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Bosphorus Strait

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Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a dinner cruise at night, as well as ferry in the day. Both time we were amazed at the character and ambience of the Bosporus

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 250antoinettev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing views from this palace and the sights are wonderful, can't miss this location,it's a MUST

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rafael G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we took the bus noD42 and walked to a a restaurant we were invited in ,the view was wonderful and we watched the sunset during lunchtime.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rezvanhhojat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul is discovered best during a stunning Bosphorus cruise! My husband and I bought the Istanbul Welcome Card which includes a bosphorus cruise and it was one of the highlights of our trip! Eventhough it was a cold day it was forgotten as we whitnessed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Giusy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We take a ship tour around Bosphorus river to see all istanbul! Simply amazing and full of life. Take a warm jakets and enjoy in a view!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rankomiletin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise around Bosphorus Strait. Lots to see and absorb. Literally flirting between Europe and Asia!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nyxmoko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 weeks 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
1  Thank KaterinaG370
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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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