Boat Rides & Cruises in Istanbul

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Istanbul

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  • Jo C
    Redmond, WA564 contributions
    What an incredible tour! Ali was our guide and he was so accommodating and friendly, as well as knowledgeable about all the neighborhoods we were walking through. I have a few dietary restrictions, but there was so much food available that I could eat, I didn't even notice. Everything was delicious! Our tour took us through two different neighborhoods as well as a ferry ride in between, so I felt like I had a really great tour of the city. I think the food will best be represented by my photos. :) I take a food tour every time I visit a new place and this was by far my favorite.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • Raheel
    3 contributions
    Our family of 7 had an excellent sunset cruise on the Bosphorus River. Celil, our tour guide, did a great job explaining the coastline. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating.
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • RegyBruce
    Houston, TX3 contributions
    I recently went on my first guided tour, and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. I’m not usually a big fan of guided activities, and I had been to Istanbul before for a business meeting, which showed me the city’s excellent food scene. However, my expectations were completely exceeded. Firstly, our guide Furkan was incredibly knowledgeable and had a fun personality. He made the tour enjoyable and engaging. Secondly, we went to a kebab shop that served the best kebab I have ever had. The chef cooked it right in front of us. Thirdly, we received a warm welcome from the waitress, staff, and even the people on the street. I had a fantastic day eating and exploring the city. I will definitely be back soon and I look forward to taking more tours with Furkan.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • Alex and Claire S
    United Kingdom8 contributions
    A wonderful afternoon, enhanced by unusually sunny weather for February. Warm welcoming crew, great guide with a wealth of information and a dry sense of humour that made the tour both fascinating and good fun. This is relaxing and brilliant way to get an introduction to Istanbul. Thoroughly recommend.
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • Valeria R
    1 contribution
    I booked it las t minute through the app and I don't regret it. It was a lovely night out with my family, including a 6 year-old.
    Food was lovely and the waiter (Suleyman) was so helpful and friendly.
    We left on time and came back just in time to get back on the public transport and get back to our hotel.
    Overall, it was great!!

    I would definetely recommend it to others who are visiting Istambul without having any plannin mind. Good value for money too 😉.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Aditya D
    Sunnyvale, CA12 contributions
    Nice way to see Istanbul’s incredible monuments by night and get a flavor of Turkish culture/dances.

    There are a number of choices and for cruises, finally went through TripAdvisor. Planning through TripAdvisor was easy, Pickup and drop off was perfect. It’s not obvious which your company you’re going with as the boats have their own names. Worked out fine.
    Written December 19, 2023
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  • Priya Ahluwalia
    New York City, NY30 contributions
    Incredible experience. A perfect quick tour of Istanbul. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Awesome!
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • G M
    3 contributions
    My friend and I are visiting Istanbul for a few days, and we booked this tour last minute. Despite us being the only ones, Salih gave us a lovely tour of the Asia and Europe sides of Istanbul, and we tried lots of amazing foods and drinks. Highly recommend to any foodies!
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • Ziyad Al Battah
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia3 contributions
    Excellent service and experience with an amazing staff onbaord.I highly recommend going with. They offered drinks and snacks while touring along with English guidance
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • TALRobinson
    Newton by the Sea, UK28 contributions
    Excellent service and value for money. We were picked up on time from our hotel and taken to the boat. The tour guide and facilities were very good. We would highly recommend this trip to see the sites of Istanbul from the Bosphorus. It was nice to spend time on the Asian side too!
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • CARLOS M
    2 contributions
    Fantastic cruise on the Bosphorus. Highly recommended if you have half a day to spare. The guide is fantastic and you learn a lot about Turkish culture. Nice lunch, visit to fishing village and if the day is sunny it is even better.
    Written December 31, 2023
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  • Kieron R
    Wrexham, UK3 contributions
    What great trip weather breezy staff were excellent well worth the money Ksenia was sharing very history of Istanbul very kind person and also the crew members I strongly recommend this trip I book though my hotel ermine sultan hotel
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • Sandra L
    Detroit, MI1 contribution
    This is an excellent tour! we visited about 8 establishment and learned about the food, history and legacies along the way.
    Written February 2, 2024
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  • Nurhayat B
    Istanbul, Türkiye1 contribution
    This was the perfect way to unwind and take in the city's stunning scenery. The yacht was spacious and luxury, and our captain provided informative commentary as we cruised past historic palaces, mansions, and iconic landmarks. We also had plenty of time to simply relax and enjoy the view. If you're looking for a more laid-back way to see Istanbul, this tour is highly recommended!
    Written February 17, 2024
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