Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Istanbul Shore Excursion: Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul 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.
The lady that was our tour guide was great - friendly, knowlegable, gave us enough time to explore and enjoy. Thank you.
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.