The Bosphorus isn’t just for tourists, even the locals use ferries as a primary form of transportation. Since Istanbul enjoys a wonderful port, the city is also a popular cruise ship destination and has a thriving shipping industry. You’ll likely see plenty of boat traffic on the Strait, which is part of the fun about taking to the water.
A Bosphorus cruise provides the best way to see Istanbul’s epic architecture along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorus Strait.
The 20mi natural waterway of the Bosphorus in Turkey connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and – by extension via the Dardanelles – the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. It is one of the most significant waterways in the world and has been for centuries if not millennia of maritime history.
When dusk fell, the scenery was stunning. The lights of the sprawling metropolis set against the pink sky and magenta water .
After having climbed to the top of the tower, and the cruise offered a great view of some of the oldest corners of Istanbul that I had only so far seen on foot.
A great expeience indeed!