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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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Nice and well planned. Best to ask your hotel to book it for you. They provide pick n drop to your hotel. Over all nice experience, would recommend it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and well planned. Best to ask your hotel to book it for you. They provide pick n drop to your hotel. Over all nice experience, would recommend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the cruise on the Bosphorus Strait; we passed under all the 3 bridges that linked the Asian to the European side; drinks and snack are sold on the cruise; we get to see the buildings on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait;

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you happen to be visiting Istanbul, please make it a point to take a cruise on the Bosphorus. We took a cruise in an double-decker large boat/ferry which started from the shores near to Dolmabache Palace. The boast moves at a steady pace and try and get a seat in the open. We carried some snacks and drinks with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip to Istanbul is not complete without going for a cruise on the Bosphorus. Soak the cold breeze and enjoy the sight of the city from both side of it, Europe and Asia side of Istanbul. The trip took half a day, and it doesn't cost much, about 15 to 20TL per person. Really worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being bitterly cold we sat upstairs and really enjoyed the views of the Bosphorus and shoreline, we followed a map that we had with us and took some great photos. Hot drinks, alcohol and snacks were available on board. Downstairs was enclosed and pretty warm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went to the spice market and then a 2 hour cruise. It was fun, but definitely long enough. It was a group tour, but we were the only ones on it. We accidentally booked the day before the one we wanted to go on and they were so nice and just came back the next day and did it... More 

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Wuhan, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It's an ideal place for a tour... with the touch of a guide like Bulut who has the zone at his fingertips and delivers it in both english and spanish... that tour was one of my best so far... from cruise boat to luxurus van at the Pierre Loti to teleferic (public cable transportation). Also at a very affordable price.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

How can one come to visit and not take the cruise? However, it would be more helpful to have a guide to explain the deep history of Istanbul. This is an activity worth doing along with picture taking and experiencing the cool wind. The group of us took the full tour and have ample time to listen to the guide,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

we purchased the ticket for this cruise and did not now there was others. ours was 2 hours long and it was winter, kkk just imagine it was boring. but shorter ones are good i guess

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It was very pleasant after noon. Both the sides of the river was so beautiful in the after noon sun light and gives it artistic views. It was more than 1 hour cruise. Crossed the beautiful Boshporus bridge that connected Europe and Asia. With in one hour visiting two continents. Great. This trip arranged by a tour operator and the... More 

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