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Bosphorus Strait

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We hv excellent joyful Night with drink and dinner, I will not explain. But trust me. My point of view it is must visit place,..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 877greens
Reviewed 4 days ago

The boat I used for the tour had a very polite staff, though they didn't speak English. They were helpuful and polity. The recorded tour was fine but i Think they can to a better job!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KaterinaG370
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to do a Bosphorus trip to the Islands when in Istanbul, it takes a couple of hours to get to the furthest ( Buyukada, where you can stay for the night, but book first) the strait trio is lovely on a calm (not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank istanbul455
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always so interesting to take the ferry up the Bosphorus and to see all the magnificent buildings lining it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marie-Lynne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not take expensive Bosphorus cruise. Instead we use IstanbulKart just like touch and go card, hopped on nice ferry to Uskudar. You can also for Kadikoy with same price. We went to restaurant, had ice cream MADO? and return to Eminonu. Beautiful sunset...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yusoff N
Reviewed 1 week ago

beauty of nature in ac-compliance with human nature. amazing view. big big must if you visit Istanbul.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Albi K
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we boarded the boat the water was full of trash and I thought it would be a horrible experience. Luckily the experience was great. There where a lot of beautiful mosques, houses, hotels and restaurants by the strait. The trip was long and cold,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zazyl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hilton Boshorus around where you can see beautiful sunset and sunrise scenes. Be able to see Asia side and European side is awesome.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hagoromoaya
Reviewed 1 week ago

A strait dividing not only two continents, but two cultures in a way. It shores are lined up with many historical and architectural marvels on one side, and million dollar houses on the other side

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BosnjakSTL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a ferry is arguably the nicest way to cross the Bosphorus if you are not too pressed for time. Tea served on board and often vendors sell simple gadgets to the locals accompanied by a lively sales talk.

Date of experience: December 2018
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UKTraveller8210
December 9, 2018|
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Response from Minousha5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the trips run everyday even if it raining or snowing but it is preferably to wear warm clothes to enjoy Bosphore trip more. Don’t forget to drink Turkish tea it will help 😉
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Veronicad1565
October 10, 2018|
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Response from Matt C | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to rent a private boat. Just use the public ferry (Sehir Hatlari) or there are some private ferries as well. Price should be 15-20 TL per head.
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Hassan A
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Colesterol | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you take it from Eminonu Pier There's quite a few large boats and they seem to be leaving every 30 minutes or so The one I took did not need any previous reservation. So I waited for a nice sunny day and just... More
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