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Very nice morning tour. Picked up on time with a small group. Almost like a private tour. Nice cruise on the Bosphorous and a good trip to the Egyptian spice market. Would highly recommend.
The tour is great. We really enjoyed the Spice Market. Our guide explained the difference between the Spice Market and the Grand Bazaar so we could be smart shoppers. The Bosphorus cruise is beautiful and relaxing.
We were very pleased with our guide. We were picked up on time at the port and were brought back to the port. We were told that we could be dropped off someplace else if we wished to explore on our own. That was a kind offer.
We were surprised and pleased that the tour was not cancelled as there was only one other couple on the tour. Great for us, but not so great for the company
The lady that was our tour guide was great - friendly, knowlegable, gave us enough time to explore and enjoy. Thank you.
Despite the rainy weather, the guide was very pleasant and very willing to answer all our questions.
I would have preferred at least an 1-1.5 hours at the Egyptian Bazaar as opposed to the 45 minutes we were allowed. Once inside the Bazaar our guide took us directly to a (selected) candy/tea/spice vendor. It would have been preferable to explore the area on our own. The Bosphorus cruise was a pleasant way to spend 1.5 hours on a partially rainy day.
A very pleasent afternoon tour. the cruise boat was very comfortable and uncrowded and the trip to the spice market was really good and without any hassle.
Also many thanks to the tour company, who accommodated our last minute change of date and pickup without any fuss or problem.
un fortunatly bazaar was closed and weather was a bit ordinary but this could have been something
There is a 20 minute stop at the Egyptian Bazaar followed by the cruise of the Bhosphorus. Panoramic photo opportunity.
Not worth the price! Our "tour" was really more like a drive to another tour. This is very easy to do on your own; the tour boat just leaves across the street from the Egyptian Bazaar and is only 1/4 of the price of this shore excursion.
We did not like this tour, as the itinerary was somewhat lacking. The Bosphorus cruise took up a majority of the tour time, but it was a ship ride across the coast, which is something that we could've done on our own. Our tour guide was not very talkative either, although he might have been drained from the same tour from the morning earlier (we were the afternoon ppl, two of us only!). The Istanbul Bazaar (not the Grand one) was interesting, but again we could have been on our own. Overall, I think the itinerary is something you can do on your own, but nice thing is that you get a ride from the ship. Definitely look for a similar tour that has the Palace and the Cistern, but you can skip this tour.