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Bosphorus Strait

Address: Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #11 of 662 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It is well worth doing a cruise along the Bosphorus. Down by the Galata bridge there are plenty of people selling cruises. My only regret is that there is so much history in the area that having a cruise with a guide would be so much better than taking a cruise where you get a great view but have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing tour where you can be both in Europe and Asia, the ferry takes you to the most interesting places in Istanbul, you can have a look at famous Turkish palaces where ild meets the new and it all leaves you a great impression. You can also drink turkish tea which is brought to you. You dont... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great way to get your bearings in Istanbul. We took a charter cruise, and really enjoyed the day out of the city. It's just a nice way to see the sites from a different angle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

be careful! As you approach the quay guys will approach you with plastic cards advertising the 2 hour cruise. The further from the quay the more expensive. Our invitations started at TL 40 per person. If you wait and pay as you board the boat its TL 10! We went in January, and although weather was excellent its breezy coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Took the 1/2 day cruise with lunch and a stop at the black sea - very interesting experience. We got to see a lot of the historical buildings from the boat. Buffet lunch was good too.

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Sullivan, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

From many viewpoints in the city we admired views of the Strait, including a view of ships coming and going from our hotel breakfast area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Slow cruise along the Bosphorus one and a half hours each way with three hours spent at Anadolu Kavagi, with a walk uphill to the castle and then a very nice leisurely lunch at a harbour side restaurant.Lovely way to spend a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Our tour group had the opportunity for a river tour on a bright sunny day after having a delightful lunch on the Eastern side. From there we boarded a boat and sailed up stream for a few miles and then down to the main dock area in Istanbul. Beautiful ride!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Cosy take a boat ride and see Istanbul from another view. You get to see the Bosphorous Bridge, Dolmabahce Palace etc. There was also a photographer on the boat that could take nice pictures. Recommend to go in the afternoon when it is bright outside and come back when it's dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

If you come to istanbul, you have to take a cruise around the bosphorus. This is simply the best place to view the entire city.

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