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Bosphorus Strait

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“asian side”(501 reviews)
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Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This small Mosque is a peaceful & tranquil place where the crowds are less and the Turkish locals walk about with their family

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a boat ride for 3 hours and it was very much worth it. The view was spectacular, the 360 degrees view is beautiful

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was very interesting to navigate between two continents.It took around one and a half hour and we saw some palaces, towers, fortress and a lot of nice residences.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paullamar69
Reviewed 1 week ago

We study the trip in advance even though we know the city well. There are 20 mm people and it covers a vast area. The Bosporus is a good spine around which to organize your trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best way to see the strait is by taking the ferry ride. Very scenic! The blue pristine waters despite the high traffic area of cargo ships that use the strait to navigate the other European waters. Ferry operators also offer dinner cruises.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We done this place by ourselves with our captain. The tour was great and highly enjoyable, the price was affordable. Ended our tour with beautiful and nice sunset at Bosphorus strait.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UniqueSantorini
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a dinner cruise which brought us along the long Bosphorus Strait. Saw fireworks along the coast as we glide along.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wleo51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking anywhere in Istanbul and seeing any of these buildings, its like being in a museum. The history of what some of these building represents. I carried my phone with me and googled these building to learn more about what they mean to the people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The feeling was terrific with slight drizzle , one side we find we are in Europe and on the opposite side the Asian one. Awsum

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank satyajit-papa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a daytime cruise and a nighttime cruise. The Bosphorus strait is amazingly beautiful. The views of both the Asian and European side are so great. I don't have enough hyperboles in my vocab to express the beauty of this area. All I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 9, 2018|
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Response from 688ricg | Reviewed this property |
The trip runs 365 days per year. Dress warm in February. It will be cold but you get a better view and experience outside.
October 10, 2018|
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Response from Matt C | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to rent a private boat. Just use the public ferry (Sehir Hatlari) or there are some private ferries as well. Price should be 15-20 TL per head.
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from Colesterol | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you take it from Eminonu Pier There's quite a few large boats and they seem to be leaving every 30 minutes or so The one I took did not need any previous reservation. So I waited for a nice sunny day and just... More