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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul
"Our tour begins at the ancient Hippodrome where thousands of spectators were entertained and kept happy by the chariot races. The historic Sultanhamet Mosque or now known as the Blue Mosque due to its magnificent interior filled with blue Iznik tiles is we will navigate through the labyrinth of streets and passages that are home to more than 3000 shops known as the Grand Bazaar. Make sure you have practiced your bartering skills. After looking Grand Bazaar you will have a chance to rest and you will get to experience traditional Turkish tea or coffee and a popular Turkish pastry called borek all while enjoying the ancient practice of hookah at a favorite local hangout. You will then make your way to one of immediately you feel the energy in the air. Your senses will be filled with bright colors and powerful aromas of the exotic spices that will surround you. Istanbul is a city that has a rich religious history and now is composed of many different religion this church has been the location of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and is recognized as the spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Religion. Your day concludes with an old world cultural experience like no other city has to offer. Your churches and synagogues that date back to the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Further to witnessing the local's life thereYou end the tour with a ferry back to Eminonu
From EUR70.00
 
Dinner Cruise On The Bosphorus
"Start your evening with pick up from your hotel before heading to the port to embark on our 3.5-hour evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise under Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. See Istanbul’s illuminat your experience finishes with drop off at your Istanbul hotel.""""Spend your evening in Istanbul cruising around the beautiful Bosphorus Strait while enjoying dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing. Gliding through the water your boat follows a route that includes views of Istanbul’s top attractions – all enchantingly illuminated at night. Cruise past the Blue Mosque and Faith Sultan Mehmet Bridge while eating drinking and enjoying the show!"title=Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+romantic+night+including+dinner&2=Dinner+included&3=Free+drinks+included&4=Hotel+pickup+included
From $50.00
 
"Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar
"Istanbul Uncovered with Grand Bazaar Suleymaniye Mosque Sultanahmet backstreets and great views of the city""Get the most out of Istanbul in the company of an expert local guide. As we tour Istanbul your guide will point out places to get the best local snacks and coffee as well as show you the main points of interest along the way.You'll start this Istanbul walking tour by exploring Istanbul’s ancient Hippodrome. Following this we’ll make our way to Divanyolu
From EUR32.00

Archeology Museum Tips (49)

Istanbul Archeology Museum

The Museum has been established in 1891 as Museum of Empire by the Famous painter Osman Hamdi Bey.Currently the Museum with nearly 1 million piece of Crafts is considered to be one of the worlds most...
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Erkmen
Sep 27, 2003

Museum of Sarcophagus

The ornate Alexander Sarcophagus, once believed to be prepared for Alexander the Great, is among the most famous pieces of ancient art in the museum.You can watch my 4 min 46 sec HQ Video Istanbul...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
May 09, 2009

Istanbul Archaeology Museum

The Istanbul Archaeology Museum actually consists of three museums. Those are the main Archeology Museum, the Old Eastern Works Museum and the Enameled Kiosk Museum. It houses over one million objects...
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neodue
Apr 15, 2008

A big, strange, exciting museum

If you are a local of a big city, touristic things become an "off the beaten path". A resident walks in Sultanahmet every day for years and does not even think to visit Hagia Sophia for example. I was...
ozalp
Jan 16, 2007

Archaeology Museum

The Archeology Museum is a must see. Actually it's a complex of three museums - main building, the Museum of Ancient Orient and Kiosk. The collection of this museum is outstanding -you can find the...
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cherrytomato
Jan 03, 2009

Too Much

Two visits were not enough to do justice to this museum, although in retrospect there were things I devoted too much time to. It's not simply the size of the museum: rather its the range of history...
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TheLongTone
Feb 01, 2010

Istanbul Archeology museum

Istanbul archeology museum is one of the most interesting my visited museums, as here much of famous ancient things are housed. Museum consists of three parts – Archeology museum, the museum of...
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Raimix
Feb 07, 2012

Arkeoloji Muzesi

Istanbul's Archaeology Museum, built in the late 19th-century under Sultan Abdulhamit II, is a great museum. It's not on the scale of the British Museum and is not comparable to Ankara's Museum of...
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WulfstanTraveller
Oct 28, 2004

Archeological Museum

Outside the Museum is an extensive collection of Byzantine era sculpture. This sculpture ranges from coffins to commerate plaques and busts of rulers. The works outside are mostly lesser or partial...
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Jim_Eliason
Nov 13, 2016

ISTANBUL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Located outside the west side of the Topkapý Palace are the three museums which make up the Archaeological complex. Dating back to 1891, the Main Building houses magnificent artifacts from the many...
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mtncorg
Nov 15, 2011

Istanbul Archaeological Museum

I have to say that this huge museum, located in the grounds of the Topkapi Palace, was one of the best archaeological museums I've ever visited. The building was started by Osman Hamdi Bey in 1881,...
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Willettsworld
Mar 02, 2010

What a spectacular museum indeed!

While most people are trying to elbow their way into Topkapı Palace, few realize what a wonderful gem this museum is. Surely the imperial jewels are spectacular in the Palace, but this museum has an...
oerkenbo
Aug 16, 2009
 
 
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University

Istanbul, as a city with over 13 million people, has a number of universities spread over the two sides of the Bosporus. While there were schools of higher learning in Byzantine Constantinople, the...
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Grand Bazaar - Kapali Çarsi

If you fall into the category of tourists who catalog attractions as must see,then you will definitely have the Grand Bazaar on your list of must see things. To me it was no big deal.Because we had...
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Galata Tower

The Galata Tower is the cylindrical tower with the pointed roof that juts out of the Galata skyline on the Karaköy side of the Golden Horn. Historically the Galata area was populated by the Venetians...
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Bebek Area

In our last year in Istanbul I was sent out to various parts of Istanbul to teach different individuals or in different companies. Once a week I had to teach in Bebek. Bebek is a pretty village on the...
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Beyazit District

"Beyazit State Library" in Istanbul is the first Ottoman state library, opened in 1884 and intended to be a national library. Beyazıt Library is one of the largest libraries in Istanbul, its...
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Fatih Camii - Conquerors' Mosque

Just to the south of the mosque itself we can find the tombs of Mehmet II and his wife Gülbahar. Both of these tombs were completely destroyed in the earthquake 1766 and reconstructed, though on the...
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