Istanbul: Bosphorus Boat Tour with Local Guide
- Duration: 2 hours
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We met our guide at the ticket office and then a bus too the ferry terminal. A quick bit of information while we were on the bus, and some good advice not to get scammed on the boat with food and drinks offered. There's brief commentary from a recording on the boat, and intermittent pieces of info spoken by the guide. It's not a full on comprehensive guide to every single thing along the way, but enough bits to keep you entertained. Definitely go when the weather is nice and enjoy the sights and sunshine. Sitting on the left is better but it was an open deck so you could see both sides fine no matter where you sit. You have to ask the boat staff to bring out more chairs!
We decided to do this trip based on the fact we wanted to do a boat tour of Istanbul and were too late book any of the morning trips. This was convenient as it started at 14:30, was two hours long and we had a great tour guide despite the windy weather. So it's worth doing if your tight for time and money. Only trouble was locating the meeting point which happen to be a travel tours shop by the tram station at Old town.
Guide was very informative. A suggestion for future trips: for those staying at hotels in the Taksim area, it would be easier to just ask them to meet the guide at Dolmavahçe palace instead of Sultanahmet.
A great guide, we enjoyed a lot the tour of the Topkapi palace. A lot of knowledge, perfect english, very polite, answered a lot of questions, thanks again for the tour!
It was a really great mini trip with lots of unforgettable views and a great guide!)) If you’re in Istanbul this tour is a must!!!