Bosphorus boat tour one of world’s 50 things you need to do in your lifetime

A Bosphorus boat tour in Istanbul has been listed among 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

The Bosphorus Strait that runs through Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, has been named as one of the 50 places in Europe a person should visit in their lifetime, according to Business Insider magazine.

Business Insider has come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe. From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy’s Tuscany region, a cruise on the Bosphorus is probably the most overlooked Istanbul tourist attraction.

Straddle two continents on a boat tour along the Bosphorus, is a great way to relax and see another view and side of Istanbul.

You can spent a day cruising on the Bosphorus Strait. See Istanbul from the water and each of the 7 hills and all of the minarets dotting the city. Cruising up the Bosphorus allows you to see the stunning mansions, beautiful old palaces and all of the neighbourhoods lining the river.

A natural connection between Europe and Asia, Bosphorus is the Soul of Istanbul. The 33 km strait that joins two seas and two continents is a striking beauty lined by “yalıs” flirting with the navy blue sea, each with a tale of its own.

If there is one single thing that explains Istanbul’s awe-inspiring beauty, it surely has to be the Bosphorus, the wonderful stretch of water that sweeps down from Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, passing through the town center and dividing Asia from Europe as it goes. It’s the moods of the Bosphorus that define the city day by day as the color of the sky is reflected in its water and then bounced back up to the sky again.

Saffet Emre Tonguç, one of the best tour guides in Turkey, tells the story of Bosphorus in his delightful way and takes you to a short cruise along the historical houses and old districts of Istanbul.

The waterway bisecting the European and Asian shores of Istanbul is the 39th item in the list thanks to its “geographic uniqueness.”

Business Insider’s list starts with France. The first “to-do” on the list is to take a “stroll along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, in the south of France,” while number 50 is to “admire Claude Monet’s enormous series of ‘Water Lily’ murals at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris.”

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