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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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  • Most beautiful place in Istanbul. My family loved it. The view is truly breathtaking... must be seen... We hope to see you again Inshallah  more »
  • Bosphorus is between Asia and Europe continents with buity of the Bosphorus Straights, Villas, Palaces and restaurants. Do not forget to throw coins while passing under the Bosphorus Bridge for luck.....  more »

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