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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We took the ferry to Asia in the morning on accident, 30 minute cruise there, and 30 min back. Only cost 3L each ($1.50), We than took the Boshporus short cruise in the afternoon for 10L each ($5). Looking back the 30 min ferry ride...More

2  Thank HuskyPlowman
Reviewed June 19, 2014

A ride down the river leaves you feeling the ime3nse size and grandeur of the city as it is so spread out not to mention the palaces and mosques you pass and the bridges and the Turkish flag flying in the wind everywhere.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed June 19, 2014

The cruise was excellent to begin with, it is a fast track tour of all the sights and attractions along the Bosphorus. But beyond a point it just gets boring as it was too long. The cruise was rather crowded and the restrooms were not...More

Thank chk86
Reviewed June 18, 2014

We did a half day tour on the golden horn and bosphorus. It was great and very relaxing. Beware of the booze cruise (they are the one who sell their ticket very cheap) we saw some with very loud music and loads of people on...More

Thank Josianne D
Reviewed June 18, 2014

A Bosphorus cruise is the perfect way to unwind after spending the morning going from one historical site to the next. Don't fall for the hawkers selling you 15 euro tickets - stick with Sehir Hatlari. They're the official ferry operators and a 2 hour...More

1  Thank kirstenkrazy
Reviewed June 18, 2014

6 of us took a guide and private tour on the Bosphorus for one morning to learn more about the history of Istanbul, view the city on the Asian and European shores and look at the beautiful buildings from the water. Fabulous.

Thank nicolahaxby
Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was a good 2hour short trip up and down the bosphorus any longer we would have been bored. Only cost 10lira each roughly £3 via the government boats

Thank MUDs G
Reviewed June 18, 2014

The are a number of tours on the Bosphorus, some expensive and some very economical. We did not take a guided tour and just wanted to see the sites. You can catch a boat in Eminonu area for 10 TL and the trip is about...More

Thank bankerross
Reviewed June 18, 2014

yeah, it was good but we were advised to take swimming kit only to be told when we got to the Black Sea that it was too cold ... on the plus side we did see lots of dolphins.

Thank LadyEffy
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We took a Bosphorus cruise all the way to the last stop and back. At the end of the strait, there is a Roman ruin which you can explore on foot. They give you 3 hours to do so and have a lunch there. The...More

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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Response from Ana T | Reviewed this property |
We had a simple tour, no stops on the way - departure from a pier between Halic and Eminonu. It was 15 Turkish lira per person, not crowded and very nice cruising speed, so we can enjoy the view. There were people inviting... More
March 14, 2016|
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Response from DanteRN | Reviewed this property |
Don't fall for the boat company thing unless you want to just drive around the water. When we went, we went specifically to visit the princess island, we took the tram to the dock and got tickets. It was a really nice ride... More