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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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  • Not is can let's make this tour in Istanbul, that is beautiful both of day as of night
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  • A must do trip, views are amazing and plentiful, the views just keep on coming, lots of historical sights,nice. 
  • Never get enough of a ride on the Bosphorus. 12 from the beauty you see around you. chilades seagulls fly and self make it even more unique!
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