As we have explained through numerous examples within our travel blog posts on Travel Booking Turkey by Imperial Travel Turkey, Istanbul has the most special of all places in the hearts of the Turkish nation. There are countless reason for that, some of it being religious (as the city was praised in Islamic context), some of it being historical (as it was aimed by many Turkish states centuries ago), some of it commercial and so on. But among all of those reasons, one in particular tops it all: the Bosphorus. It is the very reason why Istanbul is so strategically vital and also the reason why it is unique among all metropolitan cities of the world. Today, we will be talking about how you can take advantage of that with a Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul.
The Bosphorus is a relatively narrow – yet all the more gloriously beautiful – channel located right in between the Asian and European sides of Istanbul, literally making the city a bridge between two continents. As one might imagine, this situation which is unique to Istanbul has made it the ultimate goal of many civilizations, among which was the likes of Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire – three of the largest and most powerful states ever existed on the face of our big blue Earth. The fact that Bosphorus ties the cold and harsh Black Sea into the warm waters of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas was – and still is – the apex point of strategical importance, which lead to whomever ruled over it throughout the history to handle it with utmost care and protection. This, of course, has been the main reason why today the Bosphorus is adorned with historical and natural wonders of Istanbul; being considered one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit during a trip to Turkey. Whichever your main traveling destinations are, it would not be a proper Turkey tour without a Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul. For that purpose, we wanted our guests to have the best of everything and created the Bosphorus Cruise and Black Sea Trip in Istanbul. Starting your day with a trip to Kabatas port where you will board the boat, you will be guided through amazing natural and historical highlights on both sides of the Bosphorus such as Ortakoy – one of the most authentic neighbourhoods of Istanbul famous for its architectural blend of the past and the present, Kucuksu Palace as an exquisite sample of late Ottoman architectural glory, Rumeli Naval Fortress which watches over the Bosphorus and has an amazing story of its own and so on. On top of these, you will get to visit the Black Sea coast of Istanbul for a glimpse into the daily lives of Turkish people who live in the coastal and rural areas, plus you will have a chance to swim off the boat to relax and relieve whatever kind of stress you may have. At the end of the day, you will be returned to your hotel with memories of a lifetime, having feasted your eyes on the full glory of the Bosphorus.
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