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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 trip itinerary website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Istanbul.
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  • It is a ride hermosoooo, several palaces, luxury hotels that still preserved in excellent condition "the old facade" are, is the contrast of the city regarding the most luxurious houses.
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  • Tour cost 15 liras per person, or 5 dollars, excursion lasts 1.5 hours-if you do not advise the rocks! Walking Man offers juices, snacks, tea, milk, hot-reasonable prices. We took tea on 2 lire. When it sailed away from the guard goes dude with a package of free rolls, everyone can feed the gulls is straight on the fly! Seen even dolphins! Clearly we need to go to each!
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  • Love the cruise 1:15hr cruise around the Bosphorus Straight. Beautiful scenery, buildings and lots of ferries on the strait. The cruise was value for your money. Loved the smooth sailing.  more »
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