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Bosphorus Strait

Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We decided to do a tour and chose the Spice Souk and Bosphorous Cruise tour as we both live to cook and we wanted to have a view of Istanbul from the sea - we were picked up from our hotel and had a quick zip through the city up and down all the narrow and twisty streets to a... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Take the 5 hour tour. Get sunscreen and water. Lunch is delicious! You will experience Istanbul in a more and complete manner from the Bosphorous

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The view of the Bosphorus is nice ,especially if u look at it from the neighboring hills or high places around .there is a lot of caffe around the area you can enjoy the panoramic view while you drink the Turkish tea (chai)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

For me the best activity in Istambul. It takes 6 hours, 3 on a boat and 3 in very fantastic place where you must visit the fortress and eat looking for the Bosphorus strait. From there you can observe the Black Sea, Europe and Asia together. A must!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Ok. It's nice and cheap. Use municipality company like Turyol and the price is only 12 TL if i remember well. It's a good first impression of the city, in special way if you do the tour on late afternoon to see he panorama at dusk.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth doing the excursion. Beautiful scenery on both sides of the Bosphorus. Extremely hot so remember to take water with you. You can buy water or cold drinks on the ferry but quite expensive.

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

To appreciate Istanbul you need to get out on the water. Take a scenic boat cruise - about two hours and head up the strait and under the huge bridges. Else take a cheap ferry to the Asian side and see much the same thing. Istanbul has a great skyline from the water.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you have enough time keep a good amount of time for a cruise down this strait as you'll not only see the Instanbul spread around the banks, but also enjoy the refreshing short cruise trip

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Probably the best way to see Istanbul. Fascinating to see the numerous historical sites of interest. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I took a cruise by IBO which included a brief stop at the Rumeli fortress, and also as part of my walking tour with Circle Istanbul. IBO has its own (chartered?) ship and does not dock at the main jetty at Eminonou. While the sights are pretty either way, you do get a lot more out of the trip if... More

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