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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

Most Viewed Transportation in Istanbul

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Tram

We ended up taking the tram quite a bit since my husband's swim race was far away from our hotel, we would take the T1 tram from Sultanahmet station to Kabatas where we then had to get a bus. With the...
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Metro

Interactive transportation map for Istanbul on Google Maps. I'm trying to update it with future projects and under construction phases. You can check it here at http://www.istanbulmetromap.com Or We...
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Sabiha Gokcen Airport - Transport

In February 2013, en route to Tbilisi, we found ourselves with an 18 hour flight connection at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen airport. We landed in Istanbul at 5:00am on a Sunday and departed at 11:00pm...
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Funicular - Tunel

The most efficient and cheap way to get from a to b in Istanbul by public transportation is undoubtedly by metro, tram, funicular and/or ferry. These means of public transportation are very...
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Ataturk Airport

Each time I've used Ataturk airport it's been thronged with people. It's a major transport hub, with many flights connecting through it and in consequence it's an absolutely fantastic place for...
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Cable Car - Teleferik

If you wonder where the best place to see the pearl of Istanbul is, the Golden Horn, and the first place coming to mind would be the Pierre Loti Hill. You can reach the hill by walking right next to...
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Istanbulkart

IstanbulKart or AKBIL (as they call it in turkish), is a very useful option when staying in Istanbul. You can buy this smart card from newspaper kiosk all over the city. The price is 7 TL and you can...
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Bosphorus Ferries

We decided to hop on a ferry, we thought we were going from Eminou to Karakoy, which doesn't really make a lot of sense since they are right across from one another and connected by bridge, but we...
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Bus - Local

The problem I have with the Istanbul IETT public transportation buses is, that there seems to be no maps showing all the different lines (well with about 600 lines it could prove an impossibility to...
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Taxi

We used the taxi from the cruise port to the grand bazaar.There is a sign board listing the price for each destination eg.Topkapi Palace,Grand Bazaar etc.In July 2015 the price to the Grand Bazaar was...
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Ataturk Airport - Transport

Arriving at Atatürk Airport you have a few options to get into town. The fastest and cheapest is to use the metro combined with the tram. Metro line 1 starts/terminates at the airport. Going into town...
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Akbil Transit Pass - Now Replaced by Istanbulkart

Public transport and your feet are the best ways to see Istanbul. Public transport is extremely cheap, and the easiest way to pay is by ABKIL CARD (JETON) My Hotel said not to buy one, what a...
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Train

Istanbul has good transportation: train (incl subway), bus and taxi. I prefer to use train because cheap and on time.I also use this train from/to airport. You need to buy coin called "jetton" from...
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Tickets & Tokens

Istanbul has an extensive and excellent local transport system consisting of trams, buses, metro and ferries. You can use the smartcard called "Istanbulcard" on all the different means of transport....
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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 Things to Do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia - Ayia Sofia - Ayasofya

It is an absolutely incredible place, but for history lovers it is something really special. We had spent a lot of time researching historical stuff before we went there, but when you go knowing 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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Topkapi Palace

Plan a lot of time to explore it, because there are a lot to see and it also offers a great views on Bosphorus. A do not miss the church of Hagia Irine at the entrance, because it is unique and event...
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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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Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Saray

This sight is also in the Sultan Ahmet area. For some reason many tourists don't visit the Yerebatan Saray. Perhaps they have not heard of it, don't notice it or think it won't be all that...
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Blue Mosque - Sultan Ahmed Mosque

I must say I am really impressed by the architecture of this mosque. You feel the peace and harmony when you step inside and isolate yourself from the outside world. I had the advantage to visit Blue...
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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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