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Bosphorus Strait

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Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a boat trip part way up the Bosphorus. The official Bosphorus trip takes 6 hours, or 1.5 hours leaving in the early afternoon. That didn’t fit with our tight schedule. So we took a tour on one of the private boats. They leave...More

Thank CG101010
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a lovely place to stroll, eat, chat and just walk around with friends have a coffee. The entire strectch is beautiful upto the bridge with the narrow alleys filled with curio shops, neat small cafes. Best on an autumn morning!

Thank Janaki V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour for one hour by boat in Bosphore they serve Turkish Tea and Coffee in the boat as well, it’s good for old people and kids as well

Thank Minousha5
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did a trip on the Bosphorus and it was worthwhile. It was interesting to see all the palaces and grand houses going by. We did this trip in early November and I would recommend a warm coat as it can be quite cool and...More

Thank Travelholic72
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is no need to prebook a boattrip and do not pay a touroffice for one. They charge you double. In front of the tramstop on the t2 line Eminiou there is a boattour at 15tl that leaves every hour and takes 1.5 hour in...More

Thank stevemE7001YD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must do a boat tour on the Bosphorous....so much to see and so very relaxing. A great way to unwind for a few hours and what a great opportunity to see more of beautiful Istanbul.

Thank lloydwright913
Reviewed 1 week ago

The night cruise is a worth experience, but be careful of the photographer he is too expensive. He will develop around 20-25 pictures for which money charged is too expensive

Thank Docsalman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful but could not believe all the rubbish in the Bosphorus, I could see it flowing into the Sea landing in Istanbul.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone does a trip on the Bosphorus when in Istanbul. First-of-all, make sure you are warmly dressed if there is a chill in the air as most of the boats are open. 20 Lira gets you a 100 min trip to the second bridge where...More

Thank 688ricg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great photography spot! Try to catch the sunset there. Best to visit in November when you won't find as many tourists but it's not freezing

Thank emeskayy
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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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varango
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Zubair B | Reviewed this property |
it is easy, just get to know the ticketing office. We went with a private guide, just much easier, and you can request the sites you wish to see
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