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Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

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    After getting picked-up from your hotel, you will be taken to the Eminonu Pier, starting point of boat trip on the Bosphorus. You are going start to sail on the Bosphorus after sailing on the Golden Horn for a few minutes.

    Following the European Side of Istanbul, you will sail for about 1 hour till the 2nd bridge on the Bosphorus. On the European Side, you will see many historical monuments and buildings such as; Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque and Rumeli Fortress.

    By the 2nd bridge, you will turn back to the Asian Side of Istanbul and visit Küçüksu Palace which was built in 19th century and used as a hunting lodge by Ottoman Empire.

    After visiting the palace for about 45 minutes, you will get on board again to see the Asian Side of the city on the way back.

    Following the Asian Side, you will see Anatolian Fortress, Kuleli Military High School, Beylerbeyi Palace and the Maiden’s Tower.

    After two and a half hours spent on the Bosphorus, you will go to the Pierre Loti Hill by bus. Passing through old neighborhoods of Istanbul, such as Eminönü, Balat and Eyüp, you will see many historical places and listen to some information on the way, which lasts about 25 minutes.

    When you get to top of Pierre Loti Hill, you are going to have a free time about a hour to have lunch and to take some photos of a great view of Golden Horn and Istanbul.

    Then, you will have the opportunity to go down the hill by the cable car, while the bus is waiting for you down the hill.

    After getting on the bus again, you will follow and see the Great Walls of the Old City for many kilometers on the way back to the Sultanahmet Square.

    At last, you will be dropped off at the square, nearby of the Blue Mosque.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Do not recommend this tour, very bad no-organisation, guide guy was not nice , like we turist where alone

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Marko R
    Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

    The boat part of our tour was great, watching the world go by as you sail down the Bosphorus. The commentary was interesting but the loos left a lot to be desired! We got back to join the bus at 2pm before driving to the...More

    1  Thank 418fionam
    Reviewed June 2, 2019

    This tour was shown to us in the hotel we stayed at and although I don't normally take up these attractions I'm so glad I did as this was simply excellent. We were collected from our hotel and made our way to the boat. Cruising...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Hermes0
    Reviewed May 30, 2019

    This was a great Cruise of the Bosphorus. First of all, you can see both sides Asia and Europe from the boat. Our tour guide showed us the town too and then rode the cable car that was so much fun. We had lunch on...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 752gildah
    ibocruise, Guest Relations Manager at IBO Tours & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

    Hello, it is our pleasure to provide the best service for our guests. Thank you for your nice feedback. :)

    Reviewed May 23, 2019

    The bus picked us up in time, this boat trip was nice. The tourguide was funny and his english was pretty decent. The weather was pretty bad so we couldn't visit the gardens. The boat didn't stop at the castle ruins but just when by...More

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    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Shashank J
    June 30, 2019|
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    Response from 752gildah | Reviewed this property |
    I think so but it all depends on your kid. There is some walking involved, nothing crazy! Plenty of room in boat. You can stay in the bottom covered area for security.
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    Excursion471593
    March 4, 2019|
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    Response from 418fionam | Reviewed this property |
    Hi - I do not see why not but please bear in mind it was quite crowded upstairs (outside) so would be difficult to move around. When we got on the boat there was no shade but they did put up a screen after 10 minutes or so... More
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    January 27, 2019|
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    Response from 442azizs | Reviewed this property |
    yes indeed, don't be mistaken with another bus. It's say Big bus B.
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