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Afternoon Bosphorus Boat and Bus Tour with cable car from Pierre Loti Coffee
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Afternoon Bosphorus Boat and Bus Tour with cable car from Pierre Loti Coffee

By Local Experiences Istanbul
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from city center hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable Car
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Pierre Loti Tepesi
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Tamara Restaurant, Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
    Guests who do not want a pick up or their hotel is outside of city center, they can be ready in front of Tamara Restaurant at 13:00
  • Option 2
    Kabataş (Dentur, Mavi Marmara), Ömer Avni, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
    Boat departs at 13:45 from Kabatas Dentur Port, behind the Petrol Ofisi Oil station. Last stop of the Tramway Line at Kabatas Station
  • Option 3
    The Marmara Taksim, Gümüşsuyu, Osmanlı Sk. No:1 D:B, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
    Guests who do not want a pick up or their hotel is outside of city center, they can be ready in front of The Marmara Hotel at 13:00
Pickup details
  • Tour starts at 13:30 and we have free pick up services from city center hotels between 12:45 - 13:00 Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible Please advise your hotel details for free pick up
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:
    • Option 1
      Taksim Square, Şehit Muhtar, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
    • Option 2
      Sultanahmet, Alemdar, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103596P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Local Experiences Istanbul
      41
      Istanbul, Türkiye
      Joined in October 2018
    • karenmT2114GN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Delightful birthday!
      It was very interesting to be on the Bosphorus during the military conflict between Russia and the Ukraine. Significantly less shipping traffic on the waterway during this time.
      Written September 16, 2023
    • Susan S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Istanbul
      The guide was very informative, and respectful of tourists from different nationalities, and different religions. The walk was easy, and fun
      Written September 13, 2023
    • Louise N
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrible stay away
      Booked as part of the Istanbul e pass. This was a terrible experience… inedible food. We paid for the alcohol package and only the beer was drinkable. Dancing was amateur at best. Only good thing we’re the views from the river but the boat doesn’t go far in 4 hours
      Written August 20, 2023
    • P7364KBahmads
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Knowledgeable guide, poor transportation.
      Aykut Gonul, our tour guide was really professional and informative. The pick and drop was not well organized.
      Written August 11, 2023
    • 932sashad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect for a business group!
      We had a great time. Local Experience Istanbul was super accommodating and helped make the trip perfect for our group. It was very easy to coordinate with them from the States.
      Written June 26, 2023
    • A5137RPjennifers
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Only a Half of a half of a tour...
      I booked a tour of the Spice Bazaar and the Bosphorous, happily ticking the box and excited as in the short time I was in Istanbul, I wanted to do a tour of the Bosphorus and the Spice Bazaar. They replied saying did I want to do the tour the on Sunday afternoon instead of Monday morning. Looking at the weather forecast I said, sure. Unfortunately, the tour that happens in the afternoons is the tour of the Bosphorous, then Pierre Loti. This was not what I had paid for, or expected to be doing. When I asked the tour guide he said it was quite clear on the website, afternoon tours went to Pierre Loti. Why I was offered this tour is beyond my comprehension. As I only had a short time in Istanbul, this meant the spice Bazaar was no longer a site to visit. I cant' tell you about my disappointment. The tour of the Bopshorous was great, for the Asian side. The tour guide was informative and knowledgable. Apparently there wasn't much of note on the European side. I had to interrupt his conversation with other travellers to ask about landmarks. Pierre Lot, once i had overcome my simmering crankiness, was fine. However, the 4 minute ride on a cable car was overshadowed by the 1/2 wait for the extremely underwhelmingly short trip we waited for. I did give the organisers a private message explaining what had happened. I haven't heard from them so unfortunately I am posting this publicly now. I will be asking for a partial refund, which they should have offered me when I complained the evening of the date of my excursion.
      Written April 24, 2023
    • 563wilmap
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Istanbul Experience
      We stayed at the Rast Hotel, and the staff there are just wonderful. The hotel is old, but very clean and well managed. In the best location for visiting all the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Theodorius Cistern , the Grand Bazaar and many more wonderful places. I totally recommend having a Hammam. We were all a bit apprehensive, but just the most wonderful experience. I have to also personally thank Sevki, who worked in the cafe at the Rast Hotel, She made our breakfast each day so enjoyable. So friendly, happy and alway up for a chat with us. xxxx Wilma xx
      Written March 30, 2023
    • 660catalinc
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stay away!
      The worst experience. Extremely bad food, no intimacy because there wera about 200 people on the boat, bad drinks. The oriental show? 2 or 3 dance. I lost one night
      Written August 2, 2022
    • Tim H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommended! It's like having your own personal guide to Istanbul.
      Take this tour! It's the perfect way to learn about Istanbul and Turkey, super informative, and you can't beat the price. We got picked up and dropped off right at our hotel. Our guide spoke perfect English (he had lived in the US for a few years), so it was easy to understand and relate to him. He really knows Istanbul/Turkey, and, having lived in the US, knew tons of comparisons/contrasts between the two countries. Our group was kinda small - about 10 people, which gave us plenty of opportunity to ask questions - most of the time it felt like our own personal tour guide. The boat tour was the highlight. The water and shoreline were so beautiful. The boat itself is a decent size ferry carrying other passengers, but our guide was always close by, explaining the important sites and points of interest. We took tons of photos and learned so much. It was a perfect way to spend the morning.
      Written July 15, 2022
    • ahammad1
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not my top choice
      Would not recommend as a top option while in Istanbul. Shuttle late 45 mins for pick up, went to Egyptian bazzar where guides took us to certain shops to get us to buy from their friends, does not visit top tourist destinations at Istanbul inclusing Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace museum. Lunch place was not bad and destination visited at Asia side was ok! Honestly, nice tour if you are bored and want something different. Overall 6-7/10.
      Written June 20, 2022
    • Resort20102980229
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Afternoon Tour
      This was a very enjoyable tour, our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour length of time was perfect and we saw exactly what we were interested in with this tour guide. The only part we didn’t find interesting was the Grand Bazar. It was just modern shops and not very historical but this tour is great value for money. Highly recommended.
      Written April 13, 2022
    • travel-sometime1
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      A horrible way to spend your money!
      Disclaimer: I am not sure which company or boat we were on, but I reckon they are all the same anyway, given that sellers communicate eagerly, the ships all leave at the same time, and take the same route. With that in mind, this was without a doubt the worst experience I could have in Istanbul. 1.) The prices are easily negotiable. A vendor near the Galata Bridge offered us a price of 60€ w/ alcohol, and 50€ without. A brochure we picked up claimed 40€/50€. Further talks with the vendor dropped the price down to 30€/40€, and, upon talking to our hotel staff, the price was brought down to 30€/35€ with a table front and center. Do not pay the full price without asking, and do not expect this to be where the money is made. That comes later. 2.) The taxi service from the hotel to the ship was good and on-time, but the van that picks up passengers does not wait for a single minute. If you are late, your money is gone. No refunds. 3.) The food on offer isn't bad. The appetizer dish is copious amounts of ordinary sliced bread with traditional Turkish tasters, including cheese, cream, perhaps hummus and couscous. (I do not know their names, nor can I say for certain what these spoonfuls of tasters were, in fact.) The main dish we got was chicken or fish with fries, or spaghetti in tomato sauce. Sweets are available, but are 5€ apiece. Naturally, the pieces are small. You do not come on this cruise for food. 4.) The event is supposed to be 150-180 minutes of Turkish entertainment, with the program mentioning traditional Turkish dances, belly dancers and driving over the Bosphorus to the Asian side. The actual event begins with painfully loud speakers shortly after boarding and after everyone's orders have been taken. At least an hour of the paying customers entertaining each other ensues, under the pretense of global friendship, executed by calling out each table's nationality to the dance floor. You can arrange for your table to be skipped if you do not wish to make a fool of yourself. This whole charade is noted *nowhere* in the promotional material. Halfway through it, I left the table to stand outside by the toilets, as the speakers were too loud to the point of pain, and noticeable but thankfully only temporary hearing loss in my right ear. Most guests didn't seem to mind this, although whoever came out was speaking noticeably louder than necessary. I was perpetually joined by one lady who continued on a video call for the next two hours or so, who didn't mind the cold February night in the middle of the Bosphorus strait. The Turkish dancers do eventually arrive, but their routine is short and not very well coordinated. Some female dancers seemed to be making it up as they went. The belly dancer was a scantily clad girl who would collect tips into her pants and bra like a bad entertainer in a cheap adult club. She shoved at least one person's face into her near-nude breasts despite that person showing obvious disinterest. The money she dropped was quickly picked up by other staff, namely the photographers. The latter are also quick to take pictures of all the tables. They are entertaining to work with and pose for a few laughs round the table, and the snaps aren't half bad, but they are presented to the customer near the end, a few of them packed together in a nice album, but for an outrageous price, I think 40€. The cruise also doesn't go very far -- The starting point is the Katabas dock, then the boat speeds to the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, just before the Ortakoy dock. The ship then does circles in the same spot for about two hours -- joined by all the other ships that have the same business model -- before finally returning. Nothing is said of the traditions, culture, or history of Istanbul, the Byzantine or Ottoman empires, or modern Turkey as it has existed for the past century. 5.) Whoever tells you this is "the best way to spend an evening in Istanbul" has no taste, or no appreciation for the many centuries of history having unfolded here, or indeed the culture residing here today. It is a cheap thrill that might cost you your hearing, that offers little in return. Most street restaurants offer better food for much cheaper, with much more hospitality, and in a far more authentic setting. Better dances are likely available elsewhere in Istanbul, or indeed free recordings of professionals may be found online. Likewise for the belly dancer, although if you crave the intimate contact she offers (which is evidently above the dancing itself in terms of importance), that can likely be arranged in a more professional and private setting, as well. The fact anyone thinks of this "tour" as anything more than a fun night out that they could have had literally anywhere else on the planet is saddening. Nothing ties this event to the Bosphorus specifically, and indeed such "cruises" exist worldwide. I was just unlucky enough to take part in one in a city as historically and culturally rich and wonderful as Istanbul.
      Written February 22, 2022
    • BruceandKim1967
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Water and spice tour
      This tour was great and very educational. The boat was clean and pick up was very organized. Our guide explained what we were seeing on the strait in nice detail and taking us thru the spice bazaar was awesome and made us feel welcome there.
      Written October 3, 2021
    • S7351OIdavidh
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      One nice site
      Tour guide better very experienced with highlighting site. Tour is mainly by van. Lunch was OK at best. Only 1 site better would be 2 best would be 3. Boat cruise was weak because the boat's guide could not be heard or understood. Boat was also too far from shore.
      Written October 16, 2020
    • K6711NElukem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Full Tour
      We really enjoyed our day. The boat trip was informative and great fun. Highly recommended if you have time on your visit.
      Written March 16, 2020
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    MarelizeDeB
    Hamburg, Germany36 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019
    We arrived at the designated meeting point, which was a restaurant. It was incredibly crowded, with 3 different tours groups already there. One group had blue scarves, another had a sticker with '83' printed on it, and the other group was predominately Chinese with a Chinese speaking guide.
    We reported at one of the guides, and then a second gentleman came out with his cellphone, and confirmed our surnames and the tour. We were told the tour would leave in 5-10 Minutes. I went to the bathroom while my sister waited outside with the other tourists. It was very hot, crowded and there was no place to sit in the sun. No announcements were made, no groups were called.
    After about 30 minutes we realized no one has called us, so we phoned the local contact number. The guide told us that we never showed up! When we informed him that no, we did indeed announce ourselves at the restaurant, and that our tour was confirmed to us, he then changed his tune and said that we can join, but we had to take a taxi at our own cost to meet us at the Harbor. We then chose to cancel our booking.  I would love to tell you about the Cruise, but we didn't get to experience that due to poor management by the tour operator.

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    1. Meeting point is terribly overcrowded, no shade or seats,you must wait on a hot crowded pavement
    2. Tours aren't announced or called - The group leaves without announcement
    3. When you do get through to the local phone number, you will be told that you didn't report for the tour, even if you did.
    4.  There are so many other good tours in Istanbul - Skip this one
    Written October 8, 2019
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    Your comments are highly important for us to improve our services. Sorry for miscommunication with our guide and group Please do not hesitate to contact us if you ever come to this part of the world again so we can make special hospitality to make you happy this time
    Written January 9, 2020
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    Menhel K
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    The tourist guide's English accent was very hard to understand and he did not provide any interesting information during the cruise (which made it not worthy, just as if you take a non-guided/public cruise).
    Written September 10, 2019
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    Amiliya
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    Mar 2020 • Family
    Breathtaking cruise with amazing views. Weather was warm. Can be a little windy. Can purchase Drinks 10tr
    Written March 14, 2020
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    Hi Thank you for vauable comments Look forward to see you in again All the best Local Experiences İstanbul
    Written March 15, 2020
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    Refaat S
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    Aug 2019 • Family
    On time , bus with aircondition,good English speaker and a lot of different history that you will learn ,helpful guide. Thanks
    Written August 16, 2019
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    Thank you for your good review, we are inproving our services as much as we can We will be here for future requests Thanks
    Written August 17, 2019
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    It is interesting to see the city from the water, you get an idea of the size of the city. Some palaces are visible from the water.
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    Thank you we do our best for our guests all the best
    Written May 12, 2024
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