Istanbul Travelers Recommend

Gallipoli Tours from Istanbul

By Viator, June 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 94 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

Istanbul by Night

By Viator, June 2016

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

Turkish Baths in Istanbul

By Viator, June 2016

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

Turkish Food in Istanbul

By Viator, March 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 75 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

Whirling Dervishes

By Viator, December 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 69 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

Cappadocia Tours from Istanbul

By Viator, December 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 73 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

The Asian Side of Istanbul

By Viator, August 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 27 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 Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2824 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

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Istanbul

By Viator, June 2015

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

ANZAC Day 100th Anniversary in Turkey

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 250 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Between April 21 and April 27, 2015 Turkey will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (better known as ANZAC) landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula to rage ...  Read more

Bosphorus Cruises

By Viator, March 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 710 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

Markets of Istanbul

By Viator, March 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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

Istiklal Caddesi Eating & Drinking

By Viator, May 2013

Tours & Tickets

Istiklal Caddesi is where locals come to eat, drink and shop. The street is to Istanbul as the Champs-Elysees is to Paris and Broadway is to New York City. Istiklal Caddesi is an incredibly bustling ...  Read more

Where to See Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul

By JC, Germany, June 2012

The phrase ?whirling dervish? ? as it is used in English ? suggests someone out of control, spinning madly, directionless. In fact, true whirling dervishes practice a very controlled art with ...  Read more

Yildiz Palace

By JC, Germany, April 2012

By the late 19th century, the Ottoman Empire was in terminal decline, beset by violence, infighting and constant shrinkage of its domains. Yet every time a chunk of the empire disappeared it seems ...  Read more

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