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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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  • Hi everybody When you are in Istanbul don't miss Bosphorus trip,We took the ferry and back only had 2 hours, great ride, beautiful views, historical monuments,we crossed the Bosphorus river more than ...  more »
  • Don't leave Town if not the experience from across the sea. Just so I understand how it was founded, how it developed, how they developed over time. After you read with other eye "every page of Byzantine history!!!
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  • We took the ferry to Asia and back as we only had a few hours during our layover from Africa to the USA. A great ride, beautiful views with mosques silhouetted on both sides, the Mediterranean in one ...  more »