Istanbul, Turkey

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Overview

Witness the beauty of Istanbul at dusk on this 1.5-hour evening sightseeing cruise and watch the sunset over both the European and Asian sides. The on board loud speaker will highlight all the sights as you sail past, so keep a look out for Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, Ortaköy & Mecidiye Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge and Cıragan Palace.
  • Sightseeing Cruise
  • Enjoy the Sunset on this 1.5 hours Bosporus Cruise
  • Pass Topkapı Palace and Dolmabahce Palace
  • Tea and Simit (Turkish circular bread with sesame seeds)

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Jul 2018

This very same tour costs 15 Turkish Lira about 2-3 if you buy it directly from the harbour office. Even the people in charge of the boat wondered how we could pay that much on Viator. So do not buy it online. Go to any harbour in Instanbul and you will find a nice cruise But not on Sundays! Its very crowded on Sundays.
The tour is nice and worth it. Stay on the upper level and on the left side of the boat.
You should know that they will try to trick you into buying tea, orange juice or snacks, which appeareantly are free, and then charge you really overpriced sumes of money. So its better to not buy any drinks on the deck.

How to find the ticket office: It you type in google maps anything from the voucher, it will get very confusing. Best option: take the tram to Kabatas station the tram line is also called Kabatas and when you get off, go in the direction of the water youll see it, more exactly on the side on which you get off. You will also see that Gas Station they mention. Its the only gas station in Kabatas, so you can ask the locals.

Also, at some point of the cruise you will hear from the speakers something like Thank you for letting us entertain you and have a great evening. This is not the end! Hearing that message, all passengers got off the boat it has many stops, but there was more of the trip. So do not get off if you havent seen all the objectives written in the cruise description here, in Viator.

Conclusion: Its worth it, but only if you buy it directly from the harbour.

j
, Jun 2018

Twas a nice experience to travel, explore and have fun alone at the cruise ship :

M
, Jan 2018

Don't buy this tour from Viator.
The price in the box office on the place is 4 times!!! cheaper and there is more choice on time.
Any dates and any time are available.

S
, Jan 2018

It was good, You must do it.

E
, Jul 2017

Excellent experience! I was very worried about ambiguous directions provided but it was actually very easy to find. If you take the tram to last station of Kabatas and walk towards the gas station, you will see a ticket kiosk redeeming the voucher. The boat was a bit dirty, but spacious, has a bathroom and offers some refreshments and snacks. Second floor is an open space, so you could sit, walk around, take pictures, etc. The tour lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. There is no guide on this boat, but there is a pre-recording played in Turkish and English that announces major sites the boat is passing. It takes you through almost entire Bosphorus, so you can see glimpses of Marmara Sea on one end and Black Sea on the other. I only wish it came closer to the Maiden Tower Kiz Kulesi but it is still seen in the distance.

s
, Apr 2017

We never made on the boat. Directions were confusing. Time of departure shouldn't be listed for the whole year and be specific for the month that voucher was paid for

o
, Jan 2017

Very nice and affordable cruise. You get the feel of the city of Istanbul from the Bospherous River. Many people commented that location was hard to find, however, it can't get any simpler. the ferry is right behind the service station 50 m walk from is Kabatas tam station.

F
, Oct 2016

Very disappointing. No information for foreigners on how to get a ticket. Could have ended up anywhere if we got on wrong boat...nearly did. People in ticket box not helpful. Lucky for passing girl who spoke english.

O
, Sep 2016

Well, where do I start. How about the convoluted instructions on how to find this tour! Kabatas area, behind the gas station.. What?! Anyway, 8 taxi ride, to the Kabatas docks which are now closed for construction and no boats leave rom there! When finally found a ticket office, it was for the Hop On-Hop Off boat, that claimed they didn't know anything about my certificate, and their last boat had already left. Since it was getting late, and as a 60 year old woman traveling alone, and leaving the next morning, I decided to drown my frustration back at my hotel, and call this 'tour' a bust! 8 taxi ride back.

E
, Jul 2016

Perfect timing, and well organized tour.


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