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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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  • For a ridiculous amount you can sail along the Bosphorus to the station in the last town near the Black Sea, to climb the citadel remains on foot or by taxi (on us by foot) a spectacular view of the Black Sea exit, instead of two restaurants with a view of the Bosphorus.
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  • This is the place to be if you're travelling to Istanbul. There are many tourists and locals alike. It is a place where you can see the sea from the city sightseeing.
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