"Bosphorus trip" Bosphorus Ferries Tip by iaint

Bosphorus Ferries, Istanbul: 51 reviews and 103 photos

  one of the ferry stops
by iaint

Take a public ferry up and down the Bosphorus. Jump off if you want to eat, drink, or look around somewhere (wait till the boat stops at a pier, of course).

Very cheap, very fun. Just buy a token (jeton) each time you get on.

They have eats & drinks on the boats as well.

It's a great way to see outlying parts of the city and villages further up towards the Black Sea. You'll be amazed by the other traffic on the waterway, especially if you pass a big tanker. Impressive!

If you visit in the summer, the trip will be a great escape from the heat of the city. Any other time, make sure you have clothes to keep you warm enough!

I'm not keen on singling out "must do" things, but I'm inclined to make an exception for this

Address: Eminönü pier
Directions: Near the railway station on the European side, right in the city centre.

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  • Updated Jan 29, 2010
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