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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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  • We went for a 2 hour cruise. There was a stopping in urchisar pier on the Asian side After which the cruise boat went upto the 2nd bridge on the bosphorous and returned to the starting point near the....  more
    We went for a 2 hour cruise. There was a stopping in urchisar pier on the Asian side After which the cruise boat went upto the 2nd bridge on the bosphorous and returned to the starting point near the....  more »
  • Take a Boat Tour, plenty to see on both sides of the Strait, water was calm and a nice way to get a feel for the city. Maybe a good idea to do on day one of your visit so you can get the context of... 
    Take a Boat Tour, plenty to see on both sides of the Strait, water was calm and a nice way to get a feel for the city. Maybe a good idea to do on day one of your visit so you can get the context of...  more »
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  • Nice place!especially maintain the mountains,I love nature!
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