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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 trip itinerary website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Istanbul.
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  • A trip on the Bospherous is a must, view the wonders of east and west from the busy waters. A good tip is to purchase a metro card and go from destination to destination for only TL 2.70 per trip. Thi...  more »
  • For $15 or 100 Turkish Lira you’ll get ahead of the queue and an English narrative along this historic of waterways. The sites are numerous and although the boat and system isn’t the most high tech it...  more »
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