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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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$79.00*
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Full day Bosphorus Cruise From Istanbul
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$84.00*
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise From Istanbul Europe Side
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Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

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River cruise

A river cruise is one of the best ways to take in so much information of the Bosphorus strait - there are many cruises leaving from close to Eminonu tram station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A river cruise is one of the best ways to take in so much information of the Bosphorus strait - there are many cruises leaving from close to Eminonu tram station.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whatever I say about Bosphorus Strait, I have not said enough! You have to go there and see it with your own eyes to believe it! As I said in a separate review, the city of Istanbul is empty and hardly you see any tourists because of the recent events! I was there for 3-weeks; and just returned home! I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bosphorus Strait links the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and, with the Dardanelles Strait, separates Europe from Asia. It is a former river valley which was drowned by the sea at the end of the Tertiary period. This is a very busy strait with many commercial ships and oil tankers, as well as local fishing and passenger boats.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing photo opportunities along the water when riding on a boat. Very relaxing. It is nice to see the sites from the water side. Enjoy!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the shorter version of 2.5 hours and at first I thought it'll be too long just being on the ferry. It felt like 30 mins, the boat was clean and comfortable. There are also a audio guide in 2 languages. The view were amazing. Must do in Istanbul

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a dinner cruise by myself at the recommendation of the hotel. I enjoyed cruising along the water while taking in the sights of the historic buildings and bridges.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jumping on a boat on the Bosphorus and sailing down it gives very nice views of Istanbul. You can see virtually all of the city and can take trips down the Bosphorus and visit small islands.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip on the bosphorus gives grand views of ancient fortifications, palaces, new and older bridges as well as stately homes on both the european and asian sides. A boot trip is well worth recommending.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its an experience of a lifetime and the place is beautiful with the view of water, wharf and the tour by the ferry is great too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit during the day, look at it during the night... everytime you see something different. Going from a submarine to a dolphin, from sightviews of cruise ships to tankers and everywhere beautiful and historical buildings.

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