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Bosphorus Strait

Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful view ever... Istanbul is breath taking!! The boat trips are everywhere to be taken and I recommend always to do it at the end of afternoon...

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Pleasant Hill, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Very old ferries, Wooden benches, not particularly comfortable. However, the views of the Waterfront were great. We spent the three hours at Andula Kavagi waiting to go to back to Sultenhamet but we passed the time wandering around. If the weather is nice I would recommend it for seafaring travelers. If you tend to get motion sickness, take a dramamine.

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Alesund, Norway
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We did a 1.5 hrs boat ride in the Bosphorus, Very interesting to see all the stunning building along the Bosphorus. Its a very leasurly way to see the bustling life

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

One of my best tours in Istanbul. Was a pleasant 3 hours boat ride where you can see the Asian and European areas of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Such an important waterway that links the Black sea with the Marmara sea. Very historic and beautiful strait straddling the continents of europe and asia with villages/ places along its banks rich in culture and history.

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Adelaide Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We went on a 2 hour trip which was quite long enough to see the varied buildings along the shore - always good to get the perspective from the water. We joined a group near the Aya Sophia, where people were handing out leaflets. It worked well and we were led down to the shore to join the boat. We... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

There are plenty of 1 or 2-hour (or longer) cruises up the Bosphorus, which take you along the European shore first, under the big suspension bridges, and then down the Asian side. Great views of the hills, palaces and villas, and old forts. I went from Kabatas pier though you can also go from other ones. I'd avoid taking the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I had ride the boat of Sehir Hatlari from Eminonu, for the long journey which last for around 5 to 6 hours. I also got one electronic guide which was a must to understand what you see and the history of the place. The journey itself in the ship is amazing and the view is astonishing. I do advise everyone... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We went for a 1.5 hour tour with Turyol. We just turned up and paid at the office. Make sure you pay at the office - don't be tempted by people offering you tours at the quay side - the price will be more. We enjoyed the short tour with no audio guide. Talking to fellow travellers, the all day... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This time of year the water is glutted with jellyfish. The Bosphorus boat tour was a perfect little two-hour trip, great for sightseeing from the water. The man who was narrating our tour was a treat, and I got to taste some interesting teas as well! Get your camera ready, and watch for the jellyfish!!

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