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Bosphorus Strait

Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce...
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Ranked #10 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery, nice to see the boats coming in and out it's different from other cities in the world totally unique..

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Nature at its best, wild life all around, ducks, sea gulls, Ravens, views of Istanbul iconic buildings, quiet, safe, and cheap in gov. Boats. Love it...

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The time when we had Bosphorus cruise from Eminonu was very cold season, but all the view through the strait was so wonderful. The cruise time is about one and half hour. We enjoyed tea, SIMIT and yoghurt from Kanlıca during the time. So nice.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Bosphorus strait is a must to see place when you visit Istanbul. You can use the T1 tram to Eminonu or by foot. We walked all the way to Bosphorus strait (from Beyazit) an it took us half an hour. In the lower floor of the bridge you can find many fish (balik) restaurants. We preferred the local "fast food... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

It was a little tough to find the public ferry (it is the pier closet to the bridge on the Bosphorus side of the Golden Horn.) Nice boat ride up and back (Anadolu Kavağı). Good view from the Castle at the top of the hill (steep climb). Had a nice lunch to the "left" (facing the dock) Kavak Kebap was... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Rather than taking one of the scheduled tours down the Bosphorus we jumped on to one of the ferries down at the Galata Bridge and got off at Uskador- the next ferry stop. It cost us 5 lira and at Uskador we walked along the promenade then settled down along with all the locals to watch the sun set and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A cruise on the Bosphorous is a must-do for visitors to Istanbul. Amazing views of the city along a beautiful stretch of water makes the Bosphorous a unique experience. Strongly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

By the large bridge, there are a ton of snack vendors selling chestnuts and sesame pretzels. The actual pier has lots of fishermen (even at night) and many seafood restaurants to choose from. I took a evening cruise that had Turkish music, traditional dancing and even a belly dancer for entertainment. I'd make sure this gets on your list of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had a private guide and took a public pedestrian ferry up the Bosphorus Straight. The guide provided a lot of information and history to make the trip far more interesting than it would had we gone on our own.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Studied a bit of post NT history back in my younger days regarding Constantine's rule and the onset of early Christianity. So I was very eager to visit the city from a historical perspective. I went on a cruise on the Bosphorus straight and the sights were amazing. I had a slow mid-day lunch at one of the restaurants dotted... More 

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