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“strong emotions” 5 of 5 stars
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Bosphorus Strait
Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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“strong emotions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

take a Vapur from Eminomu to Kadikoy,the asian side, i can't describe..everyone can get his own nice emotions..

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“Wow !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

One of the most beautiful water ways one will see anywhere in the world. Must take a cruise ( government ones are best) to appreciate both sides of the straits. Fantastic indeed

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“Bosphous Strait - a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

A two-hour sightseeing boat trip should be good. If you have time, take another trip during the evening, it will be total different experience.

Visited March 2013
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“A Fun Diversion”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you are deciding between this ferry ride and the Blue Mosque, choose the Blue Mosque. If you are choosing between the ferry ride and the Grand Bizarre or Spice Market, choose the markets. If you are expecting some earth-shattering amazement that one shore is Europe and the other is Asia, you may want to set your expectations a little lower.

While the views are great and the river is geographically significant, the cruise on the Bosphorus is a nice sight-seeing tour, but anything beyond that is just hype. We had a great time on the boat, and would do it again, but don't expect to be amazed by this trip. Instead, get a nice seat (unless the boat is visiting the Asian side first, make sure you sit on the left side of the boat, otherwise you will only be looking at water or straining to look over someone else's shoulder the entire trip), buy some Turkish Tea and enjoy the ride.

If you have young children with you, they may get bored...although probably not as much as with some of the other attractions you would have already drug them to.

Disclaimer: we took the TurYol ferry, a 90-minute round trip tour. The destination ferries may be a different experience.

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“Great to see the Black Sea and Asian side of Istanbul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Really enjoyed the ability to sit back and take in the views along the Bosphorus. Very affordable at $25 Tl per person for round-trip. The last stop A. Kavage, provides a hilltop with castle remains that affords some great views of the Black Sea. The port also offers some great seafood!

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