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Address: Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
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Bosphorus Strait

Important waterway to the Black Sea. We took boat tour partially up the Bosphorus Strait. Gives you a feel for the area. Able to see the palaces and mosques which are by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Important waterway to the Black Sea. We took boat tour partially up the Bosphorus Strait. Gives you a feel for the area. Able to see the palaces and mosques which are by the water's edge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There are any number of boat trips up the straight. We took the hop on hop off for a 2 hour trip. It was pleasant and gives you several opportunities to see Yelkouan Shearwaters but you do have to keep your eyes pealed for them. Only one of three flocks came close to the boat. Do not attempt to eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It is very disturbingly to follow the strait observing the European coast on the one hand and Asian with another.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Every first trip to Istanbul should include a cruise on the Bosphorus where you can not only get a totally different appreciation for the many parts of Istanbul but also be in between Europe & Asia! I would recommend a cruise that provides commentary on the sights and history.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great views of the European and Asian sides of the country. Calm and relaxing tour in cruise boat. You'll also be able to see historical sites.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Take a boat ride up or down the Bosphourus.....Really fantastic way to see different areas of the city and lots of different cultural hot spots.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Istanbul sits on both sides of the Bosporus Straits. Europe is on the west side, Asia is on the east side. Take a boat ride up the Straits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The day long cruise is very special. The extra 10 lira for headphones is worth it. You would not understand what you are seeing if you don't have them. The boats are well equipped and comfortable. They stop for over two hours at the north end, near the Black Sea. You have that time to explore an old fort, have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We really liked the tour for 12 Lira but you should not expect more than just a boat trip on the strait. Refreshing and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a feeling to be cruising on the Bosphorus. We really enjoyed it. Would recommend to everyone. Like the fact that it felt really relaxing.

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Address: Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sirkeci

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