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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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Great short cruise option

The cruise is about 90 minutes and hits all of the highlights with occasional commentary in Turkish and English. Staff come around offering hot tea, drinks and sandwiches for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

this is more of a boat ride because you can't hear anything about the places you are passing, they should rather provide earphones. we also got quoted many different prices for this trip and when we asked the people on board they said we could not get tickets from them because a tour guide had spoken to them before we... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The cruise is about 90 minutes and hits all of the highlights with occasional commentary in Turkish and English. Staff come around offering hot tea, drinks and sandwiches for a very low price.

Thank DCTravelDiva
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The ferries run a wide variety of routes up and down the Bosphorus and between the Asian and European sides and are extremely reasonably priced. The 90 minute Bosphorus tour was perfect for us and you get to see all the interesting places along the straits. Sadly staff communication with customers was pretty rough and downright rude in some cases.

Thank Legal_itinerant
Shenley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We paid only 14 lira each for a 2 hr round trip on the Bosphorus. It is a river taxi but they tell you about historic sights as you pass them, both in Turkish and English. It is just like a hop on and hop off bus tour.

Thank Ross B
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Our flight to Istanbul arrived early morning. Our hotel in old Istanbul was not ready for us to check in. So rather than hanging out in the hotel lobby, we left our luggage with the hotel and walked to Eminönü ferry docks to find a Bosphorus cruise. There was a Tourist Information booth at the waterfront and they pointed us... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Was not sure which cruise/boat company to go for with a Bosphorus cruise and the comments on Tripadvisor are kinda scattered all over the place so did not stumble upon Turyol in our research. We only knew that we did not want to pay EUR20 for a tourist cruise. So went to our hotel front desk and simply asked them... More 

7 Thank zhaobao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

90 minute cruise that takes you out on the Bosphorus. The trip starts and ends from Eminonu. Pretty popular attraction so be sure to arrive early in order to get good seats. The cruise costs 12 TRL and the audio guide an additional 10 TRL which I recommend unless you are with a local.

Thank Nishank M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

This cruise is operated by TURYOL which is a private ferry boat company in Istanbul. It is one of the cheapest Bosphorus cruises and it does the job. It costs 12TL per person, which is about £3. I recommend doing this cruise as the very first thing you'd do in Istanbul. Take a map with you, so you can see... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

The 90 minute cruise departs every hour and is usually very crowded, but there is no need to buy tickets in advance. It is a nice experience but more enjoyable when the weather is good as the wind can get a bit chilly.

Thank Philipp S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

It was a pleasant cruise.....nothing to shout about. Came here to do the Bosporus cruise and got what I wanted. Drinks and snacks are available on the cruise.

Thank Nairda C

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