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Gallipoli Tours from Istanbul

By Viator, January 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 416 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In 1915 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops stormed a quiet Aegean beach to battle Turkish soldiers on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Today, memorials and cemeteries mark the fight and ...  Read more

Istanbul by Night

By Viator, January 2018

4 star rating: Recommended 347 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Istanbul is a night owl’s dream destination in Turkey, with traditional tea gardens and coffee houses in Sultanahmet, trendy bars in Beyoglu, and lively nightclubs along the Bosphorus River open ...  Read more

Bosphorus Cruises in Istanbul

By Viator, January 2018

4 star rating: Recommended 736 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Bosphorus Strait flows right through the heart of Istanbul from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, bridging the gap between Europe and Asia. Cruising the Bosphorus is quintessential experience ...  Read more

Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Istanbul

By Viator, January 2018

Tours & Tickets

Istanbul, the former capital of both the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire, boasts a fascinating history dating back thousands of years. From ancient ruins to 16th-century masterpieces, here ...  Read more

Exploring Istanbul's Asian Side

By Viator, December 2017

4 star rating: Recommended 30 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

Whirling Dervishes Shows in Istanbul

By Viator, December 2017

4 star rating: Recommended 84 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There are few sights as mesmerizing as Turkey’s inimitable Whirling Dervishes—troupes of mevlevis dressed in striking white robes, twirling in a meditative trance. The spiritual practice dates back ...  Read more

Turkish Bath Experiences in Istanbul

By Viator, December 2017

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 12 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

Cappadocia Tours from Istanbul

By Viator, December 2017

4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The fairytale destination of Cappadocia is located in the vast Anatolian plains. This destination is known for its impressive natural beauty and unique topography, as well as its expansive history, ...  Read more

Top Markets in Istanbul

By Viator, November 2017

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | 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

Turkish Food in Istanbul

By Viator, March 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 86 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

Istanbul Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2954 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

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