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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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  • Thousands of lights illuminated at the evening is the best part of this strait. Nothing much to do during cold days.  more »
  • We toured the Bosphorus Strait on a cold and rainy day but still enjoyed it. Lots to see and our guide pointed out the many places we passed. It must be beautiful on a warm, clear day. Hope to...  more »
  • Weather was fine and sea side clean you can see birds dance on sun and sea İstanbul fresh atmosfhere.  more »
  • Nice place!especially maintain the mountains,I love nature!
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  • Good place for take ferry for other destination.
  • Night flight over Bosphorus
  • Beautiful place, riding the boat was such a great experience in this part of the world.

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