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Excellent dinner and dancing. Was a lot of fun. Worth going again
Eben F USA
This is a very good way to see and learn about some of he high points of Istanbul. Our guide, Angel her Turkish name translates to Angel was very articulate in descriptions. We spent about 1.5 hours on a large sightseeing boat that navigated up and down the Bosporus you can be either inside our outside, visited the Spice Bazaar where we had been before, took a coach ride to the top of Camilca Hill which has remarkable views of the city and then spent about an hour on a guide tour of the palace, which is fascinating. Well put together.
Absolutely excellent. Interesting and fun.
The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. My girlfriend and I booked this trip thinking many would be joining, but it turned out to be only us. We had wonderful day exploring the sights included and had a brilliant time with our guide who was knowledgeable, and his English was impeccable. Dolmabahce Palace was beautiful and the Spice Market vibrant and interesting. Highly recommend this trip.
I only had one spare day in Istanbul and wanted to take in as much of this amazing city as possible, and this tour most definitely accomplished that. Our expert guide ALP was outstandingly well read on the history of each site and the city in general, and made the tour extremely insightful, as well as enjoyable. I highly recommend it!
The trip was very good, but I was disappointed that we could not walk the walls of rumeli fortress. Burak, the tour guide was very good.
Enjoyed the trip
Would of preferred to be taken back to hotel
I did not feel the value of this tour as I could have done it myself with a fraction of the cost.
I do not recommend this company. The guide did not care about the group, on the boat we saw many things we did not know what they are because the guide did not explain and the loudspeaker of the boat were not good enough. 15 minutes at the spice bazaar is a ridiculous short time. No explanation of the view from Camlica Hill, we were alone.
This tour was operated by Plan Tours locally. After our pick up we proceeded to then go to another central point where we had to swap coaches which took ages due to Sunday traffic and loads of cyclists and then another extremely long queue to cross the Galata Bridge to get to the ferry. A wasted hour easily just stuck in traffic. The boat trip was good but led to believe the drinks and snacks offered were free and then he came round after for the money. More traffic again when we got off the ferry and travelled round by coach to Pierre Loti where due to heavy traffic and street market we ended up getting off the bus and walking to this famous viewing area which was ok but very busy and queued again for 45 mins to travel down the hill only for 2 mins on a cable car .
Felt the trip a waste of time and not good value, definately felt ripped off and would not recommend.
This was a miserable experience, as we spent more time being bused through bad traffic than we did sightseeing. The days of picking up everyone at hotels should be over for Istanbul, given the traffic. It would have saved hours to have us meet at the boat dock. The cable car ride down from the Bosphorus viewpoint was another bottleneck, and this time useless. We could have saved time by getting back in the bus. We ending up skipping places included in the Golden Horn tour because of lack of time. The tour guide was unpleasant. Basically, we felt ripped off by this tour.
very nice trip thanks to ganat ,i saw so many places .bot it was so foggy in camilica hill
Firass H Lebanon
Amazing tour! Me and my friend were extremely happy we booked this tour! Our guide Gokalp was so friendly and helpful..he gave us lot of decent informations about istanbul and #39;s history and hot spots..we enjoyed the walk through the city and the bosphorus cruise! Thanks Gokalp!
The food was good. The people at the table were very interesting-from all over the world. The entertainment was wonderful. Never thought I would be on a dancing on the Bosphorus.
Friendly Guide with lots of information given about the places we were visiting.
My first impression was that is was a bit pricey. However, I was sold by the amount of sights with a skip-the-line feature. With only two of us comprising the group, we found our guide, Engin to be very knowledgeable about the three main sites near Sultanahmet. The lunch was excellent. After lunch a tour through the grand bazaar with the ability to choose which sections appealed to us.
The day had started somewhat cloudy, with a bit of drizzle, mostly while we were indoors. However blue sky had appeared by the time we boarded the cruise on the Bosphorus. Again, Engin shared a vast knowledge of the sights visible from the rivers.
Despite the original impression of being pricey, taking this tour turned out to be an excellent value for visitors with limited time in Istanbul.
It was good.
Leisa J Australia
Relaxing couple of hours cruising down the Bosphoros, the cafe on board could be better choice of snacks Guide was good at pointing out and explaining all the sites along the way.
The guide was informative and the tour was appropriate in length. It was a great way to see Istanbul from the water. The Dolmabahce Palace was great. We have toured several of the great palaces of Europe. It ranks up there with the best of them.
Perfect for those with limited time.
This tour was really great and perfect. Dillan our guide was awesome. We visited places we had never find without her.
It was such a cool tour that we booked the next day the next tour again by Dillan the food tour. Also very interesting.
Tour was efficient and staff knowledgeable and friendly. Kucuksu Palace is a gem.
Because I was a mature traveler, traveling on my own, I think that it was for this reason, I became the privileged guest of the captain of the ship. I was treated like a queen, with privileges that some of the other guests did not have. I met some very special people, and absolutely and totally enjoyed my cruise on the Bosphorous! I would most definitely do this cruise again, with, or without being a guest of the captain :-
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