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Bosphorus Strait

Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is what i needed after a busy day sightseeing, a boat trip on the Bosporous, how could anybody ever get tired with looking at all the traffic on the water, also to be able to view the Asian side and the European side. The fish supper eater under the galata bridge rounded up a very enjoyable holiday.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Worth the effort to see the summer houses on the banks of this mighty strait. Some remarkable architecture with spectacular views over the Bosphorous. Mainly for the wealthy!

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La Jolla, California
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48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We experienced this sea on our friend's private boat. It was very lovely, relaxing and beautiful. We stopped across the sea at a delicious turkish yogurt shop which was well worth the detour. We then went to Princess Island and spent a couple hours seeing the sights and having a delicious late lunch. This is a must sea (pun intended)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

head down to the port across the road from the spice bazaar and jump on any boat for a cost starting from about $1.50 aus. This will give you an hour and a half n a boat in the waters of asia and Europe and viewing Istanbul from a total different perspective.

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philadelphia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took the hop on/off tour. It was very hard to find. But once we did (and I'm sorry - I can't explain how we eventually found it), it was lovely. We never got off - just enjoyed the ride and views.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

we arrived in Istanbul via a cruise ship. What an introduction this is. Also enjoyed a night dinner cruise which gives a different perspective

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Oh wow, what an amazing trip. We took a 4 hour tour up to the Bosphorous on a large tour boat. We had a guide who pointed out all the amazing mosque's and old castles. Refreshments were on board and we had coffee etc. No alchol on board. As we were witing for the boat to dock there was a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took a full day tour. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel, easy! We enjoyed four stops throughout the day:- Maiden's Tower, Ortakoy Mosque, Kucuksu Palace and Poyrazkoy on the Black Sea. At each stop we were given plenty time to absorb the history and ambience. The cruise was very relaxing and you get to see... More

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Garfield, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Take one of the large tour boats. Be sure and pick up headphones so you can see and hear what are the significant things as you pass by. Also you might consider sitting outside on the Shadyside of the boat. The larger boats have refreshments but they tend to be a little more expensive. Consider taking your own bottle of... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

amazing views...great food places near. away from it all! I visited the Ciragan Palace and it was absolutely amazing. you can see the asia said from the Europe side.

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