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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 straight 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. Put Bosphorus Strait into our Istanbul travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Istanbul.
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  • Things there is to do is go to the Bosphorus make the journey the lifeboats see the sunset and the amount of pigeons there is always around the Central magnificent down you don't go to the stalls that sell the sandwich and fish
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  • Different place. Take a boat and take a guided tour. I can hear the prayers coming from every mosque. Beautiful view of the mosques and the Strait. Ride lasting 2-3 hours.
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  • Standing on one side can mesmerize you with the scenic beauty of the entire place. It is so strategic between Black sea and Mediterranean ocean that seeing is believing. Eating joints offer good food ...  more »