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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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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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Istiklal Caddesi

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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Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Camii was built on the orders of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. The architect was Mimar Sinan, chief architect for three sultans and a gifted civil engineer. Suleymaniye Camii is his...
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Taksim Square

Heart of the modern part of the city built in the 1940's and housing the central station of the Istanbul Metro system. This park is full of monuments and fountains of modern Turkey and has also been...
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Archeology Museum

Outside the Museum is an extensive collection of Byzantine era sculpture. This sculpture ranges from coffins to commerate plaques and busts of rulers. The works outside are mostly lesser or partial...
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Dolmabahce Palace

This is a fascinating and stunning palace, certainly one of the two must-see palaces of Istanbul's many palaces. Its location on the Bosphorus is itself impressive and beautiful and as a result, the...
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Bosphorus Strait

Our Bosphorus cruise was one of the highlights of our visit to Istanbul. We used the public ferry - IDO. We visited Istanbul while the ferry was running on its winter schedule so there were two...
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Spice Bazaar - Egyptian Bazaar

At the south end of the Galata Bridge, next to the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) is the main entrance to the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar or Misir Carsisi. The bazaar is one of the oldest...
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Yeni Camii - New Mosque

Construction of the mosque was started in honor of sultan Mehmed III's mother and sultan Murad III's wife Safiye Sultan, in 1597. It was only half-finished when Sultan Ahmed I came to the throne in...
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