Travel to Istanbul will seem to be incomplete without the emotions that can be obtained from a walk among the strait connecting Europe and Asia.
The Bosphorus is a beautiful natural water boundary between two completely different worlds - Europe and Asia, which connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. On its banks the numerous castles, palaces, villas and mansions of Turkish money-bags in all their gloss and beauty are placed, as well as countless shady parks and dense forests that are pleasant to gawk from the water.
Photo: Tour of the Bosphorus, © AnnaSle
How to do?
1. Go to the Eminenu district on the pier of Bogas Iskilesi.
2. Several traditional ferries depart from here. Choose one of them to have a ride along the Bosphorus.
3. Buy a ticket and go on board. Rise to the upper deck, in order to have a better viewpoint at the beautiful coast.
When to do?
• at 10:35 am and 01:45 pm, municipal ships with a long route leave from here.
• private vessels leave at 14:30 (short route).
• and the so-called "mehtap gezisi" or a walk in the moonlight begins at 07:15 pm, and the ferry arrives at 11:40 pm.
Photo: Ferry in the evening on the Bosphorus
A trip on a municipal ferry costs 15 liras one way and 25 for round trip, a private - 15 liras and an overnight tour costs 20 liras.
Tips and hints
It is better to grab some water and snacks, and the windbreaker will be not excess.
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