Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul: Hours, Address, Bosphorus Strait Reviews: 4.5/5

Bosphorus Strait
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Metropolitan_Man
London, UK607 contributions
Take a Boat Trip!
Oct 2021
Take a Boat Tour, plenty to see on both sides of the Strait, water was calm and a nice way to get a feel for the city. Maybe a good idea to do on day one of your visit so you can get the context of the City.
Written October 17, 2021
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Nancy McInnes
San Anselmo, CA8 contributions
An impressive tour.
Sep 2021
This visit was wonderful as I could see the present and the past come together. It was also a great way to experience the Asian and the European sides at the same time.
Written September 20, 2021
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minacassa
South Korea5 contributions
Must dooo
Sep 2021 • Friends
Such an amazing boat trip! Its very nice especially when its a sunny day and you have some chills on the boat like wow and the view is so nice
Written September 10, 2021
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HEROS A O S
Miami, FL102 contributions
the Bosphorus is a must
Sep 2021
The Bosphorus is the canal that connects the Black Sea to the sea of Marmara, the Mediterranean Sea. It is super busy with the ships, ferry boats, and tour boats crossing it all day and night. The site is wonderful and you can see it all the time when in Istanbul. The bridges connect the continents of Europe and Asia crossing the Bosphorus. If you have a chance get a cruise and sail the Bosphorus where you will see beautiful homes, hotels and palaces from the water.
Written September 9, 2021
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN989 contributions
The Definition of Eurasia
May 2021
No matter how you experience it—be it a drive across a bridge, a ferry journey, a waterfront stroll, or a view from a plane—the Bosphorus Strait is as famous and monumental as any place else in the world. On one side, you’re in Europe, and on the other, you’re in Asia. Seldom is there such a definitive line between two contrasting, yet still very similar, areas of the globe.

No need to spend too much time around the Bosphorus if you prefer not to, but at least take a few pictures and see it with your own two eyes. It’s incredibly breathtaking and so significant. It’s what makes Istanbul the type of iconic city it is today!
Written August 31, 2021
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StotheN
Toulouse, France253 contributions
Visit this as part of a river cruise
Jul 2021
The strait is easier to visit if part of a group or private river cruise of the Bosphorus. You could easily spend 3HRs going up and down this river. There are grand palaces, souq markets, consulate residences, bridges, celebrity houses and ministry offices to see on this side. If in the evening, watch the Bosphorus Bridge light up and marvel at the sights on the Asian side of Istanbul. Well worth a visit.
Written July 28, 2021
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barcaranger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,473 contributions
World Class Sites
May 2021 • Couples
One of the. Siesta seaways in the world there is always something to see whether you are n the water heading over the the Asian side on a ferry or looking from a terrace into the shipping lanes where the boats head up to the Black Sea or down to the Sea of Marmara and out into the Mediterranean. Best way to see it all is take a ferry …anywhere …..Uskader …..Karakoy wherever …it cheap…super cheap with the Istanbul kart
Written June 24, 2021
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Mariam
3 contributions
Not much to do during daylight
Mar 2021
Thousands of lights illuminated at the evening is the best part of this strait. Nothing much to do during cold days.
Written May 9, 2021
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camn21252
Libertyville, IL157 contributions
Lots to see, even on a rainy day
Mar 2021
We toured the Bosphorus Strait on a cold and rainy day but still enjoyed it. Lots to see and our guide pointed out the many places we passed. It must be beautiful on a warm, clear day. Hope to return one day to do it again!
Written April 1, 2021
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Julia fredy
8 contributions
Wonderfull
Feb 2021
Weather was fine and sea side clean you can see birds dance on sun and sea İstanbul fresh atmosfhere.
Written February 21, 2021
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