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A geographic and metaphoric melding of East and West, Istanbul is the world's only city covering two continents. The Bosporus runs through the center; Europe lies to the west, Asia to the east. ...
Lala1221
04/15
Took the public tram from the cruise port to the important sites and the kapali karsi or Grand Bazaar (tram ... Read more
Peachi
11/14
Day 5 Ephesus morning onlyWe did a priceline shore excursion for $55/person to Ephesus. The excursion staff ... Read more
Chrissie Hall
11/14
The sights, sounds and intoxicating smells of this amazing city draw you in and it's hard to leave this ... Read more
Places 2 C
10/14
Great port of call. Easy to et around on your own. Take tram into old town/ main attractions for 4 TL each ... Read more
mary6405
10/14
We chose to use a private guide. She was a PhD in Art with an emphasis on the Ottoman Empire. Inci was ... Read more
Dudeljo
10/14
We spent some time before the cruise in Istanbul in Sultanahmet. Very good, nice things to see. A pity that ... Read more
CruiseIreland
10/14
We exited the port and took a tram, 4TL any journey. You put the coins or note into a machine which dispenses ... Read more
aldernete
09/14
Good port. Everything on your doorstep Read more
groryjm
08/14
Istanbul is fascinating; but quite a culture shock. The art and architecture is beautiful. But the crowds ... Read more
Au48
06/14
May 6 – Istanbul, TurkeyAfter spending the majority of the day at sea cruising through the Dardanelles, ... Read more
cruiselogic
06/14
did my homework...take turkish liras...the tram car is right outside of pier..3 liras buy a ticket...jump on ... Read more
britinsweden
06/14
They encourage you to take a shuttle bus to the Grand Basar..this is not necessary...its possible to walk ... Read more
Seaoates
01/14
Many of the excursions advertised were not available. The team seem to be pushing a 10 hour tour of a spice ... Read more
vladamsoh
12/13
Stops: carpet demo, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and included lunch and city ... Read more
EFCHI
12/13
I couldn't say too much because Istanbul is immense and has so many beuatiful places that you can get lost! ... Read more
Kingbird1
12/13
We walked around Istanbul on our own. My sister and I visited a hamam for a Turkish bath. We loved the ... Read more
deb c
12/13
Istanbul (old city area) ... we would both go back there in a heart beat. It's clean, beautiful, friendly, ... Read more
dvanlang
11/13
Istanbul: All the port guides told us that we could do this port on our own. Our first hangup was getting to ... Read more
trb7777
11/13
This was a surprising highlight of our cruise. We wanted to see the Underground Basilica Cistern which was ... Read more
zetanne
09/13
Were supposed to take a tour, but the guide did not show up, allowing us easily to get to all the points of ... Read more
milolii
09/13
Istanbul:. Again we travelled with Ephesus shuttle. Husain was our private guide Husain and driver. Husain ... Read more
LoveCruises10
09/13
brilliant but needed longer Read more
Seapink
09/13
We did Istanbul on our own. It was very easy to find the blue mosque and once you've found that all the other ... Read more
24nascar48
09/13
Lots to see but be prepared to be harassed by local vendors eager to sell their goods! They approach you in ... Read more
strummer
09/13
Loved this port. We took the tram into town and visited the blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topiaka Palace and the ... Read more

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