The Sapphire tour is not near the main touristic attractions (Sultanahmet). When you go up to the Seyirterasi, you have a 360° view of Istanbul, but only the side of Sultanahmet & the Bosphorus are interesting to see. I think the 360° view from the Galata tower (although not so high) is more worthwhile.
There's also a 4D cinema, Istanbul skyride, where you take a tour by helicopter over Istanbul, by day and by night. I've had better 4D cinema experiences than this one, by far. In my opinion it's also a missed opportunity because you only get a tour of modern Istanbul, which you can do life, since you are IN Istanbul. They'd better made a skyride through history and ancient Istanbul.
This attraction is located in a high end shopping mall. For those who love shopping (and have the money), that's an extra plus.
I was a little bit disappointed because of the high ratings and the good reviews I'd heard from this attraction. All by all it did not live up to my expectations.
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