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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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R 2 832,93
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Sunset Cruises
2–3 hours
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R 854,42
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Nightlife
4 hours
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R 598,09
per adult
Private and Luxury
6–7 hours
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R 1 926,39
per adult
Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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R 2 221,49
per adult
Coffee Cruises
2–3 hours
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R 768,98
per adult
Sunset Cruises
2–3 hours
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R 768,98
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Bus Tours
4–8 hours
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R 2 412,03
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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R 358,86
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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R 2 428,22
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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R 955,10
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Lunch Cruises
4–5 hours
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R 1 281,63
per adult
Sunset Cruises
2–3 hours
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R 854,42
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Public Transportation Tours
5–8 hours
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R 1 708,84
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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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R 1 708,84
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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R 1 298,72
per adult
Walking Tours
3–4 hours
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R 1 162,01
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Public Transportation Tours
4 hours
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R 1 281,63
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Sunset Cruises
2–3 hours
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R 768,98
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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R 1 367,07
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Bus Tours
2 days
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R 6 835,36
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What travellers are saying

  • Wingnuts
    Portland, OR67 contributions
    Excellent one day tour of the top historical sites in central Istanbul. Our guide Gurkan was exceptional: he was punctual and efficient in getting us around town, very knowledgeable about all the sites that we visited, and went out of his way to tailor the tour to our specific interests and made extra effort to ensure we enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend this experience and Gurkan as a guide.
    Written 27 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Guide40171388042
    1 contribution
    Absolutely wonderful! We took this tour on June 26th, 2022. It was very well organized, on time and efficient. All the team members were very friendly and helped with our enquiries. The Bosphorus sunset tour was just the right duration - enough time to learn some interesting historical facts , take pictures and enjoy beautiful views. And we even enjoyed Turkish baklava with fresh fruits , snacks and tea in bardak thanks to a good job from Fishe (sorry for misspelling)
    And many thanks to the guide who was very informative and kindly answered all our numerous questions.
    We absolutely recommend The Bosphorus Sunset Cruise Tour!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Avice Tenefranc... T
    1 contribution
    The cruise was a blast! Although everyone was seated so close together in 1 long table without much space to eat comfortably, the entertainment compensated for that. Mezze and bread basket was already cold as it is already served on the table by the time people arrived. Would be good if they kept everything fresh. Overall, it was a good experience.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Elsa P
    Long Beach, California, United States19 contributions
    Ali was an amazing guide. We really enjoyed all the stops and his commentary/advice. There was SO MUCH food!!! Great way to get orientation as our first activity in Istanbul.
    Written 27 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • CM S
    Fairfax, VA17 contributions
    This was an amazing trip I will remember for years. Loved Cappadocia. Viator did everything they said they would do in this description and great comms with the company throughout. All four transfers happened with precision almost to the minute. I have been to 60 countries and the hot air balloon was one of the coolest experiences of my life.

    Now the bad stuff. This itinerary is grueling. You are awake for nearly 48 hours straight with a couple naps in between. You ride around all day in a tiny bus with no legroom and have some pretty epic views but also have to endure some terrible tourist traps. Would I do Cappadocia again? 100% Would I travel with Viator again? 100%. Would I take this tour again? No. If you are seasoned traveler and prefer not to tour with small, crying children, this is not for you. Book your own flights to Cappadocia and tack on an extra day on each end because the balloon rides don’t happen every day. This will give you some wiggle room if it gets canceled. Don’t book the red or green tour. Hire a local guide and be sure to skip all of the tourist traps. Enjoy!!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • 2winners
    1 contribution
    Our guide Yunus was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of each stop, providing excellent context based on the specific interests of our group. Ages on the tour ranged from 10 to 73, and he kept the tour moving but ensured that everyone could keep up. Despite having been to Istanbul previously, I still learned new things! This tour hit a lot of highlights of the Golden Horn, and the cruise was the perfect ending.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Charles
    21 contributions
    For a must-have tourist experience that is the subject of so many scams, this is the one to pick. The boat was pristine and the crew were wonderful. It’s just the right amount of time to see the sights and enjoy the ride, but not too long to start getting sea-sick or having the kids get bored. They keep the participants to a manageable number; it never felt crowded.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Sally A
    1 contribution
    Gulce Aydogan was the best tour guide. We appreciated her expertise and knowledge. My husband and I also appreciated her flexibility as my husband slowed down our small group for short breaks.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • katnl
    Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
    The BEST way to see Istanbul! The boat and staff are amazing! We had an unforgettable sunset cruise. Don’t miss it- a MUST DO!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Minsky
    3 contributions
    Fun family night. Pick up and drop off was convenient. Staff were very professional. Food mediocre but atmosphere made up for it. Definitely recommend for a relaxing safe night out.
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Cory B
    1 contribution
    The whole tour from start to finish was fantastic. All bookings from tour guide to transport was very professional and on time.
    The service responded promptly to every question we had before and during our trip. Tour guide was considerate and informative and did not promote tipping. No hustling.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • AVL_Mike
    Asheville, NC4 contributions
    I had a great experience during my 7-hour layover in Istanbul. I arranged the tour during my flight over from the US and they accommodated me right away. Although the cost of a last-minute visa was expensive, the tour was reasonably priced and very well done. A driver took me into the city where we met my wonderful tour guide, Ebru. Ebru took me to see many sites on foot, streetcar, and ferry. She was very knowledgeable and accommodating. When the tour was finished, another driver brought me back to the airport in plenty of time to catch my flight out. I highly recommend this layover tour provider.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Marc P
    1 contribution
    I liked the organisation before coming on board. On arrival I was quickly brought to my seat but then the waiter had difficulty with checking if I was a customer with or without alcohol. A simple hot meal was served. The shows were good even though I seated far away and asked not to approach. I did take many nice pictures outside though.
    Written 1 September 2021
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  • Hardeep Singh
    India1 contribution
    Highly recommend and girls Ikra Dilara and Nadine very helpful kind and friendly. I want book this tour one more time in this my istanbul trip
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • wendygg221
    Grand Cayman5 contributions
    Duygu, our guide for 2 days, knew the city intimately, and offered modern information to go alongside her historical knowledge. She took us to less popular sites, such as Suleiman’s Mosque, which were beautiful, and bigger sites like the Hagia Sophia where she told us exciting details about objects and people while expertly avoiding crowds. Her patience with our walking pace and constant need for snacks, and flexibility with our special requests to add museum stops made her an incredible guide. We were very happy with our experience.
    Written 22 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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