Shelly L. United States of ...
Perfect day, perfect cruise. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about all the sight we saw on the Bosporus and the Rumeli Fortress was just what I wanted to see. Bekek is a wonderful Turkish city to eat in and wonder around. Thank you Viator for this tour. Again they delivered just what we expected.
Great cruise, perfect length. Only caution is if you are doing just the cruise not the additional bus tour afterwards be aware that there is no return bus to your hotel. Therefore be very careful getting cab back to city core as road traffic in vicinity was chaotic and many rip-off cabbies operating in area : this a comment on the area, not the cruise.
Tour was efficient and staff knowledgeable and friendly. Kucuksu Palace is a gem.
It was well organized and enjoyable. I will recommend it to everyone who visits Istanbul. Very well priced as well.
I do not think that I have enough words to describe the experience. I was not aware of the wealth of history accumulated in Turkey. The tour guides are awesome. One of them even took the time to take to the train station to get to the airport.
The tour guide pick us up one time and we dont have any trouble. Furthermore, the tour guide is very knowledgeable, he explains the history and the details of most historic buildings clearly, i have a joyful trip. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Wonderful cruise on the Bosphorus. We had a wonderful young man explain the sights and history along the way. A great way to see many Istanbul sights from the water.
This was a great trip, the boat was nice and empty, the palace was beautiful. I wish the tour would have been longer, but given the short time we were told so much information about Istanbul and saw a lot in only two hours. It was definitely worth it and we enjoyed it so much. You shouldn't miss out on this, especially the tour guides were very nice and helpful.
Great tour, loads of good content and a great way to see a fabulous city!
Wonderful cruise! Our guide shared the history and important sights along the Bosphorus. Highly recommend!
The trip was amazing. They picked us from our hotel on time. It was very easy to communicate with the trip organizers regarding the pick up point. Everything was on schedule. We started from the Golden Horn. First we sailed close to the European side. Then we visited Kucuksu Palace. The place was beautiful. We returned sailing close to the Anatolian side. The guide was very engaging and informative. He told us a lot of interesting facts about the country and its history. He showed us every important land mark along the route. The trip was fantastic and I highly recommend it.
This tour was one of the highlights of my Istanbul trip! The Bosphorus cruise was spectacular and our guide was fantastic in pointing out the sights. We also visited the Rumeli fortress which was beautiful. The spice market portion was independent but you probably don't need a guide there anyway
This cruise was very enjoyable. The tour guide was very acknowledgeable and shared so much interesting information about the history of Turkey as we cruised pass fortresses, museums, palaces, and under impressive bridges contacting Europe to Asia. A highlight was landing in Asia and getting to tour a magnificent palace belonging to a Sultan. My wife and I highly recommend taking this tour.
Good trip, with plenty to see and a different perspective gained. Guide knowledgeable with good English. 2.5 hours about the right duration. Kucuksu Palace worth the visit, bijou but beautiful Sultan's hinting lodge. Boat could have had more variety in the way of snacks and drinks..bit of a missed opportunity. Would recommend.
Enjoyed the trip
Would of preferred to be taken back to hotel
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.
The tour was very good and the guide was excellent. The only problem was that as we were picked up from our hotel we assumed we would be returned. Perhaps this should be made clearer in the details.
Erkki L Finland
It is a good idea to see Itanbul from the water. Bosphorus strait is extremely important historic waterway and very much worth exploring. Also our guide was good with fair language skills and good sence of humor. On this trip a good guide is essential.
Rumeli Fortress was apparently built in a very short time and you can notice that. It is a good size working castle, but not really as interesting as many other European castles or ruins. After this trip you will be hungry, so make your way throught the spice and grand bazaar for the nearest lunch/dinner place.......
Nice tour. The guide was very good and funny. We stopped at one of the palaces and it was nice to get out and walk around. We started a little late but we did get a full 2.5 hr trip. Hotel pickup had no problems.
The tour was excellent and the pick up from the cruise terminal on time. The guide was very well informed and his care was very good. The only slight downside was that when the boat tour ended we had to make our own way back to the ship. This was a little daunting for two 81 year old ladies left in the middle of a very busy Istanbul .
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