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Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • There are a variety of cruises down the Bosphorus. The longest is about 6 hours and you stop over at a small fishing village at the entrance to the Black Sea . This is a great adventure for all as you...  read more »
  • A must go to day of good weather and wear lots of sunscreen. We carry out a walk leaving the Dolmabahe Palace until the second bridge in the North. It took almost 2 hours. Has a wind a little cold and direct sun, but is very worthwhile. You know palaces, bridges, a fortress and several other points of interest that would take days to be seen by Earth. We pay 30 lire at Pier turistico. The tour included water, soda or juice boxes.
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  • This area is amazing. I could see it from the hotel and also took a boat ride. Just great. A really amazing trip. 
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