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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 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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  • We took the short bosphorous cruise from eminou pier (near sultanahment town) The last ferry is 15.50,you won't be able to see sunset on this as the sun sets only around 19.00 It costed us 32 TL pp... 
    We took the short bosphorous cruise from eminou pier (near sultanahment town) The last ferry is 15.50,you won't be able to see sunset on this as the sun sets only around 19.00 It costed us 32 TL pp...  more »
  • Nothing too special really. Maybe it depends what metropolitan harbors you have visited before but it had nothing special for me. I took the short "city/government ferry" Sihirhatlari at 2:40 PM... 
    Nothing too special really. Maybe it depends what metropolitan harbors you have visited before but it had nothing special for me. I took the short "city/government ferry" Sihirhatlari at 2:40 PM...  more »
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  • I was really surprised that water here is very clean. I didn’t expect that
  • Must visit place 😊👍

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