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Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul

4.7
#1 of 972 in Parks in Turkey
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. Put Bosphorus Strait into our Istanbul trip itinerary website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Istanbul.
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  • We love spending time on the Bosphorus exploring the various stops most which can be compared to cities within a city. If one can avoid peak travel times the outings are fabulous probably the best...  more »
  • Come and experience Bosphorus Strait tour. It's worth it. The view is amazing, stroll around, take a lot of pictures, sit to enjoy the view and maybe talk to strangers?!  more »

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