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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

More Things to Do in Istanbul

View from the Top!

The bar and restaurant on the roof of the Anemon Galata Hotel is a great place to enjoy a meal or a drink after work, the views are wonderful.You can see the top of the Galata tower on one side and...
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Ken-out-of-Bath
Apr 04, 2011

City Guide

hi,i actually find a guide like this, it's cheap. and you don't need to stick with a tour guide or a group of people. http://www.istanbulaudioguide.com/ check it out, maybe it can be helpful for you ;...
planeter
Aug 25, 2010

Shopping+carpets

MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU your replies were very useful and I will try to make it happen well one last thing concerning shopping and carpets where is the best location to make shopping at...
samer2008
Nov 02, 2008

Where Europe & Asia fall in love with eachother.

We've taken a boat to do a little cruise and to cross to the Asian side. The criuse was fantastic, the landscapes great and the typical Turkish tea very tasty... I won't ever forget it! À propos, the...
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Mikivoyageur
Dec 22, 2006

I am in Istanbul...

I have reached out and Touched this city,everything is so good ,except the keyboard at this internet cafee,i will edit when i get back to London.Listening to some Turkish songs as i write...
benazer
Aug 04, 2006

Check Out Istanbul from the Air

Although I normally prefer an aisle seat I would have fought to have had the window seat on the flight into Istanbul. The city is SO blue and so beautiful with the lovely Sea of Marmara and the...
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pabertra
Oct 28, 2004
 
 
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Touring Bosphorus 18

I met Marta and Monica from Canary Island on the way to.. we climbed up the hill together had a good meal at the fish-restaurent and had a lot of talking on the way back. The trip also gives an...
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travelife
May 21, 2004

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Istanbul is a wonderful city, and the pictures only tell half of the story. I hope you are enjoying browsing through these Istanbul pages as much as I enjoyed my trip and as much as I am enjoying...
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manuelEB
Sep 22, 2003

busiest street

If we have to give it a name in Japanese to this street, we will say "ikokujin dori": i stands for strange, koku for country and jin for person. The literal translation is then: "alliens street". It...
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manuelEB
Sep 22, 2003

I AM LISTENING TO ISTANBUL (1)

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;At first there blows a gentle breezeAnd the leaves on the treesSoftly flutter or sway;Out there, far away,The bells of water carriers incessantly...
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manuelEB
Sep 19, 2003

Busiest street in Istanbul

Oiran (Geisha_Girl) is helping meShe said: Until you have time to write about Istanbul, let the "serious" travellers about the poetry that this city has inspired. She foud for a me these verses by...
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manuelEB
Sep 19, 2003

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Istanbul is a wonderful city, and the pictures only tell half of the story. I hope you are enjoying browsing through these Istanbul pages as much as I enjoyed my trip and as much as I am enjoying...
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manuelEB
Aug 17, 2003

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Istanbul is a wonderful city, and the pictures only tell half of the story. I hope you are enjoying browsing through these Istanbul pages as much as I enjoyed my trip and as much as I am enjoying...
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manuelEB
Aug 17, 2003

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Istanbul is a wonderful city, and the pictures only tell half of the story. I hope you are enjoying browsing through these Istanbul pages as much as I enjoyed my trip and as much as I am enjoying...
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manuelEB
Aug 17, 2003

Top Hotels in Istanbul

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Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, Sultanahmet-Eminonu, Istanbul, 34110, Turkey
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Taya Hatun Sokak #5, Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34120, Turkey
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Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi Kapiagasi Sokak 5, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey
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Ebusuud Cad. Mehmet Murat Sok. No: 4, Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34110, Turkey
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Ordu Caddesi Dibekli Cami Sokak No:19, Beyazit, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey
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Binbirdirek Mahallesi Sehit Mehmetpasa, Yokusu Sokak No:30 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey
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Top 5 Istanbul Writers

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neodue

"STROLLING THROUGH ISTANBUL"
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traveloturc

"The only city in the world build in 2 continents"
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Kuznetsov_Sergey

"Istanbul not/and Constantinople"
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Tdiver

"istanbul tips"
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muratkorman

"My Beloved Istanbul"
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