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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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  • Such an amazing boat trip! Its very nice especially when its a sunny day and you have some chills on the boat like wow and the view is so nice  more »
  • The Bosphorus is the canal that connects the Black Sea to the sea of Marmara, the Mediterranean Sea. It is super busy with the ships, ferry boats, and tour boats crossing it all day and night. The...  more »
  • Nice place!especially maintain the mountains,I love nature!
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