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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 EUR27.00

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Tram

Fare now 4 Lira one time token (Jotun) and 2,5 Lira if using Istanbul Cad - Akbil Connection with the Airport Metra at Zeytinburnu and...
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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

HAVATAS is running Shuttles buses between Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Kad?köy and also toTaksim. The shuttles are white colored and parked in front of the terminal building arrivals level exit. To...
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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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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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Taxi

Updated on 26th August 2016 Latest taximeter prices for Istanbul; taximetre opening ; 3,45 TL Each one kilometer ; 2,10 TL Waiting period for every one minute; 0,35 TL (remember rush hours...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi Kapiagasi Sokak 5, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey
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Taya Hatun Sokak #5, Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34120, 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

In my second visit I didn't enter Sainte Sophie, but could appreciate the influence that it had in many constructions around it, and the justice that makes it the central point of Istanbul tourism.
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Grand Bazaar - Kapali Çarsi

In my first visit to Istanbul, I was taken to the bazaar - "this is the bazaar, let's enter, be careful not to get lost... let's go out... it's seen". Things are better when you are on your own, when...
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Topkapi Palace

The Baths of the Sultan and the Queen Mother, dating from the late 16th century, and decorated in Rococo style in the 18th, consist of multiple rooms - a caldarium, a tepidarium and a frigidarium. The...
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Blue Mosque - Sultan Ahmed Mosque

A second look at Blue mosque was a great opportunity to observe some missed aspects in the first visit. First of all, that this mosque, built in the 17Th century,was strongly inspired in Hagia...
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Galata Tower

Visible from far, this tower, built by Genoese in the 14Th century and still keeping its italian look, is now the place of a restaurant and, it seems, a "tourist trap". Going up is expensive and the...
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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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Top 5 Istanbul Writers

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"STROLLING THROUGH ISTANBUL"
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"The only city in the world build in 2 continents"
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"Istanbul not/and Constantinople"
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Tdiver

"istanbul tips"
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muratkorman

"My Beloved Istanbul"
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