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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

Istiklal Caddesi Tips (52)

Meeting point

The most commercial street in Istanbul, this is the place where everybody goes, because... everybody goes, I think. Commerce and the few attractions in the area spread to the adjacent streets, the...
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solopes
Apr 17, 2016

Avrupa passage

Flanking Istiklal caddesi, there are a few passages that function as small commercial galleries. Avrupa is particularly nice, with statues all along it. Don't ask me what do they sell there, because I...
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solopes
Apr 17, 2016

Istiklal Caddesi

What is the centre of Istanbul? Most foreign visitors would say that it's Sultanahmet - the historic part of the city. Most Turks would point at Beyoglu, and especially Istiklal Caddesi. My Turkish...
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magor65
Feb 24, 2014

Istiklal Street, Istanbul, TR

İstiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street (Turkish: İstiklâl Caddesi) is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Located in...
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TrendsetterME
May 23, 2013

Church of the Entry of the Holy Theotokos

This Church, one of several Greek Orthodox Churches along the Istiklal Caddesi, is tucked in to a small alleyway off the street, and it noticeable only in that it is elevated from street level. It is...
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mikey_e
Dec 04, 2012

The drag

Istiklal Caddesi, or Indepedence Avenue, is sort of like Istanbul's Champs-Elysée. Or, better yet, it is a longer, wider version of Carnaby Street in London. Unlike the Champs-Elysée, it is a...
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mikey_e
Dec 04, 2012

Istiklal Street @ Taksim Square

Istiklal Street or İstiklal Avenue (İstiklal Caddesi) is the major leisure, shopping and nightlife spot in Istanbul both for locals and tourists with restaurants, cafe & pubs, patisseries, movie...
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HebaM
Aug 28, 2012

Arcades of Istiklal Caddesi - Avrupa Pasaji

We walked through several arcades off Istikal Caddesi , all offered something different and provided some sort of escape from the crowded street. The arcades can be crowded but there is always a small...
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Mikebb
Feb 29, 2012

Istikal Caddesi - The Pulse of Modern Istanbul

We walked Istikal Caddesi on a fine day whilst enjoying Istanbul prior to joining the Turkey coach tour. We had accommodation in the Sultanahmet district and took public transport to Taskim on the...
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Mikebb
Feb 22, 2012

Europe passage

Europe passage is a famous part of European - looking Istanbul, as an example how architecture could change. It was built in neo - reconnaissance style, sellers work inside, asking to buy also more...
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Raimix
Feb 07, 2012

ISHTIKAL CADDESI

This is Turkey’s version of Park Avenue, Strøget, and Calle Florida. Running almost 3 km in length from Taksim Square to the Tünel Square, the avenue is lined with buildings from the late Ottoman...
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mtncorg
Nov 20, 2011

Outing of the day

I would recommend reserving your hotel walking distance from istiklal. Everyday when you have finished everything, you will be going for a walk there, you can shop, eat, drink, or just walk around....
Dinaelghitany
Sep 11, 2011
 
 
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Bebek Area

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Fatih Camii - Conquerors' Mosque

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