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Bosphorus Strait

Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

By doing the Hop on Hop off bus you get a very good view of this amazing waterways. We really enjoyed viewing from the top deck and it wasn't crowded so we were able to take photos quite easily There are a lot of cruises both day or night, we didn't get a chance to do these however they look... More

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The views are very nice although the water of strait is clear as Greek one. No need for 6 hrs tour , lots of choices and boats around the hub are available .my suggestion 1.5hr trip is enough and can see sunset in the boat..that is beautiful.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I saw the Bosphorus two ways and would recommend them both. First, I took a cruise up to the Rumeli fortress and back. The houses built on the waters edge are among the most expensive real-estate in the world. On my last night I had a rooftop dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Bosphorus from the Sultanamet district. Most romantic... More

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norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

wonderful trip allowing you to see the villages and harbours on each side, the fort currently not open but splendid view and pleasant cafes on the hillside, about 5 hrs there and back, convenient to eat under harbour bridge afterwards

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most stategic stretches of water in the world! Wonderful views of the ships lining up in the Black Sea can be had from the castle at the top of the hill at Anadolu Kavagi(at the northern end) The shipping,waterbus and ferry traffic at the southern end is a specticle to be seen. Deep fried sardines... More

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Tabriz, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Bosphorus Strait or Bogaz (means throat in local language) is an strategical and wonderful strait between 2 sea: Marmara and Black sea. It,s about 30 km long and separates 2 parts of Istanbul: Asian part and European Part, exactly 2 regional of Asia and Europe. Because of height difference between begin (Black sea) and the end (Marmara sea), water is... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A very nice trip along the Bosphorus, rent the audio guide, you can learn a lot of histories on the way. Becareful not to buy tickets on the street, which they said costs 15 euro; go directly to the port to buy the tickets, which is much cheaper.

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Benfleet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

a two hour cruise here is well worth the time soaking up the views, relaxing in the sunshine & taking lots of pictures

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Take a cruise for a couple of hours on this busy and famous waterway. Pleasant ride with some interesting views on both the Europian and Asian sides - not overwhelming though except as to the amount of boat traffic. I suppose this is something everyone should so during their visit but it did not overwhelm me like I thought it... More

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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Here we are once again crossing to European side by ferry boat from Harem pier in Anatolian side and it is very much amazing view through Bosphorus to watch over the both sides from the boat.Passing tankers and cruise ships are always taking very good place in the scenery if you would like to shot the photos with them.Amazing trip... More

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