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Half Day Bosphorus Boat Tour of 2 Continents

5 / 5 total 17 reviews
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Product code: 4871
Overview

You will be collected from your Istanbul hotel to spend a half-day on this unique Bosphorus Boat Tour. Drive to the Golden Horn which has played an essential role in the development of Istanbul and the inlet separates the shore into two.

You will explore the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), where the air is full of enticing aromas. Choose to purchase cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and any other herb and spice you can think of.

Then start your tour by boat along the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with palaces of marble, old wooden villas, fortresses, and charming fishing villages.

During the tour, you will sail past the grand Dolmabahce Palace, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, you will find Ciragan Palace where 300 meters of marble facade faces the shore.

At Ortakoy a significant number of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is also a symbol of religious tolerance with a mosque, a church and a synagogue that have existed side by side for many centuries.

You will also see the Rumeli Fortress (From the Sea, No Interior Visit) which is one of the most stunning works of military architecture. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel or choose to do some sightseeing at your own pace.

Highlights
  • Visit the Spice Bazaar where the air is filled with the enticing aromas
  • Pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace
  • Visit Ortakoy, a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries
  • See the Rumeli Fortress, one of the most beautiful works of military architecture
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from your Istanbul hotel
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Boat ticket
  • Parking fees
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Food and drink
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
Meeting Point
Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul ( You will get the confirmed time once your booking has been made)

Additional Info
  • This tour is subject to availability
  • Please be ready in your hotel lobby 15 minutes before your pick up time
  • This tour is a general group tour where you will be on the boat with other groups
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Reviewed by Inge B US   June 05, 2019
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We have postponed the trip by one day (so on Sunday - spice market is also open on Sundays !!!) Was not a problem at all. Were picked up on time. What we did not know, however, was that small city tour and visit to the spice market was included. We have already visited everything and thought that only the Bosphorus ride was included. Didn't matter, because we thought it was a bonus.Highly recommend this company.
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Sandy US   June 06, 2019

Hello Inge.Thank you for taking the time to write this review.Our aim is to serve our guest the best way we can,so it was no problem to change your date.Great to hear your were very happy with that and the tour.Me and the team appreciate that you recommend our company.Maybe in the future we can welcome you back with Goodman Tours.Kind regards, Sandy.

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Reviewed by Sandy R US   June 01, 2019
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Very interesting, it includes a visit to the spice market (really fascinating) and a boat tour on the Bosphorus. The guide was really prepared, spoke excellent English and told us a lot of interesting anecdotes about Istanbul and Turkey in general.
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Brooke US   June 02, 2019

Thank you Sandy for your positive comment about this trip.Glad to hear you found this tour very interesting.I will send your feedback to our team and guide.It will be very appreciated.Thanks again, Brooke..

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Reviewed by Cedric V VI   May 27, 2019
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From the pick up from the hotel to the return to the end point everything was well organized and worked well. The guide was upper class, both in linguistic and informal details on the points visited. The tour is only recommended and if necessary to extend the afternoon !!
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Mary US   May 28, 2019

Hello Cedric.Always nice to hear that the experience went well.Thank you for writing this in a review.Also it is very appreciated that this tour is recommend.Thanks again.Kind regards, Mary.

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Reviewed by Robert D GB   May 15, 2019
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The ride was wonderful. Certainly because we were the only guests and had the guide all to ourselves. A great explanation for all buildings and the environment. The next time in any case again.
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Yvonne GB   May 16, 2019

Thank you Robert for your review.And hopefully till next time.Kind regards, Yvonne.

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Reviewed by Art J DE   May 13, 2019
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Nette Reiseleiter, alles perfekt
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Andrea DE   May 14, 2019

Danke sehr fur das mitteilen das alles sehr nett war.Viele dank, Andrea.

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Reviewed by Beatrice S DE   May 03, 2019
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Sehr Schön und der Guide war lustig, hat und schön alles erklärt. Das Boot Fahrt war einfach der Hammer. Aber das muss man selbst  Erfahren!

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Karin DE   May 04, 2019

Danke schon Beatrice fur das schreiben von ihre erfahrungen.Karin.

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Reviewed by Jean-marie F FR   May 02, 2019
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Very interesting activity, with a superb views of the banks of the Bosphorus.
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Donna GB   May 03, 2019

Thank you Jean-Marie for your review. Donna.

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Reviewed by Ines H BE   May 01, 2019
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Everything was more than good. The pick up from the hotel, the guide and the walk through the bazaar.
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Susan GB   May 02, 2019

Hello Ines. very pleased to hear that everything was more than good.Great to get this kind of feedback from our guest.Kind regards, Susan.

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Reviewed by Fabio L IT   April 30, 2019
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very pleasant, very informative, competent guide.
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Fiorenza GB   May 01, 2019

Thank you Fabio for your kind review. Fiorenza.

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Reviewed by Cornel O IS   April 27, 2019
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We were very satisfied with the tour, also the transfer worked perfectly. Our English tour guide was great and we really enjoyed the trip and it was very informative.
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Linda US   April 28, 2019

Happy to hear that you were satisfied with the tour.Thank you for sharing that in a review.Kind regards, Linda.

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Reviewed by Marina S IT   April 14, 2019
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Beautiful cruise and visit to the spice bazaar.
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Yazmine GB   April 15, 2019

Thank you for your review about this experience.Kind regards, Yazmine.

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Reviewed by Hedwig R CH   April 05, 2019
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The tour of the Spice Bazaar was fun and interesting. The Bosporus cruise, is of course the highlight of this tour and did not disappoint. The tour group itself (it was end of March) consisted of only six people. We were also picked up from our hotel for this tour. It couldn't have been any better. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
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Louise GB   April 06, 2019

Hello Hedwig. Your very welcome.And thank you for your kind words.Always nice if our customer had a great experience.Kind regards, Louise.

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Reviewed by Tommy D GB   March 29, 2019
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Everything worked out great.
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Claire GB   March 30, 2019

Thank you Tommy,nice to hear.Claire.

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Reviewed by Carlos B ES   March 09, 2019
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I am very pleased with this organization and their service. Transportation was first class and the guide was very nice and trying to make our visit a pleasant one. This half day tour is perfect to cruise the Bosporus and you still have a half day for your own plans.
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Amy GB   March 10, 2019

Hello Carlos.So happy to hear that you were very pleased with our service.I will pass your feedback on to our team.Thank you very much hopefully till next time with Goodman Tours.Kind regards, Amy.

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Reviewed by Ramon H PT   March 07, 2019
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We had a great time
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Claire US   March 08, 2019

Great to hear that Ramon.Thank you for sharing your experience.Claire.

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Reviewed by Karyn M AU   February 17, 2019
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Good way to see Istanbul a must do.
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Lisa US   February 18, 2019

Thank you for your review.Lisa.

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Reviewed by Silvia R AR   January 08, 2019
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Very nice..the guide excellent.
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Joan US   January 09, 2019

Thank you for your review.I will pass on that you found the guide excellent.Thanks Joan.

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