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Bosphorus Strait

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Reviewed yesterday

You can enjoy the strait by using ferry transport to crossing the strait, it takes around 40 minutes. There is much beautiful building beside the straits, as we crossing two continent, so we can see the difference between Asia & Europe. I strongly recommend this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ike N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the time spent on the water. Very interesting views from the water of both coastlines! Take gloves and a hat as it is a bit cold on the water.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Susan N
Reviewed 2 days ago

i really enjoyed the fortresses all along the Bosphorus , I was surprised how far the city proper was from the sea , i guess distance was important for an attack from a strait that could hold WW1 and 2 warships. .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can take a boat tour with one of the many companies. But a cheaper alternative is to take a ferry which is part of public transportation is Istanbul. From Eminonu or any other pier you can hop an a ferry and go accross. You...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank IwanBanens
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bosphorus is a natural strait connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, thus being a very strategic waterway. It was a river in the valley during the Tertiary period of the continents, which was drowned by the sea at the end of this...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Valdemar G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only place in the world where it separates two continents: Europe and Asia. It helps you to see all the coasts of Istanbul with beautiful trees and sunset. Definitely go, this boat trip is a must. I just fell in love. 你得去看。真漂亮!我爱这个城市。

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank valerie34578
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bosporus and the surrounding areas are just beautiful. Therefore we would suggest to cross it at least once, cheapest option by public transportation ferry. But a tour is definitely recommended. Stunning sceneries!

Date of experience: March 2019
17  Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Between Asia and Europe, Bosphorus Strait is another destination that is a must. Especially great on a sunny and beautiful day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sabanthony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must when visiting Istanbul. We took a Bosporus cruise during sunset and it was a beautiful experience. We were shown landmarks on the European and Asian sides and were able to enjoy the beautiful sunset on the way back.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Amandaitwaru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the weather did not help at all,its cold and raining,but it was worth it,we had tea and took pictures, hopefully next visit will do it during summer

Date of experience: February 2019
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December 9, 2018|
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Response from Minousha5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the trips run everyday even if it raining or snowing but it is preferably to wear warm clothes to enjoy Bosphore trip more. Don’t forget to drink Turkish tea it will help 😉
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.
Hassan A
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