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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS wrote a review Oct 2020
Damascus, Syria2973 contributions591 helpful votes
When in Istanbul you must take the time to cross the Bosphorus in one of the many Ferry Boats. We took a cruise from our departure area close to our hotel near the First Bridge and we went to the Asian side to a beautiful seaside city called|: Kadiköy. The length of this ride was just perfect as we were able to take in all the sites during the daylight and when we returned at night there was more beautiful sights to behold as in the evening the sea was much more beautiful and the lights were on the land and on the First Bridge. The Ferry we took was very comfortable and the boarding and disembarking was safe and fast. One important point you should always be ready with your camera as there were so many sites to take photos of that one do not want to forget them.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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sagapotravel wrote a review Feb 2020
238 contributions129 helpful votes
Don’t do this! They tell you all kinds of lies to get you on the boat. 1. They told us it was going to stop here and there (hop on hop off)... no true, you’ll get on the boat and go all the way back and forth. Half way you just want to get off. 2. Once on the boat, a guy comes in and starts giving everybody orange juices and sandwiches, they made everybody believe it was included on the price, but no true, a few minutes later a guys comes and charges you, probably the most expensive juice and sandwich you’ll pay in Turkey. After that, they keep passing with trays with chocolates etc., so basically you are stuck on a boat for almost 2 hours, and they are constantly trying to sell you stuff. 3. They tell you it is a guided tour in multiple languages. You could barely hear the voice from the speaker, so basically you never know what you are looking at. In summary, the worst “hop on hop off” experience ever.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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lidonnit wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions14 helpful votes
It gets 1 star... and thats because it didn't sink. Literally they just lie to you to get you to buy a ticket which was 20 euro per person. Firstly - we were told there would be no more than 30 people on the boat. See attached pic and tell me if that adds up to 30 (to be fair there was ample space on the boat for all the people). Secondly, when I asked if the boat leaves from where we buy the ticket I was told '"yes, of course" but then we had to get on a bus in peak hour traffic to a different departure point. Thirdly, before we even departed a worker came up to us and gave us a drink in a plastic cup and a pice of bread... no words, no nothing. I'd just eaten so I didn't want it so he left it next to me and said "for later"... THEN 5 mins later another guy came up and asked for 70 lira for said drink and piece of bread. That's a massive, massive, massive scam... almost everyone on the boat fell for it and were equally furious. The boats captain had his shirt completely untucked and COMPLETELY unbuttoned, looked like been out on a massive night. The cruise itself is completely uninteresting, although some people love just cruising up a river so I get that. IF YOU MUST GO ON A CRUISE... USE THIS OPERATOR AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Francine C wrote a review Nov 2019
Malaga, Spain44 contributions32 helpful votes
We payed 15€ with the big bus tour ( 20€ on its own.) Great value for money!! It was for about 1 hr 45 mins. Nice and roomy inside and out. There's a bar too for soft drinks and snacks.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Mark wrote a review Oct 2019
Yardley, Pennsylvania68 contributions65 helpful votes
This is well worth the cost. It was about $6 USA. It's about a 2 hour tour of the Bosphorus with amazing views of the city. It starts in Europe and allows you to jump off on the Asia side. Great during the day and evening for awesome pictures. The ticket office is on the right side of the building. If you face the building..which is a rectangle, its on the short side on the right which is not well marked but you can't see it when facing the main ticket terminal where the sell Princess Island tickets and other tours. go around the right corner and you'll find it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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