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Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul Overview

The Bosphorus Strait is the dividing waterway between Europe and Asia. It makes for an ideal cruise for some scenic views.

The Bosphorus is an international strait of huge strategic importance. With Europe on one side and Asia on the other, it provides a unique opportunity to cruise the international waters while absorbing some of the most amazing sights that it has to offer. Most of Istanbul's landmarks, which includes a whole lot of the palaces such as the Topkapi, the Yildiz and the Dolmahbahce. The Hagia Sofia and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque are also visible from the cruise. Along the coast you can also witness the old wooden houses from the Ottoman times. There are two suspension bridges connecting the two continents across the strait as well. The Bosphorus Strait cruises are considered to be one of the best and the most scenic tours of Istanbul.

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