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“A Nice Cruise”
Review of Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait
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$107.14*
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise From Istanbul Europe Side
Ranked #8 of 1,044 things to do in Istanbul
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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Nice Cruise”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Took a non guided cruise for two hours along the Bosphorus Straight. It was alright and nice to do on a nice day. I am torn weather or not to have taken a guided cruise as I am sure there would have been more historical information given however it was significantly more. The unguided tour offers you a good view of the lavish lifestyle the Sultan's use to live and the gorgeous architecture along the Bosphorus. It is one thing to visit the Palaces along the Straight but you can't comprehend the size of the buildings until you see if from the water.

Visited January 2014
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Mafra, Portugal
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“emotions you will never forget”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

We sailed 3 times the Bosphorous Strait, in our short 2 days visit to Istanbul, (well this was our 4th visit to Istanbul) one was in the morning, but a bad day with no sun, then at night in the moonlight cruise then next day, with sunshine and to Kadikoy (Asia) The difference is great. When sunny the water is blue!

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great way to see the river & houses”
Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Hour n half on boat cruise was perfect time.
You can check out bridges, historical buildings, see all the houses , different areas see the difference in Asia to Europe .
12 TL , cheap .
Would of been better on a warmer day though

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Breda, The Netherlands
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“It was fun to do”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

We did the short boat trip over the Bosphorus strait. It was fun to do and watch the city from a different viewpoint.

Visited September 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great on a nice day!”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

We did a 3 hour cruise with a visit to the hunting lodge of the Sultans. The hunting lodge was okay but the cruise was really nice - we had a beautiful sunny day. Would not recommend in bad weather.

Visited February 2014
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