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Bosphorus Strait

Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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“asian side” (484 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a cruise from the Eminonu port up to the Asian terminus and it was not only cheap but also worth the time duration and views were just breathtaking. dolphins and fishes are clearly visible.

Thank Haroon M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took one of the cruise and enjoyed every min of it. the food was so so but the ambience was great. Interesting Turkish dance in the cruise too.

Thank Azreena R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the boat trip on the Bosphorus . A must do. So lovely seeing the sites from the water. Also lovely seeing Europe on way out and Asia the other way back.

Thank Mespey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bosphorous strait of two hours by boat costing 15 turkey Liras is an excellent experience.can view old architecture enroute

Thank ramki09
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I did sail a few times up and down Bosphorus. From the most crowded Golden Horn to the quiet Black Sea entrance the view is totally rewarding.

Thank Sorin B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the Bosphorus Strait half day boat ride. It was nice to see sights and sit in the shade at the same time. Very cool to go to Maiden's Tower and take everything in. Worth it.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 90 minute boat ride is a must do when in Istanbul. You can enjoy the panaromic view of both Asia and the European side while sailing on the Bosphorus strait. It gives you a glimpse of the rich heritage of Istanbul too.

Thank Neha B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit of your trip to Istanbul. Kadıköy is a nice and up and coming hip neighbourhood from the Asian side.

Thank Giorgos K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful experience , looks more like a fast flowing river then the ocean its actually quite amazing.

Thank Nadim A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The European part and the Asian part tour on the cruise is great. Loved the 90-100 minutes of tour on the ship. Beautiful palaces, bridges and hotels - picturesque!

Thank TravelDiaries_Pulkit
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Hassan A
2 July 2018|
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Response from Colesterol | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you take it from Eminonu Pier There's quite a few large boats and they seem to be leaving every 30 minutes or so The one I took did not need any previous reservation. So I waited for a nice sunny day and just... More
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varango
25 February 2018|
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Response from Zubair B | Reviewed this property |
it is easy, just get to know the ticketing office. We went with a private guide, just much easier, and you can request the sites you wish to see
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321gothedistance
21 April 2017|
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Response from Ana T | Reviewed this property |
We had a simple tour, no stops on the way - departure from a pier between Halic and Eminonu. It was 15 Turkish lira per person, not crowded and very nice cruising speed, so we can enjoy the view. There were people inviting... More
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