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Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul

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Water Body · Nature / Park
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 strait 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. Take a look at our Istanbul trip itinerary website to schedule your visit to Bosphorus Strait and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Just go anywhere and sit. This will grow on you. I would highly recommend seeing Istanbul from both Asian and European sides from the Strait. There are few places where we were able to walk for...  more »
  • We had a cruise on Bosphorus organized by Experience Turkey Travel. Lovely experience and definitely recommended.  more »
  • Bosphorous is sea of two continents , there is fisherman and sometimes people swimming and boat tours  more »

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