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“Bosphorus cruise...pick a sunny day”
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Bosphorus Cruise
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$94.83*
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Bosphorus Dinner and Show Cruise in Istanbul
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$72.03*
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Private Tour: Custom Istanbul City Sightseeing Tour
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$570.21*
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Sightseeing on Bosphorus With a Private Yacht From Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are experts in cruises to the amazing Bosphorus providing unforgettable tours with Boats and Luxury Yachts to couples, families, business groups, group of friends and moreover for special occasions, such as Gala dinners, Weddings, Birthdays and all kind of Parties! Taking part in our Bosphorus Tours, you will live experiences that will be forever engraved in your heart. Explore the magnificent Bosphorus and all the sights along its length, discover the marvelous Princes Islands and get amazed by the Old city and all its significant monuments! Istanbul is waiting for you…
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Wonderful cruise that starts off Galatta bridge and last one and half hour...the cruise could be organised as part of a full day Istanbul sight seeing or you can do on your own..the pier is just by Galatta bridge. Try to pick a sunny day if your visiting schedule to Istanbul permits...I had the cruise on a windy, rainy day so that had some negative impact on enjoying the cruise. The cruise is wonderful, from the base of the golden horn up the Bosphorus strait, to Bosphorus bridge and bit further then back. You can see wonderful views of the major hotels and Dolmabahce palace , New Mosque as well as the most expensive / luxurious mansions scattered on top of the hills of the Asian part of Istanbul. The Spice Bazaar is across the street from the cruise pier

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

The 6 hour Bosphorus trip for 25 lira was verygood value and a lot to see on the way to the stop. The stop was a bit disappointing with not much to see unless you tackled the climb to the castle ruin. I did the climb and for a an OK fit 65 year old it was tough. Overall though quite good.

3  Thank tercar510
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We took Bosphorus Cruise Day at 1000am, paying with 12 lira, and baby are free. Inside the Cruise we've been serve with Turkish Tea, COffee or any drinks of your choice and food which cost u...1-2 lira. My cruise boat was ok, consider cheap..if you love to spend a lil bit more on nice cruise boat i guess u have to pay more...the cruise boat have 2 decks, Upper and below...at the beginning we enjoy the upper deck and taking as much pictures as we could.

Do take pictures at the Turkey flag...i guess its a must..since we have to take turn with other tourist :)

Do try the fish kebab 5lira, near the dock area....:D

the whole cruise took about 1 1/2 hours..which is really perfect ...i believe Bosphorus cruise is a must as you will see the other side of istanbul, the hill demography,and how huge istanbul are.

4  Thank marlinamahdin
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Walk down the Galata Bridge.and head to the Eminönü area (bus and ferry station) look for the ferry service called Şehir Hatları Bosphorus lines. With the short trip (around 2 hours) you will able to see the bosphorus wonders, be geared with your camera and prepare to take tens of pictures of amazing houses, castles and palaces on both side of the European and Asian continents. Drink a cup of tea on open area deck of the ferry or enjoy be seated in inside the ferry and watch the trip through big and wide windows. The only thing that need a big attention is the bathroom, please take a trip to the bathroom before boarding as the facility is really a problem. The cost of this trip is 10 TL and its really worth it to try this trip.

4  Thank EgyptSherif
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

For 25 TL we had an excellent 6 hour trip with IDO from Eminonu. The boat criss-crossed the Bosphorus nearly all the way to the Black Sea. There was a 3 hour stop - Genoese fortress at the top with good cafe nearby. Lots of restaurants etc. Then back to Istanbul. Tip - go on the left hand side of the boat both ways to see more and get the shade. Excellent.

8  Thank 893philb893
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