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“A routine but picturesque little cruise”
Review of Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise From Istanbul Europe Side
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Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar
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New York City, New York
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“A routine but picturesque little cruise”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

A cruise on the Bosphorus is included in most package tours and is a good way to get the lie of the land of Istanbul and see both continents of the city. The commentary tends to be indecipherable and pretty rudimentary so you may find yourself tempted to wander to other quieter parts of the boat.

Visited May 2013
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“Wish We'd Had More Time”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is an excellent trip. We would have liked to spend more time on the water, but we were limited in the time we had. the 2-hour trip was sufficient to see most of the sites along the Strait, but investigating the sites would have been better.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“ferry ride around Bosphorus”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The weather plays a big part in the activity - we were on the ferry for about 3.5 hours and it was really too long for what you see. There are some interesting sites but on balance there are better ways to spend your time in Istanbul.

Visited June 2013
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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“Bosphorus Strait”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Boat trip down the Bosphorus is well worth doing. Very enjoyable, would recommend going towards sundown. Would have liked commentary on journey to point out places of interest

Visited May 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“The maritime deliniation line between Asia and Europe.”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

I took two separate cruises on the Bosphorous. One cruise line focused mostly on providing food and drinks. The other outfit was more suitable for those interested in a historical/cultural lecture. Ask what you are getting before purchasing tickets.

Visited January 2013
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