosphorus Cruise Day Trips

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Address: Bosphorus | Binbirdirek Mah. Dostluk Yurdu Sokak No:10/8 Sultanahmet - Istanbul, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 517 0013
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This body of water that passes along the shores of Istanbul is 20 miles in...

This body of water that passes along the shores of Istanbul is 20 miles in length and is the physical divider between the continents of Europe and Asia.

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The weather did not help at all. Raining, cold and foggy. But the boat tour was in any case nice. You get to see areas that cannot be seen otherwise. From both parts of the city... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 February 2014
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

The weather did not help at all. Raining, cold and foggy. But the boat tour was in any case nice. You get to see areas that cannot be seen otherwise. From both parts of the city, european and asian part. The one we did was for 4 hours and went all the way up the north to a small fish... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

We went on the 2 hour trip, there are others you can do. Saw lots of the sights from the water and even saw Dolphins!! Buy your ticket from the side of the Bosphorous as it will cost 10TL as opposed to 30 euros from the sellers in the streets

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

the tour starts at 10:35 in the winter which is very nice as you don't have to rush in the morning. we were lucky as the ship was not fully loaded and it was possible to take photos from every corner of it. The last stop at Rumeli Fortress was a bit scary at the first second as in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We took the "long cruise". Get the audio tour; it's a MUST if you want to have any idea what you're looking at. Ride on the LEFT side of the boat on the way UP and BACK so you can see both sides well. Once you stop at the fishing village, you'll have time to go to the castle (first)... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

We took the long cruise which is 6 hours long, started with a nice 1.5 hours ride along the bosphorus with interesting and scenic views along the way. The ferry stops at point 8 Rumeli Fortress and you can hop off to visit the fortress and enjoy lunch for 3 hours before heading back to the ferry. Do go to... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

we took the 2 hours trip and it was worth it we watched everything historical in istanbul it was awesome really and we stopped at the last stopped and took the bus to this old fashioned market and watched the sea from above the mountain it was really pretty ! definitely you can't miss

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

The beautiful coast with all those construction and boats make the tour enjoyable and 2 hours pass so quickly. You can drink and eat inside and there is English audio for the explanation. You realize how big and historical is Istanbul.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

I visited Istanbul in December 2013. This was an amazing experience. I included the Bosphorus afternoon evening cruise. A on board meal was provided .the deck was spacious and although it was chilly and windy we spent time to view the scenery from the open upstairs deck.There is also a closed deck downstairs with big class windows which you can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

There are local ferries that you can hop onto after every hour and reach the Princess Island. Enjoy a Tonga (horse drawn carriage) ride through environmentally friendly town as it does not permit vehicular traffic to limit pollution. After a not so steep climb to the Monastery of St. George built around 1000 A.D., one can have food at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

What a wonderful way to see Istanbul for 25L for over 3 hours travel on the Bosphorus Public Excursion Ferry. The ferry leaves from the Eminonii quay and you can't miss the terminal and ticket office. The trip is a bargain and is a must do while in Istanbul offering wonderful sights down the river while experiencing both the Europe... More 

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