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Istanbul Travel Tips

Istanbul Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 1725 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From Roman-era plumbing to Byzantine mosaics and Ottoman harems, Istanbul has centuries of history to share. After touring the mosques and palaces, be sure to relax at one of the famous Turkish ...  Read more

Bosphorus Cruises

By Viator, October 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 348 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the best ways to get a feel for Istanbul is to take a cruise on the legendary Bosphorus. Begin the tour with a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul's most colorful ...  Read more

Turkish Food in Istanbul

By Viator, August 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 45 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Istanbul also offers a wide array of regional and specialty Turkish dishes. Here are a few that you should definitely sample, many of which can be found on the street or on a Turkish food tour .  ...  Read more

The Asian Side of Istanbul

By Viator, June 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 21 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The astounding concentration of cultural and historical sights on Istanbul’s European side often leaves the city’s Asian shore in the shadows. However, this quiet and predominantly upper-class ...  Read more

Istanbul by Night

By Viator, June 2014

Tours & Tickets

Istanbul has a killer nightlife, with nightclubs lining the Bosphorus in summer along a strip known as the ‘Golden Mile’. There are tea gardens and coffee houses in Sultanahmet, groovy bars in ...  Read more

Markets of Istanbul

By Viator, April 2014

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

More than 200 markets take place every week in various neighborhoods around Istanbul, offering fresh produce, textiles, crafts, kitchenware, souvenirs and really almost anything you can imagine. Not ...  Read more

Gallipoli Tours from Istanbul

By Viator, March 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 126 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

After a few days of touring Istanbul’s mosques, palaces and bustling markets, you may want to journey outside the city to learn about Turkey’s more recent history, specifically the World War I sites ...  Read more

Turkish Baths in Istanbul

By Viator, October 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In recent years a number of historic hamams – or Turkish baths - around Istanbul, including several designed by the master architect Mimar Sinan, have been renovated and now provide a Turkish bath ...  Read more

Istanbul in Winter

By Zoe Smith , United Kingdom, October 2013

With freezing temperatures, wind-swept seas and frost gathering on its many minarets, Istanbul is nothing if not atmospheric in the winter months: and with fewer tourists hitting the city ...  Read more

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Istanbul

By Viator, August 2013

Tours & Tickets

Located on perhaps the world’s most strategic peninsula, at the crossroads of the Balkans, Anatolia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Istanbul has been the capital of both the Eastern Roman ...  Read more

A visit to miracle of civilizations , Anatolia

By guide-ozlem , Turkey, July 2013

Discover the mystic passage- way of two intercontinental, Asia and Europe, with enthusiasm of Old Town of Istanbul,nevermore one of the most exciting and memorable experiences of your life no doubt ...  Read more

Exploring the Sultanahmet District of Istanbul

By Zoe Smith , United Kingdom, March 2013

Istanbul might have a reputation for its cosmopolitan population and increasingly modern attitude, but the heart of the city still beats in the historic old town of Sultanahmet, located on the ...  Read more

Free Things to Do in Istanbul

By Zoe Smith , United Kingdom, March 2013

With exchange rates plummeting, Istanbul isn’t quite the bargain destination it used to be, but those on budget will still find plenty of opportunities to stretch out their dollars. From marveling ...  Read more

Egyptian Spice Market

By Zoe Smith , United Kingdom, February 2013

Exploding with color and pungent aromas, Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Spice Market (so-called as the spices were originally imported from Egypt) is one of the city’s most vibrant and ...  Read more

Çiçek Pasajı (Flower Passage)

By Zoe Smith , United Kingdom, February 2013

Istanbul’s Çiçek Pasajı, or Flower Passage, is the most renowned example of the city’s ornate late 19th and early 20th century arcades, beautifully restored to its Ottoman-era glory. ...  Read more

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