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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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  • We hired him near the gardens of Hagia Sophia, and we came out only for 10 euros, we had come to order €35. It is a walk that must be made, it is cooler than in the city, to be able to climb to the top of the boat, which is discovered. You see the whole city, it is very nice to look at the palaces, the quantities of mosques that exist on both sides, European and Asian.
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  • We did take our car and drove along the Bosphorus at the European side from Karaköy, to Besiktas, pass the palaces, Bebek, Tarabya, Sarıyer all the way to the Black Sea area Rumeli Kavakları where we ...  more »
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