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Istanbul Bosphorus Lunch Cruise Half day Afternoon provided by Senkron Day Tours

Istanbul Bosphorus Lunch Cruise Half day Afternoon

Istanbul Bosphorus Lunch Cruise Half day Afternoon
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About
Istanbul bosphorus cruise is avaible everyday. Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise is an exellent activity to do in Istanbul. Lunch on the Istanbul bosphorus by the boat cruise and sightseeing in between Asia and Eurpe watching both sides. The Bosphorus Lunch Cruise is one of the best ways to discover Istanbul in its full beauty.The Bosphorus strait,which separetes the two continents and connects the Black sea to the Marmara Sea is the only water canal in the world where you can cruise between Europe and Asia.Along this unique strait of 32 km with three suspension bridges you will admire the stunning panorama of the city.With so many monuments which are fully visible only boat,such as Dolmabahçe,Çırağan and Beylerbeyi palace and moe than 600 beautiful seaside residences of Istanbul dating between 17th and 20th century,your experience will be breathtaking
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 115409P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Professional guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Karaköy Güllüoğlu, Kemankeş Cad. Katlı Otopark Altı No: 3-4, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Professional guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Karaköy Güllüoğlu, Kemankeş Cad. Katlı Otopark Altı No: 3-4, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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Virginia C
London, UK15 contributions
AVOID at all costs!
Sep 2020
We did the day-long tour including the Bosporus lunch cruise (EUR 45 per person). I’ve never written such a detailed account of a tour but this felt like a scam and I want to make sure no one else repeats our mistake wasting money and time. The tour was advertised in one of the leaflets we were given at our hotel. Stupidly, we did not google the travel company before booking.

We were the firsts to be picked up on the day at 8:30. The driver came to the lobby of our hotel, never ever spoke to us, just gestured to follow him (we only followed him because the hotel receptionist had confirmed he was in fact our guy). The first hour was spent picking up others from their hotels before finally picking up our guide. After a short ride we reached the cable car station. The view was nice but we were given no explanation, just 'let's take 15 mins break'. We tried to ask the guide a couple of questions but his answers were very very brief and it was clear he had no interest in engaging with us (or anyone else in the group). The cable car ride was very brief and frankly felt pointless. Again, no explanation of what we were looking at.

After that we stopped at the Eyüp Sultan Mosque. The guide did not explain anything about its interesting history (luckily we had a travel book) and just told us to come back in 15-20 mins. This was followed by a stop at the Olivium shopping centre where we spent 2 hours (11:00-13:00)!!!! This was one of dingiest and most uninspiring shopping centres we'd ever seen. To be clear, this was an actual shopping centre, there were no crafts or anything traditional. We were actually quite upset to be wasting so much time whilst we could have used those hours exploring the city. Finally we headed to the boat. Owing to a road closure we had to take a rather long detour. The guide never once updated us on the change of itinerary.

Once on the boat we were served very mediocre food (Drinks were extras). During the two hour tour the guide only offered sparse commentary, turning his back at us and speaking using a microphone. The audio was very poor and it was hard to understand what he was saying.

At some point we were told we could ‘take a break’ and go on land. The two of us as well as two other passengers jumped at the opportunity but as we asked the guide (who was going to stay on board) what there was to see in that particular area he just said ‘a little garden or you can have coffee. You can have 15 mins’. As we stepped on land, very confused, trying to understand what to do (given that there appeared to be nothing to see), the boat left. Basically, they just needed the turn the boat around and this was not a place where the boat could actually moor. Obviously this is something we figured out ourselves because, once again, no one explained anything to us.

Once back on board, whilst staff were busy trying to get passengers to wear traditional dresses for a photoshoot (at a cost, obviously, and arguably not in line with COVID regulations), I asked the guide when we would stop at Beykoz as this was one of the advertised highlights of the tour, i.e. the chance to explore the Asian side. He said we were not going to, ‘the site is closed’ (!?), and that we were simply heading back, this was the end of the tour… and he had never bothered to inform us??!!!

So, all in all, very disappointing. The guide did not do anything and the itinerary is poor. The feeling of ‘we have been scammed’ stayed with us throughout the whole tour.

Silver lining, luckily Istanbul has so much else to offer and we still managed to come away with wonderful memories of the city despite the awful experience with Senkron Tours.
Written September 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martin C
72 contributions
Terrible - don't bother.
Mar 2020 • Couples
Badly organised and run. You get to the boat via a scruffy dock area. Once on board nobody tells you anything. A lot of people were upstairs and they weren't told the lunch was open.
The drinks are overpriced, the lunch was mediocre at best. We didn't set off until around 14:30.
The hour stop was actually only 40 mins in which there's no time to do anything.
Not worth 35 Euro each.
Written March 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Parkee
London, UK3 contributions
Wouldn’t recommend
Nov 2019 • Couples
Pick up at 12.30pm from hotel = 2.30pm boat departure...you aimlessly drive around hotels picking up people before spending almost an hour having lunch (which is poor anyway).

Once the boat leaves the cruise is fine, but it would be the exact same view on a better boat...The guide lost interest about 30 minutes into the 3 hour tour and was intermittent after that.

As for the stopover in Beykoz... I really didn’t get the point. The town had nothing to offer in the 20 mins we were allowed off the boat. Although this is absolutely great business for the cafe opposite the boat dock.

Tips to Senkron...
1. Cut the lunch and tell people to come to the dock, or a central point for 2.15.pm
2. Hire an enthusiastic and knowledgable guide
3. Pick a far better place to have a stopover and actually allow people time spend there

Tips to the public...
1. Until the above is sorted out don’t waste your time on this tour
Written November 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senkron T
Hello our dear guest, Firstly thank you for your feedback. As you know,this is a regular tour and picking up other people is pretty normal,we stopover in Beykoz because in a single we would like to have our guests seen 2 continents in a bosphorus tour. Again thanks for your feedback.
Written November 14, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John
1 contribution
Disappointing experience
Oct 2019 • Couples
St-08 Half Day Bosphorus Tour

I assumed that the shuttle service to the boat from my hotel would be direct however, we ended up picking up a coach full of people, which took us 1h. It takes 20min to get to the docks from my hotel, We could have just used a Taxi. This was not addressed to us at all by both hotel or tour company. We arrived at the boat, there was no direction as to what is going on. During the stop at Beykoz the tour guide gave us strict timings for our return, and threatened if we are late that we would need to make our own way back. We only had 20min to explore the area which felt rushed. We stuck to our timings however, some people did not come on time after and additional 15 min passed I asked the tour guide when will we start to move. She very rudely said Jesus! I am counting the people on board. Poor service! I would not recommend this company.
Written October 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sparky0508
australia29 contributions
Totalling misleading and a waste of money
Absolutely nothing was delivered as promised. We went towards the Black Sea but did not go to the Black Sea. There was supposed to be soft drinks and fruit with lunch, which there wasn’t. We were supposed to stop for swimming and we didn’t. The toilets were disgusting and the lady helping on board, when not doing anything, was either picking her nose, picking her ears, picking her teeth or spitting onto the deck floor. I could not get off there quick enough. Save your money.
Written August 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melanie N
Cedar Rapids, IA53 contributions
Pleasant Cruise
We enjoyed the time on the water and seeing the sites this way. The food was good and plentiful. The boat we were on was “well used” but functioned well. It was difficult to hear the tour guide over the speakers in the beginning but that was later remedied. We saw the Black Sea in the distance but didn’t get to sail on it which was disappointing. Stopped on the Asian side for 30 minutes so we could take a walk. Probably not necessary. All in all, a pleasant experience and we would do again.
Written July 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Suzanne R
29 contributions
DISAPPOINTING - NOT recommended (ST-08 Bospherous and Black Sea with lunch)
Jun 2019 • Family
We were picked up from hotel on time (1230pm), then taken to the boat via a few other hotel pickup. Arrived to boat at 130pm.

But then, we waited on the boat for over another hour, as apparently we were one of the first round of pickups and there were more to do. So we waited while those passengers arrived. Tour finally started at 245pm. If I had known that tour would not start until then, we would have spent extra time around town, then taxied to the boat later. Instead, we were waiting with no updates for the remaining guests. No service, no information. I searched for someone to tell us more about what was happening, and found one person sitting on steps having a cigarette, who seemed to know what was going on but it hadn't dawned on her to tell the waiting guests what we were doing. Most guests were on the top deck (open top, great views) but it was hot so we had to work out how to close the top (got it done). When the final guests arrived and we left, the route was nice and we saw lots of interesting and grand houses and palaces. Commentary was sparse and my guidebook was more helpful. Final disappointment was the stop at the 'local village' where we were expecting to have local scene and a taste of Istanbul away from the city. The place we went to had one cafe, a playground and an ice-cream stand. We had strict 25 mins time there, (there was more commentary to remind us of the time frame and what would happen if we were late than on any other topic of the cruise) got off and ended up getting coffee, like most other passengers, then back on the boat. Cafe must love seeing this boat pulling in. Overall, it was nice to be outdoors on the water and in the sun, but this was a disappointing cruise that set good expectations but didn't deliver - better service would have made up for some of these points but it also failed on that front.
Written July 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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danrmcs
danrmcs
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Avoid Senkron - Waste of time and money
They deserve 0/5. Avoid Senkron Tours at all costs. We were unfortunate to believe their salesmen and paid €80 for
Navigate59729
Navigate59729
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Dinnner Cruise
Dinner cruise with Senkron Day Tour on Bosphor should be on your “must do” if you’re going in Istanbul. Their team
amgreave
amgreave
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Disappointing except for the cruise St-06 and St-01
Tours sold to us to ‘get there early’, ‘skip the lines’ and ‘you get a guide’. There is no getting there early by t
Hani S
Hani S
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Avoid this travel agency at all cost
The organization is terrible, the food is bad and was re-heated! they did not offer water, you would assume for 40
Waterdog2013
Waterdog2013
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Byzantine and Ottoman Traces
We booked this tour in order to see as much of the cultural highlight of this city. I began late as it picked up a
Mario Luis P
Mario Luis P
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Absolutely not advisable
I made with them their Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch. The tour: very good. Customer service: horrible
tgmuneer
tgmuneer
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It's a Con Job and Ripoff
Took the ST-05 Sultan of the Hills tour and it was a complete con job. Started off with pickup and went around a c
time4tea2015
time4tea2015
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Another bad review, be warned save your time and money. DO NOT BOOK TOURS WITH THIS COMPANY
Booked Sultan of the Hills tour. Very disorganised from the beginning, went from one cab to another. Rushed throu
Carolepj
Carolepj
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Terrible operators
I went on the Byzantine & Ottoman day tour and the The Great Bursa Tour. My comments apply both.Worst tour operator
mitzihyde
mitzihyde
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Prince's Island & Istanbul True Discovery Tours
I did both of these tours which were arranged through the hotel I stayed in. The cruise was good and the attractio
Savin7
Savin7
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Dont waste money on full day tour better to go only for boat cruise that last for 2-3 hours
A complete waste of time and very poor organisation. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY. It was a
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Boat cruise
We did the night Bosphorus cruise with dinner which was ok. No consideration for vegetarians apart from salads. Not
Adolfo A
Adolfo A
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Dont waste your time and your money
in every place they offer this service with high prices 60 € and 80 € and they promise a good quality of everything
Jessy045
Jessy045
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Give it a miss!
We were not picked up directly from hotel but had to walk for about 5 minutes and on top were running behind schedu
gohlh
gohlh
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By far the worst
This is by far the worst tours I signed up. I am blaming myself for asking the manager of the historia hotel Multu
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