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Bosphorus Strait

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Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our guide was good to explain all places pass by as we start the Europe site first. Weather was good. Slightly chilly. Enjoyable. It was a good over an hour ride. Fortress look very nice from the boat. And the bridge as well.

Thank Shazib A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wanted to get on the water so just went down to the water beyond the bus stations and plenty of boats to choose. We wanted just a few hours. We pushed back close enough to on time and motored up to last bridge before...More

Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popular for tourists but not much to see. A great way to kill time and rest tired feet for a very reasonable price.

Thank sunflowii
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Without Bosphorus strait Istanbul,would not be the same. From European to the Asian side you can go by,car,bus,metro but with the boat it is "absolutely obligatory". Ticket is not expensive,take a Istanbul kart and you can ride easy with all transport in the city.

Thank TheBokaBay
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time on this boat trip which travelled around the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus seeing the sites on both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very enjoyable experience and highly recommended. You can take any boat from the pier which costs about £2 per person. There is a lot of beautiful buildings to see across the water with the experience lasting for 1.5 hours.

Thank Deepa P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The enjoy this strait take a cruise. This strait joins the Black Sea with the Marmara Sea. It’ll sail either from the European or Asian side of Turkey. However , the cruise will sail close to both sides. An interesting area with many sea fronting...More

Thank Simonfss
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow, I never know the Bosphorous is so beautiful and all those beautiful mansions at the banks! The tour guide said it starts from 5million dollars to 100 millions!! If you have an 1.5 hour to on spare I suggest to see how the rich...More

Thank Ray K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a must whilst in Istanbul and it was such a pleasant trip. Surely recommend and take a cardigan as at times it gets chilly

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute must see when visiting Istanbul. Beautiful views of mosques, homes, harbors and even plane spotting.

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October 10, 2018|
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Response from k4zdh | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no contact number, It could be expensive hiring a boat. We went on the ferry and enjoyed it.
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
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