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Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul

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Gain sweeping panoramic views of the city and travel along the border between Europe and Asia with a boat ride on Bosphorus Strait. The body of water connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and separating two continents, the strait runs through the heart of Istanbul, dividing its European and Asian parts. To best experience the culture along this strait, take a ferry ride, short cruise, or longer day trip on the water, up to the Black Sea. See the various landscapes of Istanbul, take in panoramas of its skyline, and view several sites from the water, including the Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Hisari, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque, as well as traditional Ottoman-style homes along the shoreline. Take a look at our Istanbul trip itinerary website to schedule your visit to Bosphorus Strait and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • An important body of water straddling the beautiful city of Istanbul, and the 2 continents of Asia & Europe on either side. A cruise on this strait gives you superb views of the attractions of the... 
    An important body of water straddling the beautiful city of Istanbul, and the 2 continents of Asia & Europe on either side. A cruise on this strait gives you superb views of the attractions of the...  more »
  • Ended up in a ferry that took two hours to get there, 2.5 hours at our final destination where there were a lot of fish restaurants and a fortress and then a two hour journey back. It was a well... 
    Ended up in a ferry that took two hours to get there, 2.5 hours at our final destination where there were a lot of fish restaurants and a fortress and then a two hour journey back. It was a well...  more »
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  • A must do when in Istanbul. The cruise takes you to the border bridge that connects the European Continent Turkey and the Asia Continent Turkey. Amazing to cruise alot the European side and then the Asian side. The guide will explain to you the differences of lifestyles between these two continents also.
  • Best Boat tour at Istanbul. Lovely trips with all sort of entertainment programs and beautiful place to watch.

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