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Address: Halic | Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial...

This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial center of the city for 2000 years, many markets and the Chamber of Commerce still line its shores today.

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Here's an unusual tip from me, a local. Go to Karakoy foot of Galata Bridge over Golden Horn. Look for a small boat to hire for an hour or so (ask for Mustafa Kaptan and don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here's an unusual tip from me, a local. Go to Karakoy foot of Galata Bridge over Golden Horn. Look for a small boat to hire for an hour or so (ask for Mustafa Kaptan and don't forget to bargain). Plan for an excursion of 1 - 1:30 h. No toilets on the boat. Take your booze with you. Tell the... More 

Thank alidanis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after a visit of miniatürk, took the yuryol ferry calling at a number of jetties. golden horn banks are now fully maintained and very tidy.

Thank scutari
kansas city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an historic body of water that links the Bosporus and the Sea of Mamara. It lies right in the middle of the city and can be clearly enjoyed from Pierre Loti Hill or on a local cruise.

Thank epirotiki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

this is a bridge built for train passage only. ıt is very beautiful with the golden horn design. It is a nice sight in the day and even better at night.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

What a beautiful body of water, with much boat traffic. Took a ferry up it, and it was a real joy. Cool on a warm day.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We spent about 3 and half hours on the boat crossing the golden horn. Yes our guide Sada gave us good information about all highlights while we were on. Also we had our lunch buffet on board. Still time is too long and we felt bored. I think they should make this trip shorter.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Golden Hoen Bay is a part of the Bosphorous waters and containes a few bridges ans a park. One can have a calm and serene walk here while the Pierre Loti Restaurant and some old Greek churches are also in a walking range. The best part is that the place is very less crowded and one can find a... More 

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Charming and unique side trip on our 5-day visit to istanbul. We took a cruise ride from Galata Bridge across the Golden Horn Straight and had a small bus take us up to the Pierre Loti Cafe, the famous cafe in this neighbourhood where the 19-Century poet wrote his work. The Cafe is famous not only for its namesake but... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We took the ferry from Eminonu all the way to Eyup - takes about 45 minutes. The terminal is quite hard to find - about 200 yards on the "wrong" side of Galata Bridge. The boats run every hour and stop at about 5 piers along the way. They are very cheap. It made a great excursion, and we loved... More 

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Montgomery, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Take a ferry to Eyup -- it's fun to do and very inexpensive. You can get the ferry at Eminonu. There's a cable car at the destination to give you a nice view of the city.

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