Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
United Arab Emirates
The spice bazar, on your own for an hour, basically for shopping momentos and gifts back home, should bargain well. nice to see the bosphorus coastline, little more of history telling would have been great but good experince in all.
Worth doing. Not a lot of time was spent in the spice bazaar, but enough to get an idea of what to do on a return trip. Note that the guide will try to steer you to a store just inside the bazaar. If that bothers you just keep walking. The cruise was fun. The narration in english was spotty so i just went out on the bow of the boat to enjoy the view. Also note that they will offer you food and drink on the boat but they do cost extra. overall worth doing.
Trip was interesting. The trip to the spice market was educational and well worth it. The cruise up and down the Bosphorus had entertaining commentary and there were plent of excellent photo opportunities. Well worth the money.
4 stars good We needed a bit longer time to visit and buy something from the Egyptian Bazaar, unfortunate they allow us only 30 minutes ( not too much)
Good tour and the guide on the bus section was excellent. Spice Bazaar definitely worth a look. Only negative there is not enough time devoted to being able to browse. Cruise good-similar to others.
Convenient and reliable pick-up from hotel. Spice market is a must see, wish we had more time. Bosphorus cruise was good in that it gave a more overall perspective of Istanbul as a city. Large boat with lots of people, not an intimate experience if that's what you're looking for.
Lovely views from the river. The spice market was a great experience- no hassle from the shop keepers and small and compact shoppimg.
A good introduction to Istanbul. The Egyptian Market was fascinating with spices and wonderful exotic aromas and goods. The cruise showed us a variety of architecture and attractions - great opportunities for the photographer.
The visit to the spice market could have been longer but the boat trip very good. The guide was very good. Overall a very enjoyable trip and worth the money.
The tour was organised as planned. Hotel pick up was punctual. The only comment that I have was that too short time given for shopping at the Spice Market. But overall, was fantastic and we had a great time. Especially the Bosphorus Cruise, you can have the view of Istanbul within short time.
Cruise is good. It alone is worth the price. For me, the Egyptian Bazaar was not particularly interesting and seemed mostly to provide an opportunity for the guide to eat breakfast.
Guide very nice and helpful. Would have liked more time in the Spice Bazaar and have opportunity to see more than just one store.
Excellent way for us to transfer from ship to Istanbul hotel.The cruise was very interesting although the ship should have better hand rails to top deck. Enjoyed the time in the Spice market especially being able to buy at reputable stall- one used by the guide's family for several generations. On returning home declared vacuum sealed spices at customs without any problems.
United Arab Emirates
Good Tour operator and definitely worth taking the trip on Bosphorous cruise
Tour guide gave us ample time at the bazaar before the cruise. Cruise was very relaxing, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Great trip....great introduction to Istanbul....great guide who pointed out all the important sites and more.
This was an excellent trip with an informative and friendly guide. The visit to the museum was nothing special and I would have preferred to set foot on the Asian side of Istanbul. But being on the Bosphorus was excellent!
The cruise was magnificent. Due to Eid Al Iftr, we were unable to see the Bazaar, but it was made up for by a tour of a private museum. Terrific guide!
This tour is heavily weighted as far as time for the Bosphorus cruise and while lovely, we were unable to hear our guide's commentary due to the poor PA system on the boat which we had also encountered on a previous cruise. We had less than 45 minutes at the Spice Bazaar and while it is very small compared to the Grand Bazaar if you want to barter, you have to do it very fast!