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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

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Turkish Arbat, Monmartre, etc.

This street and all Pera and Beyoglu area shouldn't be missed from ones trip to Istanbul. It's the landmark of the city as Topkapi or Blue Mosque. The pedestrian street with single-track, which is...
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Jan 15, 2004

busiest street

Saturday 7 in the evening. Look how busy is this boulevard. A tram runs from Taksim Square down to the Tunnel, close to Galata Tower. I didn't see the tram that Saturday evening, and can not imagine a...
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Sep 19, 2003

Istiklal Caddesi

This commercial street is the main avenue in the modern part of Istanbul. Always full of people (mostly youngs), here you can find modern shops, bars, cafeterias, restaurants. From Benetton to...
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May 20, 2003

Beyoglu ,Istiklal Street( Grand Rue de Pera)

During the 16th century a son of a Venetian Ducat built a Large palace in that area with the permission of Magnifecent Suleyman.from that time the name of the area is Beyoglu(the son of Ducat or...
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Oct 10, 2007


The popular street of the city... mostly for turists... style is europian... but still with asian mixture ;) the only transport that you'll see there on the street is old style (red) tram. There are...
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Nov 27, 2005

Istiklal Street, busiest in Istanbul

Istiklal Street may be the busiest in Istanbul. The only place we encountered crowds close to this was in the Grand Bazaar. You can find just about anything here on this street, from the simple "fast...
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Jan 04, 2009

European Style Street with Turkish Delights

This is a wonderful street to go shopping in, for clothes with latest sexy fashions, grab a quick donor, or just enjoy a stroll where no cars travel. It is a very broad street, and i would recommend...
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May 02, 2008

Istiklal Caddesi

No matter what you are in Istanbul for, you'll want to take the time to walk up and down Istiklal Caddesi, formerly known, in more decadent times, as the "Grand Rue de Pera"....... be SURE to check...
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Dec 08, 2002

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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May 23, 2013

Istiklal Street area

Definitely what you do in Taksim area is walking at the famose Istiklal Street. Its a street full of shops restaurants cafe's and bars, it can be nice for the night if you want to go out but during...
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Oct 02, 2006


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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Nov 20, 2011

Taste of France in Istanbul

With its steep stairs, Cezayir (Algeria) Street crossed with Hayriye Street which lies just behind Galatasaray High School in Beyoglu (which is in the middle of Istiklal street). Some people call it...
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Mar 30, 2009
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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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