Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Excursion Reviews

Indulge in a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus to experience the infamous Black Sea to its fullest. Take in Turkey's finest palaces and other beautiful structures along the shores. Options include half-day, full day and nighttime cruises.
Evening cruise up the Bosporous with narration of the palaces, mosques, etc.
Evening cruise up the Bosporous with narration of the palaces, mosques, etc. on the shore. A brief stop on the Asian side, so that anyone who has not been to Asia before can "set foot" on a different continent.
Evening cruise up the Bosporous with narration of the palaces, mosques, etc. on the shore. A brief stop on the Asian side, so that anyone who has not been to Asia before can "set foot" on a different continent. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
Bospherus cruise was included in our cruise - it was good.
Bospherus cruise was included in our cruise - it was good.
Bospherus cruise was included in our cruise - it was good. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
This was one of the included excursions and was a shambles.
This was one of the included excursions and was a shambles. There were 850 passengers on this trip, all passengers called to assemble at the same time. Passengers part of tour groups were sent off first and it was a good 45 minutes ... Read More
This was one of the included excursions and was a shambles. There were 850 passengers on this trip, all passengers called to assemble at the same time. Passengers part of tour groups were sent off first and it was a good 45 minutes before we set off. The cruise was interesting with a good commentary. The spice market was a complete farce. All the Bosporus cruises ended within a quarter of an hour of each other which meant all the passengers on the ship were attempting to enter the spice market at the same time. We didn't both in the end and looked at some of the outside stalls. We returned under our own steam the following day and the market was very quiet. After the cruise we had the problem of all the passengers returning to the ship around 20:00, all wanting dinner - it was chaos Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
As a master mariner I enjoyed this very much.
As a master mariner I enjoyed this very much.
As a master mariner I enjoyed this very much. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Due to the current situation were very nervous of crowded places there.Our short excursion took us ...
Due to the current situation were very nervous of crowded places there.Our short excursion took us outside the New Mosque,then on to the Spice a Market.We finished with a lovely a Bosphorus Cruise.Recommended.Locals were very ... Read More
Due to the current situation were very nervous of crowded places there.Our short excursion took us outside the New Mosque,then on to the Spice a Market.We finished with a lovely a Bosphorus Cruise.Recommended.Locals were very hospitable,and it was one of the highlights of the a Cruise. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took an included tour which included a visit to a small but beautiful Mosque.
We took an included tour which included a visit to a small but beautiful Mosque. We also had a cruise on the Bosphorus. All well organised.
We took an included tour which included a visit to a small but beautiful Mosque. We also had a cruise on the Bosphorus. All well organised. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
I checked Bosphorus Cruise, but that was only part of free excursion provided by Viking.
I checked Bosphorus Cruise, but that was only part of free excursion provided by Viking. Loved the B. cruise - lots to see and photograph, and lots of space to spread out (only Viking people). Narration was done by Viking folks but hard ... Read More
I checked Bosphorus Cruise, but that was only part of free excursion provided by Viking. Loved the B. cruise - lots to see and photograph, and lots of space to spread out (only Viking people). Narration was done by Viking folks but hard to hear in the back - I ended up moving toward front. Rustem Pasa mosque was wonderful - small but quiet, and we (Viking people) were almost only people there. We also saw a little bit of the city while on the bus going to the place where we picked up the Bosphorus cruise boat. Loved Istanbul and want to go back when we have a full day or two there. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The Bosporous cruise was short but most interesting.
The Bosporous cruise was short but most interesting. The excursion boat traveled up the European bank and back down the Asian side. The guide was most interesting. We were blessed with fantastic weather.
The Bosporous cruise was short but most interesting. The excursion boat traveled up the European bank and back down the Asian side. The guide was most interesting. We were blessed with fantastic weather. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
With all the trouble lately we almost cancelled this excursion.
With all the trouble lately we almost cancelled this excursion. Glad we didn't, our guide was great and the city was beautiful.
With all the trouble lately we almost cancelled this excursion. Glad we didn't, our guide was great and the city was beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had a sit down lunch (with waiters serving you - not a buffet - nice) on a lovely ship as we ...
We had a sit down lunch (with waiters serving you - not a buffet - nice) on a lovely ship as we cruised the Bosphorus channel. Amazing.
We had a sit down lunch (with waiters serving you - not a buffet - nice) on a lovely ship as we cruised the Bosphorus channel. Amazing. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Cruise was disappointing, because we were on the wrong side of the boat.
Cruise was disappointing, because we were on the wrong side of the boat. Go on port side, that's where you see everything. Was lucky enough to see two pods of Dolphins. Trip to grand bazaar was superb only hour and a half, could have ... Read More
Cruise was disappointing, because we were on the wrong side of the boat. Go on port side, that's where you see everything. Was lucky enough to see two pods of Dolphins. Trip to grand bazaar was superb only hour and a half, could have spent half a day in there. That alone is worthy of 5* Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Bosporus part was great.
The Bosporus part was great. The Grand Bazaar could have been good, too, but we had to sit through a rug presentation which really took time away from the Bazaar.
The Bosporus part was great. The Grand Bazaar could have been good, too, but we had to sit through a rug presentation which really took time away from the Bazaar. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A great change of pace - a leisurely experience taking in some of the less obvious sights
A great change of pace - a leisurely experience taking in some of the less obvious sights
A great change of pace - a leisurely experience taking in some of the less obvious sights Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was such a wonderful way to end the day.
This was such a wonderful way to end the day. Relaxing... some people actually fell asleep on it! I was too busy taking photos. Lasted an hour and a half, and was really worth it.
This was such a wonderful way to end the day. Relaxing... some people actually fell asleep on it! I was too busy taking photos. Lasted an hour and a half, and was really worth it. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Had a chance to meet some interesting people.
Had a chance to meet some interesting people. Belly dance was cheap
Had a chance to meet some interesting people. Belly dance was cheap Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
very nice cruise and lunch on a beautiful boat
very nice cruise and lunch on a beautiful boat
very nice cruise and lunch on a beautiful boat Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was great and a nice cooler place to see all the pretty homes on the river.
This was great and a nice cooler place to see all the pretty homes on the river. Food and drink is available for purchase and restrooms are available.
This was great and a nice cooler place to see all the pretty homes on the river. Food and drink is available for purchase and restrooms are available. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very interesting but part of a very long 2 day trip and exhausting
Very interesting but part of a very long 2 day trip and exhausting
Very interesting but part of a very long 2 day trip and exhausting Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Food was very average on Breakfast Cruise and again could do without the carpet excusion
Food was very average on Breakfast Cruise and again could do without the carpet excusion
Food was very average on Breakfast Cruise and again could do without the carpet excusion Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
good tour, and guide, traffic very slow
good tour, and guide, traffic very slow
good tour, and guide, traffic very slow Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This boat cruise was very interesting and should be taken to see the sites along the Bosphorus.
This boat cruise was very interesting and should be taken to see the sites along the Bosphorus. Not sure if it was worth booking through the cruise line as we could have done this easily on our own.
This boat cruise was very interesting and should be taken to see the sites along the Bosphorus. Not sure if it was worth booking through the cruise line as we could have done this easily on our own. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Despite the rainy weather, we had a nice cruise on the Bosphorus and saw many of the sites we had ...
Despite the rainy weather, we had a nice cruise on the Bosphorus and saw many of the sites we had seen on our own prior to the trip. The Spice Market was a substitute as it was Sunday and the Grand Bazaar was closed. Overall, it was good ... Read More
Despite the rainy weather, we had a nice cruise on the Bosphorus and saw many of the sites we had seen on our own prior to the trip. The Spice Market was a substitute as it was Sunday and the Grand Bazaar was closed. Overall, it was good and the guide was knowledgeable and easily understood. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Must do it in order to have a panoramic sea view of the city
Must do it in order to have a panoramic sea view of the city
Must do it in order to have a panoramic sea view of the city Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Great fun...genteel cruise along the Bosphorus, covering both sides, whilst sipping a glass of ...
Great fun...genteel cruise along the Bosphorus, covering both sides, whilst sipping a glass of white wine and filling up the cameras memory card. Blissful and strongly recommended
Great fun...genteel cruise along the Bosphorus, covering both sides, whilst sipping a glass of white wine and filling up the cameras memory card. Blissful and strongly recommended Read Less
Sail Date November 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The cruise on the Bosphore was an experience, formidable!!
The cruise on the Bosphore was an experience, formidable!! to be between two continents Europe /Asia.. it was really amazing..very good ; the food not so great, it was OK. (we had lunch on board)-
The cruise on the Bosphore was an experience, formidable!! to be between two continents Europe /Asia.. it was really amazing..very good ; the food not so great, it was OK. (we had lunch on board)- Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises