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Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market

4.2 / 5

5 reviews

Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market

Activity provider: TURISTA TRAVEL AGENCY

From US$ 42.26 per person

Cruise along the Bosphorous for a tour and enjoy exploring the Spice Market.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from all hotels in Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazıt, Aksaray and Taksim area. Please provide the full name and address of your hotel.


  • Enjoy a Bosphorus boat tour between Europe and Asia
  • Walk in a Spice Bazaar to find many different aromas of various spices
  • Marvel at the views
Full description
The Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar), built between 1597 and 1664, is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You may find there many different aromas of various spices. The shops sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc.. After the market you will cruise on Bosphorus, where you will have opportunity to see the European and Asian side of Istanbul. The duration of Bosphorus cruise is around 1,5 hour. The Bosphorus strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents. This romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Plalace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace, and the Rumeli Fortress, along with ancient wooden villas, bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes.
  • Local guide
  • Transportation
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Luggage or large bags
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4.2 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Somehow good and yet not well organized

Booking and collection went well. Then we were in a traffic jam for 2 hours, but no one can do anything for the heavy traffic + experience has shown that the Turkish guides are really good at organizing + you can trust them here. Then boat tour 1.5 hours. Here we were brought there by Guide Ebru. Then back on the bus + off to Sultanahmet Spice Bazar. Then Ebru took us straight to a stand ... We didn't like it! You would have to buy directly. Unpleasant. Then we had 15 (!!!) minutes for the bazaar and then we collected again and got on the bus. When we made the booking it was said that we would be brought back to the hotel. But we would stop everyone else according to Ebru .. She would let us out on the metro U there we should drive to Sisli and take the Taksi to the hotel. Funny! Metro card can only be bought with a cash card plus a bar. If we didn't have a cash card, we had to find a Taksi. Everything a little half-hearted .. must be even better !!

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May 7, 2018

Very interested with a great guide, thanks

June 19, 2018

September 15, 2019

Product ID: 126932