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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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  • the Strait is a unique area dividing Turkey and Istanbul is on both sides. We were on a cruise and got a lovely view of it all. 
  • Very beautiful scenery and a must see, recommended before sunset to experience the the trip during daylight and sunset. 
  • On a clear day crossed on the ferry. To enjoy the views of the Asian side and European side so very good.
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