Bosphorus, or the Istanbul Strait is between European and Asian Turkey, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara.
Lined with scenic greenery, palaces, parks, and not to mention an absolutely gorgeous waterfront, Bosphorus has much more to offer than one may initially suspect.
One of its more popular landmarks, Dolmabahce Palace is one of the Ottoman Empire’s most significant and grandiose structures. With more than 240 rooms, and 43 hallways, Dolmabahce was a political hub in Turkey for the better part of one and a half centuries before the collapse of the empire.
If you’re looking to embrace the wonderful outdoors of the area, two of Bosphorus’ more beautiful parks are the Emirgan and Macka Parks. Where Emirgan contains a plethora of water-related scenery including ponds, waterfalls and the Bosphorus itself, Macka too shares views of the Bosphorus’ beauty, but is composed of charming valley terrain, providing the opportunity for energizing strolls about.
Although a bit pricey, there are many places along the Bosphorus to enjoy a proper day out and if you so desire, a night out including a jazz club, one of Europe’s best nightclubs, and nice selection of restaurants and bars.
Bosphorus Cruise is the most overlooked tourist attraction in Istanbul. View the Asian and European sides of Istanbul and admire the palaces, wooden villas, bridges and all of the unique maritime landscapes. Our tour will give you a option to spend much time on the Bosphorus to exlore the both side of Istanbul, it goes up Black Sea and stop over to Asia Side in small village called Kanlica (Anadolu Kavağı).