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“Abit of a scam” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait
Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Istanbul Super Saver: Bosphorus Cruise and...
Ranked #10 of 504 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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“Abit of a scam”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The cruise was great but I had asked before paying if the cruise went to the ruins of Rumeli Fort and told yes and shown a map confirming this. However as we approached the fort our boat turned around and headed for home. Once on shore I couldn't find our capt or the guy who sold me our tickets. Also all passengers were told while being bussed to the boat that a bus would return us to our pickup spot - no bus. Apart from the lies, it is a nice cruise and no other tourist appeared to nice the rip off. Must mention the offenders were Burgas should have been bogus. Included is a pic of how close we came to Rumeli.

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“Relaxing Boat Trip.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We enjoyed our trip along the Bosphorus.Interesting to see the different styles of Palaces and Private homes along the way and a lot of pride taken in the upkeep and maintenance of them.

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“See Asian and European sides of Istanbul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The short Bosphorus trip is a tourist tour. You can see both sides of Istanbul in low and middle Bosphorus. The view is amazing. if you are tired of walking through Istanbul, take the boat and enjoy the scenery.

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“Well worth it but stick to the cruise only”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very impressive to see Europe on one side and Asia on the left.
Try to get a 'cruise only', as we took a bus tour and cable ride package. The latter 2 are pointless as the bus takes you on the outskirts straight to a cable car high on a hill which only last less than 1 minute. we lost 3 hrs with this which could be better utilised on other sightseeing areas.

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“Perfect Way to Cool Off in the Summer & Appreciate Istanbul's Coastline”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A 10 Turkish lira per person you can't go wrong with catching a boat to see some of Istanbuls sites on this 2 hour cruise. It's a good way to help you select what you'd like to see during your stay in Istanbul! The only downside would be the 10 lira tours don't feature any commentary in what you're passing by but for 10 lira - why complain! Use a guidebook and ask there what you're passing by and problem solved! The cruises run up the European side first then back down the Asian side so no worries about where to sit. Tea and other beverages as well as snacks are on offer as well while travelling - so civilized! Enjoy!

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