Information About Turyol Bosphorus Tour Boats
There are basically two options when you want to catch one of the Bosphorus tours: Şehir Hatları Ferry or Turyol Bosphorus Tour Boats.
Şehir Hatları Ferries
Şehir Hatları is the official government company with larger boats but less often. The journey of Şehir Hatları starts in 10:30 in the morning and lasts until 16:30 with 3 hours break (by the Black Sea) included.
Turyol Bosphorus Tour Boats
Turyol Bosphorus Boat is a good alternative to the Sehir Hatlari Ferry’s strict timetable. It’s cheaper than the Sehir Hatlari ferries too.
Flexible Turyol Timetable
It’s easy to catch one of these Turyol boats, because they leave the pier each hour. They start the first journey 10:00 O’clock in the morning and operates for each hour until late evening. You can get one of these boats any time you wish.
Turyol Bosphorus Tour Cost
The price for a standart Bosphorus tour is around 15 Turkish Lira which is equal to 3 US Dollars or Euros. Children under the age of 7 is free of charge.
Bosphorus Tour Route
Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Boat is leaving the pier at Eminönü and making a round trip around the Bosphorus. It stops only at Üsküdar (Asia Side) to get more passengers.
The only disadvantage of the Turyol Boat comparing to the Şehir Hatları Ferry: short tour route. Actually you would have seen enough things anyway, when the boat turns back from the second bridge.
The Şehir Hatları ferries are going as far as to Black Sea coast. Which might be considered to far in most of circumstances. Because the long tour of Şehir Hatları ferry makes 6 hours round trips. Takes your whole day. Turyol Bosphorus Tour Boats’ route is much shorter and can be combined with daily sightseeing tours.
Duration Of The Journey
Once the boat leave the dock, it comes back to the same point 1,5 hours later.
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