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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise
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“old city” (275 reviews)
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

If you are fond of history - Istanbul is a great idea for weekend. all the places of interest are situated nearby. this city is full of opportunities to learn something new. No need to overcome great distance to get all the museums/ mosques. I...More

Thank Lyapich
Reviewed 29 March 2015

A small group of us recently visited Istanbul for a three night break and it was probably one of the best city breaks we have done together, but in hindsight we should have made it a four or five night break as there is so...More

Thank Alwaysonholiday53
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Amazing historic buildings, very crowded, not easy to travel by taxi, use trams, plenty of lovely authentic bars & cafe's along the way!

Thank SandyGirl16
Reviewed 27 March 2015

İstanbul is full of historical graveyards and cemeteries showing the beauty of endengared Ottoman gravestones. Most of them are worth visiting in historical peninsula on walking distance of Hagia Sophia and Blue mosque. Çemberlitas Sultan Mahmut II shrine is an open air gravestone museum with...More

1  Thank kuletgin
Reviewed 27 March 2015

I will start to speak about the reception staff, there is not enough words to express thanks and gratitude to them for tact, ethics, professional, Mr. Tolga, Mr. Sinan Ms. Toba and third person does not remember the name, and there is pretty nice and...More

Thank Awaz M M
Reviewed 26 March 2015

All the attractions are near to each other in Sultan Ahmet, so one can just walk to all of them in a day. I walked to the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Gulhane Park, Eminou pier to see the Galata Bridge and Tower, and the...More

Thank ntpmichiru
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I love the the mixture of old and new, Islam and Christanity, Europe and Asia, deep rooted culture and mordenism and is people.

Thank aziz0072015
Reviewed 26 March 2015

All of them are beautiful and full of history. So many Roman sites and the Ottoman empire architecture, it is truly amazing.

Thank passengerkay85
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Istanbul has history, as we all know, and it is nice to visit as much as you can, but at the end, I would have enjoyed just as much just walking on every possible street and feeling the vibe.

Thank Iustina B
Reviewed 26 March 2015

It can take several days to visit all the historical sights in the Old town. Best to hire a guide to explain all the hidden treasures within your sights. There is so much to see and do. Walking around the town and learning how to...More

1  Thank Jack E
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Ruralz I
20 August 2017|
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Response from ALEJANDRO B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not use to rent a travel guide but it can work if you have not mena time, I always recomend at the end of your visit to count: visit to most three popular monument at least, take a dinner and lunch in a local place... More
Salman G
30 April 2017|
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Response from flaviaes57 | Reviewed this property |
Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Dolmabace Palace, Topkapi Palace, Suleyman Mosque, The Egyptian Bazar and The Grand Bazar. All this are a must see.
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Sikha B
24 April 2017|
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Response from H2oaqqua | Reviewed this property |
The grand bazaar is wild so, you may want to make that your 3rd option. The whirling dervish is interesting.