|Ciragan Palace Kempinski|
During our trip to Istanbul we took a boat trip along part of the Bosphorus. It is one of the best ways to see Istanbul and how large of a city it is. We passed a number of very posh hotels well out of our league, but still great to look at, we also saw many palaces, mosques, gardens and villas.
The Bosphorus strait is 32km long and connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black sea, there were some boats that went right to the Black sea and I was secretly hoping ours would but it did not. It is an extremely busy waterway, with many ships from passenger boats to oil tankers. It also separates the two continents Europe and Asia.
There are two bridges over the straits one is the Bosphorus Bridge and the other the Mehmet the Conqueror Bridge. Our boat trip took 90mins but there are longer or shorters ones, or you can take the ferries to the Asian side which would be much cheaper.
No matter what boat trip you make, it is worth well the effort!!