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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
 
Private Istanbul Walking tour
"This walking tour of Istanbul provides a perfect introduction to the city that straddles Europe and Asia.When Istanbul was known as Constantinople it was the capital of the Roman Empire and the wealthiest metropolis in Europe. On this city tour you’ll visit Istanbul’s 4 most important historic sites with a local guide.The Blue Mosque is an iconic monument in both the Turkish and Islamic wor and features 6 towering minarets and 260 windows that provide illumination for its vast inner chamber that is lined with more than 20000 Iznik tiles.In the 6th century the Hagia Sophia was built by the Emperor Justinian. After the Ottoman conquest it was converted to a mosque and later converted into a museum featuring many beautiful Byzantine mosaics.One of the largest and oldest palaces in the world
From $59.00

Daytrip - Princes' Islands Tips (26)

Büyükada

For going to Princes Islands, I recommend to choose the first or second ferry, from the main quay (Sehir Hatlari). If you are in Taksim area, you can easily reach there using the funicular train...
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rafighi
May 06, 2015

The Princes' Islands

If you are not pressed for time during you stay in Istanbul, I would definitely advise you to go to the Princes' Islands on a day trip. It's a group of islands on the Marmara Sea and getting there is...
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magor65
Jun 20, 2014

Cats in Princes Islands, Istanbul, TR

The cats, living on streets on Princes Islands are lucky enough as there are many people living on islands all year around and so feeding them even on winter times.So, you can see happy and kindda fat...
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TrendsetterME
Jun 13, 2013

Princess Islands in Istanbul

If you are in Istanbul and you missed the awesome Princes Island trip then you really missed a wonder of this Place.The Princess Islands are a combination of nine islands off the Asian coast of...
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HebaM
Sep 08, 2012

romantic and amuzing

the ship the takes your from istanbul down town to the island is a reall amusement with great views, it costed around 3 turkish lira per person and it have a deck for open view. first thing on the...
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hebaemam
May 19, 2011

Day cruise to the Princes Islands

The Princes Island is the island that the sultans sons had their holiday villa's on. hence the name.It is a really beautiful island, with plenty to see or do.There are horse drawn phaetons that are...
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stevemt
Apr 15, 2010

Island hopping in Istanbul

Prince Islands consist of 5 islands : Kinaliada, Burgazada, Heybeliada, Buyukada and Sedefadasi (order from closest to furthest). There are regular boats to these islands from 4 main stations which...
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muratkorman
Mar 10, 2010

Istanbul to the Prince's islands trip

Hi all!First of all, I want to thank you all for the help and advices!I just came back and I would like to share my impressions with those who are on the way from Istanbul to the Prince's islands....
pipia
Jun 04, 2009

Discover the nearby islands..

The group of nine islands in the Sea of Marmara is known as the Princes' Islands and is only an hour away from the city. There are regular boat services to four of the islands from the entrance of the...
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amouramour
Oct 07, 2008

a day in one of the princess islands

The only areas WITHOUT TRAFFIC are the princess Islands of Istanbul. Don't forget to visit one of the Princess Islands. You can take the ferry from Eminonu (close to the old city-Sultanahmet) or...
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aydos
Sep 24, 2008

Escapade

My whole Adalar page is hereBut I want a small introduction here again. Prince's Islands are in Marmara Sea and they are very close from Bostanci port. These islands are Kinaliada (Proti), Burgazada...
ozalp
Jul 16, 2008

Heybeliada Excursion

Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of istanbul is well advised, and you can achieve this by getting your tickets from the docks near the dolumbace palace. It is certainly an all day events, but...
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seasonedveteran
May 03, 2008
 
 
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