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Bosphorus Strait

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Address: Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
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Cruising the Bosphorus

This was an amazing cruise where you will get to see the two continents and beautiful homes along the water. It is another must see in Istanbul, Turkey.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing cruise where you will get to see the two continents and beautiful homes along the water. It is another must see in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

2 hour cruise to the second bridge and back. I had a good guide book and a map and so was able to recognise the points of interest. Next time I would check and book a cruise in advance to ensure there was a guide on board

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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Cruising along this mighty river gives you an idea of just how huge this exciting city is. There are some fantastic luxury homes on the waterfront. A very pleasant way to spend a few hours in Istanbul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

All visitors should do a cruise along the Bosphorus. The cruise needs to be at least 2 hours duration and like for most things in Istanbul, do bargain for the cost of a ticket. My ticket cost started at 50tl and in the end I got it for 15tl....! Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Make sure you pick a nice day to do this as it can be absolutely fantastic. Beautful views and a fantastic opportunity to take some great photos while sailing along the Seas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We bought our tickets for the Bosphorus Tour near to the bus station where you can buy bread and fish. The ticket costs 12 TL and the tour takes about 1,5-2 hours. There is service on the boat (sandwich, snack, salep, tea, coffee). I recommend to use this service if you want to take this tour.

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

overall beauty and seeing a lot of people lined up next to each other with a fishing string. Amazing view.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Unforgettable cruises and views From Europe and Asia side riding the ferry Or watching the views from my hotel Plus the nice cruise still giving me Avery pleasant Unforgettable memories The best thing the cheap tariffs

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shiraz/iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

very beautiful place with good view in every weather(when i was there its rainy) . some people fishing and some people sale something.side streets is beautiful.its good experiment.everybody should see Bosphorus.i love it

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Would have been nice to stop on the Asian side. The guide was grat fun with a really nice since of humor

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