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Bosphorus Strait

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Address: Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
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Private Tour: Romantic Bosphorus Cruise at Sunset

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This is the place I do love most in Istanbul. Calm and amazing, with the bosphorous view, the Bosphorous bridge on day time as well as at night......The buildings around, the... read more

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Grand Casablanca Region, Morocco

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Grand Casablanca Region, Morocco
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the place I do love most in Istanbul. Calm and amazing, with the bosphorous view, the Bosphorous bridge on day time as well as at night......The buildings around, the magnificent palces, restaurants and cafés.....It's a place where we can relax and have fun.....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take a ferry from kabatas or besiktas and for only a few liras you can enjoy a hop on hop off tour of Bosporus! Not ideal if its raining!

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We looked at the lovely cruises available, from 90 minutes (most around 35 Euro) up to half day or evenings with dinners. However, our time limits did not allow for these, this trip. So we took a ferry across the strait, from Eminonu to Uskadur, had a wander around the town and caught another ferry back around sunset. As we... More 

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Thank TasStark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best time is in the evening, enjoyable for some hangout time. Many Kampir (Turkish stuffed baked potato) kiosks, and Turkish ice cream vendors. Enjoy the ice cream vendor's tricks and the good taste as well. Perfect for nice evening shots with the lighted bridge.

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Istanbul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I now live just down to the Bosporus Strait… and it has this magical something about it. I've crossed the strait by ferries, the bridge and under it via the metro I guess a hundred times or more now. Be sure to take a stroll from Ortakoy to Karakoy (The Golden Horn) or one of the many tours on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the full Bosphorus trip , all took around 6 hrs , you will need to go to Kabatas ferry port , this port is right beside kabatas metro station which you can go to it by funicular from Taksim metro station , it's only one station from Taksim. When I reached there I picked a random company which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the day/tour on the Bosphorus Strait. It was so interesting to see the homes, palaces and fortresses along the shore. Geographically one can realize its importance, and it's one of the few places in the world where one can travel from Europe to Asia in the same day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon leaving Istanbul our cruise ship traveled through the Bosphorus Strait to the Black Sea. We spend the first half of the trip on deck to observe the many buildings, bridges, and sites of North Istanbul. A great view that you couldn't have had by car or bus.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bosphorus Strait is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Asia and Europe on either side make for an extremely unique distinction! The sight of Istanbul landmarks from the strait is divine. It is worth getting a cruise ride on the Bosphorus. Sometime just sit by the shore and enjoy the view!

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a half day cruise over the Bosphorus, and believe me, it turned out to be the highlight of our Istanbul visit. This narrow stretch of water which separates two continents - Asia and Europe - has a magical appeal to it. Its was a wonderful sight looking at two continental land masses on either side as we cruised... More 

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