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Review of Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait
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$15.57*
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Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul
Ranked #6 of 1,156 things to do in Istanbul
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Love THE BOSPHORUS TOUR we took by boat . IT Was a 2 Hours and we saw both European and Asian side . Cost WAS 35 liras per person . You can see all historical sights . Take the 1PM tour as it is chilly with the tour that leaves at 4pm

Thank Didi J
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

since byzantine it is a dream view area... you must visit both at the day & night.. there are many restaurants.. if you prefer night clubs ortakoy area & su island are best locations..

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We took the Bosphorus cruise while visiting Istanbul in late Sept 2013. It turned out to be one of our favourite attractions during our trip. This cruise allows us a glimpse of both the European and Asian side of Istanbul with some historical sightseeing spots along the strait. After reading the various options of taking the cruise, we decided to take the advice to stay clear of the private tours and take the Full Bosphorus Tour with the traditional Sehir Hatlari ferry boat. The cruise was inexpensive, cost TL25 per person, from Eminonu to Anadolu Kavagi (a fishing village) on the Asia shore and back to Eminonu. The 6 hour cruise included a 3 hour stop at Anadolu Kavagi (the stop is a must if you take the full day cruise). During the stop at the fishing village, we first hiked to the Fortress (the walk is quite short about 20mins but certain stage can be quite a tiring climb), enjoyed the view of the Black Sea. Although there are many restaurants by the shore, we decided to have our lunch at the hill top restaurant to soak in the wonderful view. We then had our coffee and dessert at one of the cafes by the waterfront before boarding the ferryboat.
What an unforgettable Bosphorus tour! We were glad we set aside the day to take the full day cruise!

2  Thank Grace L
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you have the time take the six hour cruise along the Bosphorus with the city ferry. It's a lazy way to spend the day and to view the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It's a much cheaper option than the shorter tour group options.

1  Thank Msk Z
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Take a boattrip on the river and enjoy the beautifull views. Tickets are available in offices and the boats itselfs, drinks and snacks aboard. We cruised for about 2 hours, both shores.

1  Thank Marlies M
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